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Budget Manager

The City of Little Rock provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.  City of Little Rock complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every work location.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Job Objective & Safety/Security Sensitive Designation


JOB OBJECTIVE:  To analyze, administer, and monitor the City’s operating and capital budget; to develop, coordinate, supervise and conduct comprehensive internal audits of financial and non-financial requirements; to review, analyze and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of policies, procedures, and operating controls designed to safeguard the City of Little Rock assets and other resources, and to conduct and direct management studies and research projects.


This position is not designated as a safety/security sensitive position and is not subject to random drug and alcohol screening.


Essential Functions

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Calling all Financial Visionaries!

As a Budget Manager, you’ll be the compass guiding our financial ship through uncharted waters. 


A Budget Manager is a key figure in a business’s financial management, responsible for overseeing the company’s financial operations to ensure efficiency, accuracy, and compliance with financial regulations. Their role combines financial analysis, accounting, and management elements, often requiring a strong understanding of business principles, finance, and leadership skills




Minimum Qualifications, Additional Requirements and Supervisory Responsibilities


These knowledge, skills, and abilities are usually, although not always, acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration, or a related area; four (4) years of professional-level experience as an  Accountant with specific experience in public budget administration and auditing, or a related area; and two (2) years of experience supervising professional-level employees. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Must possess a valid, active status Arkansas Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license OR Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) license within six months of employment and maintain licensure for the duration of employment in this position. 

Must possess a valid Arkansas Class D (Non-Commercial Vehicle) Driver’s License before employment and maintain licensure for the duration of employment in this position.

Must be available to work flexible work hours to include evenings, weekends and holidays as required.


This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.


Application Requirements


•    Online applications only

•    Applicant’s answers to supplemental questions will be used to screen for minimum qualifications electronically.

•    Please include a complete work history when completing application. Work history may impact initial salary offer amount for the successful candidate

•    List of qualified applicants will be considered active for up to six (6) months and may be used to fill future openings with same or similar minimum qualifications.

•    All communication regarding application status will be sent to candidates via text message/ email address listed on account.

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•    Applicants may check application status for any position by logging into their account at or contacting Human Resources at (501) 371-4590 if they are having computer difficulties.