Budget Analyst II

Employer
WSSC Water
Location
Laurel, MD
Posted
Oct 13, 2021
Closes
Oct 17, 2021
Ref
144508965
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
The Budget Analyst II participates in annual development and administration of the Commission's Budget and Capital Improvements Program (CIP) and related programs, with an emphasis on fiscal analysis, and performs operating budget and program analysis.Essential FunctionsAnalyzes assigned Budget and CIP submissions, program workload estimates, and unit costs; collects additional budget and workload data as requiredPrepares and analyzes tables of actual and projected expenditures and workload data and maintains all appropriate records and reportsPerforms high level calculations and rate modeling and conducts or assists in a wide variety of financial studiesParticipates in Strategic Sourcing teams developing guidance regarding procurement negotiation strategies and executionRegularly provides expertise and counsel to customers (eg department directors, division manager, others.)Reviews and assists in developing methodologies used in the preparation of spending forecasts or budget projections and provides technical assistanceCoordinates closely with personnel involved in the CIP and Information Only projectsReads and analyzes Budget and CIP submissions; gathers data; confers with organization staffPrepares tables, charts, graphs and writes assigned sections of the Budget and CIP documentsMonitors expenses against approved budget allocations and notifies supervisor and management of current or projected significant variancesOther FunctionsPrepares information for use by Section Managers and suggest areas to be discussed at Budget and CIP work sessions and attends Budget and CIP reviewsReviews organizational requests for new personnel, capital outlay projects, or other line items where approval is requiredExchanges information and data with county budget representatives and participates in coordinating plans, multi-year programs and objectives of the Commission with those of local government bodiesDevelops numerous displays, charts, and reports in response to requests for budget information from staffs from Montgomery and Prince George's Counties and Commission Management including actual and projected expenditure and workload data on Systems Reconstruction Program, salary and wage forecasts, actual and projected water and sewer expenditure and revenue trends, and historical and projected water production dataProvides in-service training regarding Budget and CIP submissions to assigned organizationsRepresents the Budget Division on special projects and task forcesPerforms other related duties as requiredWork Environment And Physical DemandsWork is performed in a business casual office environment.Required Knowledge, Skills, And AbilitiesConsiderable knowledge of public administration with emphasis on budgeting, and considerable knowledge of cost accounting, supplemented by knowledge of the Commission's overall objectives and operationsAbility to conduct pertinent research and make thorough analysis to contribute to sound management decisionsAbility to prepare clear and comprehensive reportsAbility to establish effective working relations with WSSC Water personnel, county officials, and the general publicConsiderable knowledge of the products within Microsoft Office and the ability to use various computer software to expedite these dutiesAbility to prepare concise and comprehensive reports for presentation both verbally and in writingAbility to work tactfully, courteously, and effectively with WSSC Water personnel, county officials, and the general publicDemonstrated computer skills (spreadsheet development and modeling) and use of database and graphics software, and the ability to integrate office software into a comprehensiveMinimum Education, Experience RequirementsBachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related discipline3+ years experience in the field of budget, financial analysis, accounting, or related fieldORHigh School diploma or equivalent7+ years experience in the field of budget, financial analysis, accounting, or related fieldParticipates in annual development and administration of the Commission's Budget and Capital Improvements Program (CIP) and related programs with an emphasis on fiscal analysis; and performs operating budget and program analysis.

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