|Work Location:||Finance Department|
|Starting Salary:||18.4563 Hourly / $38,389 Annual|
|Special Recruiting Rate:|
|This position has a special recruiting rate for new hires only at Step 6 ($21.40/hr)|
|Under the direction of a higher classification, performs professional work in fiscal budget formulation and administration as a staff specialist. Work involves assisting in all phases of the budgeting process, including budget planning, preparation of budget manuals, budget preparation and review, and ensuring compliance with City-Parish budgeting procedures. Close supervision and guidance is required until the incumbent becomes sufficiently proficient to exercise independent judgment in accordance with established policies, rules and regulations. Work is subject to review through discussion and observation of results obtained. Performs other work as requested.|
|ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS|
|Assists in preparation of the various components of annual operating budgets of various departments; estimates various types of costs, determines needs for supplies, equipment, services and estimated revenues.
Reviews all purchases and expenditures of certain departments and agencies to ensure compliance with budget and established policies and procedures; monitors departmental spending to ensure compliance with the approved budget.
Reviews budgets for grant applications; attends Preliminary Grants Review and Contracts Review Committee meetings.
Prepares detailed revenue and expenditure projections and estimates of fund balance for various departments.
Reviews payment vouchers, budget transfer requests, purchase orders, and budget supplements.
Assists department heads and/or fiscal personnel concerning various operational and fiscal matters.
Designs and sets up computer spreadsheets for budgetary purposes.
Performs special projects.|
|KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES|
|Knowledge of modern municipal budgetary methods and techniques.
Knowledge of the laws, ordinances and regulations governing the financial operation of the jurisdiction involved, particularly as applicable to budgetary activities.
Knowledge of the various City-Parish government departments and agencies and their operations.
Knowledge of the municipal accounting, purchasing, and financial systems.
Skill in the operation and care of computers, calculators and other office machines used in connection with accounting work.
Ability to analyze accounting, financial and statistical statements, and reports for budgetary and administrative purposes.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads and other officials and to exercise initiative and judgment in difficult situations.
Ability to prepare and write clear, concise reports.
Ability to make decisions based on recognized precedents and practices and to use resourcefulness and tact in meeting problems.
Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
Ability to use a computer for word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.|
|EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE|
|Bachelor's degree with at least twenty-four semester (thirty-six quarter) hours of a university professional accounting curriculum.|
|Master's degree with at least twenty-one semester (thirty-one and a half quarter) hours of a university professional accounting curriculum.|
|OTHER JOB ASPECTS|
|Professional Financial Examination required. Written examinations are available on most Tuesdays, 8:00 -8:30 am, check-in, Thursdays, *12:00 - 12:30 pm, and Fridays, (for current openings only) 8:00 -8:30 am check-in. Please call Human Resources Recruiting and Examination at 389-3132 to confirm testing dates and times. Test check-in is on a first come-first served basis. There are occasions where the test room is filled to capacity and applicants are asked to return on another day for testing.
*Where written exam volume is expected to be high, check-in of applicants will begin prior to noon in order to complete the check-in process prior to the required 12:30 cut-off time.
|In your employment application, please detail types of records and reports developed, maintained and/or audited, analysis and budgeting functions performed, rules and regulations applied, data interpreted, technology used, supervisory functions and other such specifics. Also be detailed about your education, training and certifications/licenses and bring original supporting documentation with your application.|