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Assistant Budget Officer, City of Battle Creek

Published Jul 6, 2021

Job Title: Assistant Budget Officer
Dept./Division: Finance
Grade: Springsted - 21
Location: City Hall
Reports To: Finance Services Manager
FLSA Status: Salaried - Exempt
Represented: Non-Represented

Job Summary:
Performs intermediate skilled technical work coordinating the preparation of the City budget; manages funds and expenditures; conducts audits and prepares financial reports; related work as apparent or assigned. Work performed under the general direction of the Finance Services Manager.

Qualification Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with scheduling and coordinating activities in the budget cycle, such as budget format and data
    processing instructions necessary to meet timely completion. Assists with annual revenue/expenditure
    projections. Liaison with city department personnel to develop and monitor .departmental budgets.
  • Conducts internal reviews and analyses to prepare information for annual audit. Prepares, examines, and
    verifies budget reports.
  • Monitors grants to ensure consistency with budgeting policies and compliance with grant guidelines.
  • Works closely with grant personnel in city departments to ensure appropriate use of funds and reporting.
  • Prepares and submits reports required by grantors to receive cost reimbursements.
  • Maintains fixed assets and disposal data, calculates depreciation, reconciles ledgers to detail records, and
    prepares journal entries to adjust all ledgers or accounts.
  • Prepares various journal entries and adjusts ledgers and accounts as necessary.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
This work is sedentary and requires little to no exertion of force; work regularly requires sitting, bending, reaching, hand dexterity (grasping, holding, keyboarding, repetitive movements), reading, writing, eye-hand coordination, seeing (near and/or far, color, depth, field of vision), hearing, using the telephone, contact with government officials and the general public, working overtime, and working inside and alone.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred, or in place of a degree a combination of education, training, and 8+ years’
    experience in a directly related field may be substituted and considered.
  • 3 years experience in administrative accounting, budgeting, and municipal cost development.

Special Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license in the State of Michigan.
  • Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Excel.

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