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Considerable Preparation Needed
Your job is to Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.
Common job titles of Budget Analysts include:
Experience and Education
A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for this occupation. For example, a person in this occupation must complete four years of college and work for several years in industry to be considered qualified.
63.99% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.
10.63% said they needed a Associate's Degree.
Compile and analyze accounting records and other data to determine the financial resources required to implement a program.
Interpret budget directives and establish policies for carrying out directives.
Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations.
Review operating budgets to analyze trends affecting budget needs.
Seek new ways to improve efficiency and increase profits.
Provide advice and technical assistance with cost analysis, fiscal allocation, and budget preparation.
Direct the preparation of regular and special budget reports.
Analyze monthly department budgeting and accounting reports to maintain expenditure controls.
Perform cost-benefit analyses to compare operating programs, review financial requests, or explore alternative financing methods.
Summarize budgets and submit recommendations for the approval or disapproval of funds requests.
Match appropriations for specific programs with appropriations for broader programs, including items for emergency funds.
Consult with managers to ensure that budget adjustments are made in accordance with program changes.
Testify before examining and fund-granting authorities, clarifying and promoting the proposed budgets.
Budgeting, forecasting, and planning software
Business performance management BPM software
Everest Software Advanced
FRx Software Microsoft Forecaster
IBM Cognos PlanningAll Technologies
Lilly Software Associates VISUAL Enterprise
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Open Systems TRAVERSE
Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise
Oracle PeopleSoft Financials
Sage Active Planner
Sage ERP Accpac
Sage MAS 200 ERP
Sage MAS 90 ERP
SAP Business One
Budget monitoring systems
Business Objects Data Integrator
Financial reporting software
Human resources management system HRMS
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence
Microsoft Visual Basic.NET
Online analytical processing OLAP software
Oracle Performance Management Suites
Relational database software
SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports
SAP Crystal Xcelsius
Satori Group proCube
Time and attendance software
Ultimate Software UltiPro Workplace
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Using mathematics to solve problems.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Management of Financial Resources
Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
Cognitive Abilities › Quantitative Abilities › Mathematical Reasoning
Add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
Cognitive Abilities › Quantitative Abilities › Number Facility
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression