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Senior Budget Analyst

Charleston Water System - Charleston, SC , United States

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Under direction, this position performs complex and detailed professional level analytical work relating to budget

preparation and analysis work. The work involves the planning, organizing, coordination, and evaluating of

budgetary activities and performance measures. Includes research and data gathering to include report design

and preparation. Work includes analyzing all aspects of data to formulate forecasts and determine trends,

preparing reports and responding to inquiries and recommending appropriate action to resolve issues. This

position reports directly to the Budget Manager.

Essential Functions:

• Monitor and analyze corporate operations & maintenance, capital projects and equipment, and revenue

budgets with the use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software and other financial reports.

• Recommend & develop reports & analyses related to the impact of budgetary decisions.

• Assist with the development, coordination & preparation of the annual budget as defined in the Budget Plan.

• Performs administrative, accounting, financial and statistical support to aid in planning and directing the

financial program.

• Analyzes quantitative and qualitative data, as well as interprets related data from multiple sources.

• Prepare regular and technical financial studies and reports.

• Complete the Monthly Financial Reports and all associated supporting documentation.

• Develop and maintain daily, weekly, monthly supplemental budget reports and schedules to maintain budget

balances, analyze variances and reconcile to general ledger.

• Serve as back-up in the absence of the Budget Manager on routine matters.

• Assists and participates with the Executive Officers, bond counsel and bond underwriters in preparation of

the revenue bond documents and presentations for the Commissioners, City Council and the rating


• Assist in development of methods for financial analysis by utility, forecasting revenues and expenditures.

• Participates in the implementation of the Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP), customer service

computer systems and other ancillary software systems as it relates to financial reporting topics

including detailed testing of new computer applications, and scheduled upgrades.

• Preparation and development of Users Guides & Tailored Procedure Documents (TPD).based on

ERP and other software systems and processes.

• Works as an ERP Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assist Microsoft Dynamics 365 users in resolving

issues with budgets & budget related transactions.

• Develops reports using Microsoft Dynamics 365’s Financial Reporter, Power Business Intelligence

software or other analytical tools.

• Assist in preparation of supporting documentation for the rate analyses and annual updates using a utility

Rate Model for financial planning, forecasts & rate studies.

• Performs analytical studies as required to study the financial and economic implications of varied

business strategies using financial models, interprets results and advises management.

• Financial research and development which may include benchmarking and best practice.

• Develop, maintain and writes or revises policies and procedures as it relates to budgeting processes.

• Provides financial technical assistance and troubleshooting to internal departments.

• Interacts with company leaders and Management to establish and maintain effective working


• Maintaining confidentiality of specific data, reports and information is required.

• Conformance to Corporate Budget Policy.

• Works on special projects as assigned.

• Regular attendance is required.

• Job performance must conform to all CWS policies and procedures.

• Specific knowledge of CWS Environmental Management System Policy and Procedures.



Contact Information

Donna Folk
Phone: 843-727-6997
Fax: NA
[email protected]


South Carolina Human Resources