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State of Massachusetts Deputy Budget Director in Boston, Massachusetts

The MassHealth Deputy Budget Director is responsible for managing the development and execution of financial analyses to support strategic planning, policy decision-making, and ongoing management of the MassHealth programs. The Deputy Budget Director utilizes data analytics for querying, analyzing, synthesizing, and presenting data from state and agency databases to identify trends in the agency’s programs and expenditures. The Deputy Budget Director works collaboratively with program staff and MassHealth leadership and is accountable for providing high quality, timely insight into financial and operational needs. * * _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ /Budget Forecasting and Monitoring/: * Manage and coordinate development of annual MassHealth budget recommendations and periodic spending forecasts using historical and projected spending and utilization data. * Manage development of caseload forecasts using historical enrollment data. * Analyze impact of changes in state and federal policies and apply to spending forecast. * Develop improved forecasting methodologies and ensure quality control. * Provide feedback and oversight to other analysts regarding forecasting. * Analyze factors that may cause spending and revenue to vary from budget. /Expenditure Tracking and Monitoring/: * Manage ongoing analysis of MassHealth enrollment, utilization, and spending trends. * Support synthetization and presentation of trend findings and exposures. * Manage review and analysis of spending to compare actuals against projection, including internal and external Dashboards (Financial Dashboard). * Monitor and discuss spending trends with program staff on a routine basis. * Retrieve and analyze relevant data on specific groups or programs to predict trends. * Develop and refine standard programmatic financial management reports. /Financial Analysis:/ * Review fiscal impacts of legislative, regulatory, policy changes/proposals, and ad hoc data requests for quality and accuracy. * Synthesize findings and develop recommendations for senior staff. * Manage budget unit participation in development of tools for financial planning and analysis and payment reconciliations. * Communicate enrollment and spending data and trends to internal and external parties. * Independently attend meetings as subject matter expert for budget unit. /Financial Systems Managemen/t: * Lead finance team interactions with MMIS and Data Warehouse to troubleshoot and resolve payment and claiming issues. /Mentoring and Training/: * Lead onboarding process for new finance analysts and serve as a mentor for finance analyst team. __ _Preferred Qualifications:_ * Excellent analytical and problem solving skills. * Excellent MS Excel and PowerPoint skills and experience analyzing large datasets using Microsoft Excel and Access. * Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. * Ability to solve complicated problems with minimal direction. * Ability to lead projects through organizing work, establishing operating relationships, and coordinating the work of others. * Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of financial and program data, to draw conclusions, and to make appropriate recommendations. * Ability to anticipate difficulty, and take corrective action. * Strong written and verbal communication skills. * Comfort with working under high pressure and tight time constraint. * Strong interpersonal skills. * Passion for public service. * Experience in healthcare. * Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. _About MASSHEALTH:_ To improve the health outcomes of our diverse members and their families by providing access to integrated health care services that promote sustainable & equitable health, well-being, independence and quality of life. For more information about our agency and programs please _Pre-Offer Process:_ A criminal and tax history background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form. For questions, please the contact the Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option #4. _TO APPLY:_ Please upload both Resume and Cover Letter for this position when applying. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in financial management work (i.e. budgeting, accounting, auditing, management analysis, program evaluation, financial reporting of program results), of which (B) at least one (1) year must have been in a project management, supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below. I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience. II. A Bachelor's degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience. III. A Graduate degree or higher in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience. IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Accounting and Finance* *Organization: Exec Office Of Health and Human Services *Title: *Deputy Budget Director Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Ashburton Place Requisition ID: 240000XM