Serves as main contact to assigned department(s), elected officials and agencies to build, monitor, maintain, and prepare capital/operating budget. Participates in the annual internal budget planning process; works with department staff to develop, plan & prepare budget in preparation for budget hearing(s) and finalization by end of year; monitors and maintains department budget appropriations, re-appropriations, allotments, budget requests and general spending based on approved budget; ensures funds and appropriations are used in accordance with Ohio law; identifies necessary budget changes and adjustments to meet current operations situation (e.g. mid-course changes of priorities); monitors and analyzes the cash flow of department/agency funds to ensure adequate balances to pay current and future obligations.
Uses quantitative/statistical analysis (e.g. trend analysis and/or cash flow analysis) to determine available funding and project overages and shortages in appropriations and compare actual expenditures against estimated expenditures; reconciles and verifies fiscal transactions (e.g. vouchers, contracts, encumbrances) to ensure legal compliance and reporting integrity; prepares financial analyses for departments and for multi-departmental assignments including revenue and expenditures analyses, updates of economic assumptions and forecasts of revenue and expenditures; ensures grant revenues and expenditures are uniquely tracked pursuant to financial and grant award reporting requirements; prepares internal and external budget reports as required. Properly maintains spreadsheets; enters fiscal data accurately and efficiently into accounting, reporting and analytical applications; creates and writes reports that provide accurate and valid financial information; researches inquiries from internal and external auditors during and after audit (e.g. replies to reports and recommendations); performs quality reviews of financial transactions.
Provides thorough advice to program and financial management officials, provides assistance to agencies and departments in various areas; serves as staff member to assigned committees (e.g., reviews, analyzes and presents budget request of interdepartmental committees and capital improvement committee). (Performs Related Duties as Required)
Master's Degree in Public/Business Administration, Finance Management or related area and 1 year of experience in budget preparation, budget management or financial analysis (prior public sector preferred) OR Bachelor's Degree in Public/Business Administration, Finance Management or related area and 3 years of experience in budget preparation, budget management or financial analysis (prior public sector preferred) OR alternative, equivalent evidence of the Minimum Class Requirements.
About Montgomery County (Ohio)
Montgomery County is located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2019 census, our population is 531,687, making it the fifth-most populous county in Ohio. Montgomery County is the employer of choice in the region with over 4500 employees county wide.
Montgomery County hires and promotes with a focus on diversity, equality and inclusion and when possible, we hire, promote and train from within.
The benefit package at Montgomery County exceeds the standards for most neighboring counties and non-government organizations. We focus on wellness and reward our employees financially for working to better their health. Employees receive benefits like discounted gym memberships and onsite flu shots and mobile mammograms.
Work/Life balance is a priority at Montgomery County. Our employees are afforded ample vacation and leave and are encouraged to take the time away from the office.