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Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy and conformity with procedures, regulations and organizational objectives. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports for the purpose of maintaining expenditure controls. Their primary task is providing advice and technical assistance in the preparation of annual budgets. They examine past and current budgets and research economic and financial developments that affect the organization’s spending. Budget analysts consolidate the individual departmental budgets into operating and capital budget summaries, which contain comments and statements that support or argue against funding requests.
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