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The City of Belmont is looking for an experienced professional for the position of Budget Manager. Under general direction of the Finance Director, the Budget Manager administers a variety of complex and professional budget and financial support functions within the Finance Department, including preparation and execution of all budgets, reports, accounting records, financial forecasts. This classification is responsible for the development, maintenance, and operation of the City’s Annual Budget; providing financial information and analysis to aid in executive management decision making; performs the highest level of complex budget analysis and has frequent interaction with staff and leaders of other City departments. This classification may also oversee general financial functions such as cash flow management, audit procedures, payroll processing, coordinate assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies, supervise finance professional, technical and clerical staff, and related work as assigned.  A hybrid/partially remote schedule may be approved by the department.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in finance, budgeting, or accounting work.
  • The equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, or related field.
    Supervisory experience is preferred.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this position must possess a professional history that demonstrates the following:

  • Plans, develops, directs, and coordinates the City’s budget processes and capital improvement program.
  • Prepares all budgets under the City’s administration, including performing cost and revenue trend analysis and forecasting that incorporates historic, current, and multi-year information.
  • Conducts extensive research of external markets, legislation, and analysis to determine impacts to City operations and performance to formulate revenue and expenditure forecasts and convey detailed recommendations for annual/biennial budgetary proposals, modifications, and adjustments.
  • Researches, develops, and implements budget policies and procedures to maintain alignment with federal, state, or local budgetary regulatory and policy changes to assure ongoing compliance and to enhance and maximize funding options for city services.
  • Develops and implements citywide cost allocation plan, indirect rates, and internal service fund rate model.
  • Communicates budget policies, procedures and outcomes to departments, City officials, community members and other interested parties. Prepares and presents financial and budget reports and information to various audiences.
  • Coordinates with department directors and staff to prepare operating budgets, the five-year capital improvement plan, budget modifications and adjustments. Develop and conduct budget process training.
  • Performs and coordinates the integration of budget changes, amendments and transfers in the budget system and assures alignment with the chart of accounts. Researches, develops, and prepares revenue and expenditure analysis and monthly budget status reports.
  • Researches and prepares technical and administrative reports; prepares written correspondence; provides presentations to the City Council.
  • Supervises staff performing various functions within the Finance Department.
  • Manages the budget system, maintains system integrity, chart of accounts alignment, system, and process documentation. Coordinates budget system updates and modifications and end user training.
  • Provides labor negotiation costing support, including costing of proposals.
  • Assists in the issuance of debt instruments to include assisting in the recruitment and selection of financial advisors and consultants–overseeing, coordinating, and reviewing their work; providing needed assistance and information; and assisting in the development of marketing strategies.
  • Assists in the general administration of the Finance Department.
  • Performs other special projects and related duties as assigned.

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