BUDGET & ACCOUNTING ANALYST
Assists with the development, preparation, publishing, and analysis of the District's annual budgets; coordinates monthly, quarterly and annual budget reporting activity.Answers questions, researches, interprets and corrects budget and other accounting and financial data. Performs budget, financial or accounting analyses in support of District projects.Provides accounting and/or finance assistance as needed.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Coordinates the development, compilation, publication, and distribution of annual budget materials.
- Coordinates activities related to composition and distribution of monthly and quarterly budget and financial reports.
- Assists with budget preparation and analysis assistance to all organizational levels.
- Performs budget data entry and reconciliation for all District systems, departments and divisions.
- Prepares exhibits, graphs, charts and tables for budget presentations and budget book.
- Assists with preparation and drafting of the annual proposed and final budget books.
- Drafts Board packets and budget/finance presentations as requested.
- Coordinates development and distribution of budgeting guidelines to all Management levels.
- Conducts workshops or informational sessions regarding budget preparation, guidelines, and controls as requested.
- Develops and maintains standard and ad hoc budget reports as required.
- Researches, coordinates, and corrects budget data errors; performs correcting entries.
- Coordinates budget variance reporting.
- Coordinates, develops, and distributes annual budget preparation calendar.
- Assists with coordination of departmental reorganizations as they relate to the budget.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (cont.)
- Assists with Financial Planning and Budgeting Department annual budget development including department goals and objectives development.
- Assists with the preparation of multiple years financial forecasts and plans.
- Prepares various journal entries.
- Researches, analyzes and resolves accounting related problems and discrepancies.
- Budgeting systems and standards.
- Enterprise resource planning systems
- Accounting and auditing theories, practices and principles
- Computer applications including MS Word, MS Excel and data bases.
- Organizational structures.
- Research and analysis techniques.
- Work effectively both independently and as part of a team structure to resolve problems and make decisions.
- Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
- Communicate and work effectively with all levels of the organization.
- Use personal computer and associated software.
- Work with complex information.
- Handle confidential information.
- Use independent and discretionary judgment.
- Utilize strong analytical skills with the ability to apply judgment to provide efficient and effective solution.
- Work as a self-starter that is able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks at once.
- Learn, interpret and apply District directives and policies and procedures.
- Successfully complete assigned tasks within established schedules.
- Associates degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or equivalent
- Three (3) years progressively more responsible experience in finance and/or accounting
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, or Finance.
- Knowledge of SAP ERP Systems.
- Knowledge of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and National Association of Regulatory Utilities Commissions (NARUC) uniform system of accounts.
- Duties performed primarily in an office environment and require the repetitive use of a computer keyboard and mouse.
- Travel to business meetings and District offices may be required.
- Incumbent will be required to work outside normal business hours, particularly during critical issue resolution
- Incumbent will be required to work outside normal business hours to achieve project milestones, as necessary.