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Budget Analyst, Job #103610

at Seattle Housing Authority

Posted: 3/13/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2351256

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Budget Analyst, Job #103610
Closing Date: Open until filled
Beginning Salary Range: $33.62 - $37.83 /Depending on Qualifications plus Excellent Benefits
Regular Full-Time, FLSA Exempt Position
Work Location: Queen Anne Central Office

Seattle Housing Authority is looking for an exceptional Budget Analyst to join our team. Are you an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and detail oriented individual interested in working for an organization that makes a difference for the people in its community? Does joining an agency that provides quality housing and develops innovative affordable housing policy and programs interest you? As a nationally recognized leader in public housing, Seattle Housing Authority is seeking a talented individual who will join us in making a difference with the people in our community. The ideal candidate has three years' experience in public sector budgeting, finance or accounting. Experience with low income housing operations, financing, development and/or regulation desirable. 


Under the direction of the Budget Manager, perform varied and complex financial management, budget and accounting analyses. Actively provide leadership or participate on cross-functional teams as an authoritative representative of the Chief Financial Officer and the Budget Manager.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Accounting or related field required.  Training in housing finance, particularly low-income housing tax credits desirable. Documented training/proficiency in enterprise accounting/budgeting systems desirable. A directly related graduate program degree or CPA license may substitute for experience.
Three years experience in public sector budgeting, finance, accounting, or directly related experience required. Experience with low income housing operations, financing, development, and/or regulation desirable. 

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  1. Budgeting, audit principles and practices for governmental entities and/or large non-profit organizations.
  2. Financial, economic and statistical analyses and forecasting methodologies. Examples include present value, cost benefit, and regressions analyses.
  3. Report preparation and writing techniques including graphic presentation of statistical data.
  4. Automated financial systems and electronic spreadsheets; knowledge of enterprise accounting systems, such as JD Edwards Enterprise One, Yardi, or Emphsys.
  5. Federal, State and local laws, regulations, and rules regarding various programs, grants and subsidies, particularly those of HUD, IRS, and OMB applying to SHA housing operations.
  6. Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.
  1. Work longer hours during intense annual budget season June through September with limited vacation days.
  2. Perform varied and complex policy, budget, and/or accounting analyses requiring independent initiative and judgment.
  3. Prepare financial forecasts for SHA funds and departments using financial forecasting methodology.
  4. Analyze multi-million dollar budget requests, including analysis of program plans, organizational changes and legislative impacts.  Ability to ask penetrating questions and articulate critical thinking is essential. Prepare written recommendations and justifications to top management.
  5. Write clear and concise reports explaining financial matters and budget issues to all levels of staff and external stakeholders.
  6. Review, investigate, and explain budget variances to department directors.
  7. Identify program or operational issues subject to detailed analyses in order to assess alternatives or changes that would be more cost effective.
  8. Provide leadership or participate on cross-functional teams related to HUD imposed regulatory and rule changes.
  9. Plan and organize work.
  10. Work respectfully and courteously with staff, residents, and the general public.