Job Description

Business Services is relied on by our schools and educators having access to the resources they need to facilitate learning. The Budget Manager serves a critical role in providing services essential for the preparation, supervision, compliance and management of budgets by completing budgetary requirements.  This role maintains and provides all necessary information for auditors, generates budgetary tracking systems and monitors allocations of grant budgets. The Budget Manager has excellent analytical, computer, communication, and teamwork skills in order to ensure not only compliance, but effectiveness in using grants to increase our student learning and organizational effectiveness.


  • Under the direction of the Director of Budget & Finance, prepares, supervises and manages preliminary and final budget.
  • Researches and analyzes historical accounting transactions to support budget decision making.
  • Processes changes to the budget and budget transfers with appropriate authorizations.
  • Monitors and controls the budgets and grants in the general ledger system.
  • Prepares the monthly financial reports and budget analysis.
  • Performs monthly detailed review of actual results compared to budget to identify significant variances from the budget.
  • Prepares quarterly forecasts and analyzes actual versus budgeted activities.
  • Assists in the preparation of multi-year enrolment projections.
  • Performs monthly salary and benefit projections to year end and advises senior management of any variances from budget.
  • Provides budget training to District staff as required.
  • Serves as a backup to the Payroll Supervisor.
  • Provides support to budget owners, monitors performance against budget and pro-actively advises senior management of spending and revenue trends that need to be addressed in order to maintain a balanced budget.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


· Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration

· Coursework or extensive experience (3+ years) in budget preparation, accounting, federal grants


·         2 to 5 years of budget preparation

·         Advanced MS office with emphasis in utilizing Excel.


Knowledge of:

  • Data collection, organization, and analysis systems that can be used for reporting key information
  • Systems that effectively reach outcomes related to complains as well as efficacy

Skilled in:

  • Effectively communicating information and responding to questions from administrators, staff and the general public.
  • Working with mathematical formulas in Excel, including fractions, percentages, ratios, proportions, and other calculations for practical situations.

Ability to:

  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule from.
  • Provide leadership in areas of grants management

 Core Competencies:

- Accountability                               

- Analytical Thinking                       

- Concern for Order                           

- Planning Ahead


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit.  The employee must use hands, arms and fingers to input data, handle, feel or reach; employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes, supplies, etc.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud and can vary in temperature. The nature of this position is fast-paced and may occasionally be thought of as stressful. Through interaction with the public and other district employees, the employee may encounter different scents.


At Phoenix Elementary School District #1, we are Inspiring Every Child to Achieve, educating the future leaders of Phoenix! We’re looking for passionate people who want to shape the future to join in our mission. The education of our children is a shared responsibility among our community, and we encourage you to apply for the opportunity to be part of that.

Every member of our Phoenix #1 family—from our top leadership team to our bus drivers, our nutrition team to our nurses, and our teachers to our technology gurus is shaping the lives of our students every day.  It’s not just our work; it is our passion!

We are a Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade school district in Phoenix, Arizona, established in 1871 as the first free public school district in Arizona. The district boundaries cover an area from 16th Street to 23rd Avenue, and Buckeye Road to Thomas Road.


Our 14 schools are in the heart of hip Phoenix.

We are educating the future leaders of Phoenix.

We are accessible by Phoenix Light Rail.

We want you to relax and refuel with healthy vacation time.

We have University partners that offer discounted tuition.


The statements in this job description describe the essential function and requirements as assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. Job descriptions are subject to change. Employees must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and extensive fingerprint and background check. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity gender expression, age, or national origin is prohibited. Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons. PESD1 is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Lauren Pagnotta, HR Coordinator, at (602) 257-6072 at least 3 days in advance.


Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Crystal Senesy
Title HR Specialist
Phone 602-257-4061

Applications will be accepted beginning
Friday, August 27, 2021 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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