Budget Analyst


Vacancy ID: 866535   Announcement Number: CK866535AR   USAJOBS Control Number: 341006700

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1. Title of Job

Budget Analyst


2. Biographic Data

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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Budget Analyst

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090430009 New Haven, CT

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, please choose the option that best describes the highest level of experience and/or education you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform Budget Analyst work. Note: One year of specialized experience is based on a 40-hour work-week. If you have worked less than 40 hours per week, you must prorate your experience.

A. I have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service that included: monitoring and tracking obligations, expenditures, and allotments to determine if they are within funding limitations in the budget; developing and maintaining financial spreadsheets; preparing budget reports and financial updates for management; compiling, analyzing, and summarizing budgetary information; and operating an automated system to monitor and track purchases. (This experience must be clearly demonstrated in your resume).
B. I have successfully completed two full years (36 semester hours) of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree in a course of study that include finance, business administration, accounting, economics, or a similar course of study related to the work of the position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts for verification.
C. I do not have the full amount of experience as described in A above or the full amount of education as described in B above. However, I have a combination of work experience and education as described above which when combined equals to 100% of the requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts if selecting this option. Only graduate education in excess of one year (i.e., 18 semester hours) may be combined with experience under this standard. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts for verification.
D. I do not have the experience or education described above and do not qualify for this position.

For each of the following tasks, choose the statement from the list of responses below that best describes your experience and/or education. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

2. Review and verify the accuracy of monthly invoices to ensure accurate billing information is recorded.

3. Ensure all transactions are supported by appropriate documentation and is available for audit review.

4. Determine appropriate procedures to use for obtaining goods and services.

5. Order good or service using required provider or source to meet requirement of an existing contract or small purchase procedure.

6. Maintain knowledge of current issues including policy or regulation changes that may impact financial operations.

7. Consolidate budgetary data from source documents such as purchase orders, accounting records, etc.

8. Develop and maintain financial spreadsheets for fiscal tracking and accountability.

9. Prepare budget reports on a regular basis to ensure compliance with regulatory accounting procedures.

10. Forecast expenditures and obligations in order to prepare for significant budgetary implications.

11. Ensure obligations and expenditures occur on a timely basis in accordance with the annual work plan and regulatory controls.

12. Assist in preparing monthly and quarterly financial reviews, spending plans, budget surveys, etc.

13. Analyze recorded accounting data for financial month end.

14. Monitor obligations, expenditures, reimbursements, and transfers through an automated accounting system.

15. Maintain control and records maintenance of the office work plan and appropriations.

16. Use electronic financial system for receipt and disbursement of funds for a variety of accounts.

17. Use purchase card to pay agency or similar bills.

18. Use an automated purchase card system to monitor and track purchase card charges.

19. Utilize electronic financial system for receipt and disbursement of funds for a variety of accounts.

20. Use an automated accounting system to retrieve and analyze information on trends, cost increases, and expenditures.

21. Prepare financial updates for management for appropriate actions.

22. Advise management of financial problems or issues and projects expenses.

23. Provide technical assistance, guidance, and instructions on requirements for budget requests.

24. Provide positive recommendations and alternative approaches to improve program budgeting plans.

25. Provide information on format and/or historical data to be used for budget submissions.

26. Prepare correspondence including justification for additional funds as necessary.

27. Formulate reviews pertaining to various financial and budgetary issues.

28. Prepare financial summaries for inclusion in reports.

29. Prepare financial updates for management.

30. Ensure that financial reports are prepared and submitted in accordance with established timeframes.