Senior Budget Analyst

Washington, D.C
Feb 02, 2023
Feb 10, 2023
Full Time

Job Summary:

The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) provides operations support services and business solutions to the community of 10,000 House Members, Officers, and staff. The CAO organization comprises more than 650 technical and administrative staff working in a variety of areas, including information technology, finance, budget management, human resources, payroll, childcare, food and vending, procurement, logistics and administrative counsel.

The CAO Office of Finance is seeking an experienced Budget Analyst to join our team that is dedicated to providing the support and deliverables associated with budget formulation and execution for the House of Representatives. Applicant will be someone who takes initiative, enjoys finding solutions when presented with challenges, is self-motivated, fosters strong working relationships with key stakeholders, is very detail-oriented, and takes pride in their work. Individual must work well under pressure in a professional environment, while collaborating with others.

The incumbent is responsible for assisting in the management of the annual budget for the House, in compliance with all existing laws and policies. Major duties include but are not limited to planning, formulation, and execution of the House budget; financial reporting and analysis; financial policy and accountability; customer service and outreach; and other duties as assigned. Position does not have day-to-day supervisory responsibilities.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

· Lead budget formulation activities, providing assistance to customers, support to management/stakeholders, and guidance to junior analysts.

· Lead budget execution activities, including the development of projections and spending plans, to identify funding surplus or shortage.

· Periodically provide reports and briefings to stakeholders, interpreting and translating complex financial analysis and clearly articulating assumptions and recommendations.

· Compile and/or assist with the compilation of standard detailed budget tables and narratives for inclusion in the annual House Budget Justification.

· Provide prompt and effective consultative solutions to complex financial inquiries from Congress, leadership, stakeholders, and others, as appropriate.

· Plan, formulate, and justify fiscal year budget estimates for submission to the Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Appropriations and the Office of Management and Budget, for inclusion in the President's annual budget request.

· Analyze and provide authoritative guidance on the interpretation and application of relevant laws, rules, and regulations to determine the impact on financial practices and program operations, and to recommend and implement changes to policies and procedures as needed.

· Perform transactions in the financial system, ensuring accurate and timely financial data is recorded and reconciled, in accordance with established legislation, precedents, and fiscal policies of the House.

· Respond to audit inquiries, implement audit recommendations, and ensure compliance with audit findings in a timely manner.

· Coordinate with representatives of the CAO and the Department of Treasury on matters relating to appropriations and surplus warrants.

· Enter data into and retrieve data from financial systems/software, OMB Max and the Treasury CARS system. Review data to ensure accuracy and troubleshoot as needed.

*Performs other official duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

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· A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.

· Prior House of Representatives/Federal Government experience, preferred.

· Bachelors degree, with concentration in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or Public Administration, required.

· Masters degree, preferred.

· Strong oral and written communication skills, and proven experience in writing budget narratives and justifications.

· Advanced understanding/experience in financial systems/software, such as PeopleSoft, OMB MAX, and/or Hyperion, strongly preferred.

· Working knowledge of the Anti-Deficiency Act, Appropriations Law, and GAO's Red, Green and Yellow books, a plus.

· Intermediate or better knowledge of computer applications, specifically Microsoft Excel.

· Strong analytical skills, including knowledge and application of trend analysis and financial forecasting.

· The ability to secure and maintain Federal Government security clearances as deemed appropriate by senior management, required.

*Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check (or other applicable security clearance) and a pre-employment drug-test (pre-identified position only).

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