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Budget Analyst

Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Budget 

Pay:  $50,606.40 annually  

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; flexible schedule possible; remote work possible  


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


Performs professional work in budget preparation, analysis, and administration. Coordinates countywide performance management activities and multi-year financial planning. Analyzes fiscal, managerial, technical, and work flow processes, as well as related functions.


Budget Development

  • Advises and assists Divisions/Departments in budget request preparation.
  • Analyzes departmental budget proposals, including evaluation of stated personnel and equipment needs.
  • Reviews and analyzes decision package requests, revenue proposals, and alternative reduction proposals and provides recommendations.
  • Analyzes issues and prepares issue papers on any requested topics during budget development.
  • Provides information to Budget Team members on budget related topics and requests.
  • Review and analyze prioritization tools for clarity and precise information.
  • Serves as liaison to information technology staff for budget systems and software.
  • Attends all meetings and hearings to provide information and subject matter expertise on issues pertaining to Divisions/Departments assigned to the analyst.
  • Prepares County Manager and Board of County Commissioners hearing documents; Recommended Budget Book document; and Adopted Budget book documents for print.
  • Assists with preparation of the certified budget documents.
  • Assists with preparation of GFOA award documents.


Financial Forecasting.

  • Develops long-term financial forecast for the County and analyzes future needs of County Divisions/Departments and the citizens and analyzes the effects of state legislation on County finances.
  • Forecasts revenues based on major economic indicators, political trends, and historical patterns; forecasted expenditures based on staff requirements, the County’s long-term debt requirements, inflationary trends, and historical data.
  • Uses Environmental Scans to update financial forecast as appropriate.
  • Work with Divisions/Departments to identify any upcoming issues that might affect the forecast.
  • Reviews monthly and quarterly report for forecast accuracy.
  • Determines short-term and long-term impacts of budgetary decisions on the County’s financial position.


Assisting Divisions/Departments with budget management.

  • Assists Divisions/Departments with day-to-day management of yearly budgets.
  • Explains and interprets budget policy when necessary.
  • Instructs, trains, and mentors interns and other staff in budget practices and procedures and the automated financial system.
  • Processes work flow for budget adjustments for Divisions/Departments.
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly financial reports.
  • Analyzes operating practices and procedures, personnel requirements, technology plans, performance measures, and strategic plans for assigned departments and funds.
  • Evaluates impacts of unbudgeted expenditures.
  • Evaluates budget adjustment requests and quarterly allotment requests.
  • Analyses reclassification requests for budgetary impact and available budget authority.


Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Public or Business Administration or a related field. One year of experience in performing varied organizational and management evaluation activities.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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