Budget Analyst


The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 8,200 employees working in 181 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 10 major divisions and five support offices to provide services to Arkansas citizens. DHS is currently seeking to fill the position of Budget Analyst in Little Rock, AR.

The Budget Analyst is responsible for providing assistance to assigned agencies in biennial budget preparation and fiscal management. This position:

Researches, analyzes, and evaluates agency operations, funding sources, programs, and fiscal records to determine budgetary needs and effects of new programs. Reviews budget requests from agencies to determine completeness, accuracy, compliance with current regulations, and problem areas. Meets with agency directors and/or fiscal personnel to obtain additional information, discuss budgetary needs, and to provide advice on budgetary procedural problems. Evaluates agency requests and makes recommendations to executive and legislative officials and staff based on analysis, justification, and program knowledge. Attends various executive and legislative meetings to respond to technical questions and to clarify information. Participates in drafting legislation and monitors and revises legislation during legislative sessions. Provides technical assistance to agencies concerning a variety of fiscal-related activities. Performs other duties as assigned.

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting, economics, finance, financial management, general business, or a related field; plus two years of experience in accounting, finance, or a related field.

Position number: 22104428

Closing date: April 21, 2014


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