Child Development Resources
Under the supervision of the chief financial officer (CFO), the budget analyst shall be responsible to:
- Serve as an advisor to the CFO on all matters affecting program and agency-wide budgets, expenditures, and allocation plans.
- Oversee and maintain agency-wide budget allocations and position control systems.
- Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses of data, procedures, and business operations in support of management objectives. Prepare and present results of analysis as required.
- Provide oversight and support to projects associated with the review, design, or understanding of data base and business systems; including how potential integration can streamline operations, making systems more efficient and effective; and validate compliance with applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards and agency policies.
- Maintain appropriate architectural interfaces and linkages to computer applications and models specific to the corporate budget, program labor and agency-wide allocation plans.
- Maintain complete and up-to-date files on all allocation plans, agency wide and program budgets, contracts and contract modifications; all official correspondence regarding program funding terms and conditions; all pertinent financial expenditure data; and all relevant historical information.
- Anticipate and support resolution of operational, fiscal, and other non-routine problems.
- When potential agency wide fiscal problems are detected, conduct an in-depth assessment of possible alternative courses of corrective action, and present recommendations regarding policy, procedures, and/or actions to the CFO.
- Prepare and present to the CFO periodic briefings of expenditure trends as well as periodic expenditure projections and the effect on current budgets
- Conduct routine agency-wide and intra-departmental fiscal reviews, including periodic reviews of all financial data relating to the finance department.
- Maintain a close working relationship with the CFO, program analysts, finance supervisors, and the management team.
- Oversee and support the Purchasing Department.
- Administer oversite and user access to electronic requisition system (E-Req.
- Supervise, train and evaluate the performance of the purchasing agent
- Supervise the agency’s contracting processes and provide back up support as needed.
- Prepare charts and graphs, as required.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, economics, information science, mathematics, operations analysis or related field.
- Minimum of three (3) years’ recent work experience in an increasingly responsible position involving planning and budgeting, systems development and implementation, data collection, organization, analysis and preparation of results.
Preferred Criteria: Experience in a large data base environment. Experience with development and review of documentation following standard project management processes.
Knowledge and Abilities: Proficient in a Windows environment including advanced skills in Excel and Word. Experience with an automated double entry accounting system used in a large corporation or large organization environment. Ability to effectively use computers and related programs to assist with generating required documents, reports, graphs etc. Ability to apply concepts such as percentages, ratios, proportions and similar mathematical tools to practical situations. Working knowledge of formal systems development processes. Working knowledge of Indirect Cost Rate Principles and Cost Allocation regulations. Working knowledge of key principles and processes of finance, accounting, internal controls and audit operations in a computerized environment. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instruction in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to work with minimum supervision. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and follow written and verbal instructions. Ability to work on a number of simultaneous assignments and tasks while under varying deadlines and pressures. Ability to establish good rapport with supervisor, other staff and outside agencies. Ability to direct, motivate and supervise staff in a team oriented environment.
Physical Abilities: Ability to effectively use hands and fingers in the extensive use of computer keyboard and other office machines. Ability to effectively see computer screen and read data. Ability to sit at workstation for prolonged periods of time.
License or Other Requirements: Must have access to a dependable auto with minimum legally required insurance coverage, and possess a current valid California driver’s license. Must submit to a pre-employment, agency-paid physical examination. Employment is conditional pending satisfactory results of physical examination.
Location/Region: Ventura, CA (US)