Budget Analysts

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Budget Analyst, Budget Coordinator, Budget Officer, Policy Analyst

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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:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
  • Structured query language SQL Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand
  • SAP Crystal Xcelsius

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Sage Active Planner


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

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