Budget Analyst

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $68,000
Maximum: $81,500




9000 Rockville Pike
United States


Heart disease: the #1 killer of both men and women in the U.S. Utilize your financial management expertise to help us solve this—and other public health issues—by joining the Office of Intramural Management (OIM) within the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health!

The NHLBI Office of Intramural Management provides operational and business services to the laboratories and programs that comprise the Division of Intramural Research (DIR). The NHLBI DIR performs robust scientific and clinical research that leads to a better understanding of biology and clinical pathology. The purview of research is broad, encompassing investigations into the basic principles of molecular, cellular, and organ-level biology and their relationship to disease.

All About You

  • You’re a self-motivated analyst who offers exceptional customer service and routinely goes the extra mile.
  • You thrive with collaboration, communication, candor, and keeping others on track.
  • You’re a natural problem-solver who uses your critical thinking skills, good judgment, and common sense to determine when to escalate or handle tasks on your own.
  • You establish relationships easily and use others within your team as resources to get the job done. You work just as well independently as you do with others.
  • You function well under duress and can adeptly navigate tough timelines, bold personalities, and critical situations with resiliency and positivity.
  • You’re a self-starter and take initiative on projects without being asked. You can hold your own and confidently handle tasks under limited supervision or direction.
  • You take pride in your operational prowess: you’re organized, adaptable, communicative, and excellent at prioritizing challenging deadlines and tasks.


  • Work harmoniously with the senior budget analyst and other OIM staff in the financial oversight of the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research (DIR).
  • Partner with the senior budget analyst in the management of all phases of the budget process, including: formulation, presentation, and execution.
  • Assemble and finalize the annual DIR budget request, which exceeds $150MM per fiscal year.
  • Assemble accurate financial data for presentation to senior leaders to make critical decisions; organize results of analyses into coherent written or graphical reports and presentations for use by management.
  • Enhance and refine budget processes and procedures by evaluating and assessing current methods.
  • Complete forecasting and multi-year budget modeling activities.
  • Monitor and evaluate expenditures of account funds on behalf of the NHLBI scientific director.
  • Develop methods and procedures to enhance the financial monitoring and management of DIR and NHLBI-supported programs; assist in the development of operating guidelines.
  • Utilize a various proprietary software applications to perform financial data queries and analyses; make recommendations based on findings.
  • Conduct management reviews or audits of financial data and reports and provide appropriate summary conclusions; provide recommendations for corrective action when necessary.
  • Maintain an open dialogue with colleagues and senior staff to ensure the timely exchange of financial information.
  • Initiate, coordinate, and implement special DIR programs and projects.

Necessary Background

  • BS or BA degree in finance, accounting, or related field (graduate level degree preferred);
  • No less than 3 years of direct budget management, finance, and/or accounting experience;
  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills;
  • Skill in querying data and applying both analytical and evaluative methods and techniques for a wide range of financial and budgetary issues;
  • Knowledge and utilization of quantitative analytical and statistical techniques;
  • Ability to multitask and manage time in a dynamic work environment.


A selection of health and wellness benefits will be made available.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To be considered, please submit your resume and cover letter to OIM.recruit@nih.gov with the subject heading of OIM Budget Analyst. Candidate submissions will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we actively prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, women, and people who are differently-abled to apply. Interested candidates must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident authorized to work in the U.S.