Budget Analyst I-II

$95,766 - $124,366 yearly
  • City of Mountain View
  • Mountain View, CA, USA
  • Jul 26, 2022
Full time Accounting Budget & Strategy Finance

Job Description

What's the role?

We’re looking for a highly analytical, financially skilled, detailed oriented, and multi-tasking individual to take on the role of Budget Analyst I-II. You will join a fast-paced environment, providing support to the City-wide budgeting and forecasting process and assistance to management on special projects, administrative studies, and a variety of analyses within the Finance and Administrative Services Department (FASD).  This position receives direction from management or professional staff and may receive technical and functional supervision from a Senior Financial Analyst. If you are looking to make a positive impact in a key financial role, this position is for you! 

The Essentials

Budget Analyst I

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, economics, or a related field.


  • Associate of arts degree with coursework in business, finance, or accounting and two years of full-time experience at the Administrative Aide level with the City of Mountain View.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver License.

Budget Analyst II

  • Two years of full-time analytical experience equivalent to the position of Financial Analyst I or Analyst I with the City of Mountain View.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, economics, or a closely related field.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver License.

Bonus Points

  • Experience or training in budgeting, forecasting, complex financial analysis, and/or governmental accounting or other financial areas from a government agency. 
  • Prior experience in a public agency or close interaction with public agencies.
  • A master’s degree in business or public administration or Certified Public Accountant is highly desirable.

What You'll Do

  • Participate as a team member in the development, coordination, and monitoring of the City’s budget and forecast; analyze costs; assist in preparing a variety of fiscal, administrative, and management reports.
  • Work with the City’s financial system to prepare accounting journal entries and budget adjustments entries as well as budget data entries.
  • Update and prepare complex Excel spreadsheets and reconcile data for accuracy.
  • Perform research and statistical analyses; compile and analyze data, prepare summary reports.
  • Prepare revenues and expenditures forecasts, provide recommendations and variable alternatives for forecasting methods. 
  • Work with staff from all departments to provide information and assist with financial data and analysis.

Submit your application and resume online at calopps.org or to the Human Resources Department; City of Mountain View, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 903-6309.  Please provide a valid email address on your application. Application materials will be accepted on a continuous basis with applications being screened as follows: a first application review date to include all applications submitted by Friday, August 5, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. or review of the first 100 applications, whichever occurs first. After that, subsequent applications may be reviewed until the position is filled. This recruitment may close at any time. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply early. 

Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to the following process:

  • Virtual oral board interview and practical exercise. 
  • Select candidates who pass the oral board interview may be invited to interview with staff from the Finance and Administrative Services Department for a more in-depth discussion regarding the position. Interviews may be conducted virtually, or in-person following social distancing and all applicable COVID-19 related protocols.

Depending on the number of applicants, this process may be altered.