IT Budget Analyst

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IT Budget Analyst

Computer Science

VDOT’s Information Technology (IT) Division is seeking a budget analyst to help establish budgets, track expenditures, and ensure charges are applied to the correct account codes for all IT expenses on a statewide basis.

Typical responsibilities:

The selected candidate will prepare budgets, monitor expenditures, reconcile data and prepare budget and project reports. The selected candidate will also develop the annual administrative and infrastructure IT budget; perform IT financial and budgetary analysis for the IT Program; interpret budget and expenditure data to determine past financial performance and, or project and future financial probability; perform analysis to report periodic status of budget performance; review budget submissions for compliance with budget guidelines; prepare budget documents and presentations for the IT management; works with analysts in other divisions to ensure IT budget within the Cardinal System is entered and tracked accurately. The selected candidate will also prepare accounts payable vouchers accurately and in a timely manner for the IT Division, and prepare and conduct presentations for IT staff at various levels. Additionally, the selected candidate will monitor budgets and spending activity, communicate deviations between approved budgets and actual performance and proposes recommendations for spending adjustments or reallocations when appropriate. Using the IT project management tool, selected candidate will track and report on the performance of IT projects, initiate change requests for IT projects for approval as needed, and provide project metrics for performance reporting on a quarterly and other as needed basis. Additionally, the selected candidate will assist with UPC setup and tracking for IT projects meeting criteria established outlining which projects should be tracking using a UPC; and will review invoices and vouchers, process infrastructure invoices, verify coding of invoices to ensure charged to appropriate cost codes, and reconcile data and process.

Typical qualifications:

Experience in IT Financial/Budget Analysis; financial planning and budgetary processes and working effectively with complex programs and financial plans and operations. Knowledge of the principles of budget development, execution, evaluation and of financial planning. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting practices. Ability to query, review historical data, analyze, coordinate and propose financial budgets for a large organization, using multiple financial resources. Ability to assemble, analyze, reconcile and monitor budget and financial transactions; interpret financial data and prepare financial reports. Ability to demonstrate problem solving skills. Skill in providing and promoting good customer service to internal and external customers. Skill in the use of computers and software applications to include MS Office suite and internet financial systems.

Knowledge of Information Technology project management tools and project based budgeting methods. Knowledge of IT Change Management processes. Knowledge of State government operations. Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field preferred; equivalent experience or training may substitute for degree.

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