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Budget Analyst

Company: The National Institutes of Health
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Position Objective: Provide services as a Budget Analyst in support of the overall functions of the Center for Information Technology (CIT) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with staff on the planning, developing, formulating, preparing, executing andor monitoring for budgets of the Institute
  • Monitor, review, and reconcile information relating to commitments, obligations, expenditures and reimbursable orders
  • Work with staff on budget preparation and administration
  • Provide assistance with budgetary and financial management services
  • Conduct review of obligating documents in accounting systems
  • Perform detailed budget analysis on various budget information
  • Prepare budget charts, graphs and tables using Excel and PowerPoint for use by internal and external NIH requestors
  • Assist with all phases of the budget process to include formulation, monitoring, presentation and execution
  • Propose enhancements and improvements in budget processes and procedures by evaluating and assessing current methods
  • Prepare, analyze and track budget and financial reports
  • Perform a broad range of data analytics for Budget Program Analyst so that the Institute can make data informed decisions on resources; identify trends, gaps and potential cost savings
  • Monitor and analyze funding plans and organization spending projections
  • Provide budgetary and financial management services
  • Monitor and verify accuracy of data; identify errors and perform corrections
  • Update budget system with allocations and expenditures Identify errors and make corrections
  • Reconcile all budget formulation files, spreadsheets, and internal reports
  • Maintain budget spreadsheets; track project expenditures and budget amendments 4
  • Assemble and analyze accurate financial data for presentation to senior management to make critical decisions
  • Work with staff on the preparation of cost estimates for projects and activities 5
  • Monitor and analyze expenditures and organizational spending plans to assist with budgetary activities
  • Populate and maintain budget formulation master files and spreadsheets for use in coordinating budget planning activities
  • Maintain budget spreadsheets; track project expenditures and budget amendments 1
  • Assemble and analyze accurate financial data for presentation to senior management to make critical decisions 2
  • Work with staff on the preparation of cost estimates for projects and activities 3
  • Monitor and analyze expenditures and organizational spending plans to assist with budgetary activities
  • Provide recommendations for corrective action as necessary based on conducting internal audits
  • Monitor and analyze funding plans and organization spending projections; prepare justifications as needed
  • Provide detailed, comparative projections of financial data and spending plans
  • Various budget reports - Ad-Hoc


    Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • At least five years of recent budgeting experience with the Federal Government Minimum Qualifications:
      • Ability to multi-task and pay close attention to detail
      • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills
      • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
      • Annual budget preparation and reconciliation, funds tracking and auditing
      • Account reconciliation
      • Strategic financial planning
      • Intermediate Excel Skills

Keywords: The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda , Budget Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Bethesda, Maryland

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