City of Ann Arbor
  • Finance
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • 49,039 - 60,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Budget Analyst

Salary Range: $49,039 to $60,000

The City of Ann Arbor

The City of Ann Arbor is where creative ideas come to life through events, shops, business, art and music. This is one of the 25 most innovative cities in the United States. Ann Arbor received the Smart Cities North America Award in the Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Public Transit, Ride-Hailing, Ride Sharing category and also received the Greenest Cities Award 2018.

You will discover something more and you will discover something real. This is where life is different. 

The City of Ann Arbor has crazy good benefits:

  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • 401a with City match - Optional 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Reciprocal Pension Credit, available for pension-qualified applicants
  • Retiree health reimbursement account
  • Very generous medical/dental/vision/pharmacy plans
  • Paid vacation, personal time, floating holiday, plus sick days. Unused vacation and sick time rolls over
  • Short-term and long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • You can earn up to $500 annually by participating in our Wellness Incentive Programs. These dollars will be deposited into a health reimbursement account (HRA), which can be used toward eligible health care expenses
  • Tuition reimbursement of $5000 after 1 year of employment
  • Employee assistance program
  • Voluntary benefits like accident coverage, critical illness, LegalShield, and Identify Theft
  • Relocation assistance may be available

Role Summary To support a variety of operating units with the budget development process, financial performance reporting and strategic planning initiatives. In addition, this position provides analytical support for decision analysis, development of fees and charges, and is the primary liaison with specific operating units for all their financial needs.


Duties are performed under the direct supervision of the Finance Director and may include the following:

Essential Duties

  • Lead the budget development process for multiple service units
  • Support the development of the city-wide budget
  • Support the development of a Service Area's business & strategic plans
  • Support operating management in the development and rollout of benchmarks and performance metrics
  • Drive continuous improvement in financial reporting within the various service units
  • Prepare certain quantitative reports for presentation to senior management, City Council or others as appropriate
  • Generate timely budget/forecast statements
  • Monitor budget performance for a Service Area to insure their accuracy and create unique management reports as required
  • Independently analyze, predict, and solve problems
  • Conduct special studies affecting Service Area financial performance including fee analyses, overtime minimization, etc.
  • Analyze operational processes and procedures and recommend process and operational improvements
  • Assist with policy development and implementation of best practices

Related Work

  • Support ad hoc requests for financial analyses
  • Perform related financial work and special projects as assigned

Knowledge of: (position requirements at entry)

  • Managerial accounting principles, practices and procedures
  • Budget and planning methods and procedures
  • Sound internal control procedures
  • Computerized financial systems
  • Computers and software applications used in business settings (e.g. Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and Access)
  • Advanced mathematical and statistical analyses
  • General office management and procedures
  • Outstanding customer service principles and practices
  • Sound financial reporting practices and procedures

Skills and Ability to:(position requirements at entry)

  • Properly utilize accounting, budget and planning principles, practices and procedures


  • Ability to interact with operating personnel and apply finance principles to help solve operational challenges
  • Accurately interpret and implement policies, procedures and regulations
  • Problem solve and demonstrate decision making and analytical capabilities
  • Analyze and organize financial information and prepare reports
  • Effectively communicate through oral and written communication
  • Develop and maintain non-partisan, respectful and effective working relationships
  • Analyze complex budget and planning issues and assist in developing alternative solutions
  • Set priorities, coordinate multiple projects, work independently and meet critical deadlines
  • Listen to understand the intended meaning of the message
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service techniques


Standard office equipment, PC, fax, copier, calculator, multi-line telephones and other miscellaneous office equipment.

Training and Experience (position requirements at entry)


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business, Public Administration or closely related field
  • Municipal experience

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative to those that must be met by and employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Positions in this class typically require: reaching, lifting, pushing, pulling, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Move and lift light objects less than 20 pounds such as mail, files and supplies. Operating office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements. The ability to remain in a sitting position for extended periods of time.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.

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