Budget Analyst Job Openings - 212 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,671

    Splunk Analyst
    Kforce

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

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    Business Analyst
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

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    Business Analyst
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Business Analyst 4-Ops
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,000

    Programmer Analyst 4-IT
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,000

    Systems Analyst 4-Support
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,400

    Actuarial Analyst III #139609
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

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    Business Analyst III - #PS1155
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,198

    Principal Splunk Analyst
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,920

    Resource Deployment Analyst
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,000

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    Programmer Analyst 4-IT
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $78,603

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    Metrics Analyst Sr
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Business Analyst 4-Ops
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Business Analyst 4-Ops
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,839

    Technical Analyst 4-Support
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,439

    CA PPM Developer
    Kforce

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,000

    Principal Splunk Engineer and Analyst
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $82,140

    Risk Analyst - Supplier Security Assurance
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $78,241

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    Operations Analyst
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $28,278

    Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
    Epic Health Services

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,310

    Benefits Analyst III-Remote-PS1217
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,000

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    Principal Splunk Engineer and Analyst
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $82,140

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    Risk Analyst - Security Governance and Assurance
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,000

    NEW
    Threat Intelligence Analyst
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,920

    NEW
    Resource Deployment Analyst
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,198

    NEW
    Principal Splunk Analyst
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Business Analyst 3-Ops
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Business Analyst 3-Ops
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,018

    Land Acquisition Analyst
    Toll Brothers

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,000

    NEW
    Threat Intelligence Analyst
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    Revenue Recognition Business Analyst
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Business Analyst 4-Ops
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Business Analyst 4-Ops
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,000

    Threat Intelligence Analyst
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,839

    Technical Analyst 3-Support (HTML, JavaScript, API)
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $78,241

    Financial Operations Analyst- IN, CA, WI- 133020
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $82,140

    NEW
    Risk Analyst - Supplier Security Assurance
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $82,140

    NEW
    Risk Analyst - Supplier Security Assurance
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,168

    NEW
    Information Security Analyst
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,168

    NEW
    Information Security Analyst
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $98,264

    NEW
    Lead Systems Analyst
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $80,000

    NEW
    Business Intelligence Analyst
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $66,000

    Business Process Analyst 2
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,150

    Senior Competitive Intelligence Analyst
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,610

    Cyber Security Support Analyst
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,304

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    Senior Systems Analyst
    Apex Systems

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,760

    Security Operations Support Analyst
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,610

    Senior Security Analyst
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,000

    NEW
    Sr. Business Analyst
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Business Analyst II - Nationwide (Office Based or Remote) - PS1032
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $99,300

    Senior Principal Business Analyst
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,760

    NEW
    Security Operations Support Analyst
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,168

    NEW
    Information Security Analyst
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $66,000

    Business Process Analyst 3
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,000

    NEW
    Sr. Business Analyst
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $74,000

    NEW
    Senior Financial Analyst
    Creative Financial Staffing

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,168

    NEW
    Information Security Analyst
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,168

    Information Security Analyst
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,000

    Sr. Business Analyst
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,320

    NEW
    Lead Financial Analyst Planning & Forecasting
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

Budget Analyst Jobs

average

$62,610

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What does a Budget Analyst do

Budget analysts help public and private institutions organize their finances. They prepare budget reports and monitor institutional spending.

Duties

Budget analysts typically do the following:

  • Work with program and project managers to develop the organization's budget
  • Review managers' budget proposals for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with laws and other regulations
  • Combine all the program and department budgets together into a consolidated organizational budget and review all funding requests for merit
  • Explain their recommendations for funding requests to others in the organization, legislators, and the public
  • Help the chief operations officer, agency head, or other top managers analyze proposed plans and find alternatives if the projected results are unsatisfactory
  • Monitor organizational spending to ensure that it is within budget
  • Inform program managers of the status and availability of funds
  • Estimate future financial needs

Budget analysts advise various institutions—including governments, universities, and businesses—on how to organize their finances. They prepare annual and special reports and evaluate budget proposals. They analyze data to determine the costs and benefits of various programs and recommend funding levels based on their findings. Although elected officials (in government) or top executives (in a private company) usually make the final decision on an organization's budget, they rely on the work of budget analysts to prepare the information for that decision.

Sometimes, budget analysts use cost-benefit analyses to review financial requests, assess program tradeoffs, and explore alternative funding methods. Budget analysts also may examine past budgets and research economic and financial developments that affect the organization's income and expenditures. Budget analysts may recommend program spending cuts or redistributing extra funds.

Throughout the year, budget analysts oversee spending to ensure compliance with the budget and determine whether changes to funding levels are needed for certain programs. Analysts also evaluate programs to determine whether they are producing the desired results.

In addition to providing technical analysis, budget analysts must effectively communicate their recommendations to officials within the organization. For example, if there is a difference between the approved budget and actual spending, budget analysts may write a report explaining the variations and recommend changes to reconcile the differences.

Budget analysts working in government attend committee hearings to explain their recommendations to legislators. Occasionally, budget analysts may evaluate how well a program is doing, provide policy analysis, and draft budget-related legislation.

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how to become a Budget Analyst

A bachelor’s degree is typically required to become a budget analyst, although some employers prefer candidates with a master’s degree.

Education

Employers generally require budget analysts to have at least a bachelor's degree. However, some employers may require candidates to have a master’s degree. Because developing a budget requires strong numerical and analytical skills, courses in statistics or accounting are helpful. Federal, state, and local governments have varying requirements, but usually require a bachelor's degree in one of many areas, such as accounting, finance, business, public administration, economics, statistics, political science, or sociology.

Sometimes, budget-related or finance-related work experience can be substituted for formal education.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Government budget analysts may earn the Certified Government Financial Manager credential from the Association of Government Accountants. To earn this certification, candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree, 24 credit hours of study in financial management, 2 years of professional-level experience in governmental financial management, and they must pass a series of exams. To keep the certification, budget analysts must take 80 hours of continuing education every 2 years.

Advancement

Entry-level budget analysts begin with limited responsibilities, but advancement is common. As analysts gain experience, they have the opportunity to advance to intermediate and senior budget analyst positions.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Budget analysts must be able to process a variety of information, evaluate costs and benefits, and solve complex problems.

Communication skills. Budget analysts need strong communication skills because they often have to explain and defend their analyses and recommendations in meetings and legislative committee hearings.

Detail oriented. Creating an efficient budget requires careful analysis of each budget item.

Math skills. Most budget analysts need math skills and should be able to use certain software, including spreadsheets, database functions, and financial analysis programs.

Writing skills. Budget analysts must present technical information in writing that is understandable for the intended audience.

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Real Budget Analyst Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Budget Analyst Park Fragrance LLC New York, NY Dec 21, 2016 $147,243
Budget Analyst Fidai International Inc. Carrollton, TX Apr 08, 2016 $114,483
Budget Analyst Soundview Broadcasting LLC Islandia, NY Jan 19, 2016 $112,840
Budget Analyst Soundview Broadcasting LLC Islandia, NY Jul 07, 2015 $112,840
Budget Analyst Appnexus, Inc. New York, NY Dec 30, 2015 $112,500
Budget Analyst, Producing Cost & Inventories American Glasscrafters, Inc. Carlstadt, NJ Apr 11, 2016 $108,118
Budget Analyst II DOF Subsea USA, Inc. Houston, TX Nov 17, 2016 $105,435
Budget Analyst Cathay Home Inc. New York, NY Dec 29, 2016 $94,640
Budget Analyst Jenifer & Janet Fashion, Inc. Diamond Bar, CA Jan 15, 2015 $93,226
Budget Analyst Mejoong Corporation Los Angeles, CA Nov 12, 2015 $93,226

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Top Budget Analyst Skills

The three most common skills for budget analyst jobs are:
  1. Financial Management
  2. Status Reports
  3. Personnel

Budget Preparation is the least sought after skill at the current time for budget analyst jobs.

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Top Budget Analyst Employers

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Top 10 Budget Analyst Employers

At the current time, Budget Analyst candidates have been hired at 10 firms around the country.

Other companies that have hired for Budget Analyst positions are:
  1. United States Army
  2. Department of Defense
  3. Department of The Air Force
  4. HQ Air Force Weather Agency

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