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Senior Budget & Finance Analyst #2301-223800-01

Date Opened
Monday, January 30, 2023 3:00 PM
Close Date
Monday, February 13, 2023 11:59 PM
Charlotte Area Transit
  • $62,952 - $78,690/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


Under general supervisions this position will assist with the preparation and maintenance of the operating and capital budgets in accordance with Metropolitan Transit Commission policies and City Guidelines.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and work closely with departmental management, staff, and Budget Officer to ensure financial systems reports and information are verified, and financial transactions are accurately reported for inclusion in various financial reports.
  • Conducts a wide variety of studies, analysis, and program reports for transit.
  • Assist Budget Manager with development and maintenance of projections, debt financing projections/administration, and long-term financial plans.
  • Provides direct support to the Budget Manager in the annual development of long-term financial plans in compliance with requirements of the Federal Transit Administration, and other specialized projects, e.g., monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to MTC.
  • Handles day to day management of Operating and Capital budgets through requisitions/transactions review and approvals.
  • Maintain Operating ledger and Capital projects through budget adjustments, transfers, journal entries, and account set up.
  • Compiles monthly transit financial reports for Division Managers and Executive Team.
  • Coordinates and works closely with departmental staff to monitor the progression of spending, accruals, and other accounting functions for operating accounts and/or capital projects.
  • Analyzes expense charges from other City of Charlotte departments for propriety and accuracy.
  • Assist with Federal, State, and Local reviews, such as the FTA Triennial Review
  • Assist in monitoring department performance measures are in full compliance with MTC policies, City Finance, and Strategy & Budget standards.
  • Perform financial, budgetary, and analytical tasks of high complexity and scope.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong critical thinking and strategic analytical skills
  • The principles and practices of Governmental Accounting
  • Demonstrate a high level of sustained accuracy and compliance with written procedures and verbal instructions.
  • Possess considerable knowledge of budgetary preparation and analysis.
  • Ability to analyze complex financial transactions.
  • Skilled in organization, time management, and advanced problem-solving
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local financial regulations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools (particularly Word and Excel to include knowledge of pivot tables and other excel functions)
  • Ability to analyze complex administrative/financial issues and prepare effective recommendations and solutions.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules, days and hours in completion of routine work and special assignments.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and/or customers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally

Minimum Qualifications

Applicant must possess a four (4) year degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, or related field and/or a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in various facets of financial management, budget development, and municipal administration.  

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

As of October 1, 2021, The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees.  The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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