Financial Analyst

Department Of Administrative Services, State Of Ohio Columbus , OH 43216

Posted 3 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Education is a diverse team of passionate, education-focused professionals dedicated to fulfilling the vision established in Each Child, Our Future, Ohio's strategic plan for education. The vision is, "In Ohio, each child is challenged to discover and learn, prepared to pursue a fulfilling post-high school path and empowered to become a resilient, lifelong learner who contributes to society." Ensuring this vision for each of Ohio's 1.7 million students, in partnership with more than 240,000 educators across the state, is no small feat. Under the leadership of the superintendent of public instruction and governed by the State Board of Education, Department team members, in collaboration with a wide range of partners, are sharply focused on helping schools and districts continually improve to be the best they can be for each child. Equity and impact are core to every program, service and action. The Department's work is well regarded both in Ohio and nationally for its innovative, leading-edge and forward-looking approach. When the Department succeeds, students succeed, communities succeed and Ohio succeeds.

Culture and Values:

Ohio Department of Education is mission driven, values a culture of feedback and places a premium on growth mindset among all its team members. Together the enterprise is building a continuous learning and improvement community.

Overview:

The Ohio Department of Education is seeking a talented individual with budget, financial, and grant experience to support the fiscal office. Successful candidates will have strong knowledge and experience with grants management, financial analysis, customer service and intermediate Microsoft Excel skills.

Major Responsibilities & Duties:

Examines and analyzes accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards:

  • Understands the operation of payment systems in Center and analyzes processes and make recommendations for improvements;

  • Prepares/creates financial reports and analysis, trends, travel, open POs, projections, and spending trends;

  • Makes recommendations to streamline operations, reduce cost and improve efficiencies;

  • Follows policies and procedures for proper handling of fiscal operations;

  • Monitors grant budget and expenditures and prepares grant close-outs, makes adjustments and recommendations;

  • Provides efficient and effective customer service within fiscal office and assigned program offices.

Monitors, maintains, and reports agency office budgets:

  • Monitors and analyzes office budgets, including payroll budgets and contracting plans;

  • Analyzes, adjusts, and recommends changes of allotment budgets, grant budgets and project budgets;

  • Advises and consults with Financial Program Managers concerning findings and results of budget expenditure analytics.

Supports agency's sourcing function:

  • Creates procurement documents - enters requisitions;

  • Analyzes purchase orders and personal service contracts;

  • Troubleshoots coding issues with contractor payments and workflow approvals;

  • Assists Financial Program Manager with procurement needs and issues;

  • Advises Financial Program Manager on actions to take in the procurement process.

Completion of undergraduate core program in business administration, accounting, finance or related field; 6 mos. exp. or 6 mos. trg. in accounting &/or finance to include an intermediate level of experience in spreadsheet software.

  • Or 30 mos. exp. or 30 mos. trg. in accounting &/or finance to include an intermediate level of experience in spreadsheet software.

  • Or 12 mos. exp. as Financial Associate, 66561.

  • Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

NOTE: Successful completion of the Fiscal Academy may be substituted for 4 mos. of required accounting/fiscal experience referenced in this portion of the minimum qualifications.

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Financial Analyst

Department Of Administrative Services, State Of Ohio