Lead Budget Analyst – Accounting Officer Coordinator

Minnesota Department of Health
September 15, 2023
St. Paul, MN
Job Type


Job Details

Working Title: Lead Budget Analyst
Job Class: Accounting Officer Coordinator
Agency: Health Department

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers. Bidders will be considered through 9/21/2023
  • Date Posted: 09/15/2023
  • Closing Date: 10/05/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Health
  • Division/Unit: Finance / Budget Office
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $32.13 - $47.65 / hourly; $67,087 - $99,493 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 / MAPE
  • Classifed Status: Classified
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Administrative
  • Telework Eligible: Yes
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you'll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged, and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary

This position leads budget reporting and monitoring for the Minnesota Department of Health. It requires a strong accounting background in addition to working knowledge of the financing of State of Minnesota programs and activities. The incumbent will serve in a strategic and leadership capacity by providing financial analysis for all program areas at an aggregate level; represent the agency externally in a technical capacity for assigned work areas; and act as a technical advisor for financial analyst staff across all budget activities at the department. The ability to conduct advanced financial analysis, to communicate findings effectively, and to build analytical capacity in others are a must for this position.

This non-supervisory position is located in the Finance Division at the Minnesota Department of Health. It reports to the director of the division's Budget Office, but it also serves the Chief Financial Officer, Health Operations Bureau leadership, the Executive Office, and other clientele at the department.

Working as a Lead Budget Analyst, you will:

  • Prepare the agency's annual indirect rate application to recover the cost of operating expenses that are not readily identifiable with a specific project or activity and lead negotiations with the department's federal indirect cost rate reviewers.
  • Serve as a department expert on budget monitoring and to optimize the use of state accounting and human resources systems pertaining to finance and budget.
  • Improve, develop, and design queries in the EPM Data Warehouse.
  • Research historic trends on revenue and expenditure and analyze the impact of recently enacted legislation, administrative decisions, and economic conditions on department earning activities.
  • Coordinate and facilitate working groups of fiscal analysts functioning in a budget capacity to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrate and train department staff on tools and approaches for budget monitoring and analysis.

This position is open to telework for applicants residing in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, or South Dakota, with the expectation to report to the Freeman Building in St. Paul for days with scheduled monthly/quarterly meetings and for certain trainings or special work projects.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration, Public Policy, or related field AND at least three years of work experience in financial operations, such as in the areas of: accounting, budgeting, cost allocation, expense/revenue forecasting, financial reporting, internal controls, or similar functions within an organization.


  • Master's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration, Public Policy, or related field AND at least two years of work experience as described above.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Comprehensive working knowledge of the state's financial management IT systems, including the SWIFT accounting system, SEMA4 human resources/payroll system, BPAS budgeting system, AMA appropriation system, and the Data Warehouse.
  • Ability to establish and manage work priorities for self and staff.
  • Knowledge of State of Minnesota financial-related laws, policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards.
  • Experience completing financial statements and/or certifications, financial reporting, fund/account statements, and/or business/rate plans.
  • Knowledge of public health programs and policies in Minnesota.
  • Advanced knowledge of Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Knowledgeable of the state and federal legislative and appropriations processes.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of a background check and employment reference check.

Application Details

How to Apply

Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers .

If you have questions about the position, contact Amy Winters at amy.winters@state.mn.us .

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Amy Winters at amy.winters@state.mn.us .

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Health ADA Coordinator at health.hr.ada@state.mn.us

About Health Department

Come and work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect, maintain, and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving, and all people have what they need to be healthy. Our collaboration, mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employee longevity and job satisfaction.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

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:

  • Public pension plan
  • 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)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 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.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. 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 and indicate what assistance is needed.

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