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Budget Analysts

Also called: Analyst, Budget Analyst, Budget Officer, Management and Budget Analyst

Where in the Army? In the Army: Financial Management Technician; Recruiter; Recruiting and Retention NCO (Army National Guard of the United States)

What they do:
Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.


  • accounting and economics
  • management
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • law and government


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it


  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • Lilly Software Associates VISUAL Enterprise
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP Hot Technology
Financial analysis software
  • Budget monitoring systems
  • Microsoft FRx
Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
  • Structured query language SQL Hot Technology


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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