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Budget Analyst - DNR

Date Posted:  May 13, 2022
Requisition ID:  286960

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:


The mission of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is to protect, enhance, preserve, and wisely use natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana's citizens through professional leadership, management, and education.




The starting salary for this position traditionally starts at $37,778 and may be commensurate with education and/or experience.


About the Job:


As the Budget Analyst, you will be responsible for serving as the agency’s Senior Project Budget Analyst.  You will be responsible for balancing and performing the moves of program budgets as identified by management, as well as ensuring that funds released are made available through funding sources.  In addition, you will be responsible for approving or denying requisition requests based upon accuracy, project set-up, departmental requirements, and agency priority. 

A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Conduct budget analysis and advise division leaders on the fiscal matters regarding their operating, dedicated, and federal funds. 
  • Prepare and manage annual and biennial budgets.   
  • Prepare and process Request for Federal Funds (draws) for assigned grants according to federal and state guidelines and verify the accuracy of grant financials supporting the draw. 
  • Prepare and research activities as they relate to state and federal funding within assigned divisions, ensuring that all regulations and guidelines pertaining to the expenditure/revenue transactions are applied to and reconciled in the Agency’s Accounting system to the State's Official Book of Record maintained by the Auditor of State and the Encompass Financials System. 
  • Prepare and analyze a variety of state and federal financial status reports related to assigned divisions. 
  • Work with Encompass module for assigned divisions by investigating and resolving budget errors related to state and federal funding, e-procurement, project costing, funding sources, and other financial transactions.  
  • Serve as a liaison between division staff and financial representatives regarding state and federal issues. 
  • Meet and confer with division leaders and program managers to resolve problems and coordinate services.  
  • Field questions and respond to information requests from internal customers as well as other state agencies regarding assigned funds and grant projects. 


The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. 

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE) required. 
  • Seven (7) years of full-time professional experience In Accounting, Auditing, Financial Analysis, or related experience.  
    • Substitutions: Accredited college training in Accounting or related area may substitute for required experience with a maximum substitution of four (4) years. 
  • Broad knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. 
  • Extensive knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of federal grants, governmental accounting, budgeting, auditing, and problem-solving.  
  • Experience with analyzing fiscal trends, isolating and understanding variances, projecting expenditures and revenues accurately, and adjusting budgets to address shortfalls and optimize fiscal resources. 
  • Extensive knowledge of the agency mission, programs, and administrative policies. 
  • Advanced computer skills in Excel, Access, Encompass, and Hyperion.    
  • Ability to solve complex accounting and auditing problems. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.


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