Posting Date:  01/08/2019
Job Title:  Budget Finance Analyst
Salary:  $5,786.00 – $5,902.00 Monthly
Entity:  Benton County
Closing Date:  Continuous


Responsible for performing budgetary and financial analyses in operations and productivity, and recommending improvements in program efficiency and effectiveness within general county policies and goals.  Researches special projects as assigned and prepares detailed budget and financial analyses often including variable situations requiring analytical, interpretative, and constructive thinking. Performs professional finance work, and may lead others, in accounting activities such as general receipting revenues, processing payroll, processing payment vouchers, and billing other entities for County services.

Primary Duties

Assists in the preparation of the County preliminary biennium budget; assists Departments in the development of revenue and expenditure budgets; monitors expenses and revenue changes to make necessary modifications.
Review and analysis of budget and financial monthly/quarterly reports related to performance metrics and budget vs. actual status; provide subsequent recommendations or action plans and check fund balance cash status.
Prepare, assist in and/or provide oversight of financial work in areas of payroll processing, cash receipting, payment vouchering and annual operating transfers.
Process, analyze and/or monitor billings from various departments to outside entities for Benton County services.
Assist in preparation of budget and financial reports and presentations; quarterly expenditures report; five-year financial forecast; and/or others as assigned.
Research special projects as assigned and prepare detailed financial analyses, e.g., financial impacts related to grant applications, collective bargaining agreements, corrections contracts, facilities expansion projects, etc.

May lead the work of other administrative or office support staff; provides training, guidance and ongoing direction to oversee budgetary and financial activities.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Public or Business Administration, Finance, or any related field and three years of progressively responsible governmental accounting experience or private sector experience; or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job is preferred.

Valid Washington State Driver’s License.

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