08 Dec Ben F., Senior Analyst
A Day in the Life of Ben F., Senior analyst in the office of the chief financial officer for a U.S. government agency, Washington, D.C., U.S.
MBA Government Organization (Nonprofit Organizations)
What I Do
I oversee the budget creation and formulation of more than $70 million annually for the office of the chief information officer and inspector general. In addition, my analysis impacts the agency’s entire $500 million budget.
This role is about 50% analysis and 50% people interaction—including one-on-one interviews with points of contact in the various offices, collecting information, and presenting and defending my analyses.
What I Enjoy Most
I have a lot of resources and autonomy, which may be the opposite of what people would expect in government work. I have a high level of responsibility in a very important position for an organization that is both very challenging and extremely important right now for the welfare of U.S. citizens and others we protect. I enjoy being part of a highly intelligent workforce and its underlying, important mission.