Agency Budget Analyst

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General summary

This is an entry-level position in an agency accountable for participating in preparing budgets, monitoring fiscal operations, analyzing financial data, and developing fiscal resources for an agency. These employees track financial information, analyze data to identify discrepancies or trends, forecast revenues and expenditures or calculate costs/benefits, and develop reports for management review. At this level, employees work with management to assess program budgetary needs and develop budget narratives, translate portions of approved budgets into operating budgets, prepare current biennium estimates by balancing revenue and expenditure histories, and establish basic record-keeping and tracking procedures.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

Knowledge of governmental accounting and research methods applicable to the budget process. Knowledge of budgetary/fiscal and financial analysis software. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data to identify trends, and forecast revenues and expenditures. Ability to prepare and interpret financial reports and statements.

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)

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