Federal Financial Reporting Specialist - Management Analyst 4, St. Paul, Minnesota

Employer Minnesota Department of Health
Created 07/09/2024
Reference 11452412
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City St. Paul
Zip 55164
Salary Competitive
Job Details

Working Title: Federal Financial Reporting Specialist
Job Class: Management Analyst 4
Agency: Health Department
  • Job ID: 78196
  • Location: St. Paul
  • Telework Eligible: Yes
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Unlimited
  • Who May Apply: This vacancy is open for bids and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bidders will be considered through 7/15/2024.
  • Date Posted: 07/09/2024
  • Closing Date: 07/22/2024
  • Hiring Agency: Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
  • Division: Financial Management
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $32.99 - $48.93 / hourly; $68,883 - $102,165 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Association of Professional Employees (MAPE)
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Administrative
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

Job Summary

Join our dynamic team at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), where your expertise in financial management meets our mission to protect, maintain, and improve the health of all Minnesotans!

This new position exists to coordinate the development and submission of monthly Federal Funding and Transparency Act (FFATA) reporting. These duties will be accomplished through Statewide Integrated Financial Tools (SWIFT) technical operations expertise and the establishment of standard operating procedures for tracking and collection of related data from agency staff. SWIFT activities will span General Ledger, Commitment Control (Budgets), Accounts Payable, and Federal Grants and Reporting. The candidate hired for this position will play a critical role in ensuring the department's business processes related to federal grant tracking and reporting are integrated with SWIFT technical operations.

Working as a Federal Financial Reporting Specialist you will:
  • Coordinate the development and submission of monthly Federal Funding and Transparency Act (FFATA) to ensure compliance with federal reporting requirements.
  • Analyze, design, develop and implement SWIFT Warehouse-based reports used for MDH functional staff, accountants, budget managers and fiscal analysts.
  • Establish standard operating procedures for tracking and collection of related data from agency staff.

This position will have the option of teleworking; however, it will be based on the business needs of the unit and is at supervisory discretion.


Minimum Qualifications

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Three (3) years of financial management experience. This experience must include:
  • Analysis, design, development of reports.
  • Ability to run accounting system reports and translate data using state accounting systems and data warehouses.
  • Ability to provide analysis, qualitative and quantitative to query, analyze, and interpret complex data sets.

Minimum qualifications to be assessed during the interview process:
  • Human relations skill sufficient to maintain ongoing positive relationships with staff and managers at all levels of the organization, department leadership, Minnesota Management and Budget and federal reporting and payment system personnel.
  • Organization and coordination skills sufficient to manage multiple active assignments.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in the use of Statewide Integrated Financial Tools (SWIFT).
  • Familiarity with Federal Funding and Transparency Act (FFATA) reporting.

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 this position, contact Amy Winters at amy.winters@state.mn.us or 651-201-5617 .

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 collaborative, mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employee longevity and job satisfaction.

Working together to improve the state we love.

What do Minnesota's State employees have in common?
  • A sense of purpose in their work
  • Connection with their coworkers and communities
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth


As an employee, you'll have access to one of the most affordable health insurance plans in Minnesota, along with other benefits to help you and your family be well.

Your benefits may include:
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Low-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug plans
    • Fertility care, including IVF
    • Diabetes care
    • Dental and orthodontic care for adults and children
  • 6 weeks paid leave for parents of newborn or newly adopted children
  • Pension plan that provides income when you retire (after working at least three years)
  • Employer paid life insurance to provide support for your family in the event of death
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance that can provide income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury
  • Tax-free expense accounts for health, dental, and dependent care
  • Resources that provide support and promote physical, emotional, social, and financial well-being

Support to help you reach your career goals:
  • Training, classes, and professional development
  • Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid website at studentaid.gov )

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for work/life support:
  • A voluntary confidential program that helps employees and their families with life challenges that may impact overall health, personal well-being, or job performance
  • Common sources of stress can be addressed through the EAP: mental health, relationship challenges (personal and work), grief and loss, finances, and legal issues
  • Daily Living/Convenience Services: Chore services, home repair, trip planning, child/elder care

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. State agencies are committed to creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of the state and strongly encourages persons of color and Indigenous communities, members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve Minnesotans.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and disabilities related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status regarding public assistance, disability, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.


Minnesota state agencies make reasonable accommodations to their employees and applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and need assistance in searching or applying for jobs with the State of Minnesota, call the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us and let us know the support you need.

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