Completion of an undergraduate major in finance, business administration, or a directly related field at a four-year college or university which must have included a combination of three courses in accounting and/or finance, one of which must have been in accounting.
Fiscal Policy Analyst
The Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) exists to serve the Governor and the state in five primary ways:
- Work with the Governor each year to develop a budget recommendation for the upcoming and amended fiscal years that is based on agency requests and that will be presented to the General Assembly
- Provide research and analysis to the Governor’s Office and other state agencies related to budgetary items as well as to produce an efficient and effective state government
- Review the agencies’ annual operating budgets to ensure that spending plans comply with the approved appropriations act, sound fiscal stewardship, and the Governor’s goals
- Develop the state’s strategic plan, outlining the Governor’s vision for the state and how agencies can best support that vision
- Supply official demographic and statistical data about the state of Georgia
OPB Fiscal Policy Analyst assists in the development and monitoring of agency budgets and policies for executive and legislative review. OPB analyst analyze laws proposed by the General Assembly and respond to inquiries from general public, legislators, and state agencies. Analyst monitor expenditures as compared to budget and appropriations, and perform detailed and complex revenue and expenditure projections.
This posting is for the:
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DIVISION (HHS)
Performs budget and policy analysis related to health care purchasing, state health planning, welfare, veterans’ services, workers’ compensation, and other human and social services.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Analyze agency budget requests and prepare recommendations for review
- Analyze and review agency budget spend plans
- Analyze and review agency allotment requests
- Analyze complex data sets
- Monitor and analyze state and federal legislative and policy proposals and advise division director
- Assist in the preparation of fiscal notes on pending legislation
- Conduct research on key budget and policy priorities for assigned area
- Develop broad expertise into assigned agencies
- Work with assigned agencies to gain understanding of agency programs and initiatives
- Prepare presentations, white papers and policy briefs on budget recommendations and options, program reviews, and policy related topics for assigned area
- Assist in the preparation of various documents published by the office
- Prepare responses to public inquiries for management review
- Monitor expenditures as compared to budget and appropriations
- Perform detailed and complex revenue and expenditure projections
- Conduct and review multi-year financial trends
- Monitor performance of agency programs
- Other duties as assigned
Ability to multi-task and think critically
- Ability to work in a professional group environment
- Must be detail oriented
- Ability to present to a group
- Must be flexible
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
- Ability to communicate information in a clear, concise, and logical manner with coworkers, supervisors, and customers, adapting style and content to the audience’s needs
- Ability to occasionally move about in an office environment and to and from offsite locations
- Ability to manage time and work under environment strict deadlines during peak periods
- Limited travel required for agency site visits
- Frequent moving of laptop, books, paperwork, etc. under 15lbs
- Constant operation of a computer and frequent operation of other office productivity machinery such as a phone, scanner, copier, and printer
- Constant use of word-processing, database and e-mail functions to carry out job requirements in a timely manner
- Ability to learn and use new software programs
- Occasional re-positioning of self to access computer, printer, phone, and other office productivity machinery
- Ability to work in EXCEL, Microsoft Suite and other computer applications
- Attend workshops, trainings, and meetings when scheduled
Salary: $46,310.72- $81,043.76
The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees the day-to-day operation of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD).
DPS is seeking qualified applicants to fill the Accounting Manager position to oversee the revenue and grantunits of DPS and its administratively attached agencies. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.
This position is perfect for candidates who seek a challenging opportunity without sacrificing work/life balance, and includes an excellent benefits package and the potential for a flexible work schedule.
- Analyzes financial statistics and other accounting data.
- Develops and directs a comprehensive accounting program which integrates Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards, Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards (GAGAS), statutory accounting requirements, and departmental fiscal policies and procedures.
- Directs operational analyses of accounting systems, subsystems and/or procedures.
- Interviews, hires, directs, trains, evaluates the performance of, and when necessary, disciplines and discharges accounting/financial employees.
- Manages human resources and directs administrative activities for accounting/financial employees.
- Provides professional guidance and assistance in the solution of complex accounting and financial problems.
- Represents the financial interests of the State in accounting-related interactions/negotiations with other parties, such as banks, vendors and external auditors.
Required Personal Characteristics:
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to function in a fast paced environment and prioritize multiple projects to meet established deadlines.
- Ability to effectively interact and provide support and guidance to agency leaders.
- High integrity and honesty.
- Strong commitment to providing superior customer service to both internal and external customers.
- Positive attitude and high levels of personal commitment.
- Five years of experience processing grants
- Five years of Revenue experience using Teamworks Financials
- Five years of experience at a State of Georgia agency
- Two years of supervisory experience
- Two years of experience with fiscal year end close
Only applicants chosen for interview will be contacted. This is an unclassified position unless filled by a classified employee.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employees and applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, natural origin, age, disability or genetic information.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance or a closely related field from an accredited college or university AND Three years of professional level experience in accounting and/or a closely related fiscal activity, One year of which in a supervisory, administrative or lead worker role. Note: An equivalent combination of education and job specific experience that provided the knowledge, experience and competencies required to successfully perform the job at the level listed may be substituted on a year-over-year basis.