Budget Analyst Job Description

Budget Analyst Job Description (JD)

  • Review budget proposals and funding requests
  • Conduct cost/benefit and other types of analyses
  • Submit budget recommendations for approval or rejection of funding requests
  • Explain and defend recommendations to management and stakeholders
  • Collaborate with managers to develop final consolidated budget
  • Ensure the organization’s budget adheres to legal regulations
  • Oversee expenditure and identify trends in spending
  • Make forecasts for future budget needs
  • Suggest improvements to increase profits (e.g. spending cuts)
  • Prepare periodical and special reports

Requirements

  • Proven experience as budget analyst
  • Knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Understanding of budgeting and regulatory requirements
  • Excellent mathematical ability and an analytical mind
  • Proficient in MS Office and databases; knowledge of graphic software is a plus
  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Attention to detail
  • BSc/MSc in accounting, finance, business or relevant field