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Budget Analyst

Company: State of Arkansas
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Job Description:

The Budget Analyst is responsible for providing assistance to assigned agencies in biennial budget preparation and fiscal management. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy. Typical FunctionsResearches, analyzes, and evaluates agency operations, funding sources, programs, and fiscal records to determine budgetary needs and effects of new programs. Reviews budget requests from agencies to determine completeness, accuracy, compliance with current regulations, and problem areas. Meets with agency directors and/or fiscal personnel to obtain additional information, discuss budgetary needs, and to provide advice on budgetary procedural problems. Evaluates agency requests and makes recommendations to executive and legislative officials and staff based on analysis, justification, and program knowledge. Attends various executive and legislative meetings to respond to technical questions and to clarify information. Participates in drafting legislation and monitors and revises legislation during legislative sessions. Provides technical assistance to agencies concerning a variety of fiscal-related activities. Performs other duties as assigned. Special Job DimensionsOccasional overtime required. Limited in and out-of-state travel is required. Knowledge, Abilities, and SkillsKnowledge of principles and practices of accounting. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and reports. Ability to research and analyze programs and fiscal records, determine needs, and make recommendations. Ability to interpret and apply budgetary and fiscal policies and procedures. Minimum Education and/or ExperienceThe formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting, economics, finance, financial management, general business or a related field; plus three years of experience in accounting, finance, budgeting or a related field. Preferred QualificationsKnowledge of State and Federal Accounting Laws and Procedures Knowledge of Medicaid procedures and policies Working knowledge of procurement procedures Working knowledge of AASIS and purchasing modules Advanced skill in Microsoft Office, Excel, and other advanced level software packagesCertificates, Licenses, RegistrationsMust possess a valid Arkansas drivers license. 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. Agency Specific InformationDivision Name Division of Medical Services Hiring Official Kimberly Russell Special Work Condition The starting salary for this position is $45,010 annually. This position is located in Little Rock, AR. Special Application Information GENERAL INFORMATION: All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired. Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, r?sum?, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties. False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination. Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation. CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS: Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select statewide from this county list.* FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY: Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions: Behavior Science Child and Family Development Child Development Counseling (any field) Criminal Justice Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special Family & Consumer Science Family Development Family Services Home Economics Human Development & Family Studies Human Services Psychology Rehabilitation Science Social Welfare Sociology Social Work Mail your transcript to the following address: Arkansas Department of Human Services Attn: Recruitment P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301 Little Rock, AR 72203 The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.

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