Financial Analyst

1 month ago
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MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. Operating under MAXIMUS’s founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People® since 1975, MAXIMUS Federal Services is entirely focused on helping government agencies run programs cost-effectively and serve program constituents with improved outcomes. By being a responsible steward for government programs, we help the federal government deliver on its promises through our people, process and technology. Our focus is always on outcomes and results that connect citizens more effectively with government services.


This position will help to ensure the integrity of the company's accounting/financial data by examining, verifying, balancing and reconciling various types of financial transactions, reports and analysis. This position is responsible for supporting management by forecasting, analyzing, and reporting on financial data.


  • Create and modify contract nodes in Accounting System (Deltek / Cognos) as per approved Contract Information Form (CIF).  Ensure accuracy of created contract nodes, including org structure and revenue recognition formula;


  • Coordinate with project managers to obtain accurate client billing as well as vendor invoicing information.  Enter those data in the accounting system in a timely manner;


  • At month close, coordinate accruals and adjustments across all divisions, check accuracy, obtain appropriate approvals, and submit to accounting for processing.  Prepare first draft of Monthly Financial Performance after books are closed;


  • On monthly basis, obtain explanations from Finance Managers for outstanding AR, EAC Adjustments, provide audit-support documentation for internal and external audit 

  • Research various accounting issues and propose appropriate accounting treatments
  • Reconcile financial activities, and identify and correct discrepancies and problems

  • Play a strong role in the development and maintenance of accounting systems, accounting and business processes, policies and internal controls

  • Compile and perform analytics to identify financial trends; report on and present this data as requested

  • Serve as subject matter expert for financial practices and policies to ensure billing and financial integrity

  • Ensure contract compliance on all activities

  • Perform other duties as assigned by leadership

The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Economics or related field from an accredited college or university required

  • At least three (3) years of relevant finance/accounting experience required

  • Experience in the creation of complex data reports and analysis

  • Strong organizational, verbal, written, analytical, problem solving, teamwork and communication skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of working in an accounting system; experience with Deltek/Cognos preferred

  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office products, especially Excel

  • Ability to work independently and as a team in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment delivering results and quality services

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to execute many complex tasks simultaneously

EEO Statement

A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource.

MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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