STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B19

Class No. 1156

BUDGET ANALYST II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs moderately complex (journey-level) budget preparation and analysis work.  Work involves preparing, reviewing, and analyzing budgets and performance measures; and monitoring budgets and program performance.  May train others.  Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Collects, analyzes, and reports data that supports alternative solutions to budget and management problems.

Reviews financial and operating budget reports for accuracy, and identifies areas in which more appropriate use of funds can be made.

Develops and evaluates performance and workload measures.

Examines operating budgets to determine whether funds have been appropriately allocated.

Maintains trend data and prepares graphs, reports, and forecasts.

Prepares or assists in the preparation of legislative appropriations requests, fiscal notes, analyses of legislation, and agency budget instructions.

Prepares or assists in the preparation of reports on performance measures.

Prepares or assists in the preparation of operating budgets.

Prepares or assists in the preparation of budgets to provide management with expenditure data, trends, and recommendations.

Advises staff on areas in which action may be required to stay within budget.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in accounting, auditing, finance or budget preparation and analysis, and performance measurement reporting work.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business, public administration, or a related field is generally preferred.  Education and experience may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of accounting, budgetary, and management principles, practices, and procedures; of forecasting methodologies; of automated accounting, budgeting, and forecasting programs; and of performance measurement and reporting.

Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software. 

Ability to analyze fiscal management information to determine appropriate use of funds, to perform statistical analyses, to identify and develop budgetary reports and schedules, to analyze management problems and develop and present solutions, to communicate effectively, and to train others.


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Revised 9-1-15