Senior Budget Analyst
Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the Asset Management and Large Projects (AMLP) Division! The Division is seeking a highly motivated, self-started, and well-organized Senior Budget Analyst. The ideal candidate must be able to communicate effectively and have good problem-solving skills. This position will provide budget development, monitoring and oversight support for the AMLP Division. This position reports to Project Controls Manager. Duties: Prepare and develop operating and capital budgets proposals for the AMLP Division totaling approximately $18 million in O & M and over $100 million in CIP budgets.
Work closely with Program Managers and Project Managers to develop detailed spending, work, and procurement plans. Support project programs and project managers within AMLP to plan develop, monitor and control project scopes, schedules, budgets and cost estimates and risks.
Lead preparation of SCL Strategic Initiative updates and reports on behalf of the division.
Coordinate org unit managers and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project managers to develop Budget Issue Papers (BIPs), Budget Coordination Papers (BCPs), program descriptions, justification, and schedule and performance measures for submittal to management.
Lead studies and analysis of capital projects using cost-benefit analysis, business cases and similar techniques to assist in the prioritization of capital investments within the division based on consistent objective criteria.
Analyze and interpret complex financial information and policies using advanced principals and techniques to review and evaluate the accuracy of plans and reports and supporting information; identify and observe trends, examine basic elements and key relationships; forecast needs.
Work as a strategic liaison with SCL budget office and City Budget office. Work with City Departments and internal City Light divisions with project managers to review project schedules and budgets and cash flows.
Prepare quarterly, mid-year and annual progress reporting for quarterly and annual budget Develop budget management plans, division financial policies, division training & travel plans, targets and performance standards.
Regularly prepare financial reports on spending; identify over-spending or underspending for the division; and work with managers to address problem areas. Prepare regular budget reports for management with thorough analysis of expenditures and forecasts for year-end.
Other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, finance, computer science or a related field.
Experience: Requires three years of experience in systems, operations, procedures, research or analysis (or a combination of education, training or experience that provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).
Master's in Business or Public Administration (relevant coursework may include Advanced Public-Sector Budgeting, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and/or Public-Sector Economics).
Two or more years of experience working with City of Seattle financial systems (e.g. UI Planner and Summit). Advanced knowledge and experience working with Microsoft Excel including development of pivot tables and spreadsheets.
Project Management experience and training.