Budget Analyst IV – 449963

Teaxas Helath & Human Services Commission

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Agency: Health & Human Services Commission

Department: HHSC Budget

Job Title: Budget Analyst IV

Posting Number: 449963

Job Location: 4900 N LAMAR BLVD


Contact: AccessHR Service Center Telephone: 888-894-4747

Salary Range:  $4,598.66 – $6,065.71                             Salary Group: B23

Job Description:
Budget Analyst IV
Responsible for preparing, monitoring, and reporting complex budget information including, but not limited to agency appropriation levels, revenue collections, Medicaid/CHIP cash flow status, and agency cost pool allocations for budget and expenditures. Prepares initial appropriation/rider setup for State Comptroller’s Office. Monitors, reviews, and analyzes operating budgets and methods of finance to ensure budgeted amounts are aligned to appropriated amounts, funds have been appropriately allocated, and appropriate use of funds. Works closely with Cash Management staff on monitoring agency appropriation levels. Monitors, reviews, and analyzes expenditure patterns and trends to determine potential for reallocation, realignment, or adjustments to ensure compliance with general appropriations act. Prepares supporting documentation and Monthly Financial Reports (MFRs) for submission to the Legislative Budget Board (LBB). Prepares monthly cash flow for Medicaid/CHIP programs and communicates potential issues to Budget Director and Chief Financial Officer. Prepares necessary transfer letter requests to the LBB and Governors office. Performs highly advanced (senior-level) fiscal analysis, projections and reporting as well as fiscal systems analyses, troubleshooting, and technical assistance to fiscal and program staff. Prepares base reconciliation for LAR and Operating Budget. Prepares/reviews cost estimates during legislative sessions. Uses a variety of software applications including HHSAS, SIRS, USAS, Excel, and Word to perform essential job functions. Works under minimal direction with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions:
Performs senior level work in budget planning/monitoring/reporting. Tracks and reports budget adjustments, revenues collections, and methods of finance with appropriate legal citations. Monitors, controls, and reports status of appropriation levels. Produces monthly financial reports for the Legislative Budget Board (LBB). Runs/processes cost pool allocations for cost pool and FTE reporting. Prepares base reconciliation for LAR and Operating Budget. Participates and provides guidance on other LAR and Operating Budget assignments as needed. Prepares comptroller loads for appropriation setup and adjustments for State Comptroller’s Office. Produces high level funding summaries with a high degree of accuracy. Provides strong supporting documentation for reporting requirements. Heavy use of HHSAS, SIRS, USAS, Excel and Word for job requirements. (65%)

Acts as a subject matter expert on method of finance, revenue and appropriation reporting for both internal and external customer requests. Reviews appropriations and funding sources to formulate budget options as funding needs arise. Initiates and prepares letters requesting rider authority to the LBB and Governors Office. Participates in related meetings, trainings, and agency budget planning sessions. Shares knowledge with others through one on one discussions and/or training small audiences on selected topics. Responds to adhoc questions regarding funding, appropriations and full time equivalents from internal and/or external customers. Assists with Budget Management Audits from internal/external sources. Develops cash flow models to monitor status for Medicaid/CHIP programs. Monitors cash flow needs and communicates issues with Budget Director and Chief Financial Officer. Prepares ad-hoc revenue/cash analyses. Assists with processing budget check errors in HHSAS, Expenditure Transfer Vouchers (ETVs), and other routine budget assignments on an as needed basis. Produces procedures and guidelines for job duties performed. (20%)

Prepares, reviews and analyzes cost estimates and fiscal notes for proposed legislation. Reviews fiscal impacts of proposed rules for adoption. Measures the impact of existing and proposed state and federal legislation on HHSC programs. Responds to budgetary inquiries from the legislature, Governor’s Office, state and federal agencies, and the Legislative Budget Board. (15%)

Posted: March 25, 2020