Public Health Financial Analyst

Location Remote

Type Full time

Description

Founded in 2004, BME Strategies is a Massachusetts-based consulting firm specializing in providing Public Health design and implementation programming for local, regional and state governments.

Position Overview

The Financial Analyst Consultant (Financial Analyst) supports our Public Health strategy and program design work to inform client deliverables focused on improving population health by applying critical thinking skills and financial tools and techniques to understand and build effective solutions to complex public health problems.  The Financial Analyst uses economic modeling and financial planning, and data visualization and presentation tools to inform policy, system, and environmental changes aimed at improving the health status of state and local public health programs. They need to be comfortable with taking the lead on designing, not merely building, tools and resources. The Financial Analyst works directly with clients and also serves as a liaison between community agencies, institutions, providers and coalitions, as assigned by the Director of Public Health at BME to fulfill the goals of the firm.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitates project planning meetings with key stakeholders to align on the core objectives and deliverables for financial assessment and financial planning
  • Research, collect, and analyze financial data for analysis and conclusion development
  • Develop budgets, reports and business plans that detail the conclusions from the research and to identify opportunities for improvement within the field using this information
  • Work with clients to define cost categories and drivers that impact decisions and programs 
  • Consult/facilitate focus groups with medical professionals and policymakers to help develop better interventions and programs for health
  • Develop graphical presentations of financial data that can be used to illustrate findings clearly
  • Conduct scenario planning process to define the range of potential outcomes and associated costing
  • Develop financial models for estimated costing of financial components contained in each identified scenario
  • Identify funding gaps that exist between current available funds and estimated required funds for clients and potential strategies for bridging gaps
  • Inform strategies to adjust to changes in funding levels based on public health priorities and identify sustainable funding mechanisms across diverse revenue streams.
  • Develop staffing forecasts with cost considerations that would be required to continue to support business and programmatic functions based on various scopes of work and nuances of implementation/programmatic activities
  • Communicate information effectively to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Applies financial analysis to performance management and quality improvement related to the client’s programs and services.
  • Approaches work from a health equity lens and uses financial analysis to eliminate health disparities.
  • Provides assistance to the Executive Director of BME Strategies in carrying out the core functions of the firm, i.e., the design and implementation of public health programs, conducting assessments and trainings, and the development of analytics and summary reports.
  • Establishes, maintains, and updates files, databases, records, and/or other documents; develops and maintains data, and performs routine analyses and calculations in the processing of data for recurring internal reports. 
  • Assists in the preparation of grant proposals and applications and with the completion of grant deliverables.
  • Assists with assessing the needs for health promotion and disease and disability prevention programs for cities and towns and helps strategize appropriate interventions for meeting these needs.
  • Meets deadlines consistently, and takes pride in the quality of early drafts.

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, accounting, or a related field is required. A Master’s degree in a related field is strongly preferred.

A successful candidate will have a minimum of 4 – 8 years of demonstrable experience working in financial modeling, analysis and financial planning techniques, ideally in applied public health (local, state, or federal level); experience with business and budget planning and implementation; experience with financial tools and practices, excellent written and verbal communications skills; the ability to balance multiple tasks with excellent organization skills and attention to detail; and be a polite and personable individual able to interact positively with a variety of clients and stakeholders. Superior critical thinking skills are required for this role. Experience working in a consulting environment a plus.

How to Apply

To be considered, interested applicants should submit a resume and paste a cover letter in the space provided.