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Budget Manager

Bachelor’s degree in Finance,Accounting or related field.  Three years of progressively responsible related experience. Certified Public Finance Officer preferred. Knowledge of principles and practices of budget administration, preferably in a municipal environment.  Principles and practices of public administration.  Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting and program budget development and implementation.  Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis, forecasting and trends, and report presentation. To view complete job announcement, click on job title. For your convenience we have attached the application and supporting documents,
please print all documents below and return to our office in person or mail to:Human resources, 201 West Gray Bldg C, Norman, OK 73069

Posting Information
Department: 
Finance - Budgeting
Location: 
201-C West Gray
Shift: 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (or as required)
Salary: 
$61,405-$87,431 annually
Date Posted: 
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 8:00am
Closing Date: 
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 5:00pm
Job Description
Duties: 
Plans, coordinates and monitors the entire budget preparation process; assists departments in preparing budgets; reviews budget proposals; analyzes financial need and impact; provides recommendations and budget alternatives; makes public budget presentations. Prepares proposed city-wide budget; consolidates departmental requests; prepares graphs, charts, and revenue projections; assembles budget objectives and distributes same to appropriate city employees. Monitors the city-wide budget; reviews budget expenditures on a regular basis in order to determine compliance and to identify problems; monitors various fund accounts by reviewing computer records and reports. Oversees and approves transfers of departmental line item budget allocation. Compiles and analyzes information to perform management analysis; provides report of findings and recommendations. Researches and analyzes the financial condition of the City. Researches cost effectiveness of new programs; researches and analyzes effect on the City of new state and federal mandated programs; performs life cycle costing analysis on various capital improvements. Prepares and presents Budget Instruction Manual. Researches, analyzes and evaluates such diverse data as attrition rates, cost modeling for union negotiation proposals, water revenue levels, methodology and charges for cost allocations and internal services, sales tax projections, etc. Develops, tabulates and prepares various reports. Approves all budget transfers and capital purchase requisitions. Serves as staff to senior-level management and citizen committees. Performs other related work as required.
Working Conditions: 
Works in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, etc.
Job Requirements
Education and Experience: 
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field. Three years of progressively responsible related experience.
Knowledge: 
Principles and practices of budget administration, preferably in a municipal environment. Principles and practices of public administration. Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting and program budget development and implementation. Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis, forecasting and trends, and report presentation.
Skills: 
Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials. Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up assignments with minimum direction. Researching, compiling, and summarizing a variety of informational and statistical data and materials using electronic spreadsheets and other tools. Analytical abilities to integrate and interpret data from various sources, and to plan, develop and implement responsible strategies. Analytical abilities to interpret data, recognize discrepancies contained in data, and correct or determine the cause of discrepancies. Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact with various departments, elected officials, citizens, and vendors. A high degree of mathematical and statistical skill in performing quantitative analysis.
License and/or Certification: 
Certified Public Finance Officer preferred.
Mental & Physical: 
Mental/visual effort required due to sustained periods of concentration, working under pressure of deadlines, and continual interruptions in concentration from staff requiring assistance. Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5-10% of work time. Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.
Additional Information: 

Selected applicant must pass background investigation and drug
screen.