Under general direction of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/Treasurer, the Budget Coordinator manages the budget activities of the City through the creation of the annual budget and provision of monthly financial reports. The Budget Coordinator serves as a primary contact for other departments for most of the budget related matters. He/she works with staff and operating departments to ensure that financial policies and practices are followed in the development of annual budget document. The Budget Coordinator is required to attend City Council and the Administration and Public Works Committee for all budget related meetings. He/she may need to attend various neighborhood meetings, and meetings with other agencies as needed as a part of budget process.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
The Budget Coordinator reports to the CFO/Treasurer. The employee must work independently, within the overall framework set by the CFO. The employee is responsible for prioritizing work tasks and for identifying and utilizing the appropriate resources to reach the desired goal. Performance is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, status reports, conferences, and on-going communication with the CFO and other departmental managers. Work is formally evaluated at least annually, with respect to budget/finance expertise, achievement of goals and objectives, problem-solving ability, analytic skills, communication skills, presentation skills and performance in accordance with this classification standard.
The employee has regular and frequent contact with City employees, the City Council, and Evanston residents The Budget Coordinator may serve as the City’s official representative as appropriate at meetings, presentations and conferences.
Structured Oral Interview
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
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