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Budget Analyst

Company: Larimer County
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:


$33.36 - $46.71 Hourly


FC 200 W Oak, CO

Job Type



Board of County Commissioners

Job Number


We have extended the closing date for this position to January 22, 2023. If you have already submitted an application, there is no need to reapply.
The Larimer County Budget Office has an opening for a Budget Analyst!

This newly created position will assist in the development of the County's annual operating and capital budgets and five-year capital plan.

We are seeking a skilled, proactive individual who is committed to providing quality customer service, seeking innovative solutions to tough issues and has the enthusiasm to pitch in on special projects that help the County act as good stewards of public resources.

Specifically, this position:

  • Analyzes budget requests to ensure compliance with applicable Statutes, County policies, and rules and regulations that impact fiscal sustainability.
  • Assists with providing predictions for the upcoming budget year's revenue base and revised revenue estimates for the current year using complex calculations.
  • Assists the Budget Director in working with the Board of Commissioners in defining the financial goals and objectives for the coming budget year and completes assignments and analysis as requested.
  • Works with departments and elected offices to provide guidance on fiscal and policy issues as they arise outside of the budget process.
  • Assists departments and elected offices with seeking grant opportunities, especially those related to recent federal legislation such as the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure, Investment, and Jobs Act.
  • Assists with performance measures, data utilization, and process improvement.
  • Communicates complex budget information in an understandable way to departments, elected officials, community collaborators, and the public. To view the full job descriptions, visit

    We are looking for a candidate that will:
    • Understand budget office operations, professional accounting and budgeting principles and best practices, procedures, policy requirements, and Colorado Budget Law.
    • Become an expert in the County's budget software and financial data warehouse, and be familiar with other related systems such as ERP and payroll.
    • Learn to design, implement, and maintain complex financial records using computerized financial applications.
    • Basic knowledge of or capability and interest to learn continuous improvement concepts and skills such as Lean process analysis.
    • Work effectively with elected officials, other employees, other agencies stakeholder groups, and the public.
    • Learn budgeting best practices developed by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).
    • Have familiarity with or willingness to learn about federal and state grant funding programs.
      Depending on qualifications this position may be hired as Budget Analyst or a Senior Budget Analyst.

      All candidates will be screened for the following required minimum qualifications. Any candidate who does not meet all of the qualifications listed as required for Budget Analyst will be eliminated from the process.

      Budget Analyst
      • One (1) year of professional budgeting or public policy experience.
      • Bachelor's degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Business Administration, Accounting, or a related field.
      • Additional related education, including a Master's degree, may count toward the required experience.Senior Budget Analyst
        • Four (4) years of professional budgeting or public policy experience required.
        • Bachelor's degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Business Administration, Accounting or related field required. Master's degree preferred.
        • Additional related education, including a Master's degree, may count toward required experience.

          For all temporary positions, sick leave and our Employee Assistance Program are available and other benefits may be available.

          Larimer County offers the following for all Regular/Limited Term positions:
          • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits.
          • Flexible Spending Accounts / Health Savings Account
          • Short and Long-Term Disability.
          • Employee Assistance Program
          • Basic Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment
          • Accident Insurance
          • Critical Illness Insurance
          • Retirement Plan 401(a) with employer match.
          • 457(b) Deferred Compensation.
          • Paid time off including vacation, sick and holidays.To view information on Larimer County's Benefits, visit
            Supplemental Information
            An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. Successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.

            All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closing date listed.

            Larimer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment in all employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law or regulation.

Keywords: Larimer County, Fort Collins , Budget Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Fort Collins, Colorado

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