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
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
- 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.
- Go to www.mn.gov/careers;
- Apply for posting number 65874
- Direct Link
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact K.C. Moua at email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate what assistance you need.