Financial Analyst-Public Service Manager I

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time

Opening Date: November 8, 2018

Closing Date: December 3, 2018

 

Job Class Code: MA 28
Grade: 28
Salary: $52,998-$72,904 

AGENCY INFORMATION:

The Security and Employment Service Center provides financial and human resources services to the Departments of Labor, Public Safety, Professional and Financial Regulation, and Maine Emergency Management Agency.

DESCRIPTION:

We are looking for a financially orientated person to provide in-depth monitoring of payments to help ensure that the payments were made in accordance with the applicable federal regulations.  This work requires learning the federal program regulations and involves some limited travel within the State of Maine.  Additional tasks include the annual development of indirect cost plans for our departments in accordance with federal requirements as well as assistance with the development and/or implementation of departmental financial policies and procedures. Supervision may be exercised over professional accounting and/or support staff. The position is based in Augusta.

REPRESENTATIVE TASKS

  • Provides budgetary information, revenue forecasts, and analyses of Department finances in order to keep administrators informed of financial status and resources.
  • Monitor program expenditures formally by learning and interpreting program regulations and reviewing expenditures to determine if the expenditure was allowable.
  • Prepares annual indirect cost plan proposals so that costs can be allocated appropriately.
  • Develops and oversees the implementation of standardized financial reporting formats and procedures and other financial systems for Department agencies in order to ensure and document compliance with applicable state and federal fiscal regulations and standards.
  • Acts as technical resource in order to provide support to professional accounting staff in the areas of cost accounting, cost analysis, financial analysis, and financial statement preparation.
  • Analyzes financial policies and procedures, recommends appropriate modifications, and implements approved modifications in order to improve the efficiency, economy, and control of Department financial operations.
  • Performs in-depth cost accounting and cost/benefit modeling and analyses of departmental programs and proposals in order to determine cost effectiveness.
  • Reviews legislative records and other documents concerning position allocation in order to ensure positions are adequately funded and consistent with legislative intent.
  • Represents Director as requested in order to provide information and communicate divisional views.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Knowledge of business and public administration principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of financial management principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of managerial and cost accounting theory, principles, and practices.
  • Knowledge of AICPA/GAAP/GASB standards for governmental organizations.
  • Knowledge of federal funding rules and regulations.
  • Ability to conduct complex cost, cost/benefit, forecasting, and financial analyses and modeling.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, and coordinate fiscal and administrative services.
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies and regulations and systematize procedures.
  • Ability to advise subordinates, officials, and others on financial and administrative matters.
  • Ability to prepare budgets and execute work programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to write clearly and effectively.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

An eight (8) year combination of education and experience comprised of a Master's Degree in Business Administration or closely related field and two (2) years of responsible experience in cost, cost/benefit, and financial analysis. Directly related experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Application Instructions: 

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.  If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at 623-6700

Contact Information: 

Andrew Birch, Human Resources, at (207)623-6739 or Andrew.Birch@Maine.gov.

Benefits: 

The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement Contribution: 20.17% of pay for bargaining unit positions.

The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly.

The value* of State-paid Health Insurance: 

 95% State Contribution = $422.45 biweekly / Employee pays: 5% = $22.23 biweekly

 90%  tate Contribution = $400.21 biweekly / Employee pays:10% = $44.47 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.