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FINANCIAL ANALYST

Employer
Minnesota Attorney General's Office
Location
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Start date
May 26, 2023
Closing date
Jun 12, 2023

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Category
Financial Services
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Details

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants

Date Posted: 5/26/2023

Closing Date: 6/12/2023

LA7 Salary Range: $26.87 - $47.69 / hourly; $56,104 - $99,576 / annually

LA8 Salary Range: $30.36 - $56.46 / hourly; $63,391 - $117,888 / annually

Telework Eligible: Yes/Hybrid

Job Summary

The Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison — one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices and recognized as a 2021/2022 Star Tribune Top Workplace Minnesota and 2022/2023 Top Workplace USA — has a clear mission: we help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect.  We are a dynamic group of dedicated professionals who could all work elsewhere but choose public service as a calling, and we are actively and intentionally committed to supporting an internal culture that supports that calling.

The Office is currently seeking a Financial Analyst in the Residential Utilities Division of the Office.

Financial Analysts in the Residential Utilities Division (RUD) work closely with the division manager and attorneys on contested rate cases, public utilities proceedings, civil investigations, and other matters that advance the interests of residential and small business utility customers. The position involves the preparation of written testimony, comments, and analysis supporting colleagues’ cases. RUD Financial Analysts support investigations and cases litigated by attorneys, take primary responsibility for certain matters where appropriate, and serve as expert witnesses in contested case proceedings. Financial Analysts should understand and implement the mission of the Attorney General’s Office and be dedicated to public service.

A successful candidate in this position will be able to:­

  • Support and collaborate with attorneys on contested cases and other matters such as:
    • Reviewing and analyzing rate case filings to identify potential issues for the division
    • Drafting and/or serving written testimony and discovery, as well as reviewing and providing feedback and supporting analysis for briefs, comments, and other written work
    • Analyzing and synthesizing data into reports for attorneys as needed
    • Conducting research on utility practices, financial issues, and legislation
  • Take primary responsibility for Public Utilities Commission (PUC) matters within the financial analyst area of expertise such as: 
    • Reviewing utility filings and staying current on utility developments to identify possible matters for RUD to be involved in
    • Drafting written comments
    • Attending PUC agenda meetings to support attorneys
    • Summarizing positions and providing updates to the division manager and leadership  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an accounting, finance, economics, engineering, or related fields
  • At least 2 years work experience in accounting, finance, economics, engineering, or related fields (Additional education can substitute for work experience)
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn:
    • substantive subject matter and accounting rules and procedures
    • investigative techniques, methods, and procedures
  • Skill in:
    • organization, planning, attention to detail, and initiative to handle multiple caseload assignments concurrently
    • excellent verbal and written communications
    • intermediate to advanced proficiency with spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel)
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • compile and summarize data and prepare records or reports in a clear, logical, and objective manner that requires minimal editing.
    • organize, review, analyze, and summarize large amounts of information
    • develop and maintain strong working relationships, contribute positively to a team and work in a diverse, inclusive, creative, and collaborative work environment  

 

Additional Minimum Qualifications to be considered at the LA8 level include:

  • Advanced degree in accounting or related fields or equivalent work experience
  • At least 6 years experience in accounting, finance, economics, engineering, or related fields
  • Significant knowledge of and expertise in related subject matter
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • lead the work of others with a history of providing training and mentorship
    • create, implement, and update systems, policies, and procedures

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online through the State of Minnesota Careers website, which is the State’s official application and hiring site. The deadline for applications is Thursday, June 8, 2023.

  1. Go to www.mn.gov/careers;
  2. Apply for posting number 65874
  3. Direct Link

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact K.C. Moua at kc.moua@ag.state.mn.us or (651) 757-1279.

Why Work For Us 

Diverse Workforce Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence, fostering understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

 

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive service to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at (651) 259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need. 

Company

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the State of Minnesota. The Office of the Attorney General represents the State of Minnesota on important legal matters that make a difference in the lives of our citizens and establishes and effectuates the legal policy for the State of Minnesota. The Office’s work involves significant and challenging constitutional, statutory, and enforcement matters.

Responsibilities and Opportunities Offered: The Office provides a range of legal practice opportunities to highly capable attorneys with the professional drive and abilities to perform exceptional legal work. We offer our lawyers the opportunity to do important legal work on behalf of the public, to assume a significant amount of responsibility over their files, and to expand on their litigation and courtroom experience.

Required Qualifications: Attorneys who wish to be considered for appointment as an Assistant Attorney General must have a proven and successful track record, superior academic credentials, outstanding analytical, research, writing, and communication skills, excellent judgment and character, and a professional deportment. Applicants must have the desire to serve the public with distinction and the professionalism, skills, and work ethic to put forth the very best legal work on behalf of the public. The selection process is highly competitive.

Company info
Website
Telephone
651-757-1199
Location
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul
MN
55101
US

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