Compliance & Budget Analyst

City of Sugar Land

Full Time
Sugar land, TX
Posted 2 months ago
Salary $59,883.00 – $68,865.45 Annually
Location 2700 Town Center Blvd Sugar Land, TX
Job Type Full-Time
DepartmentEconomic Development
Job Number2200426
Closing Continuous
Position Description
At the City of Sugar Land, we are looking for people driven by a desire to contribute, possess a willingness to be challenged, and are committed to public service. Our champion employees are a driving factor for making Sugar Land “One of America’s Best”.

The Sugar Land Economic Development Department has an opening for a Compliance & Budget Analyst. This position is responsible for the direct support of the Business Development Manager in agreement management; compliance, monitoring and processing of incentives; and compliance and monitoring of economic development funds use across various programs and projects.  The position is responsible for budget analysis and projections for various economic development funding sources and various data analysis needs related to business attraction and retention.  This position may interact and work directly with all City departments, the City Council, City-appointed boards and commissions, the business community, the general public, statewide organizations/associations and various governmental agencies.

Summary of Duties
  • Oversee agreement compliance by maintaining a list of active tax abatement agreements, performance agreements, and Chapter 380 Agreements.  Ensure compliance and communicate with businesses, Fort Bend CAD or other City departments as necessary.  Ensure companies are up to date on their requirements and enforce provisions of agreements when necessary.
  • Analyze incentive agreements and tax abatement applications; prepare for meetings with the Sugar Land City Council, Economic Development Corporations (SLDC and SL4B), TIRZ Boards, developers and businesses.
  • Oversee sales tax reporting for incentive agreements.
  • Maintain knowledge of Sugar Land reinvestment zones, when applicable, to ensure compliance with City and State statutes; prepare status reports as required by State statutes.
  • Oversee Agreement Compliance for assigned development and lease agreements.  Ensure terms of agreements are met and that partners are aware of all provisions and the City’s expectations.  Requires coordination between multiple departments and private entities.
  • Assist in the development of various financial and narrative economic development reports for presentation to the City Council, City Boards & Commissions, the general public, etc. with the Economic Development Coordinator.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of the department’s budget for all applicable Economic Development funding sources (4A, 4B, TIRZ, Hotel Occupancy Tax, etc), including reconciliation of accounts, fund transfers, projecting future revenues and coordinating with Budget, Finance, and other departments as necessary.
  • Track and ensure compliance of Economic Development funding sources (4A, 4B, TIRZ, Hotel Occupancy Tax, etc) utilized by other departments or outside entities and as authorized by state statue and board approval.
  • Identify areas for future sales tax growth and assist the Director and Assistant Director in formulating plans to enhance sales tax revenues.
  • Prepare financial reporting as required by state law for all applicable Economic Development funding sources (4A, 4B, TIRZ, Hotel Occupancy Tax, etc.)
  • Assist in the assembly of various financial, research and marketing materials for City Council, City Boards & Commissions, the general public, and clients and prospects.
  • Identify and analyze legislation that will have a direct or potential impact on the economic development efforts of the City and assist with efforts to impact the legislation.
  • Stay abreast of, and comply with, all City and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Required to work as an essential employee before, during and after an emergency or disaster, whether natural or acts of war.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed or assigned by your direct supervisor or the Director.
Minimum Qualifications
Formal Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Budget, Computer Information Systems, Public Administration or a related field from an accredited school or university.

Relatable Work Experience

  • Two years of experience in compliance, budgeting, data analysis, municipal government or other budgetary, financial and data analysis related fields is required.
  • Advanced education above a Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for up to one year of experience.
  • Experience or knowledge of Texas economic development incentive programs (Type A & B Corporations, Tax Abatements, Chapter 380s, Direct Incentives, Enterprise Zones, Skills Development, etc.) and an understanding of the restrictions associated with the usage of funds derived from these sources is preferred.

Training (License and/or Certification):

  • Valid Texas Driver’s License
Additional Information
The City of Sugar Land is an equal opportunity employer.
Agency
City of Sugar Land
Address
2700 Town Center Blvd., NSugar Land, Texas, 77479
Phone
(281) 275-2735

Job Features

Job CategoryAccounting & Bookkeeping, Development Services - Planning, Admin & Clerical, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Computer Science, Data Management, Economics, Finance, Information Technology, Management, Mathematical/Statistical Skills, Network Administration, Statistics

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