Financial Analyst Relevant Educational Qualifications Job3 months ago - Other categories - Saint Paul - 113 views
What you would do in this job
- Facilitate the development of the MCES annual budget and quarterly forecasts. Gather assumptions, compile information and complete financial reports.
- Update budget and forecast reports, assist department managers to review and enter their annual budget information.
- Assist with the bi-annual wastewater rate survey.
- Partner to understand and resolve capital and asset management issues and their financial impact.
- Research accounting issues with the Central Finance Office to ensure compliance with GAAP.
- Coordinate grants and ensure proper financial procedures are followed. Calculate grant reimbursements, ensure communities receive payment, document actual and budget activity, and monitor the grant purpose and legislative language.
- Monitor FTE's and positions, and relay financial impact to Budget Manager and Finance Director. Analyze and document trends, report out and project impact of being under and over budget.
- Analyze operating revenue and expense trends and formulate financial projections and results. Perform research and answer questions on fluctuations in spending.
- Build financial models to support forecasting and budgeting, including financial dashboards that show organizational trends.
- Analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting/recording.
- Review monthly revenues and expense accounts for significant deviations from budget and coordinate with department managers on financial issues.
What education and experience are required for this job (minimum qualifications)
A high school diploma or GED AND eight years of experience in an accounting or finance position, including the development and use of financial or budgeting systems.
An Associate's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field AND six years of experience in an accounting or finance position, including the development and use of financial or budgeting systems.
A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field AND four years of experience in an accounting or finance position, including the development and use of financial or budgeting systems.
A Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field AND two years of experience in an accounting or finance position, including the development and use of financial or budgeting systems.
What additional skills and experience would be helpful in this job (desired qualifications):
- Accounting or finance experience in the public sector
- Ability to interpret large data sets and relay key messages to management
- Experience managing financial, budgets and forecasts for a business unit or area
- PeopleSoft financials, Hyperion or similar Financial software
- Experience managing grants is desired, but not required
- Intermediate to expert excel user
What knowledge, skills and abilities you should have within the first six months on the job:
- Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
- Knowledge of financial analysis strategies, techniques, and tools
- Knowledge of financial systems and reporting (such as Hyperion and PeopleSoft)
- Knowledge of software tools including Word, Excel, Adobe, and Intranet. Skills in (Acquired measurable and observable skilled behaviors
- Ability to interpret and apply financial and mathematical methods and procedures gained through professional educational training.
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret common technical journals, and financial reports.
- Ability to produce well-organized paperwork containing all necessary information; identifies and addresses important details in the work.
- Ability to effectively work in a team structure and collaborate with team members and other teams.
- Ability to promote and support an equitable, positive, and respectful work environment that values cultural diversity among all employees.
- Ability to work independently on projects.
What you can expect from us:
- We offer the opportunity to make a difference and positively influence the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
- We encourage our employees to develop their skills through on-site training and tuition reimbursement.
- We provide a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a good work/life balance.
More about why you should join us!
Union/Grade: Non- Represented Plan/Grade H
FLSA Status: Exempt
Safety Sensitive: No
What your work environment would be:
You would perform your work in a standard office setting. Work may sometimes require travel between your primary work site and other sites. Upon hire, this position will partner with the hiring manager to coordinate a teleworking schedule and transition plan to return to working in the office.
What steps the recruitment process involves:
1. We review your minimum qualifications.
2. We rate your education and experience.
3. We conduct a structured panel interview.
4. We conduct a selection interview.
We will also evaluate your competencies throughout the recruitment process in the following areas .
Once you have successfully completed the steps above, then:
If you are new to the Metropolitan Council , you must pass a drug test (safety sensitive positions only), and a background check which verifies education, employment, and criminal history. A driving record check and/or physical may be conducted if applicable to the job. If you have a criminal conviction, you do not automatically fail. The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis, based on whether they are related to the job and whether the candidate has demonstrated adequate rehabilitation.
If you are already an employee of the Metropolitan Council , you must pass a drug test (if moving from a non-safety sensitive position to a safety sensitive position) and criminal background check if the job you're applying for is safety sensitive, is a supervisory or management job, is in the Finance, Information Services, Audit, or Human Resources departments, or has access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers or transit fare cards. A driving record check and/or physical may be conducted if applicable to the position.
IMPORTANT: If you make a false statement or withhold information, you may be barred from job consideration.
The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and veteran-friendly employer. The Council is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the region and strongly encourages persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please email (see application details) .
We believe our employees are a key to our agency's success! In order to attract and retain high quality employees, the Council provides a highly competitive benefits package both in choice and coverage levels. Some highlights about our benefits are listed below:
- Guaranteed monthly retirement income through Minnesota State Retirement System pension fund
- Opportunity to save additional funds for retirement on a tax-deferred basis through a voluntary deferred compensation (457) plan
- Two or more medical plans from which to choose, with employer contribution towards premiums over 80%
- Dental insurance, life insurance and vision insurance
The following benefits are provided to all employees as part of working for the Council. You will have access to free:
- Well@Work clinic
- bus/rail pass valued at over $1200 per year
- parking at many job locations
- fitness centers at many job locations
- Employee Assistance Program
- extensive health and wellness programs and resources
At the Council, your work matters. Our employees drive the buses, plan the parks, support development, treat wastewater, and plan for future growth — all services that help the Twin Cities and its residents thrive.