Budget Analyst IV Performs advance budget preparation and financial analysis work. Monitors, reviews, and analyzes operating budgets and methods of finance to ensure budgeted amounts are aligned to appropriated amounts, funds have been appropriately allocated, and appropriate use of funds. Works closely with Cash Management staff on monitoring agency appropriation levels. Monitors, reviews, and analyzes expenditure patterns and trends to determine potential for reallocation, realignment, or adjustments to ensure compliance with general appropriations act. Prepares supporting documentation and Monthly Financial Reports (MFRs) for submission to the Legislative Budget Board (LBB). Prepare and revising legislative appropriation requests, operating budgets, and other required reports. Provides technical advice and assistance to department staff on budgetary matters. The Budget Analyst IV uses a variety of software applications that can include Excel, Access, Word, HHSAS, CAPPS, and ABEST to perform essential job functions. The Budget Analyst IV works under direction of the Budget Manager with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.