The Budget Analyst V oversees planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating complex client services initiatives. Provides highly advanced (senior-level) consultative and technical assistance to agency management. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. May plan and assign the work of team members.
Essential Job Functions:
Serves as lead for the development and implementation of complex initiatives. Plans, oversees, and manages the development and ongoing operation of assigned special projects including those related to federal and state directed fiscal initiatives. Develops work plans, monitors and reports on progress, and communicates with staff, stakeholders, agency management, and others. Works with DFPS agency leadership, HHSC Rate Analysis, Budget, Accounting, Purchasing, and Legal to identify and resolve project issues. In the absence of the Manager or through delegated authority, the Budget Analyst V may plan and assign tasks to team members. (35%)
Oversees the preparation and development of the annual operating budget for assigned client service strategies or special initiatives. Develops, monitors, reviews, and analyzes operating budgets and methods of finance. Works with program leads to identify priorities. Ensures funding sources are allocated and budgeted correctly. Monitors, reviews and analyzes expenditure patterns and trends to determine potential for reallocation, realignment, or adjustments to accomplish programmatic goals. Analyzes trends and variances and tests for reasonableness, identifies any unusual financial activity and coordinates with management to resolve. Recommends improvements to the efficient utilization of funding. (20%)
Coordinates the preparation of reports to provide management with expenditure data, trends and recommendations on the use of funds to meet operational goals. Establishes work methods and analyzes expenditure patterns and provides recommendations on the use of funds in assigned strategies. Analyzes and provides explanations concerning budgetary issues that affect the agency's resources. Serves as a resource to department staff and provides guidance/technical assistance related to budgetary matters. Meets routinely with program to provide operating budget status and recommendations on utilization of funds. Informs management of budget deviations, problems, and events likely to affect operations within the assigned strategies or critical functions across strategies; explains causes; and measures effect on the agency's mission and resources in coordination with program management. Researches, analyzes, and prepares charts and reports related to internal/external ad hoc requests as required. (20%)
Coordinates the preparation and development of the legislative appropriation requests (LAR) for assigned strategies. Works with program to ensure requests are appropriate and accurate. Maintains documentation used for supporting schedules and strategy requests. May oversee preparation of portions of the monthly financial report (MFR). May verify information to be used in the agency's Annual Financial Report (AFR) and Data Book. Oversees the collection, organization, analysis, and preparation of materials in response to requests for information, briefing documents, legislative reports, status updates, and presentations to leadership, fiscal impact analyses, and rules, requests for proposals, contracts and amendments. Prepares quality research, analysis, and written updates, summaries, and other documents as assigned. Develops materials for the preparation or in follow up to workgroups and meetings conducted with internal and external stakeholders. Assists management with subject matter expertise for legislative meetings, conferences, and stakeholder group. Represents DFPS Office of Finance on internal and external workgroups including local, state and federal entities regarding funding, payment and performance metrics issues (15%)
Establishes work methods, priorities, and methodologies/techniques for performing budget evaluations. Develops policy, procedures, and instructions concerning budget functions. Provides technical assistance to program staff preparing cost estimates and fiscal notes. Analyzes the impact of existing and proposed state and federal legislation on DFPS programs. Oversees the development of fiscal analyses to identify potential implementation costs of proposed state and federal legislation, regulations and administrative rules, including the anticipated method of finance. Provides guidance to team members on budget estimates, assuring completeness, and accuracy. (10%)
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Flexibility in work hours, including overtime and/or extended hours, may be required for this position
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of management principles, practices and procedures. Skill in analyzing financial data and in the use of applicable software and automated financial systems. Ability to coordinate the gathering and analysis of data. Ability to develop and evaluate fiscal policies and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to identify critical issues and develop solutions.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Initial Selection Criteria:
Three years of experience in public policy, fiscal policy, financial management or closely related paid work experience. Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major coursework in public policy, public administration, finance, business administration or a related field is preferred. State of Texas experience preferred.
Requisition # 452484
There may be no military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
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