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Analyst - Budget

Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Interacting With Computers - use spreadsheet software
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information - analyze financial data
  • Summarize budgets and submit recommendations for the approval or disapproval of funds requests.
  • Analyze monthly department budgeting and accounting reports to maintain expenditure controls.
  • Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations.
  • Processing Information - compute financial data
  • Direct the preparation of regular and special budget reports.

About the test

The HR Avatar Analyst - Budget Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Analyst - Budget test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
 

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:13-2031.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level Business Finance
O*Net Context:Business and Financial Operations
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2017)
Bottom 10%:
$49,540 or less
Bottom 25%:
$60,170 or less
Median:
$75,240 (Average)
Top 25%:
$94,770 or more
Top 10%:
$113,740 or more

US Employment Statistics
2016:
58,400
2026 (projected):
62,200
Annual U.S. Job Openings:4,800

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Law and Government
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Active Learning
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Number Facility
  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Problem Sensitivity
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
10%
Some College:
3%
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
11%
Bachelor's Degree:
64%
Master's Degree:
9%
Post-Masters Certificate:
3%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
2%
3 - 6 Months:
2%
6 Months - 1 Year:
8%
1 - 2 Years:
20%
2 - 4 Years:
42%
4 - 6 Years:
13%
6 - 8 Years:
3%
8 - 10 Years:
7%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.


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Activities performed during the Test
  • Complete cost-analysis of in-house and out-sourced work.
  • Analyze feedback and recommend steps to increase employee participation.
  • Determine whether to lease or buy equipment.
  • Review incentive financing.
  • Make a purchasing recommendation.
  • Write a short essay.
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