Council Budget Officer (Unclassified)



JOB CODE: 3018

PAY GRADE: 2320

SALARY RANGE: $66,971 - $112,063

LOCATION OF WORK
Council Budget Office

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
This is responsible financial investigation work for the members of the City-Parish Council. Work primarily involves review and analysis of the Mayor-President's recommended budget each year, making recommendations to the Council concerning this recommended budget, and participating in budget hearings. Work involves the study and analysis of any proposed financial transaction or other problem area referred to this office by the Council. Work necessitates close liaison with the Finance Director. Work performed is subject to general supervision by the members of the Metropolitan Council. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Studies and analyzes City and Parish revenues and expenditures on a continuing basis, and report same to the members of the Metropolitan Council. Studies and analyzes budget requests of the various departments, agencies and offices to which the Parish and City make appropriations, and make specific recommendations to the members of the Metropolitan Council. Determines and has available at all times the status of the general funds of the Parish and City and of all special accounts and funds; the status of appropriations and the amount actually expended or transferred out of all such appropriations; the amount appropriated but not expended and unencumbered during each fiscal year by each budget unit; and the amount which is encumbered but not expended at the close of each fiscal year by each budget unit; and such other budgetary information as may be requested by the members of the Metropolitan Council from time to time. Reviews the budget of receipts and expenditures as recommended by the Mayor-President, and participates in budget hearings conducted by the Council and makes specific recommendations regarding them to the members of the Council. Reviews all audit reports and makes specific recommendations with respect to them.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of municipal finance and accounting. Knowledge of modern principles, practices and procedures in municipal budgeting, purchasing and treasury management. Knowledge of research methods and techniques and methods of report presentation. Knowledge of municipal organization and functions and the relationships within municipal government and with other levels of government. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City-Parish officials, employees, and the public.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in accounting, supplemented by graduate study in public administration, four years of responsible work experience in the field of public administration, governmental accounting, or general accounting supervision, two years of experience in management auditing and planning, and four years of experience in the area of systems analysis and the application of data processing tools. Section 2.16 of the Plan of Government: Shall have graduated from an accredited four year college or university, with courses in accounting, or have at least five years of responsible work in the field of public administration, governmental accounting, or general accounting supervision.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
Unclassified job specifications may be revised at the will of the appointing authority.