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Public Strategies (PS) is a nationally respected consulting, project management, and marketing firm based in Oklahoma City. We provide innovative solutions for federal, state, and local clients, including project and program management, training and technical assistance, technology, event management, research and evaluation, video production, and strategic communications. We also deliver research-informed direct services to financially vulnerable Oklahomans, with a focus on strengthening families and improving employment opportunities.
We are a collaborative team of thinkers, creatives, strategists, communicators, builders, researchers, and change agents committed to touching lives, driving change, and doing good well.
The Budget Analyst will plan and analyze the supply and demand of Public Strategies most important and critical resource, personnel. The work will include collecting and analyzing data to determine the benefits and costs of a particular action to fit the short and long-term needs of the organization. Using dashboards and analytics from multiple ERP application suites (Business Planning, Contracts, Operations and Finance), the Budget Analyst will ensure adequate resources are available and cost effective, mitigate risk, and maximize company resources. In addition, this position will have the primary responsibility to prepare and maintain accurate and timely project budgets.
Essential Job Functions
Manage Business Planning module in ERP system, including setup, maintenance, and reporting that incorporates data from Business Planning, Contracts, Operations and Finance functions.
Create and share customized dashboards and interactive Business Planning management reports utilizing analytics from multiple ERP application suites (Business Planning, Contracts, Operations and Finance).
Act as a key change agent to improve PS utilization of resources, optimize performance, and standardize budgeting/planning processes
Coordinate with finance, human resources and operations divisions to improve organizational efficiency and profitability
Coordinate with Program Managers to prepare various budget types (cost reimbursement, time and material, fixed price)
Prepare budgets for and contribute to Business Proposals in response to federal and state RFPs. Coordinate with Contracts and Finance for conversion of proposed contracts or change orders to actual contracts.
Review business proposals for completeness, accuracy and compliance with customer and company standards
Conduct regular budget reviews and provide support for pre- and post-proposal process for contracts and grants
Allocate labor resources across multiple projects, including tracking the percentage of time spent on direct work vs. indirect work.
Identify budget to actual variances and implement adjustments in coordination with Program Managers, Executive Team members, and other relevant departments
Provide recommendations on budgetary issues based on projections and the current/projected fiscal environment.
Reconcile accounting generated reports to resource planning tools
Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of related work experience are required. Degree preference is Business Administration, Finance, or Accounting.
Successful candidate will possess the following competencies: ability to manage complexity, be action oriented, communicate effectively and adapt as needed.
Eligible candidates will possess an array of skills and prior experience. Public Strategies is seeking a candidate that:
Has extensive experience with budgeting and forecasting
Has highly developed analytical skills with the ability to process large quantities of information to evaluate costs, benefits and project outcomes
Is comfortable working closely with senior leadership and executives
Is able to coordinate with managers to develop budgets while maintaining confidentiality of salary and proprietary information
Has an expert understanding of the organizations goals and objectives
Has the ability to analyze and solve problems while being able to clearly articulate complex ideas and communicate clearly and effectively
Exceptional communication skills; both written and oral
Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional nights and weekends as needed to implement processes and respond to solicitations
Proficient Microsoft Excel skills analyzing large data sets by utilizing macros and pivot tables; ability to continue to improve and learn additional techniques to optimize performance
Experience using Microsoft Power BI for business analytics dashboards preferred
Ability to learn and become proficient on accounting software to integrate reports for resource management
Occasional airline and overnight travel may be required for trainings and meetings
Essential Physical Requirements
Sufficient mobility and strength to move about the facility. Ability to be mobile throughout the community.
To apply for this job please visit www.publicstrategies.com.