A Message from Shirley Ragin, Budget & Business Department Director:
Hello and welcome from the Budget & Business Improvement team. The formation of the Budget & Business Improvement Department occurred in September, 2012 by combining the Budget office in the Finance Division and the Enterprise Resource Planning section of the Information Technology Department. This combination was based on a strategic decision to gain synergies in the spirit of continuous business process improvement with a focus on technological efficiency. The newly combined department reports directly to Teresa Byrd, Deputy County Manager of Finance.
Our vision is to be the voice of expertise in fiscal and business improvement initiatives within Bernalillo County. We provide budgetary services and business strategy advice that promotes responsible resource allocation and ensures the financial integrity of the county. We manage the county’s budgeting process, maintaining fiscal responsibility in compliance with state regulations. Additionally, we produce accurate and timely reporting and analysis to facilitate prudent financial management and decision making.
The county invested in the SAP system in 2008 as its business management solution. The ERP team will continue to manage SAP and its modules and develop fully integrated software solutions that will serve as the technological foundation for effective administration of business processes. We are committed to working as a cohesive team to find practical and effective solutions to advance the goals of the county.
The leadership team of the Budget and Business Improvement Department is Shirley Ragin, Director, Maria Zuniga, BBI Administrator, Jennifer Gallegos, Budget Special Projects Coordinator, Randy Landavazo, ERP Manager, Andi Lako, Business Systems Manager and Bryan Nguyen, Technical Systems Manager.
Services (What We Do):
- Prepare the county's budget, adhering to statutory deadlines;
- Produce the bi-ennial budget book;
- Produce quarterly department budget reviews, monitoring actual variances;
- Tracking goals, objectives and performance measures;
- Forecast and monitor major revenue sources, such as property and gross receipts taxes;
- Review fiscal impact reports for all agenda items presented to Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
- Provide systems, applications and products in data processing (SAP) technical and functional support;
- Deliver training and on-going enhancements of the SAP core system that includes a consolidated general ledger system, budget preparation and controls, accounts payable, accounts receivable, grants management, funds management, treasury management, cashiering, purchasing, fixed assets and inventory, project management and accounting and a plant maintenance work order system;
- Develop process documentation which provides centralization of information, interactive maps and real-time updates;
- Conduct business blueprinting sessions with user departments to document existing business processes and make recommendations for improvements and enhancements to desired functionality, whether by improving processes or utilizing SAP software solutions;
- Evaluate and manage projects with an emphasis on continuous business process improvements and technological efficiency.
DFA Guidelines for Budgeting and Financial Management, NMSA, 1978, Section 6-6-2, 6-6-5, 6-6-6; Bateman Law 6-6-11, Section 7-10-33 Certification of Tax Rates and Section 7-28-34 Imposing Tax Rates.
Commission Approves Majority of 2013 and 2014 Fiscal Year Budgets
The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners voted on the general fund budget for the 2013 and 2014 fiscal years at the May 8 regularly scheduled commission meeting. Commissioners will vote on new funding requests at May 22 meeting. "continue"