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Budget Analyst - 7904 


Job Title: Budget Analyst

Department: General Support Services

Division: Accounting

Status: Exempt/Full-time

Salary: $62,142.29/annually

Position Summary

Under general supervision, performs budget analysis for the Nation’s departments and programs. Evaluates requests and compiles and consolidates budgets based on statistical studies and analyses of past and current budgets. Establishes work standards and methods of operation for the department.

The work is normally reviewed upon completion, with occasional spot checks while in process, to ensure accuracy, timeliness and conformance to established standards; major work tasks are covered by instructions or procedures and unusual situations are referred to a supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes and interprets various financial and related data; evaluates requests; compiles and consolidates budgets.
  • Prepares reports showing resources, expenditures and projected balances.
  • Compiles data based on statistical studies; analyzes past and current operations to prepare budgets and justify requested funds.
  • Correlates appropriations for specific programs and includes items for emergency funds.
  • Reviews operating budgets periodically to analyze trends affecting budget needs.
  • Consults with department directors, managers or supervisors to ensure adjustments are made in accordance with program changes in order to facilitate long-term planning.
  • Directs preparation of regular and special budget reports to interpret budget directives and to establish policies for carrying out directives.
  • Prepares comparative analyses of operation programs by analyzing costs in relation to services performed during previous fiscal years and submits reports to director of department or program with recommendation for budget revisions.
  • Coordinates with information technology department to ensure the systems budget controls are operating effectively.
  • Establishes standards of work performance and methods of operation for department; observes workers to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Leads, assigns, and reviews the work of assigned staff.
  • Reports to the Treasurer, Controller, Executive and Legislative Branch committees, and council to review and discuss the status of the departmental operations.
  • Answers budget information requests received by departments, and reviews correspondence prepared for budget processing.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by conducting research, attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences; reviewing professional publications and manuals; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations.
  • Contributes to a team effort.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the Tohono O’odham culture, customs, and traditions.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, tribal laws, regulations and requirements.
  • Knowledge of standard accounting principles and practices related to budget analysis, budget preparation and budget modification.
  • Knowledge of PL-638 contracts, and other types of contracts.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, local laws, regulations and requirements.
  • Knowledge of auditing policies, procedures and techniques.
  • Skill in statistical compilation and analysis.
  • Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
  • Skill in budget preparation and administration.
  • Skill in operating various word-processing, spreadsheets, and database software programs.
  • Skill in preparing, reviewing, and analyzing operational and financial reports.
  • Skill in providing superior customer service to external and internal customers.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to create and present effective speeches and presentations.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
  • Ability to interpret applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
  • Ability to maintain privileged confidential information.
  • Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
  • Ability to work extended hours and various work schedules.
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or closely related field, and two years work experience in preparing, analyzing, and modifying program or department budgets, or an equivalent combination of training, education, and work experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this position.

Licenses, Certifications, Special Requirements:

  • Upon recommendation for hire a criminal background check is required to determine suitability for hire, including a 39-month Motor Vehicle Record.
  • May require possessing and maintaining a valid driver’s license, (no DUIs or major traffic citations within the last three years).
  • If required, must meet the Tohono O’odham Nation tribal employer’s insurance requirements to receive a driver’s permit to operate program vehicles.
  • Based on the department’s needs, incumbents may be required to demonstrate fluency in both the Tohono O’odham Language and English as a condition of employment.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand or walk.

This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.


Location Sells  
Open Date 10/26/2022  
Close Date  
About the Organization The Tohono O'odham Nation is a federally-recognized tribe that includes approximately 28,000 members occupying tribal lands in Southwestern Arizona. The Nation is the second largest reservations in Arizona in both population and geographical size, with a land base of 2.8 million acres and 4,460 square miles, approximately the size of the State of Connecticut. Its four non-contiguous segments total more than 2.8 million acres at an elevation of 2,674 feet.  

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