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Budget Director for the City of Everett

Classification: Exempt
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

About the City of Everett

A desirable place to live, work, and visit, the City of Everett prides itself on its progress while remaining dedicated to future possibilities. Home to over 50,000 residents, Everett is known for its rich culture, diverse population, and welcoming atmosphere. A once industrial City, Everett is now recognized as a melting pot for residents and newcomers alike.

Position Summary

The primary purpose of the position is to assist the Chief Financial Officer in the effective management, administration, and coordination of all operations within the Finance Department, for the fiscal and financial affairs of the Department and the management, administration and control of all personnel assigned to the Department in accordance with Chapter 324 of the Acts of 1990, local ordinances, state, and federal regulations. Responsible to perform complex administrative and professional work in analytical, technical, and financial management, performs all other related work as needed.

Essential Functions

Assist the Chief Financial Officer (CFO): in the coordination, administration and supervision of all financial services and activities together with assistance in all matters related to municipal financial affairs, development and maintenance of uniform systems for all financial planning and operations in all departments, including the school department, or boards, commissions or agencies or other units of city government, the operation of which have a financial impact upon the general fund of the city, assist the CFO in the implementation and maintenance of uniform budget guidelines and procedures including direction and assistance in the development and preparation of all departmental and other budgets and spending plan, monitoring of the expenditure of all funds, including periodic reporting by or to the appropriate body, agency or officer of the status of accounts and including the continuing review of the spending plan for each department or activity of the city, and the review of all proposed contracts and obligations with a term or impact in excess of one year, and in the supervision of the allotment of funds on a periodic basis.
Responsible to supervise, direct, assign and reassign all personnel within the Finance Department in accordance with any collective bargaining agreements, civil service regulations and/or City Ordinances.

  • Coordinates and oversees the annual budget development process for the Capital and Operating budgets. Assists departments in developing budgets; reviews departmental budget requests for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with procedures and guidelines and complies consolidated budget. Prepares budget documents for presentation to City staff, boards, committees, and City Council.
  • Develops and maintains systems used for budget development including templates for budget submissions and other forms and processes.
  • Ensures that budget document complies with standards set forth by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).
  • Regularly monitors annual budgets throughout the fiscal year once they have been approved and adopted by City Council.
  • Responds to finance and budget related inquiries and requests from staff, management, and the public.
  • Provides oversight and accounting of city-wide grants in coordination with other departments.
  • Analyzes financial and budget related matters and conducts research as necessary.
  • Complies data from statistical studies and budget analysis, maintains database of budget history, and develops multi-year forecasts of revenues and expenditures to assist in budget preparation and analysis. May provide analytical support for the development and review of programs and policies affecting the budget.
  • Prepares regular budget reports for senior management, program administrators, boards, and committees to depict rates of spending versus budget and identify potential budget problems.
  • Provides and reviews budget numbers for City Council meetings and may assist with budget data during City Council meetings.
  • Reviews and keeps current on new or revised finance related laws and regulations affecting the City.
  • Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as situation dictates.
  • Periodic attendance at night meetings is required.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • High level of confidentiality with sensitive information pertaining to salaries
  • Attention to detail and analytically driven
  • Able to work under tight deadlines while maintaining a high level of professionalism
  • Knowledge of Principles and practices of public administration
  • Principles and practices of financial accounting and reporting
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations
  • Modern office procedures, equipment, and computers
  • Principles and procedures of confidential record keeping
  • Ability to operate computer and various software necessary for performing assigned duties
  • Compile, manipulate, and analyze large amounts of financial data with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Understand and develop processes and structure related to financial management
  • Maintain accurate print and electronic records
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and maintain effective relationships.


  • Strong Business Acumen
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Strategic

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business or a finance related field
  • 3-5 years of finance/budget related experience
  • 3 years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training or experience which provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Work Schedule and Salary

  • M-TH schedule, 35 hours per week
  • Starting salary up to $90K/Year

For a disability-related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, call Human Resources at 617-394-2280

The City of Everett is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. In addition, the employee frequently is required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This job’s specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. In addition, this position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

The City of Everett does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ae, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual’s status in any group or class protected by a applicable federal, state or local law. The city of Everett encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans, and all other qualified applicants.

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