Abstract : Budget is one of the management tools most used by organizations, because it operationalizes the strategic planning and enables the deployment of operations into goals. Despite numerous environmental, structural, technological and social changes, etc., the processes of planning, execution and control in budgeting are critical to the management of companies. This research has as it main goal to present current practices in budgeting process of Brazilian commercial banks. It is justified by the evolution of continued research into budgeting practices in companies performed by the Research Center in Accounting of the Federal University of Santa Catarina, and by the need to explore practices used in the segment under conceptual and behavioral aspects that influence the budgetary process. The work presents a quantitative and qualitative approach with descriptive and exploratory goals, using a survey instrument. To achieve the objective, questionnaires were sent to 25 Brazilian banks, which 16 have responded, being 7 private and 9 state-owned. The results showed that practices applied in stages of planning, execution, and control in the budgeting process at Brazilian banks align with the practices found and adopted in other business segments, although the type of equity control of the banks may reveal differences between some practices surveyed. This research contributes to the expansion of studies related to the budgeting practices, gives an overview about the practices applied in the budgeting process at Brazilian commercial banks and provides the possibility of using it as a basis for further research, besides the improvement of the instrument used in the survey.