Budget Analyst Job Description Sample
WWC, an 8a women-owned small business with 15 years of experience providing financial management support to the federal government, is currently seeking a budget analyst to support a federal government client. The budget analyst will provide direct support to the client including performing accounting transactions including year-end actions, preparing and reviewing reports, analysis and reporting data and activity, and reviewing and providing recommendations that align to all regulatory requirements, accounting requirements and principles, and all other compliance attributes. The budget analyst will also review and implement policy updates including proper authoritative references, and aligning and mapping Agency procedural requirements against the work performed by its shared service provider along with time-lines and other Federal service providers as may be required (e.g. DOI, GSA, and the like).
Tasks will include:
1. Provide daily and/or periodic operational accounting support to the Director or assignee to ensure Agency timelines and requirements are met,
2. Conduct cost, budget, and variance analyses, and reconciliations of accounts and account transactions;
3. Prepare and/or review journal entries; preparing written reports, correspondence and/or other communications for providing guidance and direction;
4. Prepare presentations and reports;
5. Review auditability of file documentation; testing reports and/or proposing reporting formats;
6. Document processes;
7. Document agreements (revenue/receivables and expenditures/commitments and other obligations) and prepare and submit transactions for the recording of those transactions in accordance with GAAP and GASB, in line with annual year-end requirements (e.g. accruals); or, other financial representations defined through standards.
8. Build and/or compile reports using data retrieved from Treasury’s Bureau of Fiscal Services (BFS) shared services systems;
9. Propose solutions or make recommendations including those for identifying and/or assessing risk or enhancing internal controls.
10. Provide technical assistance and advice to management and employees as the need presents and as staffing evolves.
11. Use the full functionality of a personal computer and a variety of application packages such as MS Access™, Excel™, and Word™, ORACLE-based systems.
12. Follow Fiscal Service policies to maintain security of financial systems and data, Fiscal Services timelines for regulatory and other responsiveness, and Fiscal Services process requirements and performance standards.
13. Participate in system testing or reviews.
14. Provide feedback regarding defects to improve procedural functionality and data integrity.
15. Perform other duties as aligned to this program action.
This position is contingent on contract award.
Wittenberg Weiner Consulting, LLC (WWC) is a small, woman-owned business providing management consulting services to U.S. government agencies.
At WWC, our employees are the embodiment of our success as a firm. Our team is comprised of a tenacious group of diverse professionals located across the globe. It includes military veterans and spouses of active duty troops, former federal employees, policy experts, academics, attorneys, and technical and business experts, all of whom share a strong work ethic and the skills to succeed in both collaborative and independent environments. WWC is invested in the longterm success of both our clients and colleagues for the right reasons. Our dedication to putting good government into practice is underpinned by a merit-based culture that measures success by productivity and credibility.
WWC will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants who are unable to utilize our online application system due to a disability. Please send your request to WWC HR.
- Bachelor of Science in Business (Accounting or Finance).
- Outstanding communication skills, influencing abilities, and client focus.
- Demonstrated proficiency in using all Microsoft Office applications.
- Experience providing budget and accounting support to a federal agency.
- Shall have the ability to produce, analyze and interpret accounting reports including but not limited to financial statements, related foot notes, SF133s, 1002 AR reports etc.
- Experience and technical expertise (GASB/GAAP) resolving/analyzing accounting reports, data anomalies and documentation anomalies related to Unmatched disbursements (UMDs), revenue and asset management, defining obligations, intergovernmental and external agreements, Unliquidated obligations (ULOs), and Financial Statement reconciliations.
- Ability to process, prepare or review accounting transactions including journal entries or other accounting and financial transactions.
- Minimum of 3-5 years Audit Readiness or Audit experience such as Yellow Book audits able to recognize risks and financial management weaknesses or current or potential shortfalls in internal control and recommend and define improvements.
- Working knowledge of United States Standard General Ledger (USSGL), Federal financial statements and budgets, and database analytics and visualization tools including the ability to prepare procedural documentation and process maps.
- Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. WWC will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.
- CPA (Preferred) or CGFM.
- Experience with service center supporting accounting systems such as the Bureau of Fiscal Services, Treasury or other Oracle based accounting systems.
- Expert level experience working with Excel, SQL or Access databases, PRISM or other tools.
WWC offers a competitive benefits and compensation package.
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