Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.
- The need for sound financial analysis will spur job growth for budget analysts.
- A bachelor's degree generally is the minimum educational requirement, but some employers prefer or require a master's degree.
- Candidates with a master's degree are expected to have the best opportunities.
- About 41 percent of all budget analysts work in government.