Budget Analyst

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Job Opening: Budget Analyst
Department: Budget
Posting Date: January 6, 2021
Closing Date: until filled
Weekly Hours: 35.0
Shift: 8:30 am to 4:30pm, extended hours as needed


The Budget Analyst will advise management in the creation, development, analysis, implementation, and adaptation of budgetary matters and financial management policy.

Essential Duties

Under the direction of the Budget Department, the Budget Analyst will:

Assist in the development of the County’s overall budget document, and at the departmental level, provide advice and analysis to increase the efficiency of the County’s spending

Assist in the creation and further development of the revenue manual, budget preparation manual, budget policies and procedures manual, and other documents as needed

Conduct various surveys, research, data analysis, cost-benefit analyses, and expenditure and revenue forecasting

Project future financial needs and collaborate with budget department and other management personnel to prepare long-term financial plans and other budget and financial reports

Recommend improvements to County’s fiscal efficiency based on interpretation and organization of financial information

Regularly present budget analysis and recommendations to department management

Develop, organize and maintain files, documents, and materials relating to budgetary practices

Execute transactions within the integrated budget, accounting, and purchasing system, which may include purchase requisitions, contract payment vouchers, budget data entry, appropriation revisions, and salary and budget imports

Compare departmental expenditures to original budget

Provide information and answers to departments regarding budgets, forecasts, surveys, financial trends and other requested data

Performs other related duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree

At least one year of experience involving the analytical research and reporting of complex financial data or any combination of relevant experience and education

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Proficient in accounting software and Microsoft Office

Thorough understanding of accounting and budgeting principles and practices, statistical methodology, generally accepted accounting principles, and generally accepted auditing standards

Thorough understanding of the principles of financial analysis and economics

Basic understanding of and ability to conduct cost-benefit analysis

Ability to prepare and present clear, concise administrative and financial reports

Ability to work independently and complete work on schedule

Ability to interpret financial data contained in reports and ledgers

Ability to build collaborative relationships across the organization

Residence Requirement: The County of Delaware has a residency requirement for employees. Anyone applying for this job must reside in Delaware County or be willing to move to the County within six months of starting employment.


Please email resume and/or application to County of Delaware Personnel Department at DelcoJobs@co.delaware.pa.us.

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