Overview

The Oregon Department of Justice is seeking an experienced financial analyst to join the Budget Services Team, as a Budget Analyst (Fiscal Analyst 2). Budget Analysts serve two or more divisions by tracking expenditures for the divisions and providing Division management and the CFO with monthly expenditure reports that include budget versus actual expenditure analysis, vacant positions, a narrative analysis of budget changes, budget issues and recommendations to resolve issues.  Budget analysis will likely include making projections and forecasting the budget balance at the end of the biennium.  The specific assignment planned for this Budget Analyst position will be to: 1) track a division budget documenting all budget actions – budget additions and budget reductions and the source and timing of each budget action as well as if the budget additions are permanent or of limited duration.  Provide budget versus actual expenditure reporting as well as other reports such as vacant positions, etc. for the assigned division that incorporate projections provided by the division or determined through conversations with division leadership.  2) Serve as the Legal Tools Program Project Accountant by tracking the budget and spending by transaction related to a $40 million technology project to be funded from multiple revenue sources and to ensure that all expenditures are properly coded to the correct project accounts to ensure compliance with the appropriate uses for each funding source.  This position will also need to provide extensive financial reporting for the project expenditures including budget versus actual reports and charts, budget variances including the amount and source of vacancy savings and explanations for budget variances.  One of the funding sources for the project will be bond proceeds.  The Budget Analyst / Project Accountant will also need to prepare financial reports related specifically to the expenditure of these funds and will also need to prepare well documented monthly requests for reimbursement from bond proceeds held centrally by the Department of Administrative Services.  This will require scrutiny of each expenditure transaction to ensure that it is an allowable expense from bond proceeds or a transaction that needs to be charged to a different project account with a different funding source.  The IT project is currently underway and is expected to last until June 2027.  At the conclusion of the project, this Budget Analyst will continue with some Information Services budget duties and/or be assigned other division budget duties.

Other fiscal analyst duties as assigned. You can view the position description for this position here.

Join the Oregon Department Justice where you will find that we embrace inclusive and supportive work environments and respect the diverse perspectives, knowledge, and experiences of our coworkers and those seeking to join the organization. We strive to build an inclusive and performance-oriented workplace where all individuals are welcomed and appreciated, leading to increasingly higher levels of fulfillment and success. We offer a flexible work schedule and hours to achieve work-life balance. This position is a hybrid position that may work remotely to the fullest extent possible. It will be required to report to the office as business needs necessitate and for initial training.

Required Experience:

  • Five years of progressively responsible experience that included the preparation, analysis, and administration of a budget or fiscal system.

OR

  • Five years of professional-level experience in accounting, fiscal auditing, management or program analysis. Experience must have included modeling, forecasting and analyzing fiscal information.

OR

  • Successful completion of the Department of Administrative Services Budget and Management Public Administrative Trainee Program.

Note:  A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance may substitute for three years of the required experience.  A graduate level degree in any of the above areas may substitute for four of the five years.

Preference may be given to those with a bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance.

This position has the opportunity for an underfill as a Fiscal Analyst 1 if the qualifications for a Fiscal Analyst 2 cannot be met. If you are unsure if you have all the required experience and attributes, we want to see your application.

Desired Experience and Attributes:

  • Work experience using a financial query tool to extract data from a mainframe database with an export to readable format (Excel, Word, PDF) and produce financial reports for management.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are essential attributes.
  • Work experience with State of Oregon Budget Information Tracking System (ORBITS), Oregon Position Control Information System (ORPICS), and Oregon Statewide Financial Management System (SFMA).
  • Work experience and understanding of complex financial management and budgetary principles and practices.
  • Work experience that demonstrates advanced knowledge of accounting standards and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Work experience effectively communicating complex fiscal information both orally and in writing, to a diverse group of decision makers and stakeholders within a professional organization.