Job Description

Title: Senior Financial Budget Analyst

State Role Title: Financial Services Spec III

Hiring Range: $79,779 - $129,641

Pay Band: 6

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Dept of Transportation

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is excited to announce a competitive opportunity to serve as a Senior Financial Budget Analyst in our Central Office’s Financial Planning Division.

What drives you? Whether it's making a tangible impact through detailed financial analysis, diving into financial data, preparing financial reports, and monitoring spending. Maybe it's about achieving a satisfying work-life balance, tackling thrilling projects, spearheading innovation, and championing change. Perhaps it's the camaraderie of collaborating in a team environment that is dedicated to ensuring sound financial stewardship. At the Virginia Department of Transportation, we offer a stimulating environment where you can excel in your financial expertise while contributing to meaningful initiatives.

Job Duties

The successful candidate will provide comprehensive assistance in the management of daily budgetary and financial activities; engage with stakeholders to assess, analyze, reconcile, and evaluate general ledgers; develop and keep tailored budgeting reports for utilization by internal staff and stakeholders; provide guidance to financial budget analysts; and serve as a subject matter expert on special projects.  This position is responsible for agency-wide data analysis, reporting, and forecasting; serves as the subject matter expert on Cardinal budget transactions; and provides back-up to the Assistant Division Administrator for Financial Planning.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Forecasting and projecting future budgetary requirements,
• Participating in the planning and development of VDOT’s Six-Year Financial Plan,
• Collaborating with various departments to gather financial information, assess program needs, and formulate budget proposals in alignment with VDOT’s priorities and objectives,
• Performing complex budget and financial analysis concentrating on the review, research, investigation, and analysis of budget ledgers to reconcile prior year budget data within the financial system.
• Conducting in-depth financial analysis to evaluate budgetary performance, trends, and variances.
• Preparing comprehensive financial reports, highlighting key insights and recommendations to aid decision-making by management and stakeholders.
• Assisting in preparing quarterly budget adjustments, as well as researching analysis and documentation of variances in footnotes of financial performance reports.

Minimum Qualifications

• Skill in the use of computers and software applications to include MS Office products (Power BI) and automated financial management software systems.
• Knowledge of practices in public finance, state, legislative, federal, and local financial planning, and budgeting processes.
• Ability to work independently, set priorities and meet deadlines, while also working as part of a team to develop integrated financial solutions.
• Ability to comprehend complex financial and legal documentation and provide clear, concise written communication.
• Ability to query, review historical data, analyze, coordinate, and propose financial budgets for a large organization, using multiple financial resources.
• Skill in use of Microsoft Excel, or other data/reporting software.
• Skill in supporting government agencies in Financial Management/budget analysis.
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working and interpersonal relationships with all divisions and customers, inside and outside the agency.

Additional Considerations

• Ability to communicate clearly with senior management.
• Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, auditing standards, public administration, and regulatory compliance.
• Ability to use sound techniques and financial policies to assist management in accessing the appropriate use of the Commonwealth's resources.
• Knowledge of VDOT's financial accounting system or other ERP based financial system.
• Ability to adapt quickly to constant changing technological advances.
• Skill in organizing work and managing time.
• Skill in problem solving.
• Skill in performing mathematical calculations.
• Ability to interpret and apply policies and complex regulations to evaluate the adequacy of documentation.
• Ability to work with confidential material.
• Skill in promoting and providing good customer service to internal and external customers.
• Ability to analyze and interpret technical and financial data and perform in-depth financial reconciliations.
• Ability to evaluate a variety of financial operations functions or statewide specialized programs.
• Skill in working with database reporting tools.

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

This position requires a fingerprint based Criminal History Background Check, DMV Record Check, and Work History Verification with references.

VDOT is an emergency operation agency. Positions physically working within Central Office locations may be designated upon request and coordination among the respective District Engineer or Administrator and Chief. Assignments are updated annually. Not all designated employees are provided an emergency operations assignment.

Once onboarded, this position may be eligible for telework opportunities; availability, hours, and duration of telework shall be approved as outlined in the Commonwealth telework policy.

We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.

VDOT utilizes a market-based pay program, which has been approved by DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands.

Contact Information

Name: Tammy Varble

Phone: (804) 297-1568



In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at 800-552-5019.

Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.


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