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Budget Analyst

Greenville County Schools - Greenville, SC , USA

Job Description:



JOB TITLE:   Budget Analyst, General Fund/Special Revenue



Extensive knowledge of the principles and procedures of governmental accounting, auditing, and finance with additional expertise in budget preparation and control. In-depth knowledge of generally accepted financial processes and regulations, and controls applying to assigned financial operations.  Ability to apply accounting controls, rules and procedures, and perform accounting tests.  Ability to research, compile, analyze, and interpret accounting data. Maintain accurate and retrievable files, records, audit trails and trace transactions to original entries. Perform accounting and general math computations quickly and accurately. Set-up complete fund accounts and prepare financial statements. Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines and timetables.  Work cooperatively with individuals and work teams within and outside the department.


The person in this position should have the following credentials:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or business with accounting emphasis
  2. Five years’ experience in accounting (governmental preferred)
  3. Working knowledge of audit documentation requirements
  4. Well-developed math skills to perform complex accounting and statistical computations
  5. Excellent communication skills and attention to detail
  6. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and/or in a team environment
  7. Be able to research and make decisions
  8. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word required; Access and/or Crystal desired
  9. CPA, CGFO preferred



This person is directly responsible to the Director of Budget Services or Special Revenue Coordinator.






To assist the Budget Services Department in monitoring General Fund and/or Special Revenue Fund(s) for compliance with federal and/or state requirements.  This includes providing technical general ledger accounting services assuring accurate and timely budget and financial information that can be used for current and future financial and program decisions. 



  1. Utilize financial software system to set up accounts, create and troubleshoot issues, create and maintain reports, and test software updates.
  2. Assists, and may facilitate documents and schedules to support the budget planning and development process. Participates in certain aspects of its preparation, such as data collection and prior-year performance analysis. Prepare, proof, and enter data into accounting system.
  3. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of the regulations and reporting requirements and procedures connected with General Fund and/or Special Revenue programs. Provides technical assistance to schools on financial matters relating to programs.
  4. Facilitates and prepares line item transfers. Reviews expenditure and other requisitions for compliance with applicable standards, rules and regulations, and approved budgets, analyzing variances.
  5. Coordinates and participates with input of General Fund and/or Special Revenue budget data.  Analyzes budget reports to assure expenditures do not exceed appropriations.
  6. Provides technical expertise to staff for budget/financial areas. Provides financial and budget analysis and reports as needed by senior staff.
  7. Works closely with Educational Technology Services to develop accounting software reports and trouble-shoot issues.
  8. Provides support to all locations to confirm and correct data for budget, expenditures, and transfers of funds, payments and commitments.
  9. Reviews revenue and expenditure accounts. Reclassifies accounting transactions into proper account classifications on a monthly basis and at year-end.  Prepares journal entries as necessary.
  10. Reviews and analyzes transactions processed by others for accuracy, proper account coding or classification and allocation.
  11. Prepares monthly financial statements and reports for General Fund and/or Special Revenue, including variance analysis, for the Board of Trustees and administrators.
  12. Calculates and prepares dollar and personnel baselines for locations in accordance with District approved ratios/formulas.  Calculates and uploads dollar budget based on per-pupil allocation formulas for schools.  Verifies and prepares check requests for allocated budget transfers to Activity Funds.
  13. Prepares and maintains documentation as assigned for personnel baselines for all schools and/or departments from all funding sources.  Prepares and reviews copies of all changes in school baselines for distribution to principals and district administration.
  14. Prepares schedules for bond issue Preliminary and Official Statement, and assists external auditors with the review of financial records and transactions.
  15. Provides assistance to other accounting staff on an as-needed basis to balance fluctuations in workflow.
  16. Analyzes procedures to reduce inefficiencies.
  17. Performs other duties as assigned.



Twelve Months with salary in Group L, Administrative/Supervisory Salary Schedule.



Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provision of the Board’s policy.



Interested candidates please email resume and letter of interest to:

Contact Information

Stephanie Thomas
Phone: NA
Fax: NA


South Carolina Human Resources