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Job Title – Budget Analyst
A Budget Analyst helps public and private institutions organise their finances. They prepare budget reports and monitor institutional spending.
Typical Job Activities
with program and project managers to develop the organization's budget
Reviews managers' budget proposals for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with laws and other regulations
Combines all the program and department budgets together into a consolidated organizational budget and review all funding requests for merit
Explains their recommendations for funding requests to others in the organization, legislators, and the public
Helps the chief operations officer, agency head, or other top managers analyse proposed plans and find alternatives if the projected results are unsatisfactory
Monitors organizational spending to ensure that it is within budget
Informs program managers of the status and availability of funds
Estimates future financial needs
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Recommended subjects: Accounting, Economics and Business Economics
What natural skills and/or aptitudes do I need for this occupation?
Have a strong aptitude for mathematics
Be able to work quickly and efficiently
Be able to communicate financial information effectively
International Employment Opportunities
commerce and all kinds of industries - Big private, medium or small companies
Technikons and colleges as lecturers
Own business (consulting)
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Relevant Contact Details
Institute of Management Accountants
041 352 553
Institute of Commercial and Financial Accountants of Southern Africa
Career Progress and Path
in specific field
General management studies
Possible Career Paths
career in the specific field
Management positions in the specific field
General business management
Reasons to consider this career
I am very interested in a specific
subject or field
I can apply my special skills
I can work with numbers