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List of Budget Analyst Interview Questions
  1. What makes you the best candidate for us?
  2. Do you possess strong documentation skills?
  3. What budget analysis skills are your strongest and how will you use those to benefit our company?
  4. How strong are your mathematical skills?
  5. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.
  6. If given this opportunity, how would you immediately show that you are highly competent?
  7. Are you planning to obtain your masters degree?
  8. Would you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate or advanced user in Excel? Can you make spreadsheets?
  9. What other software and programs are you well versed in?
  10. Are you comfortable creating and executing presentations?
  11. Is budget preparation a major strength for you?
  12. After reviewing our internal job description, are there any areas you feel you will excel in the most?
  13. After reviewing our internal job description, are there any areas you feel you may struggle with?
  14. Tell me about your post-secondary education. What was your favorite course? What was your most challenging course?
  15. What was the biggest error you have made as an analyst? What happened and how did you correct it?
  16. Tell me about a time when you were not satisfied with the outcome of your project. What did you do?
  17. Why do you want a career as a budget analyst?
  18. What would your previous supervisor say about your performance?
  19. What are the steps you follow to study a problem before making a decision?
  20. How do you decide what gets top priority when scheduling your time?
  21. What do you enjoy most about working on budgets? What do you find the most challenging aspect?
  22. In your previous role, what was your biggest challenge?
  23. How well do you communicate with your superiors?
  24. Have you ever missed a deadline on a report? What happened?
  25. What are your long term career goals as a budget analyst?
Contributing Author
Diana D'Souza
HR Professional
Budget Analyst Information
April 30th, 2017

Budget analysts have the knowledge and expertise necessary to help different types of institutions with organizing their finances and their budget. Their exact tasks may differ depending on the type and size of the organization they are working with. In general they prepare budget reports, review budget proposals to ensure they are in compliance with all laws, monitor organizational spending and estimate future financial requirements.
A bachelor's degree in any finance or acounting related field is sufficient to get hired as a budget analyst by a smaller company. However, larger institutions may only consider applicants who have a master's degree or higher. Budget analysts must be detail oriented and have excellent analytical, math, communication and writing skills.
At your interview for a budget analyst job, prospective employers will want to know how many years experience you've had in this role and what types of organizations you've worked with. They will also want to know about your career goals in order to gauge whether you are likely to work with them for a while or whether they will have to look for another employee in a few months. Giving the right answers will get you the job. The best way to prepare for your interview is by rehearsing answers to some of the questions you will find over at mock interview questions for budget analysts.
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