Budget Analyst

  • City of Pittsburgh Careers
  • Pittsburgh, PA, United States
  • Jan 12, 2018
Full time Accounting/Finance/Banking

Job Description

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Position Summary:

Assists in preparing the Mayor’s Budget by performing administrative and research work to prepare and evaluate the implementation of the Mayor's Operating, Capital, and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) budgets.  Develops, compiles and analyzes information on City operations and budget implementation and performs policy analyses; monitors City fiscal operations.


Position Duties:

  • Reviews, analyzes and monitors the fiscal operations of assigned Departments, Authorities and/or program areas.
  • Determines cost effectiveness of departmental proposals.
  • Reviews assigned departments’ budget and staffing requests (i.e., personnel requisitions, travel and training requests, capital equipment, facility and vehicle requests).
  • Analyzes fiscal and operational impacts.
  • Monitors City Council legislative activity.
  • Analyzes and reports on financial impact of legislation to Office of Management & Budget Director and/or Operating Budget Manager and Capital Budget Manager.
  • Monitors and projects departmental expenditures and revenue collections.
  • Analyzes fiscal and operational policies affecting revenues and expenditures.
  • Gathers and analyzes information and statistical data for a variety of reports and surveys.
  • Maintains records and prepares accurate reports, correspondence, legislation, etc., utilizing financial, database, and spreadsheet software applications (e.g., JD Edwards, Access, Excel, etc.).
  • Assists assigned departments in the development and implementation of annual budgets.
  • Reviews contracts and analyzes financial impact of contracts and proposals.
  • Compiles and evaluates information regarding departmental operations.
  • Attends Operating and Capital budget meetings and hearings.
  • Assists in production of budget documents.
  • Provides fiscal analyses on union proposals.
  • Manages area of responsibility in strict accordance with applicable laws, regulations and established policy including union agreements to ensure fair and standardized treatment of employees.
  • Performs activities and functions of related lower‑level personnel and other related tasks and duties that are assigned or required.


Knowledge/Abilities (At Full Job Performance)


 Some knowledge of:

  • The principles and practices of municipal finance and budgeting, urban planning policy, fund accounting and public policy research and analysis.
  • City procedures in finance, budgeting, general management; and of the legislative process.
  • City and departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures, including personnel and labor relations.
  • Software applications used for accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, word processing, database management and presentation (e.g., JD Edwards, Access, Excel, Word, etc).