Budget Analyst

Finance · RAPID CITY, South Dakota
Department Finance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $48,416 - $60,520 Annually




This position is located in various departments and supports multi-departmental budgeting requirements. The incumbent will perform professional level work in analyzing budgetary data, budgetary requests, and interpreting and applying budget guidelines.

Essential Functions:


  • Plans and carries out budget procedures for one or more departments including monthly monitoring of department expenditures and revenues and communicates monitoring status to management; assists departments in the preparation of department budgets and budget materials; reviews and makes recommendations on department budget proposals; assists in the development of multi-year forecast estimates for department expenditures and revenues; reviews department performance measures.
  • Develops and maintains budget monitoring models and coordinates production of the formal monitoring report.
  • Assists department(s) in preparing proposals and contracts, agenda items and supporting information; explains policies and procedures; and gives advice on management issues.
  • Provides support for senior budget analysts and assists with special studies that require data compilation; analyzes and interprets information in oral and written presentations.
  • Assists, as required, in the preparation of the organization’s forecast.
  • Compare actual to budgeted results at the end of each reporting period, and report on significant variances.
  • Researches and responds to budget surveys.


  • Exemplify excellent customer service with tribal stakeholders, health board colleagues, program partners, service recipients, visitors and guests.
  • Foster a work environment of wellness, courtesy, friendliness, helpfulness and respect.
  • Relate well and work collaboratively with coworkers and all levels of staff in a professional manner.
  • Familiarity and/or experience working with the American Indian populations; respect for and knowledge of traditional, cultural and spiritual practices of diverse American Indian communities, as well as an ability to work with other racially, culturally and ethnically diverse populations.
  • Consistently demonstrate respect and acceptance toward differing capabilities, race, cultures, gender, age, sexual orientation and/or personalities.
  • Maintain and ensure organizational privacy and confidentiality.
  • Must be able to handle crisis and tolerate stress professionally.
  • Must be self-directed and take proactive initiative to assist others.
  • Possess the ability to resolve problems with other departments and coworkers without direct supervision.
  • Able to exercise flexibility to alter plans/routines when situations require and continue to perform without projecting stress/frustration that would adversely affect the work environment.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including evenings, weekends and overnight or extended travel as necessary.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to community members, clients and other employees of the organization.
  • Proficiency with computer programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other Internet technologies.
  • Valid driver’s license must be kept current; certificates, credentials or licenses must be kept current and consistent with regulations required by applicable Federal, State and/or grant regulations.
  • Ability to promote an alcohol, tobacco and drug-free lifestyle.
  • Embrace modes appearance and attire which reflects a professional presence.
  • Adhere to GPTCHB policies and procedures. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related field.
  • Experience managing budgets.
  • Highly analytical mindset.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and statistical forecasting.
  • Excellent mathematical aptitude.
  • Must have knowledge of Tribal Governments and fund accounting.
  • Must be computer literate and be competent with the use of all office machines.
  • Ability to prepare and analyze complex financial reports.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service.
  • Experience that indicates the ability to interact effectively with leaders among Indian communities, government agencies, scientific and academic communities, medical and health-related organizations, non-governmental groups and the public at large is required.


Work Environment/Physical Demands

The characteristic demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is often required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Travel: Local and moderate out-of-town travel is required.

The GPTCHB is a tribal organization which follows tribal preference laws. It is our policy to give preference to qualified Indian/Tribal candidates over qualified non-native candidates in hiring decisions, if all other qualifications are equal.

Employment is contingent upon the outcome of all required criminal background checks.

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  • Location
    RAPID CITY, South Dakota
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $48,416 - $60,520 Annually