Senior Financial Analyst

Augusta, ME Full-time

Application closes: Oct. 21, 2019
Opening Date: October 4, 2019

Closing Date:  October 21, 2019  

Job Class Code:  CA30
Grade: 30 (Confidential)
Salary: $59.092.80 - $81,099.20    
Position Number: 02000-3239


Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that safeguard the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs.

 The Office of Financial Management within the Commissioner’s Office is responsible for the oversight and management of a $3.9 billion budget; MaineCare represents approximately $2.9 billion. The position is in Augusta. 

Job duties:

 As a Senior Financial Analyst, you will:


  • Apply your professional financial, statistical and programmatic knowledge and analytical skills to a wide variety of DHHS analytic/financial initiatives.
  • Interpret policy, operational, clinical and financial analytic/reporting.
  • Translate outcomes into supporting analysis for fiscal impact forecasts, budgets, utilization and/or actual fiscal outcomes.
  • Assist with troubleshooting and evaluating work program, budget, and finance related issues.
  • Work both individually and as part of multi-discipline teams on projects varying in size and scope from short-term ad-hoc requests to long-term strategic initiatives to validation of application system upgrades, updates and conversions while collaborating with DHHS offices and the Department of Administrative and Financial Services.
  • Collect and analyze financial, utilization, health care and quality data; preparing reports, analyses, and forecasts in support of, operational and budgetary initiatives; and general ledger and transactional claims reconciliations.
  • Assist in validating and maintaining integrity of data within and extracted from our data systems.
  • Research and analyze internal and external data and monitor macro-level trends to inform decision-making.
  • Work with and manage teams from across the department so as to improve financial outcomes and operational efficiency. 


 In order to qualify, you must have an eight (8) year combination of education and/or experience which includes a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Statistics, Mathematics or a closely related field -AND- four (4) years of responsible experience in accounting, cost, budget and/or financial analysis.   Directly related professional experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.  Prior experience in analyzing Medicaid financial or program data is preferred.  The background of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:


  1. A demonstrated ability to obtain, synthesize and integrate a broad range of data (financial and/or programmatic) from multiple sources for use in analytic/financial reporting initiatives.
  2. Knowledge of finance and/or standard operational business processes.
  3. A history of utilizing data and statistical analysis to test, challenge and defend assumptions. Experience with large scale ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and data warehouses is preferred.
  4. Advanced technical skills in the use of spreadsheets (pivot tables, functions, macros/VB script, etc.), database query/reporting methodologies and statistical analysis skill sets.
  5. Prior experience with Business Intelligence and/or Analytic software suite is preferred (i.e. SQL Server SSRS/SSAS, Cognos BI, Business Object, SAS, SPSS, etc.).


For additional information about this position, please e-mail


To apply, please upload a current resume and cover letter addressing each of the five competency areas identified in the Requirements Section, and copies of post-secondary transcripts postmarked on or before the closing date.

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 19.27% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2019.


The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.