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Budget Director

Toledo, OH 43604

Posted: 04/29/2024 Job Category: Accounting-Admin-HR-Legal Job Number: 26983003

Job Description

ITS has partnered with a NW Ohio County, to find a Budget Director. 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
 
  • Assigns, supervises and evaluates work performed by staff in the performance of their duties;interviews and effectively recommends the hire of new staff;may issue counselings and take disciplinary action up to and including written reprimands and effectively recommends higher-level disciplinary action including demotion and removal as needed;approves requests for time off from staff under his/her immediate supervision.
 
  • Oversees the preparation of the County’s annual budget and associated budget documents;ensures regular and timely monitoring of the County budget as approved by the Board of County Commissioners to meet established budget controls.
 
  • Develops spreadsheets with budgetary information and reports reflecting budget appropriations, budget balances and other related data for departments, elected officials and agencies to determine anticipated expenditure levels;performs high-level analysis of budget problems and recommends cost-effective solutions;formulates recommendations designed to conserve resources and/or improve delivery systems.
 
  • In coordination with County Administration, oversees the County’s debt administration/management programs;assists Administration in the planning, negotiating and implementation of County debt financing (bonds, short and long-term notes, etc…);provides information as needed and directed to rating firms during the process to establish the County’s bond/credit rating.
 
  • Performs detailed revenue and expenditure analysis to include updates of economic assumptions and forecasts of trends for revenue and expenditures;ensures efficient and accurate financial reporting and management analysis reports.
 
  • Provides technical/financial analysis for County Commissioners, other County elected officials, and the various County departments and agencies;reviews, analyzes, and makes recommendations regarding staffing levels, resource allocations and organizational goals and objectives to determine if sufficient funding is available;assists in defining effective performance measures and benchmarks to determine if operations are fiscally effective and efficient by linking performance to costs.
 
  • In coordination with County Administration and the Facilities Department, assists in developing and monitoring the County’s capital improvement plan and implementation of the plan, including review of project budgets, timelines/schedules and deliverables.
 
  • Researches, interprets & analyzes the financial effects of federal, state, and local laws and regulations;may draft policies and procedures for needed compliance with aforementioned laws and regulations.
 
  • Provides financial data and analysis for use in collective bargaining negotiations;  may attend collective bargaining sessions to discuss the County’s current fiscal state and/or assists in evaluating the cost of various proposals.
 
  • Analyzes budget requests, and monitors the financial condition and financial planning of assigned departments and agencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
   
  • Master’s degree in Public Administration or Business Administration (preferably with a specialization in Finance or Accounting) and at least five (5) years of documented & progressive work experience related to budget preparation and fiscal administration OR Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or Business Administration (preferably with a major in Finance or Accounting) and at least seven (7) years of documented & progressive work experience related to budget preparation and fiscal administration.  
 
  • Knowledge of governmental budgeting & public finance principles and procedures;County organizational structure;applicable sections of the Ohio Revised Code;financial analysis;performance measurement;supervisory practices and procedures;risk management;spreadsheet, data entry and word processing applications.
 
  • Skill in: utilizing written and oral communication;use of financial spreadsheets and financial applications.
 
  • Ability to: analyze complex situations;collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions;work independently or as part of a team;effectively delegate work from an administrative level;apply management principles to practical situations;exercise sound judgment and discretion when dealing with departmental matters;plan long range goals and objectives
 
 
About Integrated Talent Strategies (ITS)              
ITS is an international recruiting and staffing firm specializing in Engineering, Technical and Professional positions. Founded in 1984 as a subsidiary of an engineering firm, ITS continues to remain a strategic partner for the job seeker.   
 
Our clients include some of the largest and most respected architectural, engineering, and manufacturing companies in business today. Our ability to offer a wide range of services, and the flexibility to adjust to the changing needs of our clients, has allowed us to maintain a solid reputation for several decades.  #LI-JM1
 

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