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This positions involves analytical, technical, and administrative duties in one or more phases of the budgetary process, e.g., budget formulation and justification, presentation and enactment, or execution. Budget analysts are responsible for a segment of an organization's budget, programs, and/or organizational structure that is less than the full scope of budgetary operations for the organizational component and level served. Also involves providing budgetary guidance.
The Budget Analyst performs a range of duties including:
The incumbent of this position serves as a senior budget analyst utilizing a professional knowledge of budget principles and procedures in carrying out complex assignments.
Performs complex budget development, formulation and/or execution functions for substantive federal agency programs or administrative budget areas. Monitors, reviews and reconciles commitments, obligations, reimbursable orders, etc. Assures that obligations incurred and resulting expenditures of funds are in accordance with pertinent laws and regulations. Identifies issues and provides recommendations for resolution of complex problems.
Works with managers and program specialists in the development of annual work plans and schedules for the execution of approved budgets. Recommends reprogramming and adjustments to work plans to account for changes in funding levels, program changes, and legislative mandates.
Reviews, analyzes, and interprets existing and proposed legislation, appropriation language, executive orders, and OMB circulars and bulletins. Provides authoritative interpretation, advice and assistance to program managers and budget staff. Identifies opportunities and recommends process improvements to the budgetary processes, policies, and procedures.
Prepares reoccurring and special reports and presentation materials that document and explain the status of funds, expenses, and obligations. Contributes to larger, more complex reporting requirements originating from the office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Department, Congress, etc.
Provides expert advice and recommendations for budgetary actions. Formulates budget estimates for multi-year programs. Tracks progress of agency appropriations through Congress.
Develops cost-benefit analysis of proposed budgetary and program actions and advises agency officials and program managers of most advantageous courses of action.
Justifies the budget before OMB staff and provides liaison between OMB staff and the organization.
Maintains complex databases, registers, and other accounting/tracking systems employed by the organization. Tracks obligations, expenditures and the flow of funds. Ensures fund availability for the processing of obligating documents.
Compiles data and prepares a variety of ad hoc and reoccurring reports and analyses related to financial management issues such as the status of funds, obligations, FTE usage, etc.
Reviews and edits agency and office budget submissions for reasonableness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and guidelines.
Negotiates budget funding amounts, timing, and changes with program managers; monitoring budget; recommending reprogramming of funds as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned that are related to this position