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Assistant Budget Director

Charleston County - Charleston, SC , United States

Job Description:

The seven-person Budget Department formulates financial strategies, prepares annual budgets and multi-year financial plans, assists in the management of federal and state grants, and monitors the County’s annual budget.  The County’s annual operating budget is $754 million ($292 million General Fund), and the County’s five-year Capital Improvement Plans total $1.1 billion.

HIRING RANGE:           $75,940 - $103,292 (Salary based on qualifications/experience)


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Assist Budget Director with development and monitoring of County operating budgets and long-term financial plans
    1. Salary modeling and projections
    2. Revenue projections
  • Coordinate development of both the proposed and approved budget documents
  • Supervise three Budget Analysts 
  • Assist Budget Director with compliance to local, state and federal regulations
  • Assist Budget Director with County’s financial response to disasters (FEMA)
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field.
  • Seven (7) or more years of progressively responsible financial or budget experience in a local governmental setting including at least three years of supervisory experience.
  • Certified Public Accountant with governmental experience preferred.
  • Certified Government Finance Officer preferred.
  • Any equivalent combination which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Possess excellent interpersonal and oral/written communications skills
  • Possess advanced knowledge and proficiency with large-scale governmental financial systems and other common applications (Microsoft)
  • Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and budgeting in local governmental setting
  • Exercise tact, discretion and sound judgment in addressing sensitive or confidential matters
  • Demonstrate logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions


Contact Information

LoElla Smalls
4045 Bridge View Dr
Charleston, SC 29405, United States
Phone: 843-958-4700
Fax: NA


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