Financial Specialist 14
The Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis Bureau is responsible for economic forecasts and revenue estimates for use in the State budget process, revenue tracking, and tax and economic policy analysis, coordination of the semi-annual consensus revenue estimating conference, and administration of the State Revenue Sharing programs, the personal property tax reimbursement program, the Emergency 911 program, and the various other special grant programs of the Department.
This position serves as the specialist for the most complex State Revenue Sharing and Grants Programs in the Revenue Sharing and Grants Division. The $1.1 billion State Revenue Sharing programs are one of a kind in state government and are substantial and critical programs for cities, villages, townships, and counties. The Revenue Sharing and Grants section administers the Revenue Sharing program, the City, Village, and Township Revenue Sharing program, the County Revenue Sharing program, the County Incentive program, the Emergency 911 program, Recreational Marihuana distributions, and the various other special grant programs of the department and the revenue tracking functions.
The position requires a broad and detailed knowledge of the State’s Revenue Sharing programs, the State’s accounting system, mastery of spreadsheet software, and familiarity with Treasury’s computing systems. The position also requires the ability to manage complex projects, meet strict deadlines, and the ability to work effectively with staff in the State Budget Office, other state departments, House and Senate Fiscal Agencies, cities, villages, townships, counties, and various special interest groups. Responsibilities include producing estimates of the effects of proposed policy changes on the state’s local governments, calculating payments to the state’s local governments, analyzing state budget and accounting reports to ensure the programs are accounted for properly, and making changes to the computer model which calculates the payments.