SUMMARY: Under general supervision, assists in the preparation and monitoring of the City Budget. Prepares budget amendments and agenda items; assists with the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports; supervises assigned staff, and performs related duties as assigned.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Prepares and monitors the City budget.
- Assists with the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.
- Prepares and validates budget amendments and budget transfers.
- Provides analysis of budget to Commission, Administration, Finance, and other departments.
- Supervises assigned staff.
- Advises and consults with departments, division managers, and City officials on fiscal and policy issues.
- Knowledge of budgeting techniques and development.
- Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, regulations, policies, and practices governing accounting and finance.
- Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles including governmental accounting.
- Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
- Ability to use computer and finance application software.
- Ability to gather, to analyze, and prepare reports relating to budget.
- Ability to analyze and resolve complex fiscal, operational, and policy problems.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to meet deadlines and work under time constraints.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves sedentary to light work in an office setting. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, lift light objects (up to 10 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration, or Business Administration or related field and three (3) years budgeting experience including two (2) years of related government and two (2) years of supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.
Last revision: October 2001