Financial Analyst

MASSACHUSETTS TRIAL COURT
Published
May 11, 2022
Location
Boston, MA
Job Type
 

Description

Title: Financial Analyst

Pay Grade: Grade 16

Starting Pay: $66,823.87

Departmental Mission Statement: As the financial center for the Trial Court, the Fiscal Affairs Department prepares and receives budget requests, oversees and processes all financial transactions from funds appropriated by the legislature and available through grants, trusts, and capital allocations for 119 court divisions, the Administrative Office of the Trial Court, the Administrative Offices of the seven Trial Court departments, the Sentencing Commission, the Office of the Commissioner of Probation, and the Office of the Jury Commissioner.

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE:

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/trial-court-fiscal-affairs-department

Notes: This position is designated as a union position and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with O.P.E.I.U., Local 6.

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Please upload a current resume during the application process.

Position Summary:Working within the Fiscal Department of the Office of Court Management, a Financial Analyst (FA) is responsible for supporting the operational and financial decisions that drive, capital expenditures and budgeting. A Financial Analyst is a self-starter who will be responsible for building complex financial models and analytical tools to measure financial performance, including short and long range utilization data for financial/budgetary forecasts and strategic planning. This includes providing quantitative and qualitative analysis of key variances and trends, highlighting both risks and opportunities. The FA will also perform various cost/benefit and capital life-cycle studies and other special assignments both independently and as part of a team.

Duties:

Designs, develops and maintains complex financial models (i.e. excel) and uses granular analytics (Operating Forecasts), sharing and communicating them effectively to management and officials;

Extracts data from internal and external systems and analyzes financial results, evaluating data against underlying assumptions used to forecast budgets;

Prepares and distributes monthly/quarterly financial reports with operating results (consolidated and departmental level) and provide quantitative and qualitative analysis of key variances and trends, highlighting both risks and opportunities;

Reports financial results to management and offer strategic insight relative to budget maximization, cost containment, and general resource consumption;

Collaboratively partners with personnel across the organization to assess and consult on the resources required to achieve strategic initiatives and capital investment goals during budget and forecast cycles;

Evaluates trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments and obligations incurred to predict and model future revenues and expenses;

Performs various cost/benefit and life-cycle of various capital expenditures and any other special assignments/analyses as directed by the CFO;

Engages in the collection of system-wide data and prepares related financial reports;

Analyzes financial data to assist in the resolution of complex issues related to the budget, and make appropriate recommendations;

Prepares automated spreadsheets for internal use and/or for use by courts and offices;

Serves on special project teams as necessary;

Performs other related duties as required.

Job Competencies:

Ethics and Values: Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of the Fiscal Affairs Department and the Trial Court.

Mission: Understands, upholds, and communicates the Trial Court and Fiscal Affairs Department missions.

Applied Knowledge: Demonstrates advanced ability to provide deep analytics using Excel modeling, evaluating data against underlying assumptions used to forecast budgets;

Team Building: Fosters a sense of shared goals and accountabilities through the development of positive relationships among staff and colleagues in order to promote a healthy work environment.

Performance Measurement: Understands the value and importance of performance measures as a basis for both individual and departmental assessments.

Strategic Thinking and Planning: Utilizes the best available information to successfully plan and achieve positive future goals and objectives on an organizational and local level.

Commitment to Diversity: Promotes an environment of diversity through understanding, respect, and positive communication with persons of varied racial, ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

Continuous Learning: Demonstrates a commitment to continuously improving himself or herself through professional development.

Minimum Requirements: These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for the position of Financial Analyst:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution and Three (3) years of related experience in fiscal analysis and planning; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; (A Master's degree is not required, but would demonstrate a commitment to professional development and is highly preferred)

Considerable knowledge of budget, forecasting, modelling, and budget contingency planning, and related analysis;

The ability to develop cutting edge analytics via extensive Excel modeling;

The ability to provide utilization data reporting to support business decisions and change management;

Ability to develop and troubleshoot complex SQL statements used to obtain data in support of existing and developed reports;

Knowledge of the principles of effective project management. Work will be executed in accordance with Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) practices;

Ability to organize and present factual and fiscal data in a clear and understandable format;

Ability to analyze and solve problems within overall policies and resource limitations;

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work professionally with persons at all levels, including judges, and to maintain effective working relationships;

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written forms;

Ability to multi-task and manage a variety of assignments simultaneously;

Ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and develop workarounds for issues that require timely resolution;

Ability to maintain accurate records;

Ability to work independently and with an attention to detail;

Ability to handle sensitive matters on a confidential basis; and

Ability to travel to courts within the Commonwealth as necessary.

Closing Date/Time: 2022-08-07

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