Join our elite team of budget execution professionals advising state leaders and agency budget offices. In this role you'll be responsible for interpreting legislation and other governing language and developing and issuing budget policies and procedures to assist agencies. Budget execution analysts provide technical assistance and guidance to agencies in carrying out their delegated responsibilities related to budget execution. Budget execution analysts also monitor and consider requests to make budget adjustments within the framework of the State Budget Act, other relevant state and federal legislation, and rules and policies.
As a Budget Execution Analyst you will:
Assist state agencies with budget implementation and compliance by interpreting statutes and session laws and developing policies to guide agencies.
Work directly with the State Budget Director and agency leadership on important issues affecting the current year state budget
Review and approve changes to the budget as enacted by the General Assembly.
Perform continuous oversight and analysis of agency budgets and expenditures to ensure a balanced budget
Conduct quarterly reviews with agency leadership to review the agency's financial condition, discuss fiscal challenges, and identify emerging issues affecting the current year budget
Analyze historical expenditures and revenues and propose solutions to structural budget shortfalls to ensure that the Base Budget is an accurate spending plan for the upcoming biennium
Review proposed legislation and advise leadership on fiscal and policy impacts affecting budget execution
Externally present information on existing or proposed programs and policies that impact the budget in area(s) of assignment
With some supervision, analysts apply analytical knowledge and skills to: identify and solve problems; evaluate revenue streams and agency budgets and programs; review policy proposals; make recommendations to senior staff and officials; interact with legislators and their staff; and provide technical assistance to agencies.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to analyze both OSBM and agency programs for effectiveness and identify solutions that promote continuous improvement.
For the last 40 years, work at OSBM has been high-impact public service. As the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor, we provide strategic and financial analysis and ensure the best use of public resources. This mission uniquely positions OSBM as an organization that offers its staff the opportunity to develop professional relationships with a variety of stakeholders across all state agencies and universities.
OSBM invests in staff by providing business-solution application training and sponsoring the attendance of statewide and national knowledge-sharing and budget-related conferences. Telecommuting and flex-time opportunities enable OSBM staff to make a difference, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance and the flexibility to enjoy North Carolina's high quality of life.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, public policy or related field from an accredited institution and two (2) years of experience preferably in governmental accounting or budgeting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Management Preference: Master's degree in the disciplines of public administration, public policy analysis, planning, business, or economics. Governmental experience involving the executive and legislative budget processes.
OSBM is the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor. The Office works with senior officials across State government in negotiating and developing evidence-informed recommendations for the Governor's annual budget, and monitor program performance to identify opportunities to improve program efficiency and effectiveness. Work at OSBM is high-impact public service, with staff providing strategic and financial analysis in education, health care, criminal justice, economic development, mental health, environmental regulation, transportation, human services, energy and other public policy areas.