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    Austin, Texas 78701
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Budget Analyst IV

Job #: 2015-20
TWC Job #: 7003928
Opening Date: 02/26/2015
Closing Date: Until Closed
Travel Required: N/A
Monthly Salary: *$4,598.67 – $5,833.33
Position Location: 1100 San Jacinto, State Insurance Building
Group Step: B23
Class: 1158

*Salary Commensurate With Experience

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Budget Analyst position works within the Office of the Governor (OOG) Financial Services Division and reports to the Budget Manager.  Performs highly complex (senior-level) Budget work.  Work involves examining, reviewing, and analyzing operating budgets; compiling statistics and reports related to budgetary activities; and preparing and revising appropriations requests.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Performs monthly expenditure and appropriation analysis.
  • Prepares budget entries and various budget reports using both the Statewide Accounting System (USAS) and internal accounting system (MIP).
  • Manages agency encumbrance process.
  • Maintains expenditure data including benefit appropriations.
  • Responsible for quarterly encumbrances reporting and year end binding encumbrances to CPA.
  • Assists with Legislative Appropriations Request and the Operating Budget preparation.
  • Assist with USAS/ABEST quarterly Reconciliations reporting.
  • Prepares the Agency’s indirect cost plan.
  • Prepares quarterly Indirect Cost Allocation.
  • Assists with reporting requirements to other agencies.
  • Assists with fiscal notes and analyses of legislation.
  • Develops and maintains assigned internal operating budgets.
  • Prepares FTE Quarterly Report.
  • Performs the analysis and interpretation of expenditure patterns, budget projections, and the financial position of the agency.
  • Prepares various budget reports for management.
  • Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule.
  • May work over 40 hours a week.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in accounting, banking, finance, or a related field plus four (4) years experience in budget, accounting and financial operations preferred.  Experience in governmental budgeting, accounting, and financial operations.  Must have experience using State of Texas Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS).  Preferred knowledge of Automated Budget Evaluation System (ABEST) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) accounting principles. Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS:

  • Extensive knowledge of the state’s budget cycle and budget principles and procedures affecting the maintenance of budget records and automated accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of applicable governmental laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of all method of financing including General Revenue, General Revenue Dedicated, and Federal Funds.
  • Knowledge and skill in using Microsoft Word.
  • Skill in analyzing financial data.
  • Skill in written and verbal communication.
  • Skill in using Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to interpret and apply budgetary practices, to document procedures, and to interpret laws and regulations.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
  • Ability to work within a Team environment.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to implement budget procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to research.

APPLICANT INFORMATION:

To apply, you may download the uniform State Employment Application or request an application from the Office of the Governor Human Resources Division, State Insurance Building, 1100 San Jacinto, Room 2.300, Austin, Texas, 78701. If required in this posting, copies of college transcripts must be provided concurrent with application for further applicant consideration. For additional information, please call 512- 463-5873, or visit our agency's website. Dial 7-1-1 for Relay Services.

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Candidates selected for interviews will be subject to background check and required to complete authorization form.

Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit: http://www.sss.gov/

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process:

Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should contact 512-463-5873 and ask to speak to the Office of the Governor's Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.