Budget Analyst

General Statement of Duties:

Performs professional budget and accounting work in maintaining accounting records and ensuring their accuracy. Responsible for preparing financial reports; performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features of the Class:

Works independently to ensure actual expenses are recorded accurately and are in line with budgeted projections.  Analyze all variances between actual and budgeted income and expenses to determine reason for variances. Work with program department heads to ensure correct budget projections and verify any anomalies in those projections. Prepares periodic reports for internal agency use and for reporting to governmental agencies.  Work is reviewed by the assistant controller for adherence to agency standards and for accuracy.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

  • Reconcile payroll to subsidiary ledgers
  • Review and implement allocations.  Making changes when necessary
  • Schedule Budget Hearings for annual budget.
  • Attend Budget Hearings and documenting all necessary changes
  • Follow-up with program directors on budget vs. actual variances
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget
  • Review ledgers of OTPS expenses for coding irregularities.
  • Prepare budgets for RFPs.
  • Assist in the preparation of the SSOP and Medical Expense Report.
  • Prepare annual and semi-annual submissions to New York State.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Excellent working knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to prepare complete and accurate financial reports and statements.
  • Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of staff and outside clients and vendors.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Accounting
  • Prior experience with a not-for-profit agency desirable. Experience with budgeting preferred.

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