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Budget Analyst


Career description:

Budget analysts help organizations big and small stay on track with their finances by maintaining a balanced budget. They help to keep company finances organized by running regular financial reports, collaborating with executives about funding needs and assessing budget decisions about special programs or one-time expenses.

What it’s like:

Common duties:

  • Work with managers to develop program and department budgets
  • Review budget proposals for accuracy and compliance with laws and regulations
  • Prepare regular financial reports and analyze data
  • Use data to make spending and planning recommendations to organization leaders
  • Help organization leaders develop alternate solutions if the recommended plans or budgets don’t meet the company’s needs
  • Monitor company spending
  • Plan for future expenses

Similar occupations:

Budget Analyst, Budget Coordinator, Budget Officer, Financial Services Officer, Management and Budget Analyst, Policy Analyst