Finance Analyst

Public Consulting Group
San Diego
25 Dec 2018
22 Jan 2019
Job role
Finance analyst
Contract type
Full time

About Public Consulting Group

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector management consulting and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has over 2,000 professionals in more than 50 offices around the US, in Canada and in Europe. PCG's Human Services practice helps state, county, and municipal human services agencies to achieve their performance goals in order to better serve populations in need. PCG's Human Services' seasoned professionals offer proven solutions to help agencies design programs, services, and systems; increase program revenue; cut costs; and improve regulatory compliance with state and federal regulations. To learn more, visit .


Overall Responsibilities

PCG is seeking a motivated, experienced, and data oriented Finance Analyst with an interest in public service to serve the three regions within our San Diego, CA CalWORKs Welfare–to–Work/Refugee employment services project. The Finance Analyst will oversee and direct employees responsible for issuing payments for a range of support services including but not limited to housing utilities and car repairs, and manage project budgeting and invoicing. This person will process vendor invoices in coordination with PCG corporate finance and periodically review internal controls regarding payment issuance to confirm compliance. This role is ideal for the public–sector finance analyst from customer service–based sectors who have a high level financial analysis experience.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Partner with Program Director to effectively communicate and achieve goals.
  • Supervise the team responsible for payment processing including, but not limited to, Family Stabilization and the Housing Support Program.
  • Assist in payment operation performance to make sure all mandated requirements are met.
  • Assist in the proper execution of contract purchases, including securing approval as required by the County.
  • Assist in the development of all project invoices, project budgets, and cost allocation plans.
  • Work closely with county partners to provide documentation and answer questions related to financial/invoice audits.
  • Support mandated subcontractor monitoring processes.
  • Review of all project expenses to ensure appropriate claiming of project expenses.
  • Achieved with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Analyze project budget and expenditure data to ensure costs are sustainable; make recommendations to improve efficiency.
  • Expert use of Excel and/or other software necessary for budgeting and invoicing purposes.
  • Maintain positive working relationship with county staff and community partners.
  • Represent PCG in various meetings and events, as assigned.
  • Must be able to commute between our offices in San Diego, Chula Vista, and El Cajon.

R Required Skills
  • Effective leadership and management of staff.
  • Expertise in project budgeting and financing.
  • Orientation toward team–based approaches.
  • High self–awareness and ability to accept feedback.
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Process oriented and results–driven work strategy.
  • Ability to work across all levels of management and staff.
  • Ability to develop a positive and motivational team that encourages staff development and high morale.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships.
  • Excellent problem–solving, decision–making, and organizational skills.
  • Detail and process improvement oriented.
  • Ability to learn specialized databases and software systems.
  • Ability to analyze data to make sound business decisions and recommend improvements to management.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to recognize and maintain the confidentiality of all materials in the work setting.
  • Ability to maintain a record keeping and follow–up system
Required Education and Experience
  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in finance, business, business administration, accounting, social work, public policy, or other closely related fields. Significant related experience may substitute for the educational requirements.
  • At least 2 years of full–time experience in public or corporate finance;
  • Expert in MS Excel; proficient in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Previous experience with multicultural staff and customers is a plus.
  • Previous knowledge in TANF/CalWORKs,is not necessary, but desired.