Sample 1 - State of California

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Budget Analysts
(SOC Code : 13-2031)
in California

Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports for the purpose of maintaining expenditure controls.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$37.87$29.66$37.25$45.23

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 202011,20012,7001,50013.4390

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Management of Companies and Enterprises 96211.7%
Colleges and Universities 2,31710.1%
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing 2956.5%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 17,3875.9%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 1,0945.2%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services10,0464.2%
Architectural and Engineering Services 22,8763.3%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 30,0543.1%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 6,1702.4%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,6751.5%
Software Publishers 2631.1%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Accounting
Accounting and Finance
Finance, General
Public Finance

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Direct the preparation of regular and special budget reports.
Analyze monthly department budgeting and accounting reports to maintain expenditure controls.
Provide advice and technical assistance with cost analysis, fiscal allocation, and budget preparation.
Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations.
Review operating budgets to analyze trends affecting budget needs.
Summarize budgets and submit recommendations for the approval or disapproval of funds requests.
Consult with managers to ensure that budget adjustments are made in accordance with program changes.
Compile and analyze accounting records and other data to determine the financial resources required to implement a program.
Perform cost-benefit analyses to compare operating programs, review financial requests, or explore alternative financing methods.
Interpret budget directives and establish policies for carrying out directives.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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