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Business Analyst

Massachusetts Port Authority

Business Analyst

Boston, MA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Business Analyst Location East Boston, MA Job Type Full-Time Department Accounting and Finance Job Number FY2019-00057 Description The Business Analyst collaborates with business units and support departments to provide critical reporting, strategic, analytical, and planning support in a dynamic and deadline-driven environment. Produces the monthly consolidated facility, business line, and performance measurement reports for the Authority in coordination with other agency personnel. Maintains the integrity of business line reports and ensures they are prepared in accordance with sound fiscal policy. Prepares financial reports and PowerPoint presentations for Senior Management. Prepares analyses for senior level management to inform and support decisions to advance initiatives, evaluate policy, and assess risks and opportunities. Prepares PowerPoint presentation materials for senior management in support of strategic and financial planning. Essential Tasks of the Job Develops and manages income statements for all of the Massport business and product lines. 1. Undertakes the development and implementation of a computer based data system modeling income statement schedules for all business/product lines. 2. Develops and produces Monthly Financial Statements including income statement reports, Flash Reports, and business line statistics. 3. Helps train operating staff in the use of the financial data system and reporting system. 4. Identifies income statement budget and actual variances. Works with operating units to assess causes and corrective actions. 5. Produces monthly highlight report on income statement results/action items for CFO/CEO and management. Develops financial analysis and delivers financial presentations for management and the Authority's Committee and Board meetings. 1. Provides financial expertise and represents the Authority's financial interest in major development projects, large service contracts, and other business transactions including attendance at all essential staff and consulting meetings. 2. Reviews summary financial and metrics tables and ensures consistency and accuracy. 3. Outlines seasonal swings and shifts in Massport's expected financial performance. Assists in the development of PowerPoint presentations for five year operating budget plans, annual business plans, capital budget plans, semi-annual financial statements, and other reports and presentations that may be necessary. 4. Coordinates, updates, and insures the accuracy of the monthly Business Activity statistics reported to the MassPort Authority Board, Senior Management, and Financial Staff. Provides analytic and research capability for departments as requested. 1. Assists in development of the Authority's five-year operating and capital budgets, referencing estimates in current five-year budget and adding successive years. 2. Assists in general financial analysis and forecasts supporting Authority bond issues. 3. Prepares and files FAA reports as may be necessary. Maintains Proficiencies in PeopleSoft Financials 9.1 ERP System and Hyperion. 1. Utilizes PeopleSoft Financials to report monthly activity for the Port Authority. 2. Utilizes Hyperion to analyze financial variances and business activity trends. 3. Creates, modifies, and updates existing Queries in PeopleSoft as necessary. 4. Trains existing staff and department personnel on use of Queries, nVision Reports and online reports as necessary. 5. Works with Budget, Accounting and Departments to maintain and revise the structure of reports and trees to accurately report activity to Senior Management as necessary. 6. Assists in providing guidance on improving processes where necessary. 7. Provides backup support for Tree maintenance for the Accounting Systems Information and Data Manager. Responsible for developing, maintaining, and storing key corporate metrics. 1. Develops, manages, and maintains the centralization of key metrics for financial statement preparation for senior management. 2. Responsible for collection, maintenance, and storage of key metrics from operating departments in the corporate statistics database. 3. Works with IT and other departments to develop a financial portal dashboard for senior management. Responsible for collecting, maintaining, and reporting on Management Performance. 1. Collects, manages, and maintains management performance against the Authority's goals on a quarterly basis. 2. Responsible for reporting to senior management on the results attained. 3. Maintains documentation on the collected results and understands the outcome. Responsible for preparation and distribution of reports to external agencies. 1. Collects, prepares and distributes management's performance, annual business plan and labor statistics to proper external state and federal agencies on a timely basis. SECONDARY JOB TASKS: Completes other duties and projects as assigned. Job Requirements and Qualifications EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting or Business Administration (or related field) required. Masters or post-graduate work in business, finance, accounting or other related field preferred. EXPERIENCE: At least 3-5 years' experience required with emphasis in finance, accounting, economics, or business management with demonstrated skills in business analysis and/or budget development and implementation. Knowledge of and experience using PeopleSoft nVision for financial reporting is preferred. Experience using version 9.1 of PeopleSoft Financials or similar, as well as Hyperion experience is strongly preferred. Ideal candidate will have experience writing, as well as updating existing Queries within PeopleSoft, including experience with managing and updating the Trees. UNIQUE EXPERTISE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATIONS: 1. Demonstrated ability to perform sophisticated financial analysis. 2. Direct experience with automated accounting/budget/systems. 3. Extensive experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and computer spreadsheet applications (e.g., Excel). 4. Good analytical and communication skills. 5. Ability to pass Massport pre-employment drug test and background check. 6. Ability to create and manipulate nVision layouts in PeopleSoft. 7. Ability to train end users on the use of nVision and Query tools within PeopleSoft. 8. Ability to update and maintain PeopleSoft Trees. 9. Ability to create and manipulate Hyperion reports. Supplemental Information WORK SCHEDULE: Ability to work a 37.5-hour workweek. Ability to work additional hours as necessary to meet fluctuating workload demands. This includes the preparation of the month end statements as well as the year-end statements. For information about Massport's comprehensive benefits package, please visit the Human Resources section of Agency Massachusetts Port Authority Address One Harborside Drive, Suite 200S East Boston, Massachusetts, 02128-2909 Phone 617-568-3900 Website

  • Industry
    Financial Services