As the Budget Officer, what are some of your responsibilities?
The job of the Budget Officer, in the broadest sense, is to help the Section be fiscally responsible. More specifically, the Budget Officer works with the incoming Chair and our staff, taking point on crafting the Section’s Annual Budget in a way that works within the ABA’s overall budget guidelines and technical specifications and in a way that is useful to the Section’s various officers. The Budget Officer is also responsible for monitoring expenditures and income throughout the year to keep the Section as financially sound as possible. Ideally, the Annual Budget should be balanced and used as much as possible as a planning tool for Section leaders, rather than merely as a reporting tool.