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Asst. Budget Director, Wayne County

Published Nov 21, 2019

Assistant Budget Director

Salary: Commensurate with Experience


The Assistant Budget Director provides technical expertise and assistance to the Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Budget Director in the allocation of resources to best accomplish the goals and objectives of county government. As a primary part of the position duties, the Assistant Budget Director assists in recommending, implementation and maintenance of the county budget. Responsibilities include coordination of budget development and day to day oversight, including the monitoring of expenditures and revenues, vendor payment, staff requisitions and expense reimbursements, revenue certification and commodity and service procurement processes to ensure compliance with the County Charter (Section 5.127), various County ordinances and the State of Michigan Uniform Budgeting and Accounting Act. Additionally, this position is responsible for ensuring that the enacted appropriations ordinance is implemented and complies with the schedule of periodic allotments. The Assistant Budget Director is responsible for coordinating the preparation of quarterly projections of revenues and expenditures for the current and ensuing fiscal years to determine compliance with adopted appropriation levels. The position works closely with county departments and elected officials in preparing their annual budgets reviews. In addition, evaluates and makes recommendations regarding the fiscal impact of County programs of various budgetary actions.

This position is also responsible for assisting in the preparing of the County Chief Executive Officer proposed budget and the final adopted budget documents as required by the County Charter. The Assistant Budget Director is responsible for the day to day monitoring of departmental spending throughout the year and is also responsible for review and processing all amendments to the budget impacting the Enrolled Budget Ordinance. The Assistant Budget Director has direct oversight over the Budget and Planning division staffs that perform daily budgetary and account reviews related to the processing of various types of expenditure requests and recommends approval based on the availability of funds and the appropriateness of the expenditure.

The Position is responsible for all special projects assigned to the Budget and Planning Division by the CFO or DCFO in support of other divisions such as the Office of the CEO, Corporation Counsel or Personnel. Projects include labor contract and arbitration cost analysis, the creation and generation of special financial reports and project analysis, coordination of the performance measurement project, Budget and Planning Division systems development and implementation as well as related application and systems training of Budget and Planning staff.  

At the time of application, candidates must possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance. Master’s degree or CPA Preferred
  • Seven to ten years prior experience in a large government budgeting organization

 Deadline to Apply:      Until filled

Application Procedure: Application will be accepted until filled. Applications can be completed on Please include cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.

Wayne County is an Equal Opportunity Employer