Budget Analyst

Budget Analyst


Program Management - MARTA

At H. J. Russell & Company, we know that exception outcomes start with the right people. We believe that work should be challenging, and the challenge should be fun. We also believe that exceptional outcomes are more likely to occur with a respectful, satisfying, and empowering company. We value and respect our employees – their experience and expertise as well as their energy, passion, and diversity – and their innovative approach to work and life. If you believe that this is the job for you, then why not come and work for a company that’s here to help you move in the direction you want to go, and one that has been named by our team members as “Top Workplace”, a recognition we are proud to have.  Russell is based in Atlanta, GA. 


Responsible for performing a range of duties involving budget planning, business and statistical analysis of projects, program budgets and measuring financial performance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Assist with developing organizational budgets with Project Managers.

Consolidate the authority budget for review.

Monitor spending and keeping the authority within its set budget.

Prepare reports and estimating future financial needs working along with Project Managers and Senior Management.

Defend budget recommendations with data and evidence-based analysis.

Proactively monitor and communicate project budgets, funding, and balances.

Participate in project audits of financial information.

Prepare weekly, monthly project specific reports for current needs for Project Team and Senior Management.

Provide month end reporting on project performance and prepare reports.

Review project costs vs original budgets and provide status updates.

Participate in year-end accrual process.

Performs work in a safe manner and actively encourages others to do the same.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements shared in the sections below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Associate or bachelor’s degree, or equivalent job experience with 10 years of progressive and relevant experience preferred.

Minimum of five (5) plus years’ experience on PMCM contracts for a project/program working on a client site and interacting with the internal/external customers on all levels of management. Experience with Project Management Information Systems.

Other Requirements.

Strong knowledge of Accounting, Economics, and Statistics with government agencies or state regulations.

Expected to work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.

Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbally and written.

Work well in team-oriented environment.

Good interpersonal skills know how to work with others to accomplish directed tasks.

Good decision-making skills; analytically driven and detail oriented.

Will be competent in prioritizing and working with little supervision; self-motivated and trustworthy.

Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Excellent knowledge and use of Microsoft Office suite of programs, Excel, and PowerPoint.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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