Budget Manager Job at Sacramento, Sacramento County, California

Budget Manager

City of Sacramento , California

Job Information 



Senior Level


$118,773.28 - $178,159.92 Annually

Application Deadline 


No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive



Under minimal direction, the Budget Manager manages the annual development and ongoing implementation of the City’s operating and capital improvement budgets; plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates a variety of City financial activities, including the work of staff performing City budgetary activities within the Budget, Policy, and Strategic Planning Division of the Finance Department; performs related management and supervisory work; and assures department compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, and codes. To apply for this position, visit: https://koffassociates.com/budget-manager/


The ideal candidate will be a strong analytical thinker with extensive municipal experience and functional knowledge of California municipal revenue and finance principles.  Experience will include managing operating and expenditure budgets and leading the overall citywide budget processes.  Knowledge base must include principles, practices, and methods of financial management, modern public administration, and human resources management.

The work of this position is highly complex and political, and the ideal candidate is politically astute, detail-oriented, conscientious, and a hands-on leader.  Candidates must exhibit excellent communication and presentation skills, have a track record of collaborative leadership, and be comfortable with working long hours during budget cycles. Experience with Oracle systems such as Hyperion and PeopleSoft is desirable, as is an understanding of the labor negotiations process.


This is a single-position management classification. Duties are administrative and managerial in nature and the work is highly complex. The incumbent has management authority for overseeing budgetary activities within the Budget, Policy, and Strategic Planning Division of the Finance Department while also directing and implementing a broad range of related City financial activities. The Budget Manager is distinguished from lower-level management and analytical classifications in that the former is responsible for all budget services, while lower-level classifications manage either portions of financial services or assist in development of segments of the City budget. Budget Manager is distinguished from the higher-level classification of Director of Finance in that the latter has broader responsibility for managing and overseeing all the activities and sections within the Finance Department.


Minimal direction is provided by the Director of Finance. The incumbent has extensive supervisory authority over a large and diverse group of management, supervisory, professional, technical, and other support positions whose incumbents perform budgetary activities.



  • Plans, organizes, directs, and manages the work of staff performing financial activities within the Budget, Policy, and Strategic Planning Division of the Finance Department including, but not limited to, services related to the development, implementation, and administration of the City budget; establishes, develops, and implements division priorities, goals, policies, procedures, and objectives.
  • Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates the City’s annual operating and capital improvement budgets and financial management activities; recommends and administers Citywide financial strategies and activities; assists with forecasting economic trends and predicting impact on City finances; helps develop and recommend City financial goals and objectives and administers policies and procedures in accordance with the City’s core purpose, mission, vision, and values.
  • Monitors legislation and assures City compliance with finance-related laws, regulations, statutes, and codes.
  • Prepares complex statistical and narrative reports, correspondence, and other documents, including those required by law; makes presentations to City officials and others as required; may participate in the design, implementation, and control of automated financial systems; may perform special projects.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.



Knowledge of:

  • Principles and methods of modern public financial management, particularly in the area of budgeting.
  • Principles and practices of modern public administration, including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling.
  • Principles and practices of human resources management, supervision, and training.
  • Public relations practices and techniques.
  • Current literature, laws, regulations, statutes, and codes that may impact municipal finances and financial practices.
  • Research methods; report writing techniques; statistical concepts and methods.
  • Principles and techniques of project management.

Skill in:
  • Use of modern office equipment, including computers, computer applications and software.

Ability to:
  • Develop, prepare, and administer large City budgets; meet critical deadlines; make decisions under pressure.
  • Supervise subordinate personnel, including managers, supervisors, and professional staff.
  • Help develop, recommend, and administer sound financial strategies for a municipal government.
  • Read and interpret complex laws and regulations impacting City financial activities.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials and public-private agencies.
  • Prepare and present complex narrative and statistical reports, correspondence, and other documents.



Five (5) years of supervisory experience performing professional, administrative/finance work in a government setting, including at least two (2) years as a supervisor or manager over a program or unit with significant responsibility for budget development, implementation, and administration.



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration, accounting, mathematics, finance, or a related field.


A Master’s Degree in one of the above educational fields may substitute for one year of the required supervisory, not management, experience.


Driver License:

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.



To apply for this position and/or to learn more about the application, review, and selection process, visit: https://koffassociates.com/budget-manager/


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