Project Manager, Budget Operations


Posted 08.15.2018

The Budget Project Manager is responsible for the forecasting, coordination, implementation, approval, analysis and completion of budget; while remaining aligned with strategy, commitments and goals of the organization.



  • Collaborate with Leads, Managers, Directors, and Producers to establish budget requirements.
  • Connect with External Project Managers to align budget expectations.
  • Define budget scope, goals and deliverables.
  • Create an effective tracking system for easily digested review.
  • Design effective budget models for analysis.
  • Forecast budgets for one or more projects with quarterly updates.
  • Review budget requests and contracts for approval.
  • Track and identify variances between actual and budgeted financial results at the end of each reporting period.
  • Correct budgetary discrepancies.
  • Track and facilitate intercompany recharges.
  • Present budget updates to senior leadership.
  • Outline spending improvements.



  • Strong understanding and experience with financial planning concepts including variance analysis, capacity/utilization and ROI. 
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, flexible environment with minimal supervision in order to prioritize and meet project deadlines.
  • Must possess a high degree of attention to detail and organization.


Education & Experience

  • Minimum 4-7 years of industry experience in a product development environment.
  • Knowledge of MS Excel (specifically, advanced formulas, pivot tables and charts).
  • Prior experience working with large development teams.
  • Previous internal team production experience required.
  • Gaming and interactive entertainment experience preferred.
  • Four year undergraduate college degree or equivalent skill set.

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