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Budget Analysts
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 2,599

Projected Annual Job Openings: 70

Typical Hourly Wage: $35.63 - $48.52

Typical Annual Salary: $74,100 - $100,900

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Direct the preparation of regular and special budget reports.
  • Analyze monthly department budgeting and accounting reports to maintain expenditure controls.
  • Provide advice and technical assistance with cost analysis, fiscal allocation, and budget preparation.
  • Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations.
  • Summarize budgets and submit recommendations for the approval or disapproval of funds requests.
  • Review operating budgets to analyze trends affecting budget needs.
  • Consult with managers to ensure that budget adjustments are made in accordance with program changes.
  • Compile and analyze accounting records and other data to determine the financial resources required to implement a program.
  • Perform cost-benefit analyses to compare operating programs, review financial requests, or explore alternative financing methods.
  • Interpret budget directives and establish policies for carrying out directives.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Laser printers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers

Technology:
  • Accounting software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Financial analysis software
  • Time accounting software

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