• Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Court
    Office of Court Management
    Posting Date
    11/29/2018
    Starting
    USD $89,662.44/Yr.
    Current Maximum
    USD $132,231.34/Yr.
    ID
    2018-4073
  • NOTES

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

     

    This position is designated as management position and is covered by the Trial Court Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual. 

     

    Please upload a current resume during the application process. 

    MISSION STATEMENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TRIAL COURT

    The Trial Court is committed to:

    • fair and impartial administration of justice;
    • protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties;
    • equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment with policies and practices that strengthen and support diversity, equity, and inclusion;
    • efficient, effective, and accountable resolution of disputes;
    • prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.

    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

     

    POSITION SUMMARY

    Working within the Fiscal Department of the Office of Court Management, the Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis (MFPA) is responsible for supporting and influencing the operational and financial decisions that drive strategic planning, capital expenditures, and budgeting for the Trial Court CFO. The MFPA will provide granular analytics using Excel modeling, and will share and communicate them effectively to the CFO and other Trial Court senior management and officials, taking on lead role in financial planning. This position will be responsible for building complex financial models and analytical tools to measure financial performance at any time, including short and long range utilization data for financial/budgetary forecasts and strategic planning. The MFPA oversees the preparation and distribution of monthly/quarterly financial reports with operating results (consolidated and departmental level) and provides quantitative and qualitative analysis of key variances and trends, highlighting both risks and opportunities. Other key duties include developing and standardizing departmental financial reporting and controls, and providing data intensive analyses to drive meaningful change.

     

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

    Reports to the Chief Financial Officer and receives general supervision in performing duties which require independent judgment, initiative, and an attention to detail.

    MAJOR DUTIES

    Designs, develops and maintains complex excel financial models and uses granular analytics (Operating Forecasts), sharing and communicating them effectively to the CFO and other Trial Court senior management and officials;

     

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

     

    Identifies and implements useful financial reports that present data in a concise and useful fashion, measuring the overall financial situation at any time, including short and long range utilization data for financial/operational forecasts;

     

    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 quantify 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;

     

    Provides supervision and direction to subordinate staff and coordinates work flow, including distributing work, disseminating information, and resolving problems;

     

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

     

    Prepares and coordinates system-wide data collection and prepares related financial reports;

     

    Gathers financial data and to analyze complex issues related to the budget, and make appropriate recommendations;

     

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

     

    Leads special projects.

     

    Performs 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.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for the position of Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis:

     

    A Bachelor’s Degree in from an accredited college or university; a Master’s degree is strongly preferred;

     

    Eight (8) years of related experience in fiscal analysis and planning;

     

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

     

    The understanding of in-depth financial analytics across complex platforms;

     

    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;

     

    Experience preparing technical documentation for reports and queries developed;

     

    Ability to use data to creatively diagnose problems and innovatively drive enhancements and efficiencies in departmental operations;


    Knowledge of the principles of effective project management;

     

    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 train, supervise, and coordinate the activities of professional and support staff;

     

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

     

    Ability to handle sensitive matters on a confidential basis;

     

    Ability to work independently and as part of a team; and

     

    Ability to travel to courts within the Commonwealth as necessary.

    OTHER

    HOW TO APPLY:


    Applicants must apply by completing a Trial Court online application at the following web address: https://careers-trialcourtsofmass.icims.com/jobs/intro

     

    PLEASE NOTE:

     

    Employment is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check.

     

    If you are not currently viewing this posting online, please visit the Judicial Court Jobs website at www.mass.gov/courts to apply for this position or any other Trial Court employment opportunity.

     

    No applications or resumes will be accepted by hand, mail, fax, or email delivery.

     

    AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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