Budget Analyst

Announcement:    CS01-21 

Opening Date:     4/05/21

Location:               San Francisco    

Closing Date:      Open until filled

Salary Range:     $75,615 - $122,884 (CL 28) , Salary depends upon experience and qualifications.

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Budget Analyst.  As part of the Central Staff, the Budget Analyst serves as the principal accounting and financial authority for the court and manages the budget. This position performs and coordinates administrative, analytical, technical, and professional work related to financial and budget activities of the court.


Prepare the overall fiscal budget plan for review by the Clerk of Court and Chief Deputy. Perform data analysis and conduct modeling based on different operational scenarios. Manage the budget throughout the fiscal year. Recommend and perform reprogramming actions to cover projected account shortfalls.

Identify and address budget issues with management. Counsel management on budget issues by conducting research, providing findings, and making recommendations on addressing the issues (present options and possible repercussions).  Provide analysis of the impact of operating costs on the budget.  Recommend various methods, procedures, or products that aid in controlling operating costs and contribute to office efficiency.

Make recommendations for improving the overall effectiveness of the financial and budget system, which include design, development, and implementation of new, improved automated methods, systems, and procedures for ensuring the accuracy of financial and budget records.

Formulate, evaluate, and implement policies, procedures, and protocols related to financial and budgetary operations and execution within the court. Advise management on court financial and budget matters and serve as project manager on special financial or budget initiatives. Provide guidance and assistance to other units within the district on financial and budget matters.

Research and analyze financial and budget-related questions, problems, trends, and areas for efficiency/improvement attributed to the data being developed and respond or prepare written correspondence, as required. Conduct work measurement and work productivity studies related to financial, budget, and associated activities and prepare reports.

Develop and update the Court Unit Budget Organization Plan (CUBOP), local policies, and procedures for budget administration within the court, establishing the budget cycle in terms of action dates on estimates, formats, required justification, and the like.

Prepare, update, examine, and analyze a variety of regular and non-standard reports as requested by any court unit, Administrative Office, U.S. Treasury, financial institutions, or other organizations/agencies. Design, develop, and maintain spreadsheet formats and programs for analyzing financial and budget information for the court.

Manage budget using programs such as Judiciary Integrated Financial System (JIFMS) and lnfoweb.  Prepare the Electronic Status of Funds (ESFR) report and financial statements for submission to the Administrative Office (AO) and other court officials as necessary.

Perform reviews to ensure that the court unit is in compliance with the Guide to Judiciary Policy, internal controls, and generally accepted accounting principles. Prepare documents to identify findings and develop written recommendations for changes. Maintain and update the court’s internal controls manual and coordinate audit activities.

 Ensure that appropriate internal controls for disbursement, transfer, recording, and reporting of monies are followed. Review vouchers for payments related to expenses incurred by the court for appropriateness of payment. Accept responsibility for files and documents related to the monetary aspects of case management. Collaborate with information technology staff to develop or customize programs or systems to assist with finance and accounting transactions and record-keeping.

 Establish relationships and maintain information-sharing networks with court employees, other court unit budget managers, the AO, and other appropriate parties.

 Oversee the work of and train financial support staff; including, assigning, monitoring, prioritizing, and reviewing work products. Oversee financial and budgetary operations to ensure compliance with internal controls, policies, and procedures.

 Act as back-up to the Procurement and Property Administrator and Human Resources Specialist.

 Perform other duties as assigned.



2 years of full-time (or equivalent) experience in the areas of financial management and administration such as budgeting, accounting, auditing, or financial reporting that provided a knowledge of rules, regulations, and terminology of financial administration.


             Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a wide variety of individuals (e.g., judges, attorneys, etc.)

             Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to effectively communicate with staff; must be able to maintain complete and highly accurate records and files.

             Excellent organization skills, the ability to respond to requests on short notice, and the ability to manage multiple tasks and stringent deadlines are essential.

             Must exercise good judgment, flexibility, and initiative.

             Legal or court accounting experience highly preferred.

             Must be proficient in Word, Excel and other computer systems.

             Prior financial or budget experience in a federal court and working knowledge of JIFMS are highly desired.



For a list of benefits please visit our Benefits at a Glance at http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/jobs.



Qualified candidates are invited to apply by emailing the following to jobs@canb.uscourts.gov 

The email subject line should reference Budget Analyst position.

1. A cover letter detailing relevant experience and how they meet the qualifications for the position.

2. A résumé.

Only applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted by the court. Applicants selected for the initial interview will be required to submit three professional references.

 Applicants who are non-United States citizens must meet the requirements for federal employment. Only qualified applicants will be considered for this position. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed. Applicants selected for interviews must travel at their own expense.

 As a condition of employment, the selected candidate must complete a background check investigation, including a FBI fingerprint check. The position is subject to the mandatory electronic direct deposit of salary payment (i.e. Direct Deposit). All court employees are at will, and therefore the selected candidate may be removed from this position at any time if the selected candidate fails to perform at a satisfactory level. In addition, employees are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees.

 The court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the job announcement, or to fill the position sooner than the closing date, if a closing date is shown, any of which action may occur without any prior written notice. The court will only communicate with those qualified applicants who are selected for interview. If you are not notified, another applicant was selected.


The United States Bankruptcy Court is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.