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GA - Director - Departmental Budgets

  • 1.  GA - Director - Departmental Budgets

    Posted 23 days ago


    The Director (Departmental Budgets) is responsible for developing, monitoring, managing and reporting for all department budgets. Provides an integral part in developing forms, creating reports and ensuring a high level of support for the budget development processes. Responsible for overseeing the preparation of the department budgets, including the General Fund and Special Revenue funds, analyzing forecasts and trends and preparing financial reporting. Ensures external and internal stakeholders are informed as it relates to budgets, forecasts, variance analysis and financial reporting issues. 



    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Public Administration, Accounting, or related field required.
    • Master's degree in Finance, Public Administration, Accounting, or related field preferred. 


    • Valid Georgia driver's license and availability of private transportation. 


    • 5 years of experience working in governmental accounting, finance, or budgeting.
    • Experience in school district finance or budget preferred. 


    • Manages processes and procedures within the Budget Services Department.
    • Creates department templates for annual budget requests.
    • Implements professional standards aligned with Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) standards tying goals and performance measures to funding received and measuring success against the same.
    • Redesigns department budget process to align budget requests with goals, strategies and budget parameters.
    • Develops models simulating department budgets for the upcoming fiscal year and/or future years.
    • Assists department staff with their budget requests, inclusive of supervising other Budget Services staff to assist, as needed, during the budget development process.
    • Prepares budgetary/financial analysis, forecasts and presentations on the status of the budget, possible outcomes and other projections.
    • Drafts, develops and oversees policies concerning budgetary and financial transactions and conditions, including developing internal procedures to ensure compliance by departments.
    • Performs regular financial review of department budgets, alerting them of issues and assisting them with resolutions.
    • Develops recommendations to resolve financial and budgetary issues throughout the year.
    • Reviews financial and budgetary transactions, activities and functions between departments to ensure intent of the budgetary relationship remains intact.
    • Responds to inquiries concerning historical budgetary or financial information, collaborating with other departments, divisions and/or schools.
    • Trains Budget Specialist in daily operations of the department; manages Budget Coordinator and policy control positions, as directed by the Executive Director of Budget Services.
    • Required to have prompt, regular attendance in-person and be available to work on-site, in-person during regular business hours and as needed.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by an appropriate administrator or their representative.


    • Sound knowledge of the principles and best practices of budget management, procedures and guidelines.
    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Ability to understand the correlation between budget and financial data.
    • Excellent research practices and techniques.  
    • Understanding and familiarity with federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines governing the budget process.
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, including consistent application of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
    • Ability to prepare clear, concise and accurate correspondence, reports and other written materials.
    • Dependable, able to work under pressure and meet deadlines as required.
    • Able to be organized, set priorities and exercise sound independent judgment within areas of responsibility.
    • Excellent presentation skills for educating internal and external stakeholders on budget processes and principles.
    • Ability to apply critical thinking skills in rendering solutions to various issues.
    • Able to collaborate effectively with diverse groups of people. 


     The physical abilities, working conditions and other conditions of employment listed in this document are representative of, but are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of the requirements for positions in this classification.  In the event of an emergency or situation requiring guidance from Federal, State, or local or school district authorities, the requirements of this position may change temporarily or for the school year to best serve the needs of our students.


    Vision: Ability to read small print and view a computer screen for prolonged periods.


    Hearing: Ability to tolerate exposure to noisy conditions


    Speech: Ability to be understood in face-to-face communications, to speak with a level of proficiency and volume to be understood over a telephone or computer.


    Upper Body Mobility: Ability to use hands to grasp and manipulate small objects; manipulate fingers, twist and bend at wrist and elbow; extend arms to reach outward and upward; use hands and arms to lift objects; turn, raise, and lower head.


    Strength: Ability to lift, push, pull and/or carry objects which weigh as much as 15 or more pounds on a frequent basis.


    Environmental Requirements: Ability to encounter constant work interruptions; work cooperatively with others; work independently; work indoors.


    Mental Requirements: Ability to read, write, understand, interpret and apply information at a moderately complex level essential for successful job performance; math skills at a high school proficiency level; judgement and the ability to process information quickly; learn quickly and follow verbal procedures and standards; give verbal instruction; rank tasks in order of importance; copy, compare, compile and coordinate information and records. Understand how to manage stress


    Additional Work Conditions & Physical Abilities:  Will require travel to multiple sites.


    The Atlanta Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,citizenship, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, medical status, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or any legally protected status in any of its employment practices, educational programs, services or activities.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties. 


    This job description is intended to accurately reflect the duties, responsibilities and requirements of the position.  It is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position.  Management and administration reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary.  



    Salary Grade:

    Salary Range: APS Salary Schedules

    Work Days: 252

    Closing: 5-31-2024