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Budget Manager 

Category Finance  

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume along with their application. First applicant review date is May, 10th 2024. Position is Open Until Filled unless posted otherwise.

Hiring pay range: $85,176.00 - $106,475.20

Full pay range: $85,176.00 - $127,774.40



Under the Director of Finance, this position provides strategic support, and administration for preparing the annual budget, monitoring, and advising on fiscal operations, and analyzing data to identify discrepancies or trends. Forecasts revenues and expenditures. Acts in a leadership role and as an internal consultant, this position provides professional-level expertise in assisting departments with budget requests and funding justifications to help County Administration link departmental budgets to overall County business objectives.



(These duties are illustrative of typical essential responsibilities of the job, and may vary according to assignment)

Budget Preparation & Development (30%):

  • Manages the budget process which includes planning and implementing the annual budget preparation process, performing analysis and forecasts, meets with senior management and budget stakeholders to gather input on financial models. Presents budget information as required. Manages the budget systems, and system maintenance and updates.
  • Works closely with the Director of Finance and other internal stakeholders to develop budgetary recommendations to support the programs and services essential to County operations.
  • Supports departments by reviewing department & division budget requests for accuracy, availability of funds, funding sources, and consistency with budget authority and contractual and operating documents. Manages position control and personnel budgeting in regard to new position requests and funding for positions.
  • Works with departments and divisions on supplemental request process, ensuring that supplemental requests meet specified criteria and identifies issues/problems related to the requests. Makes recommendations to senior management and departments regarding supplemental requests based on timing, suitability of funding, and cohesion with County business objectives.
  • Assists the Finance Director in the development of policies and procedures related to the complete budget process.
  • Monitors budget performance and provides analytical analysis including forecasting; partners with departments & internal services departments to provide analysis and process support on countywide initiatives and contracting from a budget perspective with the goal of maximizing funding options for County programs and services.

Monitoring and Analysis of Fiscal Data and Reporting (50%):

  • Monitors Revenue and Expenditures during the year to very compliance with appropriations.
  • Reviews fiscal statements and reports and advises on spending implications, potential deficits, and explanations of budget variances.
  • Prepares revenues, expenditure, and fund balance projections.
  • Prepare, analyze, and distribute various financial and fiscal reports and statements.
  • Design, test, and maintain Excel spreadsheets and graphs.
  • Provides technical assistance on the use of financial monitoring and reporting system.
  • Maintains and recommends improvements to ERP budget software.
  • Initiates methods for continual improvement in the budget process, including research, analysis and reporting.

Grants & Capital Projects (10%):

  • Provides backup support on grants to include budget amendments, and approval/review of disbursement and reimbursements, reconciles grant reports, and advises departments on budget related to grant funding.
  • Provides backup support to departments in ensuring that expenditures for budgets, grants, and contracts are monitored and accurately captured in reports.
  • Collaborates in the development and tracking of capital project budgets and reporting.

Department Support (10%):

  • Identify and drive process improvements to increase efficiencies in process, accuracy, and overall customer satisfaction.
  • Provides instruction and answers questions relating to budget procedures and serves a liaison between the Finance office and County departments.
  • Conducts finance related training for new employees; mentors and coaches employees on finance processes and procedures.


Other duties as assigned.



(Representing the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required in the position)

  • Public Service: A commitment to the mission of providing exceptional services to the citizens of Garfield County. It is who we are, and what we do.
  • Stewardship & Innovation: Is a good steward of public resources and looks for ways to be innovative and improve efficiency.
  • Government Finance: Knowledge in practices and procedures specific to finance and governmental accounting principles, including fiscal and budgetary management and tracking.
  • Budgetary Best Practices: Experience planning, developing, modifying, and monitoring diverse agency budgets. Ability to use a variety of mathematical techniques to solve accounting and budgeting problems, and apply advanced math concepts and calculations, balance and reconcile records, and resolve discrepancies.
  • Customer Service: Ability to provide exceptional customer service, resolves issues, and is knowledgeable in functional area. Demonstrates and maintains and positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Business Technology: Proficiency in computers and computer software, including Microsoft Office 365 suite, specifically Word & Excel.
  • Office Administration: Proficient in office administration practices including, record keeping, word processing, and data entry.
  • Leadership: Ability to coach and mentor junior team members on financial processes and procedures.
  • Communication: Proficient in communication, and able to communicate using the English language, including written, verbal, or other communication channels as required by the position. Can translate complex technical concepts to non-technical users.
  • Leadership: Is knowledgeable and proficient in leadership practices, and works
  • Teamwork: Ability to work autonomously with a strong team focus.
  • Analytical Thinking: Ability to Interpret rules and regulations to carry out reporting requirements and accounting transactions.
  • Resiliency: Ability to adapt behavior and work methods in response to changing conditions or unexpected obstacles.


  • Medical, Vision, Dental
  • Disability & Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Time
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Employee Gyms
  • Relocation Assistance

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Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

(Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities as determined by Garfield County may be substituted for the requirements above.)

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance or a related field and three (3) years’ experience in government budget management, budget forecasting, execution and analysis; OR similar transferable experience.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Valid Driver’s License



The physical activities and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


  • Sitting: The primary task involves sitting at a desk, computer, or workstation for extended periods, performing administrative tasks and using computer equipment.
  • Lifting and Carrying: Occasional lifting and carrying of lightweight office supplies, documents, or small packages may be required, typically not exceeding 10 pounds.
  • Bending and Reaching: May involve occasional bending or reaching to access office equipment, files, or supplies within standard office settings.
  • Grasping and Typing: Ability to use a keyboard, mouse, and office equipment, demonstrating fine motor skills for typing, clicking, and manipulating documents.
  • Visual Acuity: Clear vision for reading printed and on-screen materials, including text, graphics, and data, and for viewing computer monitors for extended periods.
  • Hearing: Adequate hearing to engage in conversations, respond to telephone calls, and interact with colleagues in a typical office environment.
  • Walking/Mobility: Occasional short walks, or mobility, within the office premises may be necessary to attend meetings, access common areas, or collaborate with colleagues.
  • Stamina: Maintain the ability to maintain focus, productivity, and attention to detail while working at a desk for standard office hours.


Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment. Extended periods of sitting are required.


  • Hours are typically 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
  • There may be times when an employee may need to work outside the established work week, such as after hours or on the weekend.


The employee may occasionally be required to travel within the County.


Computer and relevant software applications, spreadsheets, calendars, and word processing. Will also work with calculators, telephone systems, and mobile phones.

NOTE: This position requires a pre-employment background check which will include a Criminal Background Check, Education Verification, Employment Verification, and Motor Vehicle Record. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of these items.

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT. Nothing in this job description restricts Garfield County’s ability to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities of this job at any time. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description describes the County’s current assignment of essential functions. Those functions may change at any time as the needs of the County change or for other reasons deemed appropriate by the County.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  
Benefit Information To view information about our benefits package, please visit  
Hiring Range $85,176.00 - $106,475.20  
Full Pay Range $85,176.00 - $127,774.40  
Driving Classification Essential  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number FIN-24-00001  
Open Date 4/19/2024  
About the Organization Garfield County, Colorado consists of rugged alpine vistas and high desert mountains in the Rocky Mountain region, which dwells along the Continental Divide. Garfield County is located in western Colorado, where outdoor recreation opportunities abound, including hunting, fishing, hiking, rafting and kayaking, biking, skiing and snowboarding. It is home to the second largest designated wilderness area in Colorado - the Flattops Wilderness, the world's largest mineral hot springs pool, a popular family ski resort, and Hanging Lake, designated as a National Natural Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior in 2011.  
EOE Statement Garfield County is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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