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all about budget accountants

As a budget accountant, you will analyze past company performance and forecasted revenue to help organizations effectively allocate budget money across the organization. You will monitor current budgets to ensure they are on target and work with key decision makers to ensure the company is on track financially. If you have a strong background in accounting and are looking for a new challenge, contact Randstad Canada today to explore career options in your area.

what budget accountant jobs entail

Budget accountants work in an office environment and work normal office hours. Overtime hours may be required to meet budget deadlines. Some travel may be required to meet with clients. You will spend most of your time working on a computer and meeting with clients to review budget information. If you work for a corporation, you will report to a department manager or senior budget accountant. If you work for a private firm, you will report directly to your clients.

average budget accountant salaries

The average salary for professionals working as a budget accountant in Canada is just over $60,000 per year. You can expect a starting salary in the range of $45,000 annually. On the top end of the salary scale, you can expect to make over $80,000 per year. Bonuses and employee benefits are also commonly part of your compensation package. Experience is associated with higher earning potential.

your day to day tasks

As a budget accountant, you spend most of your time analyzing budgets and working with key decision makers to forecast, adjust, and recommend budgetary best practices. Some of the tasks that will be part of your job as a budget accountant:

  • reviewing expenses and budget plans
  • providing budget updates and reports
  • assisting with budget planning
  • preparing annual budgets for company departments
  • forecasting future budgets
  • maintaining expense reports
  • updating budget balances
  • recommending budget changes

where you can work

Budget accountants can work for a variety of different companies. Many work for accounting firms and represent multiple clients. Others work for government agencies, colleges and universities, health care companies, manufacturing firms, and corporations. Budget accountants can also work independently or for small accounting agencies. Budget accounting jobs can be found across Canada.

what you bring to the table

Budget accountants need to have strong math skills, an analytical mind and strong communication skills. A large part of your job is forecasting and analyzing budget options and presenting your findings. Skills employers look for include:

  • a background in accounting
  • analytical skills / attention to detail
  • excellent at math and statistics
  • strong writing and communication
  • experience with accounting software
  • ability to communicate complex accounting terms

training and certifications

Budget accountants are required to have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, math, or other related field. Many organizations prefer candidates have a master’s degree. Accounting certification is an asset and will give you an edge over other candidates. It will also provide you with more career opportunities down the road. Experience working with a variety of accounting tools and software is recommended. Many companies provide on the job training.

where your career is headed

Budget accountants have the opportunity to work their way up to more senior roles. With experience and a track record of success, you can become a senior budget analyst. In a senior role, you will have a number of career opportunities in a variety of industries. Job prospects for accountants look good for the next few years.

Are you a budget accountant? Looking to take the next step in your career? Our experienced recruiters at Randstad Canada can help you find a great role that matches your skills.

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