Budget Manager

Herndon, Virginia
$71,555 - 122,689 DOQ
May 30, 2019
Jul 04, 2019
Full Time

In the Department of Finance, this position performs the required management and administrative work involved in the planning, development, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of the town’s operating and capital improvement program (CIP) budgets. The Budget Manager is responsible for both the budget process itself and the preparation of required budget documents to include the budget books, GFOA award applications, required advertisements, ordinances, resolutions, staff reports, and presentations to Town Council.


  • Responsible for the town’s operating and CIP budget process and end products, to include coordinating, analyzing and executing the preparation and submission of annual budget appropriation requests; ensuring projected needs/changes are accurately reflected in the budget process; reviewing departmental equipment needs, personnel needs and training issues; making recommendations on procedural changes to increase department efficiency
  • Ensures budgets are programmatically valid and fiscally sound and conform with GFOA’s requirements to earn the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
  • Monitors the departments’ budgets to determine year-round burn rate and meets with department heads regularly to discuss budget-to-actual variances. Determines adjustments as needed and prepares and presents such adjustments to the Town Manager and Town Council. Also reviews all budget transfer requests
  • Works with departments to determine the operations and maintenance impact of CIP projects. Factors those impacts into the operating budget process
  • Responsible for reconciling CIP reserves to cash or receivables annually
  • Performs town-wide fee analyses to propose fee changes in conjunction with the annual budget process
  • Monitors Virginia legislation, economic news, and other sources to determine impact on town’s operating and CIP budgets. Makes recommendations for the use of the capital reserve fund. Maintains detailed records that support budget formulation
  • Develops work plans and timelines for high priority and cross divisional projects, including performance metrics. Implements and manages project milestones, including presenting updates to senior staff as necessary. Prepares and maintains on-going statistical information of the town
  • Manages the town’s non-profit donation process
  • Responsible for special projects, as may be assigned by the Town Manager or Director of Finance.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required, with major coursework in public administration, business administration, finance, accounting or related field
  • Five plus years’ progressive responsibility in a financial analysis/business analysis type role
  • Experience working in municipal government strongly preferred
  • Experience working with Tyler Technologies’ Munis product preferred
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable record


  • 8:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M


  • Herndon Municipal Center, 777 Lynn Street

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