Valley Metro is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
FLSA: Exempt position, not eligible for overtime compensation.
OPENING DATE: 12/05/19
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
The Budget Supervisor is responsible for supervising the comprehensive budget development process for the annual Valley Metro operating and capital budgets along with the five-year operating forecasts and capital programs. Under the direction of the Budget and Operations Financial Controls Manager, this position will supervise budget department staff, develop annual budgets, mid-year adjustments, monitor budgets, and prepare documents and presentations for management and Boards. An ideal candidate will have a strong background in budget development, analysis, and supervision. They will also have strong communication skills as this position must be able to communicate with directors, managers, and external stakeholders. They will thrive in an environment where accountability, fiscal responsibility, and great customer service are critical to success.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Management, Finance or a related field, and five (5) years of professional level experience, including 2 years of supervisory experience, in budgeting, accounting and project management or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties such as those listed. Government experience desirable.
An ideal candidate will have a strong background in budget development, analysis, and supervision. They will also have strong communication skills as this position must be able to communicate with directors, managers, and external stakeholders. They will thrive in an environment where accountability, fiscal responsibility, and great customer service are critical to success.
Licenses and Certifications: Valid Arizona Driver's License
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES / KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Budget development, financial analysis, and financial forecasting. Exercise critical analytical skills, judgment, and discretion in applying principles, concepts, and practices related to governmental budget development, financial management, and public administration.
Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive reports, correspondence, and other documents involving technical, budgetary, and financial data. Monitor, analyze, and improve programs/processes through the use of performance metrics.
Analyze, interpret, and present technical information in an effective manner both verbally and in writing and respond to questions/concerns from internal management and external stakeholders.
Organize work and set priorities for accomplishing work in a timely and effective manner in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing tasks and priorities.
Maintain confidentiality of information and exercise discretion in dealing with controversial or potentially sensitive topics.
Provide excellent interpersonal skills, by establishing, and maintaining effective relationships and working collaboratively with directors, managers, staff, and external stakeholders.
Review process weaknesses and requirements, develop appropriate controls, policies and procedures, engage stakeholders in solutions, and lead change.
Develop internal budget tools, procedures, and templates reflecting the business needs of Valley Metro and its Departments.
Prepare internal budget analyses detailing projected spending versus the Board-Approved budget; assist agency management in making fiscal decisions.
Prepare monthly and quarterly Budget vs. Actual (BvA) reports and analyses of Valley Metro Agency expenditures by-Department and by-Program to present to the Board.
Research and analyze budget proposals, evaluate base budgets to ensure efficient program delivery, and forecast year-end projections for expenses and revenues.
Perform other duties of similar nature and level as assigned.
Management principles Compliance and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles(GAAP) Budgeting principles, including zero-based budgeting Applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations Project management principles Strategic business planning principles and practices Principles and practices of governmental accounting and reporting Transit operations and required FTA reporting (NTD) Internal control policies and procedures
Developing and implementing work plans
Analyzing data and making policy recommendations
Developing and monitoring budgets
Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and implementing recommendations in support of goals
Reviewing complex financial data
Strong quantitative data and financial analysis skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Intermediate to advanced proficiency with computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project, and Outlook)
Experience or familiarity with Financial or Fund Accounting and Statistical software (familiarity with Abila MIP, Tableau, Power BI is considered a plus)
Strong understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERP)
Motivating teams and leading change
Communicating in order to interact with coworkers, supervisor, and the general public at a level sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT
Positions in this class typically require: reaching, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Work Environment: Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority RPTA) provides both Bus and Light Rail transportation services for the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Highlights of Valley Metro services include:
*First ever light rail system in Phoenix, Arizona. Began service in 2008.
*Local, Express and RAPID commuter bus service
*Online carpool matching system
*Assistance to local businesses to help them meet the Maricopa County trip reduction goals through alternative modes of transportation (bus, carpool, vanpool, bike, telework, etc.)