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The Department of Finance Administration (DFA) State Budget Analyst is responsible for analyzing and interpreting financial data, for the purpose of determining past financial

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Analyzes, prepares, and/or recommends financial data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or to project a financial probability, fiscal impact of management decisions and policies. Reviews, analyzes, and prepares financial information concerning personnel, operations, grants, capital projects, and other expenses to determine budgetary requirements, and solutions to operational issues with statewide fiscal impact. Provides technical expertise and assistance to state agencies in the development of biennial and annual fiscal programs. Analyzes biennial budget requests, and presents and recommends state agencies’ budgetary requirements to the Governor for Executive Recommendations, and defends and justifies those recommendations to the General Assembly. Prepares, analyzes, and/or interprets proposed and existing legislation, laws, budget directives, and policies to implement internal and external directives. Evaluates the impact of federal and state budget policies, and produces technical budget documents and reports within given deadlines and time frames in support of the Chief Fiscal Officer of the State and the Governor. Attends legislative committee meetings, tracks legislative recommendations for state agencies’ budgets, and prepares associated documents for presentation to the General Assembly. Keeps abreast of laws and regulations to maintain up-to-date compliance. Exercises judgment in support of the Chief Fiscal Officer of the State for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service. Uses various software applications such as spreadsheets, databases, word processing, financial, and budget applications to analyze, assemble, and/or format data and/or reports for day to day activities, surveys, or other related information Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management and public administration. Knowledge of the principles and practices of budget administration with special reference to governmental procedures, practices, and objectives. Knowledge of various funding sources available to governmental agencies. Ability to review and analyze financial information concerning revenues and expenditures and develop appropriate budget recommendations. Ability to organize and present clear and concise oral and written reports of findings and recommendations. Ability to review and analyze financial data. Ability to prepare and present recommendations to a review committee. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, and business or public administration; plus two years of experience in accounting, budgeting, economics, finance, and business or public administration. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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