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BUDGET ASSISTANT MANAGER
Plans, directs, and manages the Agency’s budget, long-range financial planning and grants function. Provides a basis for sound operational and financial planning and managerial control through the development, administration, monitoring and maintenance of a comprehensive Agency budget including the capital budget; develops the Agency’s long-range financial plan. Essential functions: Develops the Agency’s annual budget; works closely with the Executive Team and Managers in the formulation, development and maintenance of budgets throughout the year; monitors and controls expenditures; prepares, reviews, interprets and analyzes a variety of information, data, and reports; develops and prepares revenue projections using internal and external Agency sources; provides input and recommendations to the Executive Team to determine and set overall Agency strategy, policies, and goals; oversees the development and maintenance of the cost allocation model; develops economic and planning assumptions; assists and participates in capital budgeting decision-making; provides input to operations planning in the development of service plans; develops and maintains financial cost models for pricing services and for costing services by mode of operation; translates the long-range plan into the annual budget; develops/improves the budget process and communicates changes; calculates expenses, revenues, efficiency and productivity statistics; prepares quarterly financial and operational reports; manages grant activities including grant applications, revenue and expense tracking, reporting and compliance; analyzes cost and operational impact of legal requirements, policy changes, management decisions, and potential labor agreements; analyzes costs of multiple proposals and compares financing alternatives for capital acquisitions; performs cost benefit analysis on various projects; identifies trends and makes recommendations for cost containment; prepares wage and benefit estimates for year-end and budget years; forecasts budget impact for contract negotiations and monitors staffing numbers with Human Resources; supervises staff to include prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, ensuring staff is trained, ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations; represents the Agency at a variety of meetings, public events, training sessions, on committees, and/or other related events; performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
HIRING RANGE: $78,916 – $98,644 annually, paid on a bi-weekly basis
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration and five years increasingly responsible professional level experience in accounting and budgeting; or, an equivalent combination of education and
experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Desired: Municipal budgeting experience.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: Budgeting and financial management concepts and techniques; municipal budget preparation and administration; Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and practices; principles and practices of Federal Transit Administration grants and/or contract administration; purchasing procedures and processes; statistical forecasting methods, state budgeting and legislative processes, policies, and procedures; financial planning and research techniques. Skill in: Synthesizing and evaluating a variety of financial and statistical data; preparing spreadsheets; analyzing complex financial data; presenting complex information in a clear and concise manner; strategic thinking and tactical planning; negotiating and consensus building; adapting to rapidly changing environments; planning and prioritizing work; maintaining confidentiality of information; preparing and analyzing complex narrative, statistical, graphic and tabular reports; recognizing and analyzing problems and recommending effective solutions; developing cost models; working and relating tactfully and effectively with individuals from all departments and at all levels within the Agency; working with detailed information while understanding the organization as a whole; working effectively to meet established timelines; mentoring staff; and, utilizing a computer and related software applications.
HOW TO APPLY:
To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, completed Pierce Transit application form and supplemental questionnaire which clearly show how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above. Application materials may be obtained at http://www.piercetransit.org/careers. Completed materials may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, via fax at 253-984-8224, or to PO Box 99070, Lakewood, WA 98496-0070, Attn: HR.
Applicants who, in the judgment of the Human Resources Department, most closely meet the requirements for this position as listed above will be invited for an interview. It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail to permit the Agency to properly evaluate their qualifications, skills and abilities as they relate to the position.
Opened: December 8, 2014