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State of Montana Budget Analyst 2 in Helena, Montana

/THE OUTSIDE IS IN US ALL./ Please remember to attach the required documentsCover Letter and Resumelisted in this announcement.Applications missing the requested documents will be considered incomplete and may not progress further in the process.Documents not requested will not be considered in the recruitment process. The State Application is not a substitute for a Resume.This position closes at 11:59 PM Mountain Time on February 26, 2024. You must apply through the State of Montana Career site. Special Information: Identity of applicants who become finalists may be released to the public if the Department deems it necessary. Employees who exceed 1,040 hours in a calendar year are also provided health, dental and life insurance. Other benefits include retirement, paid vacation, sick and holidays. This position may be covered by a VEBA (Voluntary EmployeeBeneficiaryAssociation). A successful applicant will be subject to a background investigation. Women and minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply. The Budget Analyst position at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is part of an integrated team that helps support critical fish, wildlife and recreation management efforts around the state. The work of the budget bureau is critical what makes Montana, Montana – clean rivers, access to amazing hunting and fishing opportunities, abundant wildlife species, intact ecosystems, and amazing recreational opportunities. Sure this job is about supporting the budget and financial functions of FWP, but without this work, the critical resource management efforts can never happen. At FWP when we say, “The Outside is in us all,” it’s not just a slogan. We live it everyday. The Budget Analyst position supports budget and financial functions for all funding sources within the department. This position prepares and analyzes budget and financial reports to maintain expenditure controls, and provides advice and technical assistance with cost analysis, financial allocation, and budget preparation and monitoring. This position also analyzes department wide revenues, expenses, appropriations, future budget requests and legislative status during sessions. One of the positions supports the Parks and Outdoor Recreation Division and one supports Administration and Technical Services Bureaus at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Job Duties: Typical Budget Duties Include: · -Establish and maintain task profiles, task groups, speeds charts and translate trees · -Process budget change documents · -Establish and monitor standard budgets · -Complete monthly budget status reports · -Monitor personal services expenditures and vacancy savings · -Review expenditures to ensure appropriateness · -Review, track and verify grants and contracts · -Reconcile FTE · -Revenue and expenditure projections · -Assist with the Executive Planning Process · -Review contracts and renewals for all grants assigned to ensure proper financial compliance · -Monitor appropriations and fund balances · -Conduct research, analysis and writing of legislative fiscal notes · -Enter and reconcile legislative requests in IBARS Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: · -Knowledge of budget principles · -Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) · -Knowledge of State and Federal rules and regulations · -Excellent organizational skills · -Excellent time management skills · -Excellent problem solving and recognition skills · -Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships · -Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing · -Ability to operate personal computer and general office software such as excel, word and email Qualifications: · Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, economics, math or a closely related field · Three years of progressively responsible budget and accounting experience · Other combination of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case by case basis · -Experience with legislative budgeting and state government is preferred · -Experience with SABHRS and IBARS is preferred *Title: *Budget Analyst 2 Location: Helena Requisition ID: 23143534