Center For Health Information And Analysis

Financial Accounting Analyst

The Center for Health Information and Analysis - Boston, MA - Full Time

At the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA), we serve as stewards of Massachusetts health data, employing multifaceted datasets and cutting-edge analytics to ensure transparency in our health care system. By joining CHIA as a Financial Accounting Analyst, you'll strengthen the important mission of the independent state agency, supporting health care data analytics and evidence-based decision-making, while promoting effective fiscal stewardship and be a key member in a dynamic and innovative finance team.  

Our work directly impacts the healthcare system, enhancing the well-being of individuals and communities. We foster a flexible, collaborative environment, offering a hybrid model that balances in-person and remote work. Our hybrid approach allows you to work alongside colleagues from our vibrant Boston office at 501 Boylston Street for at least two designated days per week, with the flexibility to work remotely on others.   

Join us at CHIA and be a driving force in healthcare impact! We seek a dedicated Financial Accounting Analyst (Analyst) who is eager to join a modernizing CHIA Finance team to help realize the agency’s fiscal goals. The ideal candidate will be extremely detail-driven, analytical, and possess a strong knowledge of the Commonwealth’s fiscal administration policies, tools, and systems.  

As the Financial Accounting Analyst at CHIA, you will have the opportunity to: 

Support the Agency Assessment process:  

The CHIA operating budget is supported through an annual assessment of the healthcare industry. As a Financial Accounting Analyst, you will learn about the CHIA assessment process in accordance with the established laws and regulations (Chapter 12c section 7 and regulation 957 CMR 3) while becoming an in-house expert on the agency’s assessment policy direction and its collection activities. In addition, as an Analyst you will help in the coordination of data collection with hospitals and related entities, while serving as the liaison to maintain strong relationships with healthcare organizations through active outreach and professional communication. In this role, the Analyst will deepen their knowledge of the Commonwealth’s accounting practices and relevant systems through assisting in the preparation, processing, and vendor management of assessed healthcare organizations.  

Support Financial Compliance:  

Use your knowledge of the Commonwealth’s fiscal policies, strong attention to detail, and technical and systems expertise to ensure financial compliance. As a Financial Accounting Analyst, you will work across Commonwealth finance organizations (e.g. Comptroller, Treasury) to help CHIA Finance and agency leadership organize the status of revenue and receivables, and other status reports that support financial compliance.  

Ensure Account Oversight: 

As a Financial Accounting Analyst, you will also help ensure smooth financial operations through assisting in transactions in the state accounting system (MMARS), processing accounting documents, and assisting in the oversight of the chart of accounts. In addition, serving as a back-up to other Finance staff, you may also assist in the creation and tracking of purchase orders, spending transactions, reimbursement requests, and other duties as assigned. 

Here are the important qualifications we are looking for:  

  • Accounting Analyst: Demonstrate your proven ability to develop, contribute to, or lead CHIA’s accounting and assessment analysis activities. Your strong attention to detail, along with established revenue collection and analysis skills, will provide the foundation for effective fiscal management and decision-making for the agency.  

  • Proficiency in Financial Systems: Demonstrate your hands-on experience with key financial systems such as the Massachusetts Management Accounting and Reporting System (MMARS) and the Commonwealth Information Warehouse (CIW). Your familiarity with these systems should encompass not only basic navigation but also a degree of advanced functionalities relevant to revenue collection and operations, data analysis, and reporting. 

  • Strategic and Analytical Thinker: Showcase your capacity to think strategically and analytically about financial matters. Your insights will reflect an understanding of CHIA's mission, objectives, and market dynamics to generate meaningful recommendations, allowing you to align financial strategies with organizational goals effectively. 

  • Effective Communicator: Demonstrate exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, to convey complex financial information clearly and persuasively to diverse audiences. Your ability to distill financial concepts into understandable terms for non-financial stakeholders is crucial for fostering collaboration and buy-in across the organization. Additionally, your ability to prepare reports and facilitate discussions will contribute to informed decision-making and transparent communication channels within CHIA. 

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: 

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium 
  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans 
  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs 
  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance 
  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan 
  • 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time 
  • Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities 
  • Extended Illness program participation 
  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities 
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program 

We value the talent and expertise you bring to the table, so we offer a competitive salary range of $62,269.18-$102,981.06 for this position, in addition to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts benefits offered to full-time CHIA workforce members. CHIA is committed to a healthy work-life balance.   

Together, let's embark on a journey of meaningful impact in healthcare. We invite you to take a chance on CHIA, where your expertise will shape the future of healthcare in Massachusetts.  

Likewise, we're eager to take a chance on you - to welcome a dedicated professional who shares our passion for making a difference. Join us in this collaborative endeavor, where we'll forge new paths, innovate, and lead the way toward a healthier Commonwealth.

 Apply now and be part of our transformative journey at CHIA!  
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MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in accounting or auditing, of which at least (B) one year must have been in supervisory, administrative or managerial capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. 
I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, business administration or business management may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.* 
II. A Graduate degree with a major in accounting, business administration, or business management may be substitute for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.* 
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. 
NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.  No substitution will be allowed for the required (B) experience. 

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