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Budget Manager - Hybrid

Budget Manager - Hybrid

$90,180.00 - $105,000.00 Annually
Lakewood, CO
Job Type
Full Time
Department of Revenue
Job Number
10/6/2022 5:00 PM Mountain
Department Information

We serve all Colorado residents in their everyday lives. The department is driven by our values of service, teamwork, accountability, integrity, and respect. We support the Colorado community as well as those that work here. We value the contributions of every employee and encourage learning so our employees can grow. We celebrate diversity, and together, support an equitable and inclusive culture. We embrace our differences because we believe this brings innovation to our work.
The Department of Revenue (DOR) employs approximately 1,600 hard-working and dedicated employees throughout Colorado. We can be seen performing functions as varied as auditing and collecting taxes, issuing driver licenses and motor vehicle titles, marketing lottery products, and regulating liquor, gaming, horse racing, marijuana, and the auto industry in order to assist the citizens of our state. 
The Department of Revenue offers 11 paid holidays per year, paid vacation and sick leave, BenefitHub program (discounted merchandise, food and travel, etc.) employee wellness program and a great healthcare and retirement benefit package.
CDOR Vision

To empower businesses and individuals through quality customer service, innovation and collaboration.
CDOR Mission
To become a trusted partner to every Coloradan to help them navigate the complexities of government so they can thrive.
CDOR Values

Description of Job
The purpose of the Office of Budget and Policy is to ensure that available financial resources are used effectively and efficiently, and to ensure that state funds are spent in compliance with statute, fiscal rule, and Department policy. 
We’re hiring an analytical and collaborative leader to be our Budget Manager at CDOR! You will be a working manager, developing and implementing budgets, pulling reports and conducting analyses alongside your employees. Your excellent communication and presentation skills will ensure stakeholders are informed and equipped to make budgetary decisions. If you’re ready to contribute to the success of CDOR, then this job may be for you!
Budget Development, Financial Management and Analysis:

  • Under the direction of the Deputy Budget Director and Budget Director, plans, directs, delegates, and reviews the development of expenditure and FTE budgets for assigned division(s).
  • Coordinating the development of all budget requests including decision items, budget amendments, and supplementals, for assigned divisions.
  • Coordinating the development of five-year forecasts for assigned cash funds. Submits key information to the Budget Director during the budget development cycle, ensuring that issues or concerns with fiscal viability are identified and explained. Provides recommendations for remediation options.
  • Working with applicable boards, commissions, and committees to encourage buy-in, and soliciting direction and/or approval as necessary for budget development.
  • Utilize inferential statistics to perform analysis to include, but not limited to, demographic data, economic data, and historical information.
Financial Reporting:

  • Coordinates the development of monthly updates to the fiscal year-end projections for expenditures within assigned divisions and line items, following the procedures and timelines outlined in the monthly expenditure report documentation.
  • Updates budget-to-projection variance explanations on a monthly basis, for use in the monthly expenditure report.
  • Proactively provides explanations of material month-to-month variances in revenue, expenditures, or fund balance.
  • Coordinates the development of monthly updates to the fiscal year projection for assigned cash funds, including revenue, expenditures, and fund balance. Submits key information to the Budget Director during the monthly reporting cycle, ensuring that issues or concerns with fiscal viability are identified and explained. Provides recommendations for remediation options. Continuous monitoring:
  • Continuously monitors planned and actual spending.
 Financial Meetings with Program Staff:

  • Conducts and/or directs budget staff in their execution of monthly financial meetings with program staff to review the month’s financial activity including encumbrances, actual expenditures and revenue, budgetary changes, and year-end projections for expenditures, revenue, and fund balances of assigned cash funds. Reviews the monthly documents and projections prepared by budget staff for accuracy, thoroughness, and clarity. Provides advisement and oversight to ensure spending remains in compliance with State policies, fiscal rules, and CDOR policies. Elevates concerns to the Budget Director promptly.
  • Prepares presentation for financial meetings with Budget Director and Senior Management which are typically held on a quarterly basis. These meetings will provide a division-wide overview of budget, actual expenditures, projected expenditures, actual and projected revenue, and fund balances for assigned divisions and cash funds.

  • Supervises a team of 1 - 3 budget analysts, ensuring that work is timely and accurate.
  • Responsible for conducting annual performance evaluations and plans as well as hiring and disciplinary actions, as necessary.
  • Responsible for meeting the training needs of the staff and allocating resources to meet the goals and objectives of the section and of the department.
 Ad-Hoc Reporting & Analysis:

  • Ad-Hoc reporting is the process of creating reports on a needed basis, and these reports are not anticipated.
  • Ad-hoc reporting is a model of business and financial data in which reports are built and distributed to nontechnical customers and audiences.
  • Requests are designed to answer a specific business question, usually in response to an event.
Fiscal Note Process/Budget Process:

  • Under the direction of the Budget Director and Fiscal Policy Manager, assist in the legislative fiscal note process.
  • Review proposed legislation, which may have a fiscal or operational impact, work with program subject matter experts (SME) to ascertain intent and effect of proposed bills, write statements concerning technical conflicts or other issues arising from proposed legislation; calculate and present narratives concerning fiscal impacts of proposed bills in fiscal note worksheets with a high level of professional and technical expertise and presentation quality free from mathematical and grammatical errors.
  • Review Budget submission schedules to ensure that all passed legislation and impacts are correctly added/removed from the respective Division.
This position may need to report to the Lakewood office on occasion.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in accounting, finance, business or a closely related field as determined by the Department.
Four years of professional experience in accounting, financial analysis and/or budget development, implementation, formulation, execution and analysis.
Any combination of professional accounting, financial analysis and/or budget development, implementation, formulation, execution and analysis may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree.
A master's or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance or a related business major may be substituted for the bachelor's degree and one year or two years of general experience respectively (but not the specific experience);
*Current, valid licensure as a CPA by the Colorado Board of Accountancy will substitute for the degree requirement and two years of the required experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements. 
  • Advanced Financial Modeling experience
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis experience
  • Experience with process improvement and lean initiatives
  • Experience in presenting complex financial data in a high-level summary to leadership
  • KPI development and monitoring experience
  • Public sector experience in budget development, implementation, formulation, execution and analysis
  • Experience with fiscal analysis, and policy/program analysis for a governmental agency (state, county or local level)
  • Working knowledge of the State of Colorado budget and legislative processes, fiscal rule, and regulations
  • State experience with CORE, and working knowledge of federal grant management
  • Excellent written communication skills

DOR Required Skills and Competencies: Competencies required for all DOR positions include good communications skills, interpersonal and people management skills, the ability to multitask, the ability to work with confidential information, the ability to work in high-stress environments, and the demonstrated ability to assist customers. 
Conditions of Employment with the Colorado Department of Revenue:
1. As a condition of employment with the Colorado Department of Revenue, a requirement exists that all personnel timely file all necessary Colorado Individual Income Tax (CIIT) returns and timely pay tax obligations. As such, all employees must undergo a pre-employment evaluation of their tax records/accounts to ensure compliance with this policy.

2. Employees are in a position of public trust in the performance of their job duties and must operate in a manner that maintains the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and public confidence. All job finalists require successful completion of a background investigation and reference check prior to appointment. Background checks may include national criminal, financial, traffic, civil, education, and/or experience checks or any other checks related to the job assignment. Fingerprint background checks and pre-employment drug testing may also be required for some positions.
Applicant Checklist: 
Only complete applications submitted on or before the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Failure to submit all required documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected. For assistance with the application process, please review the following video provided by the Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration "Applying for a Job with the State of Colorado".
Complete Applications must include the following documents:
1) A complete CDOR Application for Announced Vacancy (Submit online using the link in this announcement)
2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (Submit online as part of your application)
3) A chronological resume (Attach to your online application, late submissions will not be accepted)
4) A Cover Letter with a Written Narrative. The written narrative should describe your interest in this position and specifically how your education, abilities, skills and experience relate to the requirements, responsibilities and competencies listed in the job announcement. (Attach to your online application, late submissions will not be accepted)

The application and required documents will be used to gauge written communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications and Comparative Analysis: 
Part of, or the entire comparative analysis for this position, may involve a review of the information submitted in the application material, including the answers to the supplemental questions. Therefore, it is paramount that in the experience portion of the application, the applicant describes the extent to which they possess the education, experience, competencies and background as they relate to the duties outlined in the job announcement, as well as the special and/or preferred qualifications. List your employment history starting with the most recent job, including part-time, temporary, and volunteer jobs. If more than one job was held with a given organization, list each job held as a separate period of employment. Under "Duties," describe clearly the tasks you performed and the nature of your supervisory, technical, or other responsibilities as they relate to the job for which you are applying. Be complete and specific in detailing of duties. Information must be accurate, including dates of employment. If it is found that information provided is falsified, you will not be considered for a job with the State of Colorado and/or may be removed from a job after hire. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions may affect the applicant's score and/or prevent them from competing in any subsequent measures used to arrive at a top group of applicants. Factors to be assessed are those outlined in the requirements, competencies, and preferred qualifications.

Years will be expressed in terms of full-time equivalent service with full-time workload equal to one (1) Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) year. No more than 1.00 FTE year may be credited in any twelve (12) month period. Positions working 40 hours or less per week will be prorated (30 hrs/wk=0.75 FTE=9 mos credit; 20 hrs/wk=0.5 FTE=6 mos credit; 10 hrs/wk=0.25 FTE=3 mos credit) 
The eligible list established from this posting may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Email Address:
All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be conducted via email. Include a working email address on your application; one that is checked often as time sensitive correspondence such as exam information or notification will take place via email. Please set up your e-mail to accept messages from "" and "" addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email.

Appeal Rights
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: . If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.
Supplemental Information
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Compliance
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.
The Colorado Department of Revenue is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Jacqueline Brown-Tremble at
The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building work environments that are inclusive and reflect our communities and the diverse talents of all people. We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds and abilities to apply.
State of Colorado
Department of Revenue

1881 Pierce Street

Lakewood, Colorado, 80214