• Full Time
  • Lansing, MI
  • Employer Type: Nonprofit

MPHI is a Michigan-based and nationally engaged, non-profit public health institute.  We are a team of teams, process and content experts, dedicated to building A world where tomorrow is healthier than today!

 

Title:                              Financial Analyst – Bureau of Laboratories

                                                                     $22.56 – $36.73 / Posted Thru:  10-20-22

 

                                          Location:                     Lansing, MI – In-Person Required

 

                                          Purpose:  This position serves as the resource person for budget creation and expenditure management of state and federal funding within the Bureau of Laboratories. The incumbent will be responsible for the execution and oversight of grants administered through the Electronic Grants Administration and Management System (EGrAMS). The incumbent will work collaboratively with Bureau staff to create and monitor federal grant budgets and expenditures. Staff will summarize data to show current and long-term spending trends. This person will work closely with MDHHS budget, grants and contracting, federal reporting, accounting, as well as all contracting agencies.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary liaison between assigned Section and MDHHS Grants and Purchasing staff; MDHHS Budget, Accounting staff and Federal reporting staff.
  • Maintain tracking processes for assigned contracts, including contract applications and amendment requests, as well as identifying projected under- and over-spending in multiple budgets.
  • Participate in on-site quality assurance and improvement activities.
  • Participate in all required meetings and trainings, including confidentiality and security trainings and sign oath of confidentiality.
  • Create assigned budgets and projections, track expenditures.
  • Facilitate assigned budget meetings.
  • Prepare budgets including narratives; and process related documents for sub-recipient contractual agreements, purchase orders, general fund revenues, and other Section-related contracts.
  • Implement MDHHS’s grant monitoring/risk assessment process; have knowledge of state and federal regulation requirements.
  • Implement monitoring activities based on risk assessment results.
  • Complete all necessary forms for comprehensive, standard, master contracts in EGrAMS and assure that documents are submitted within deadlines.
  • Review and approve/request revisions for projects at contract manager level in EGrAMS.
  • Review expense/budget documentation for adherence to federal and MDHHS requirements, accuracy, and approval, e.g., allowable costs per federal regulations, etc.
  • Maintain contract and budget files (electronic and hard copy) and assist with records retention.
  • Monitor state general fund appropriations and federal grant expenditures for accuracy and compliance.
  • Prepare internal financial reports for state general fund appropriations and federal grants for manager review.
  • Always represent the best interests of MDHHS and MPHI.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications/Requirements:

 

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree; degree in business or accounting preferred.

 

Experience:  At least one year of relevant work experience required.  SIGMA and EGrAMS experience, accounting or audit experience preferred.

 

Highly Desirable:  At least one year of experience involving budgets at MDHHS; experience with state general fund appropriations and federal grants or contracts for MDHHS programs; experience with the EGrAMS and/or SIGMA systems a plus. Accounting experience as it relates to budget development and expenditure tracking.

 

Important Skills and Characteristics:

  • Requires considerable independent judgment and a high level of initiative and accountability.
  • Excellent oral and written communications and quantitative skills.
  • Ability to work well in team environments.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and accuracy working with numbers.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel.
  • Ability to input, maintain and retrieve data from computer systems.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted budgeting, accounting, auditing theories, principles, methods, and practices, including knowledge of internal auditing standards.
  • Ability to collect and organize accounting data, interpret its significance, and prepare accurate financial reports; ability to solve complex accounting and related financial problems.
  • Knowledge of the application of internal control concepts to plan, perform, manage, and report on the evaluation of various business processes/areas/functions.

 

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:  Standard office environment. Job may require moderate physical effort such as lifting or transporting a laptop computer. Involves significant computer related activity including keyboarding and viewing a computer screen, in addition to communication by telephone. Requires valid vehicle operator’s license and occasional in-state travel for site visits, trainings, and/or meetings may be required.

 

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS:  No assigned responsibility.

 

IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OPERATIONS:  Performs as a critical member of a team of professionals working to reduce health impacts of environmental exposures. 

 

REQUIRED COMMUNICATION

Contact Person/Group

Frequency

Purpose

State Division Administrator

Weekly

Updates on Budget and Projection Spending

Senior Mgt Exec.

Weekly

Updates on Budget and Projection Spending

Section and Unit Managers

As Needed

Program Oversight, Communication on Assigned Projects, and Standard Procedures

 

"For purposes of employment standards, this classification is “Non-Exempt” from overtime provisions of the fair Labor Standards Act."

 

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