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Budget Analysts - 13-2031.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Accounting Supervisor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Budget and Policy Analyst
  • Budget Coordinator
  • Budget Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Cost Accountant
  • Staff Analyst

SOC Occupation Groups

13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations
13-2000 Financial Specialists
13-2030 Budget Analysts
13-2031.00 Budget Analysts

Related Occupations


  • Analyze monthly department budgeting and accounting reports to maintain expenditure controls.
  • Compile and analyze accounting records and other data to determine the financial resources required to implement a program.
  • Consult with managers to ensure that budget adjustments are made in accordance with program changes.
  • Direct the preparation of regular and special budget reports.
  • Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations.
  • Interpret budget directives and establish policies for carrying out directives.
  • Match appropriations for specific programs with appropriations for broader programs, including items for emergency funds.
  • Perform cost-benefit analyses to compare operating programs, review financial requests, or explore alternative financing methods.
  • Provide advice and technical assistance with cost analysis, fiscal allocation, and budget preparation.
  • Review operating budgets to analyze trends affecting budget needs.
  • Seek new ways to improve efficiency and increase profits.
  • Summarize budgets and submit recommendations for the approval or disapproval of funds requests.
  • Testify before examining and fund-granting authorities, clarifying and promoting the proposed budgets.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on financial matters.
  • Analyze budgetary or accounting data.
  • Analyze business or financial data.
  • Discuss business strategies, practices, or policies with managers.
  • Establish organizational guidelines or policies.
  • Gather financial records.
  • Identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Testify at legal or legislative proceedings.
  • Verify accuracy of financial information.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Accounting Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Air Transportation (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Supply Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Budget Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • CWO - Supply Corps (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Designated Project Business Administrator (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Financial Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Financial Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Financial Management Technician (Army - Enlisted)
  • LDO - Supply Corps (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Navy Counselor (Counselor) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Postal Clerk (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Program/Budget (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Recruiter (Army - Enlisted)
  • Recruiting and Retention NCO (Army National Guard of the United States) (Army - Enlisted)
  • SC - Supply Corps Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Supply Chain Administration and Operations Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Budget Analyst
  • Budget Officer