Job Description Template for:

Budget Analyst

Years of experience: 5 - 7 years
  • Bachelor's Degree in Statistics, Accounting or related field.
  • Work with program and project managers to develop the organization's budget.
  • Review managers' budget proposals for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with laws and other regulations.
  • Combine all the program and department budgets together into a consolidated organizational budget and review all funding requests for merit.
  • Explain their recommendations for funding requests to others in the organization, legislators, and the public.
  • Help the chief operations officer, agency head, or other top managers analyze proposed plans and find alternatives if the projected results are unsatisfactory.
  • Monitor organizational spending to ensure that it is within budget.
  • Inform program managers of the status and availability of funds.
  • Estimate future financial needs.
  • Prepare periodical and special reports.
  • Suggest improvements to increase profits (e.g. spending cuts).
  • Ensure the organization’s budget adheres to legal regulations.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Proven experience as budget analyst.
  • Knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods.
  • Understanding of budgeting and regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent mathematical ability and an analytical mind.
  • Proficient in MS Office and databases; knowledge of graphic software is a plus.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • High attention to details.

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