CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Budget Analyst-All Levels Combined

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Budget Analysis
Benchmark Title: Budget Analyst-All Levels Combined
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports. Analyze monthly department budgeting and accounting reports to maintain expenditure controls.
 
Direct the preparation of regular and special budget reports.
 
Consult with managers to ensure that budget adjustments are made in accordance with program changes.
 
Match appropriations for specific programs with appropriations for broader programs, including items for emergency funds.
 
Provide advice and technical assistance with cost analysis, fiscal allocation, and budget preparation.
 
Summarize budgets and submit recommendations for the approval or disapproval of funds requests.
 
Seek new ways to improve efficiency and increase profits.
 
Review operating budgets to analyze trends affecting budget needs.
 
Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations.
 
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.
 
Compile and analyze accounting records and other data to determine the financial resources required to implement a program.
 
Testify before examining and fund-granting authorities, clarifying and promoting the proposed budgets.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Budget Analysis
Benchmark Title: Budget Analyst-All Levels Combined
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Budget Analysis
Benchmark Title: Budget Analyst-All Levels Combined
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Management of Financial Resources Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Budget Analysis
Benchmark Title: Budget Analyst-All Levels Combined
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Budget Analysis
Benchmark Title: Budget Analyst-All Levels Combined
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Accounting software Accounting software
 
Adaptive Planning Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Budget monitoring systems Financial analysis software
 
Budgeting, forecasting, and planning software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Business Objects Crystal Reports Data base reporting software
 
Business performance management BPM software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Cognos 8 Business Intelligence Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Cognos 8 Planning Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Deltek Costpoint Accounting software
 
Email software Electronic mail software
 
Enterprise resource planning ERP software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Everest Software Advanced Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Extensity MPC Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Extract, transform, load ETL software Data mining software
 
FRx Software Microsoft Forecaster Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Financial reporting software Financial analysis software
 
Graphics software Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Human resources management system software Human resources software
 
Hyperion Enterprise Accounting software
 
Lilly Software Associates VISUAL Enterprise Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
 
Microsoft Dynamics GP Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft FRx Financial analysis software
 
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation software
 
Microsoft Visual Basic Development environment software
 
Microsoft Visual Basic.NET Object or component oriented development software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
NetSuite NetERP Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
On line analytical processing OLAP software Data base user interface and query software
 
Open Systems TRAVERSE software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Oracle Corporate Performance Management CPM software Financial analysis software
 
Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
OutlookSoft Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Payroll software Time accounting software
 
Presentation software Presentation software
 
Relational database software Data base user interface and query software
 
Revelwood Business Performance Management software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
SAP Business One Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
SAP Crystal Xcelsius Presentation software
 
Sage Active Planner Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Sage ERP Accpac Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Sage MAS 200 ERP Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Sage MAS 90 ERP Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Satori Group proCube software Financial analysis software
 
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
 
Statistical software Analytical or scientific software
 
Structured query language SQL Data base user interface and query software
 
Time and attendance software Time accounting software
 
Ultimate Software UltiPro Workforce Management Human resources software
 
Valiant Vantage Time accounting software
 
Word processing software Word processing software
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Laser printers Laser printers
 
Notebook computers Notebook computers
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Budget Analysis
Benchmark Title: Budget Analyst-All Levels Combined
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Budget Analysis
Benchmark Title: Budget Analyst-All Levels Combined
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Accountant
Accounting Supervisor
Budget Analyst
Budget Coordinator
Budget Engineer
Budget Examiner
Budget Manager
Budget Officer
Budget and Policy Analyst
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Controller
Cost Accountant
Cost Analyst
Financial Analyst
Fiscal Agent
Fiscal Officer
Staff Analyst
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Budget Analysis
Benchmark Title: Budget Analyst-All Levels Combined
 
 
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