Budget Execution Analysts are primarily responsible for interpreting legislation and other governing language and developing and issuing budget policies and procedures to assist agencies. Budget Execution analysts provides technical assistance and guidance to agencies in carrying out their delegated responsibilities related to budget execution. Budget Execution Analysts also monitor and consider requests to make budget adjustments within the framework of the State Budget Act, other relevant state and federal legislation, and rules and policies. State Budget Management Analyst IIs are expected to be exhibit the ability to work at a high level of independence with considerable knowledge and experiences with the budget process, program evaluation, policy analysis, cost-benefit analysis; train new analysts; lead and/or supervise projects and assume budget management of complex agency assignments.
As a Budget Execution Analyst you will:
Assist state agencies with budget implementation and compliance by interpreting statutes and session laws and developing policies to guide agencies.
Work directly with the State Budget Director and agency leadership on important issues affecting the current year state budget
Review and approve changes to the budget as enacted by the General Assembly.
Perform continuous oversight and analysis of agency budgets and expenditures to ensure a balanced budget
Conduct quarterly reviews with agency leadership to review the agency's financial condition, discuss fiscal challenges, and identify emerging issues affecting the current year budget
Analyze historical expenditures and revenues and propose solutions to structural budget shortfalls to ensure that the Base Budget is an accurate spending plan for the upcoming biennium
Review proposed legislation and advise leadership on fiscal and policy impacts affecting budget execution
Externally present information on existing or proposed programs and policies that impact the budget in area(s) of assignment
Participate in cross-functional teams on initiatives to streamline budget processes, enhance budget analysis, and increase the use of data analytics in implementing the state budget.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and accounting
Thorough knowledge of how state budgets are prepared and executed
Proficiency in organizing and presenting clear oral and written reports
Demonstrated skills in researching, analyzing, interpreting and summarizing complex data
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Ability to maintain professionalism while working under pressure and delivering results under tight and changing deadlines
Demonstrated skills in problem solving and project management
Ability to work independently and to exercise discretion; maintain confidentiality and integrity
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, public policy or related field from an accredited institution and four (4) years of experience preferably in governmental accounting or budgeting, including one (1) year in advanced and responsible analysts or administrative capacity or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Master's degree in the disciplines of public administration, public policy analysis, planning, business, or economics. Governmental experience involving the executive and legislative budget processes.
OSBM is the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor. The Office works with senior officials across State government in negotiating and developing evidence-informed recommendations for the Governor's annual budget, and monitor program performance to identify opportunities to improve program efficiency and effectiveness. Work at OSBM is high-impact public service, with staff providing strategic and financial analysis in education, health care, criminal justice, economic development, mental health, environmental regulation, transportation, human services, energy and other public policy areas.