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State of Massachusetts Account Analyst in Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated individual to serve as an Account Analyst for the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention (BCHAP), Administrative and Finance Unit. Under the direction of the Director of Administration and Finance, the Account Analyst will provide accounting and financial expertise for state appropriations, federal grants, and other appropriation types in BCHAP, and will partner with program staff to ensure compliance and on-time financial reporting for a range of cross bureau and cross department projects completed in BCHAP. The incumbent will ensure accurate and timely completion of grant application materials and annual reports utilizing the Massachusetts Management Accounting and Reporting System (MMARS) and the information warehouse. The Bureau of Community Health & Prevention (BCHAP) acknowledges the history of structural racism and its impact on health. We are committed to improving the quality of life for all Commonwealth residents while eliminating inequities that impact the lives of communities of color who are disproportionately affected by conditions leading to poor health outcomes. The Account Analyst will contribute to the development and implementation of a strategic vision to build racial equity into all components of A&F processes with a focus on health and social disparities to ensure the Bureau’s work, policies and programs are inclusive and equitable for all. _Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Coordinates operation and fiscal issues for federal cooperative agreements, grants and state appropriations. * Provides guidance to program staff and acts as an intermediary between BCHAP program staff and other Bureau fiscal staff. * Facilitates site visits, participates in proposal reviews, maintains records, prepares reports, and attends recipient planning meetings. * Provides oversight of state, trust, federal, and ISA accounts. * Reviews grant budget narratives and prepares fiscal grant application component. * Assesses encumbrances and payments to ensure expenses are allocable, allowable and appropriate. * Reconciles federal grants with the Grant Accounting Department and program staff to prepare FFRs. * Prepares spending plans for state and federal appropriations. * Collaborates with program staff and other fiscal managers in BCHAP. * Provides budgetary technical assistance and training to contracted vendors as needed to ensure the accomplishment of goals and objectives. * Reconciles personnel expenses to ensure staff are hitting appropriate funding source. * Prepares personnel and expense journal entries as required. _Required Qualifications:_ * Ability to understand, explain and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned activities. * Capacity to analyze and determine the applicability of data and draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations. * Skilled in gathering information through questioning individuals and by examining records and documents. * Talent for determining the proper format and procedure for assembling items of information. * Ability to write concisely, to express thoughts clearly and to develop ideas in logical sequence. * Demonstrated experience in coordinating the efforts of others in accomplishing assigned work objectives. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * Master’s degree or higher in business administration or business management. * Working knowledge of the Massachusetts Management Accounting and Reporting System. * Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. * Strong team participation skills. * Skilled in coordinating numerous projects simultaneously to successful completion. * Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office applications including Access and Excel. _About the Department of Public Health:_ The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities. DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems. More information can be found at:* MA Department of Public Heal_th_ * _Total Compensation:_ As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: * 75% state paid medical insurance premium * Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans * Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs * Low cost basic and optional life insurance * Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan * 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities * Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options * Incentive-based Wellness Programs * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program _Pre-Hire Process:_ A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2 First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in work simplification, management analysis, program analysis, methods analysis, economic analysis, fiscal analysis, financial analysis, budget analysis, program administration, or program management or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in business administration, business management, public administration, industrial engineering or industrial management may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience.* II. A Graduate degree with a major in business administration, budget management, public administration, industrial engineering or industrial management may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required experience.* III. A Bachelor's degree or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management, public administration, industrial engineering or industrial management may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. NOTE: Educational substitutions will be permitted for a maximum of three years of the required experience. *Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Department of Public Health *Title: *Account Analyst Location: Massachusetts-Boston-250 Washington Street Requisition ID: 210008HT