City of Ann Arbor
  • Public Services
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • 68,000-79,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Budget & Finance Supervisor

Starting Salary Range: $68,000 - $79,000

Benefits offered with this position include:

  • 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 $5000, must be employed 1 year to be eligible
  • Employee assistance program
  • Voluntary benefits like accident coverage, critical illness, LegalShield, and Identify Theft

Role Summary

Support the financial function for 30+ funds with various financial requirements including accounting, budgeting, payroll, accounts payable/receivable, capital improvements funding, revenue and expenditure reporting, and rate analysis. Perform advanced financial and economic analyses and research. Recommend improvements to Service Area budget and operational systems, provide expertise on ad hoc assignments, and support the organizational strategic plan.

Essential Duties

  • Manage the Public Services Area budget development process including the capital budget
  • Monitor budget performance for the entire City and create unique management reports as required
  • Supervise public services finance positions along with support staff
  • Report Public Services revenue and expenditures on a monthly basis
  • Work with operating management to recommend operational adjustments based on status of revenues and expenditures
  • Support the development of the City's strategic and long-term financial plan
  • Drive continuous improvement in financial reporting within the various Service Units
  • Prepare quantitative reports for operating management and support development of Council resolutions as needed
  • Recommend changes to Service Area financial policies and procedures, systems, and standards
  • Conduct special studies, and prepare detailed financial analyses, statistical complications and narrative reports
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with financial reporting and legal requirements in the allocation of municipal funds
  • Determine availability of funds and what rate increase(s)/consequences could be expected based on use patterns and cost relationships
  • Prepare reports and analysis to support Council presentations such as, budget, ordinance changes, and other topics as necessary

Related Work

  • Work closely with Finance and other service units financially and operationally
  • Demonstrate an understanding of customer service principles and billing for services received
  • Study operational problems and recommend changes
  • Assist with training plans to enhance organizational knowledge and skills
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge of: (position requirements at entry)

  • Managerial accounting principles, practices and procedures
  • Municipal government and/or fund accounting
  • Budget and planning methods and procedures
  • Budget processes, project initiation and management
  • Sound internal control procedures
  • Advanced financial analytical tools
  • Computerized financial systems
  • Computers and software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and Access)
  • Advanced mathematical and statistical analyses
  • General office management and procedures
  • Outstanding Customer service principles and practices
  • Principles and practices of personnel administration and supervision

Skills and Ability to: (position requirements at entry)

  • Properly utilize accounting, finance 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 develop alternative solutions
  • Set priorities, coordinate multiple projects and meet critical deadlines
  • As a supervisor, provide comprehensive support to assure the successful and effective performance of office support staff
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service

Training and Experience (position requirements at entry)


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business, Public Administration, etc.)
  • Experience in Accounting, Financial Analysis, Budgeting, Municipal Government - at least 5 years
  • Experience supervising employees - at least 2 years


  • Master's Degree in Public or Business Administration or a related field
  • Municipal government experience
  • Utility cost of service 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. 


We are proud of our diverse workforce and our commitment to equal opportunity.  We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived age, arrest record, color, disability, educational association, familial status, family responsibilities, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, HIV status, marital status, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, source of income, veteran status, victim of domestic violence or stalking, or weight in any aspect of our hiring or employment process. The City of Ann Arbor has earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which assesses lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality in more than 500 cities across the nation.

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