Technician, Budget Analyst
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WICHITA , KS 67218
Job Title: Technician, Budget Analyst
Position Function: Performs various duties in support of the District’s annual budget, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Kansas State budget forms, and annual financial audit. Works with various departments within the District. Assists in training building personnel and responds to questions during the year.
Essential Performance Responsibilities Could Include:
Assists in the preparation of the Kansas State budget forms, assuring for accuracy and timeliness.
Assists in the preparation of the annual budget book, assuring for accuracy and timeliness.
Assists in preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, assuring for accuracy and timeliness.
Prepares work papers and adjusting journal entries for the annual financial audit.
Becomes highly knowledgeable about assigned funds, programs, and schools.
Provides on-going training as needed to staff throughout the District, both individually and in groups, on use of the financial system, use of the Budget Tracker spreadsheet, assigning funding strings, etc.
Schedules quarterly budget review meetings with fund and program managers.
Monitors balances in the Student Materials Revolving Fund, Music Rental Fund, Textbook Rental Fund, and Athletic Activity Fund, alerting program managers and Director of Budgeting to any concerns.
Prepares journal entries and budget transfers and posts to the financial system.
Completes reports required for internal and external compliance, including but not limited to, information for the Kansas State Department of Education.
Assist with salary account maintenance in the human resources software.
Responds in a knowledgeable, courteous, and professional manner to inquiries and requests for assistance from program managers, employees, and the community regarding the budget and other activities of the Budget Department.
Responds to requests of Director of Budgeting and Chief Financial Officer in an accurate, complete and timely manner.
Cross-trains on other positions in the Budget Department.
Attends training and other outside seminars as approved.
Ensures important functions are covered by other staff members during absences.
Additional Duties: Additional duties as assigned by Supervisor
Equipment: This position may require the ability to use SMART boards and iPads in addition to basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with USD 259’s guidelines for equipment use.
Travel: Limited travel between schools and central offices may be required.
Physical and Mental Demands:
Overtime may be required
Attendance at meetings will be required
Computer work 95%
Sitting for long periods of time
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Advanced computer proficiency and the ability to effectively use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint, which will be determined and validated by testing
Ability to use 10-key
Ability to communicate both verbally and written in order to communicate with others inside and outside of the organization for the purpose of giving and obtaining information
Ability to communicate effectively with a Supervisor when their discretion is needed
Ability to perform as an effective team player
Ability to plan, organize, make decisions and prioritize work to meet the daily demands of the building
Exhibit a professional manner and a positive attitude
Use good judgment to make decisions on recurring assignments
Display a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality
Ability to conform to proper standards of professional dress and appearance
Knowledge of company’s mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them
Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors
Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks
Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy
Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues
Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field with one to two years of related experience preferred
Experience in governmental accounting or governmental auditing preferred
FLSA Status: Non-exempt