Pinellas County Fl- Management & Budget Manager

$83,512 - $108,576 yearly
  • Pinellas County Government
  • 14 South Fort Harrison Street, Clearwater, FL 33756
  • Jun 11, 2021
Full time Administration/Management Budget & Strategy

Job Description

As strategic budget advisors to County officials, Pinellas County’s Office of Management and Budget is seeking a Management & Budget Manager to join our distinguished award-winning team* In this role, the Management & Budget Manager performs professional financial and accounting work involving customer focused development, preparation, implementation, and execution of county-wide and special district budgets, for all fund entities of the County. They will ensure compliance with Chapter 129. F.S., for control of County finances, and other statutory provisions, for timely preparation and execution of legally adopted County budgets. In addition, this individual will advise County agencies and departments of legal and budgetary policy requirements, as well as ensuring proper budgetary processes for supplements, amendments and other changes while leading a team of Budget & Finance Management Analysts.

We are seeking an effective leader with excellent communication and team building skills. Must be an expert in public finance and budgeting with proven experience in use of such technology tools as Excel, budget development software, and enterprise resource planning software. Will lead a team of budget analysts as a member of the overall department management team that is responsible for the development and administration of the $2.8 billion County Budget through collaboration with a diverse group of departments, agencies and independent partners. The successful candidate will possess the following experience:  Budgeting in large, complex public sector organizations, linking a strategic plan to program budgets and associated outcomes and products/services, debt management, and managing/directing staff to enable their growth and development while providing superior service.

The ideal candidate would have knowledge of local government operations and practices; Florida Statutes as related to the budget process; knowledge of operating and capital expense budgets; and federal, state, and private grants. The candidate would have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the a diverse group of customers including elected officials, department and agency directors, financial managers, co-workers, other governmental agencies, and the public within all types of situations.

*Pinellas County’s Office of Management & Budget has been the recipient of the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for over 10 years. The award assesses how well the budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device.

Learn more about how the County’s Office of Management Budget communicates with citizens through Pinellas County Government's Citizen Budget website.

Position Specific Requirements

Experience – professional senior management level budget and finance experience with a governmental entity that includes 1 year of experience supervising professional staff responsible for budget operations. Demonstrated success in leveraging strategy and performance to formulate and communicate budgets is also required.

Education - degree in business administration, finance, or a related field.

  • At least 8 years of experience as described above; or
  • Associate degree as described above and at least 6 years of experience as described above; or
  • Bachelor’s degree as described above and at least 4 years of experience as described above; or
  • Master’s degree described above and at least 2 years of experience as described above; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience. 

Additional Requirements

  • Assignment includes compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations. Typical work schedule is Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m., with additional hours necessary based on deadlines and workloads.

Highly Desirable

  • Advanced degree and/or certification in public administration/budget/finance.

Illustrative Tasks

  • Manages a staff of budget and financial management analysts ensuring high quality support is delivered to designated departments or divisions in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Support growth and development of staff.
  • Serve as member of department management team that formulates department strategies, policies and procedures.
  • Identifies and implements process improvements to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Serves as the primary contact for a variety of department and agency directors providing a complex range of customer focused financial services designed to meet operations requirements.
  • Prepares and publishes annual budget, technical instructions which include timetables as provided by law, development of required forms, and explanations of the budgetary process.
  • Prepares publications and notices for Board of County Commission hearings.
  • Ensures budgetary compliance with the Governmental Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting procedures, as they apply to all relevant laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Prepares official annual County, preliminary, tentative, and final budgets, estimates revenues for fixed-dollar budgeting, compiles and reviews budget appropriation requests for statutory compliance, and calculates reserve requirements for appropriations.
  • Coordinates preparation with the County Attorney of legal documents necessary to budget adoption and related processes.
  • Monitors and verifies budgetary revenues, balances, expenditures, and reserves for sufficiency and propriety of funding, compliance with control of expenditures by fund entity, and departmental major object coding.
  • Assists in designating budgeted and actual reserved and restricted funds not otherwise available for annual appropriation, review, and evaluation of interim financial statements for budgetary comparisons to ensure appropriations are lawful.
  • Assists with analysis of year-end, annual financial statements to ensure adherence to state budgetary laws, rules, and regulations and conformity to accepted accounting principles.
  • Evaluates work of subordinate personnel.
  • Presents training classes to County employees.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of principles and procedures of general and governmental accounting, auditing, and financial reporting methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of state laws, rules, and regulations relevant to governmental budgeting.
  • Skill to translate and communicate budgetary principles, policies, and practices.
  • Ability to administer a coordinated system of budgetary reporting and compliance.
  • Ability to plan, assign, supervise, and evaluate the work of subordinate personnel and establish and maintain effective working relationships with several Constitutional Officials, the departments under the County Administrator, and County employees.
  • Ability to apply computer applications and software to: operate a personal computer; research, analyze, and manage budget and performance activities; prepare presentations, reports, and papers; enter and retrieve information; monitor work performed; and communicate information.

EOE/AA/ADA/DFW/VP

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment by the state and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled.

Ciertos miembros del servicio y veteranos, sus esposas/os, y sus familiares reciben preferencia y prioridad en el empleo  con  el gobierno y se les recomienda que apliquen para los puestos.que apliquen para los puestos.