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Gwinnett County Financial Analyst II - Budget Division in Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center, Georgia

Financial Analyst II - Budget Division

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Financial Analyst II - Budget Division


$53,412.00 - $88,130.00 Annually


Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center, GA

Job Type

Full-Time Merit


Department of Financial Services

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Class Summary

The Department of Financial Services oversees the financial operations of Gwinnett County in compliance with state and federal laws, ensuring fiscal responsibility and superior bond ratings. Department functions include, but are not limited to accounting, treasury management, budgeting, investment management, vendor and employee payment, debt issuance and monitoring management, self-insurance and liability programs management, procurement and contracts operations management, tax assessor administration, and strategic program design and deployment.

This is the journey-level professional in the Budget Division of the Department of Financial Services. The Budget Division is responsible for the administration of the County’s annual operating and capital budgets, leading the County’s annual budget process, performing analysis on the County’s financial performance, and creating financial projections for use by senior County leadership. The Financial Analyst position is responsible for performing budget analysis on the County’s expenses and revenues, compiling financial projections, and gathering, reviewing, and sharing financial information with key County stakeholders. Applicants should be detail-oriented, proficient with Microsoft Excel, and familiar with financial accounting and management practices.

Duties include:

  • Researching and analyzing a variety of financial data and documents, including reports, databases, general ledger transactions, and invoices.

  • Preparing and reviewing a variety of complex and/or special reports, reconciliations, communications, schedules, tables, and/or statements to and from internal County departments.

  • Monitoring and reporting on budget compliance and financial performance.

  • Providing support to County departments by developing solutions to complex financial issues.

  • Reviewing and assessing the financial impact of proposed requests or organizational changes.

  • Coordinating and assisting in the County’s annual budget process.

  • Developing and implementing financial procedures related to key County financial management processes.

The grade for this position is C42(1).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a closely related field.

  • Four years of professional level accounting experience. Finance or budgeting experience preferred

  • Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

  • Preferred experience in variance analysis, financial projections, and administering and/or monitoring operating and capital budgets.

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NOTE: The class specifications listed on this site are not the official class specifications for Gwinnett County and are subject to change.

Benefits Offered:

  • Health, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance plans

  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care

  • HSA/HRA available

  • Basic, Optional and Dependent Life Insurance

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

  • On-site Medical Wellness Center

  • Holidays: 12 holidays per year

  • Annual leave (vacation): 13 day accrual per year

  • Sick leave: 13 day accrual per year

  • Immunizations (Flu Shots, Tetanus, etc.)

  • Wellness Incentive Programs

  • Annual Wellness Fair

  • Financial Education Programs

  • Funeral Leave

  • Longevity Pay after 3 years (full-time status)

  • Tuition Reimbursement after 2 years (full-time status)

  • Employee assistance program

  • Uniforms and equipment furnished

  • Employee discount programs

  • Retirement Benefits include:

  • Defined Contribution Retirement Plan

    • Employees can choose a contribution rate of 5.0% or 7.5%

    • Gwinnett County will contribute 7.0% of your pensionable earnings per pay period.

  • An employee is fully vested in 5 years. An employee can retire if he/she has reached the age of 55 and the sum of his/her age and years of service equals 65.

  • Deferred Compensation Plan

    • If you contribute at least 3% of your base pay to the 457(b) plan, Gwinnett County will contribute an additional 1% to your Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (this is in addition to the 7% described above).


    Do you hold a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a closely related field?

  • Yes

  • No


    If you hold a Bachelor's degree or higher, please specify your area of study. If no, type N/A.


    How many years of professional level accounting experience do you have?

  • Less than 2 years

  • 2-3 years

  • 4-7 years

  • 8 or more years


    Please describe your skills in analyzing and managing budgets within multiple fund types.


    Do you have experience in variance analysis? If yes, how did your analysis impact the decision-making of your superiors?


    What experience do you have in forecasting revenues and/or expenditures?


    What enterprise system(s) have you used for business data management?


    Describe efficiencies that Microsoft Excel has helped you create in your current or previous roles. Name specific functions or formulas.


    What is the most important personal characteristic for a professional to demonstrate? How is this characteristic exhibited in your work?


    What duties in your current or a previous role require customer service skills and how do you exhibit them?

    Required Question


Gwinnett County


75 Langley Drive Lawrenceville, Georgia, 30046


770.822.7915 770.822.7923