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Budget Analyst I

Why join the team?

At the Georgia Department of Revenue, we are working to continuously provide the best customer service in the state. To get there we need exceptionally talented people like you. If you would like to help us build on our vision of maintaining a highly motivated and well-trained workforce who proudly serves the Georgia residents and business owners, this is your chance to shine!

What will you do?
As the Budget Analyst I, you will diligently work to develop, analyze, and/or revise budgets and supporting schedules for assigned organizations and program areas, recommend appropriate courses of action to management, and perform expenditure analyses for management review.

What do we offer?

  • An environment of encouragement and growth.
  • A chance to make a difference by being a part of a driven and dynamic organization
  • Competitive compensation, paid leave, comprehensive benefits package

Which qualifications are required?

Associate’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or a related field from an accredited college or university OR two years of fiscal analysis experience.
Note: An equivalent combination of education and job specific experience that provided the knowledge, experience, and competencies required to successfully perform the job at the level listed may be substituted on a year-over-year basis.

Core Duties

  • Analyzes agency budgeting and accounting reports/requests to maintain expenditure controls.
  • Develops policy and budget-related initiatives while making recommendations based on analysis.
  • Consults with management to ensure that budget adjustments are made in accordance with program changes.
  • Develops, prepares, analyzes, and/or revises annual operating budget, capital and/or zero-base budgets and supporting schedules in accordance with appropriations and departmental instructions.
  • Examines budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations.
  • Maintains financial records and documentation.
  • May assess financial data to determine the resources required to implement a program, or to analyze trends
  • May prepare and compile statistical analyses, projections, costing, or plans and prepare budget amendments
  • May request budgetary codes, track physical inventory or record/audit expenses, or document use of funds and adherence to budget allocations.
  • Monitors budgets and identifies variances, surplus or deficit amounts, and solutions.
  • Performs cost-benefit analyses.
  • Prepares and generates department, state, and federal reports as required based on budgetary analyses for management

The Essentials In addition to meeting the minimum entry qualifications, applicants selected for an interview must be able to demonstrate ALL of the following:

  • Experience: A minimum of two years of experience in one or a combination of the following functions.
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Budget
  • Teamwork and Cooperation: Demonstrated ability to promote and work in a team atmosphere, be inclusive of all team members, and work well with co-workers & leadership
  • Judgment and Decision Making: Demonstrated ability to weigh the needs of the taxpayers and the department to decide the best course of action for all parties
  • Accountability: Demonstrated ability to accept responsibility for one’s actions with honesty and integrity, while maintaining credibility and remaining committed to organizational success
  • Customer Service: Demonstrated ability to appropriately address internal & external customer issues while respecting business needs Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Results Orientation: Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines to achieve performance goals, while focused on efficient & effective problem resolution

The Preferred – Candidates possessing a combination of the following criteria will receive primary consideration:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or other related areas
  • Current employment with a State Agency in a Budget Analyst I or Accounting Technician role
  • Experience using the following applications:
    • PeopleSoft Financials and select modules
    • PeopleSoft HCM/Employee Self Service
    • Concur Travel
  • Intermediate knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with the Governor’s Office & Budget Planning Applications
  • Experience with the preparation of the following:
    • Annual Operating Budget
    • Budget & Expenditure Analysis
    • Budget Comparison Reports

Position Status & Pay Grade: Unclassified – I
Salary: $42,000 (non-negotiable)
State Personnel Board Rules for current State Employees
478-1-.12 Salary
478-1-.15 Changes to Employment Status

Location: Century Center office – 1800 Century Blvd. NE, Atlanta GA 30345

All selected applicants for Department of Revenue positions are subject to a State of Georgia tax records check and a criminal background investigation before final approval to begin work. Additional background processes may be in place for some positions, such as law enforcement. In addition, the highest level of education indicated on your Team Georgia Careers Profile will be verified.

If you need an accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources Office at (404) 417-2154.

Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, only applicants selected for interview will be notified for final applicant selection. Human Resources maintains the discretion to close the job announcement prior to the closing date if a significant number of applications are received.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
The Department of Revenue is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, national origin, age, sex, religion, or disability. This policy statement applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, training, and termination.

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Associate’s degree in public administration, business administration, accounting, finance or related field from an accredited college or university OR Two years of fiscal analysis experience.

Contact Name – External
: Marcie Hunter

Contact Email – External