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Budget Analyst

College Park

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Budget Analyst


$42,842.00 Annually


College Park, GA

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A successful candidate will play an active role in the City of College Park’s existing operational success. The purpose of the position is to be accountable for the accuracy and professional integrity of the City of College Park compliance requirements and financial reports. Work is performed according to detailed and complex policies, regulations, and/or accounting principles requiring some independent judgment in interpretation and application.

Essential Functions

Independent judgment is required to identify, select and apply the most appropriate of available guidelines and procedures as well as interpret precedents. This position is responsible for performing general budgeting and analytical work. Duties include the reporting and procedural documentation of financial transactions involved in the City of College Park.

  • Develops expenditure and revenue forecasts for General Fund.
  • Prepares preliminary analysis for budget preparation.
  • Serves as Budget Liaison for Enterprise Funds.
  • Budget tracking and reporting and generating reports.
  • Reviews expenditures and revenues for other Funds.
  • Provide Budget training and updates to Finance and Accounting staff/other staff.
  • Review proposed budget submission from department heads for accuracy and completeness.
  • Makes recommendations on budget matters to the Director of Finance and Accounting.
  • Coordinates the overall mandatory balancing of the Annual Financial Budget.
  • Participates in all budget meetings with management and provides research for all requested financial data, trends, etc. requested by Mayor and Council.
  • Coordinates Budget Kick-Off and all related exhibits and documents.
  • Coordinates all updates to the budget after departments submit budget requests.
  • Coordinates the overall mandatory balancing of the Annual Financial Budget.
  • Participates in all budget meetings with management and provides research for all requested financial data, trends, etc. requested by Mayor and Council.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the position.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of modern principles and practices of governmental budgeting and accounting administration and its application to basic budgeting and accounting transactions, with an emphasis on generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards.
  • Knowledge of modern office procedures, practices, and equipment.
  • Knowledge and application of computer hardware and software operations as they pertain to accounting and financial functions.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State accounting and auditing rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the functions, organizations, staffing, and operating procedures of the City departments.
  • Skill in communicating detailed accounting information clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to use independent, professional judgment to interpret laws and regulations, assure accounting procedure and practices compliance, make sound recommendations, and/ or implement appropriate accounting mechanisms.
  • Ability to accurately assess financial system needs and implement procedures for efficient financial management.
  • Ability to perform complex financial, statistical, budgetary, and cost analyses.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and apply legal and financial documents, rules, and Regulations.
  • Ability to perform a variety of mathematical and statistical calculations quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to maintain sustained attention to detail and to work under the pressure of rigid deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently from general instructions and broad work expectations.
  • Ability to organize work for maximum efficiency.
  • Must be able to use tact and courtesy in dealing with the public.
  • Must be able to analyze and evaluate procedures and work processes and to exercise appropriate judgment in establishing priorities and work methods.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to deal effectively and courteously with others, to work independently and in team settings.
  • Must be able to type or to use a personal computer with word processing and related software and to enter and retrieve information with reasonable speed and accuracy. 
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of average-weight up to fifty (50) pounds, standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), those functions of the job which are identified as essential are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will be given careful consideration.



  • Bachelor’s degree required in  Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing or a Business related field.
  • Five (5) years of governmental/professional accounting experience are required.
  • Budgeting and accounting experience preferred; equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Experience in communicating with diverse communities, and in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Extensive hours and weekends will be required at times.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.



College Park, City of (GA)


3667 Main Street

College Park, Georgia, 30337

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