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Budget Analysts

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Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.

    Work Activities
    • Summarize budgets and submit recommendations for the approval or disapproval of funds requests.
    • Analyze monthly department budgeting and accounting reports to maintain expenditure controls.
    • Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations.
    • Direct the preparation of regular and special budget reports.
    • Provide advice and technical assistance with cost analysis, fiscal allocation, and budget preparation.
    • Compile and analyze accounting records and other data to determine the financial resources required to implement a program.
    • Review operating budgets to analyze trends affecting budget needs.
    • Interpret budget directives and establish policies for carrying out directives.
    • 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.
    • Perform cost-benefit analyses to compare operating programs, review financial requests, or explore alternative financing methods.
    • Seek new ways to improve efficiency and increase profits.
    • Testify before examining and fund-granting authorities, clarifying and promoting the proposed budgets.
    Skills
    • Active Listening

      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.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    6
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • Mathematical Reasoning

      The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

    • Number Facility

      The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge
    • Economics and Accounting

      Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $72,410/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $34.81/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed Not Available
    • Yearly Projected Openings Not Available
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Dependability
    • Cooperation
    • Stress Tolerance
    Tools
    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • Laser printers
    • Desktop computers
    Technology
    • Time accounting software
    • Financial analysis software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Accounting software