Budget Analyst I
Company: Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Posted on: November 22, 2022
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Regional Director
with general oversight provided by the Regional Medical Director.
Assists the Lead Regional Budget Analyst. Performs routine budget
preparation and financial analysis work. Work involves examining,
reviewing, and analyzing operating budgets; preparing reports
relating to budgetary activities and performance measures;
providing budget information to programs and for legislative
appropriation requests; providing technical advice and assistance
to program managers on budgetary matters. Uses a variety of
business software applications to perform essential job functions
such as Microsoft Office - products and HHS/DSHS specific systems.
Works under moderate supervision with some latitude for the use of
initiative and independent judgment. Essential Job Functions:
25% Assists the Lead Regional Budget Analyst with conducting budget
management, transfers, and analysis. Monitors, reviews, and
analyzes operating budgets and methods of finance to ensure
budgeted amounts are aligned to appropriated amounts; funds have
been appropriately allocated and are appropriately used. Works with
Lead Regional Budget Analyst to ensure funding sources are
allocated and budgeted correctly. Monitors, reviews and analyzes
expenditure patterns and trends to assist with determining
potential for reallocation, realignment, or adjustments to
accomplish programmatic requirements. Assists with preparing,
reviewing, and analyzing financial reports related to funds,
reimbursements, and other fund areas as required. Assists with
financial review of regional contracts related to expenditures.
Identifies and reports any unusual financial activity to the Deputy
Regional Director. Compiles financial statistics and reports
related to program operations. Prepare, review, and process budget
journals and budget transfers related to both salary and
non-salaried revisions. Participates in the preparation and
development of the annual operating budget process. Assists with
budget analysis on financial impact for regional projects. Assists
program staff with task profile setup for the operating budget.
Utilizes appropriate HHS/DSHS systems to run Organization budget
status report and other financial reports needed to perform
essential job functions. Attends routine meetings with program
management and staff regarding operating budget status and
recommendations on utilization of funds.
30% Performs expenditure monitoring under the guidance of the lead
regional budget analyst. and analysis. Enters and reviews data in
regional purchasing tracking spreadsheets. Performs duties related
to analyzing budget codes and fund availability for requisitions,
purchase vouchers, unencumbered forms, invoices, employee travel,
Procard logs and petty cash. Review and prepare, purchase order and
voucher adjustments. Analyze and review Procard logs for payment
following agency policy. Provide certification of goods/services
and funding information/changes to account payables as requested.
Provide chartfield elements on various financial documents to
ensure appropriate use of funds.
20% Supports mobile devices management. Submits requests for
adding, removing, or modifying mobile devices. Assists Lead
Regional Budget Analyst with verifying mobile device invoices.
20% Supports regional administration. Assists as needed with other
administrative processes impacting regional operations and budgets
such as fleet management, shipping, wireless device inventory, and
travel. Assists with completing administrative or operational
assignments as requested. May provide limited coverage of
administrative team duties including escorting vendors and/or front
5% Other duties as assigned. Include but are not limited to
actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet
the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or
Continuity of Operations activation. Such participating may require
an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Extensive knowledge in accounting and budget principles, practices,
Knowledge of governmental budget processes.
Knowledge of purchasing processes.
Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software including MS
Skill in data entry.
Skill in writing and editing.
Skill in analyzing financial data.
Skill in preparing, monitoring, and analyzing operating
Ability to use specialized financial software.
Ability to analyze fiscal management information, to determine
appropriate use of funds, to perform statistical analyses, and to
Ability to interpret state and agency requirements around
purchasing, contracts, and budgets.
Ability to explain accounting or budgeting jargon to a lay
Ability to use Excel to organize and present accurate budget and
Ability to organize work so that data can be easily retrieved and
Ability to perform statistical analysis.
Able to use good personal skills to interact with and support
regional programs and support staff.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must possess a valid Class C Texas driver's license, or equivalent
license from another state. Initial Selection Criteria:
- Experience in accounting, auditing, finance, purchasing, or
budget processes is required.
- Experience with Microsoft Office applications such as Excel is
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university
with major coursework in accounting, finance, business, public
administration, economics, or a related field is preferred.
- Experience with CAPPS Financials, Oracle, or PeopleSoft systems
This is a grant funded position. Applicants selected for interview
will be required to complete a proficiency/skills test at the time
of the interview (e.g. MS Excel). This position occasionally
requires some local area travel during normal business hours.
Compliance with DSHS Immunization Policy required: serologic
evidence of immunity to, or documented evidence of vaccination
against, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox), Tdap, and
annual vaccination against influenza. MOS Code:
36AB, 70C, 310X,651X, 751X. SK, F&S, FIN10, SE15, 345I, 3402,
3404, 3408, 8844, 6FOX1, 65X, 65WX
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