Posting Date:  11/18/2022
Job Title:  Budget Manager
Salary:  113,000 – 147,000
Entity:  City of Vancouver
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled


The purpose of this position is to plan, direct, manage, oversee, and participate directly in the daily activities and operations of the budget office of the City of Vancouver, including budgeting, forecasting, policy development, monitoring, and other complex financial analysis; to coordinate assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies; to supervise and mentor existing budget office and performance staff; to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Chief Financial Officer; to serve as part of the Financial and Management Services Leadership Team.
To perform all of the assigned duties in accordance with the City of Vancouver’s Operating Principles; to develop and maintain collaborative and respectful working relationships with team members and others; and to consistently provide quality service to the citizens of Vancouver.

Primary Duties

Direct the organizational unit in carrying out the City’s vision, mission, and objectives for the Budget Office; assist in the development of strategies, policies, and initiatives to implement the strategic plan; provide financial management; administer policies, procedures, and programs.
Prepare or lead the preparation of strategic plans and annual work plans; develop, implement, improve, and evaluate programs, projects, workflow, processes, plans, budgets, and policies; perform various specialized financial, revenue, budgetary, and/or management studies and analyses.
Direct operating and capital budget development and administration, including forecasting resources; manage unit payroll and operating budgets; monitor budget to actual revenues and expenditures and suggest adjustments; direct and oversee cost/benefit and resource requirement analyses of the unit budget; manage quarterly and annual budget update processes and reporting. Review and analyze pertinent statutes, regulations, ordinances, and policies in terms of impact on unit and to ensure compliance.
Develop and establish performance requirements and personal development targets for staff, regularly monitor performance and provide coaching for improvement and development; evaluate performance and complete annual performance reviews.
Act as media liaison, including fielding inquiries, being interviewed, or speaking at press conferences; speak at community events and City Council meetings, and hold meetings with stakeholders.
Plan, coordinate, and participate directly and actively in the budget office’s daily work plan; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign projects and areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures.
Assume full management responsibility for business intelligence office services and activities including report development, workday support functionality, development of strategic goals and dashboards across the city, recommend and administer policies and procedures related to data governance.
Conduct budget presentations at public meetings, engage in community outreach, provide assistance to City Council, and respond to sensitive citizen and media questions, feedback, and requests for information.
Prepare and present narrative and statistical program performance reports and recommendations to supervisors, management, and executive-level positions.


Five years of increasingly responsible experience in budgeting, financial planning, forecasting, and governmental administration, including three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, finance, economics, or a related field. A Master’s degree in public administration or related field is highly desirable.

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