Assistant Budget Manager

City Management

$53,336 to $66,670 per year
Full City Benefits Package

Job Description

Position Summary

Under general administrative direction of the Budget and Financial Planning Manager, assists in administering a wide variety of budget and financial planning functions for the City of St. George, including applicable budget reports, public notices, and financial surveys.  Monitors city expenditures, revenues, grants, and shared funding from both state and federal sources.


Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics.  The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

1.            Assists the Budget and Financial Planning Manager with preparing forms, instructions, schedules, analysis, forecasting, and other services necessary in preparing the City’s annual budget and budget amendments.  Assists departments and funds with implementing annual budgets.

2.            Assists in preparing public notices, reporting, and other requirements applicable to the budget process required under Utah State law and/or by the State Auditor’s office.

3.            Assists departments in implementing capital planning budgets in connection with impact fee studies and other costs of services necessary for growth to facilitate equitable sharing of costs.

4.            Assists in monitoring various city expenditures and revenues in relation to the budget and assists in preparing regular and special financial reports to aid city management in decision making.

5.            Assists with completing various financial surveys or other special requests received for financial information.

6.            Assists departments with accounting and grant reporting to facilitate compliance with applicable legal requirements for certain federal and state grants.

7.            Administers the billings, collections, and reporting for Special Improvement Districts (SID’s) and similar public infrastructure agreements.  Determines payoff amounts for SID’s and similar agreements and arranges for payment of delinquent amounts or institution of foreclosure procedures.

8.            Assists with contract review and preparation, financial tracking, and recordkeeping for special projects such as FEMA, CDBG, and Economic Development Agencies.

9.            Assists with working with outside consultants and city personnel in relation to issuing bonds for various projects as needed.  Assists with preparing and tracking bond reimbursement requests and related fund transfers.

10.        Reviews and approves expenditure vouchers as prepared by accounts payable for the payment of city expenditures to insure compliance with city budgets, policies, and procedures.

11.        Assists the Budget and Financial Planning Manager and the Finance Manager in preparing schedules and financial information for the annual audit and may assist in preparing the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

12.        Performs other related duties as required.


Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions

Office environment.  Light physical effort.  Comfortable working conditions handling light to medium weights.  May include sitting or standing for extended periods while operating assigned equipment.  Considerable exposure to stressful situations as a result of human behavior and deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, or closely related field.  Professional designation or master’s degree in a finance related field is desirable.

Experience: Minimum of three (3) years full-time progressively responsible experience in areas related to budgeting, financial analysis, accounting procedures, and auditing (or closely related area).

Licenses and/or Certifications:  A valid Utah State Driver License is required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


•         Thorough knowledge of governmental accounting and budgeting principles and practices.  Experience in local government accounting and budgeting is preferred.

•         Sound knowledge of computer applications and various software programs. Specific knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel spreadsheets at an Intermediate to Advanced Level is required which includes the ability to effectively create data tables, pivot tables, and graphs.



•         Strong technical research skills and extensive experience in analyzing financial data, results, and reports.

•         Excellent skills in problem solving and developing financial models, forecasting outcomes under different scenarios, and formulating strategic financial recommendations.


Ability to:

•         Communicate effectively and concisely both orally and in writing; and through formal presentations.

•         Work effectively without direct supervision; and ability to work both individually and in a team atmosphere.

•         Effectively plan, coordinate, and accurately accomplish projects that have considerable or pressing deadlines and/or high priorities.

•         Keep up-to-date technically and apply new knowledge to job.

•         Develop and maintain effective working relations with elected officials, department heads, subordinates, the public, and officials and employees of other jurisdictions.

Other Information

To Apply:  Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at  Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Position closes 4/25/2018 at 5:00 p.m. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required.  EOE. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.