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State of Minnesota Financial Analyst in St. Paul, Minnesota

Working Title: Financial Analyst

Job Class: Legal Assistant 7 / Legal Assistant 8

Agency: Attorney General

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 05/26/2023

  • Closing Date : 06/12/2023

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Attorney General

  • Division/Unit : Attorney Gen. / ResidentialUtilities

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • LA7Salary Range: $26.87 - $47.69 / hourly; $56,104 - $99,576 / annually

  • LA8Salary Range: $30.36 - $56.46 / hourly; $63,391 - $117,888 / annually

  • Classified Status : Unclassified

  • Telework Eligible : Yes

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : No

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is currently seeking a Financial Analyst in the Residential Utilities Division of the Office.

Financial Analysts in the Residential Utilities Division (RUD) work closely with the division manager and attorneys on contested rate cases, public utilities proceedings, civil investigations, and other matters that advance the interests of residential and small business utility customers. The position involves the preparation of written testimony, comments, and analysis supporting colleagues’ cases. RUD Financial Analysts support investigations and cases litigated by attorneys, take primary responsibility for certain matters where appropriate, and serve as expert witnesses in contested case proceedings. Financial Analysts should understand and implement the mission of the Attorney General’s Office and be dedicated to public service.

A successful candidate in this position will be able to:­

  • Support and collaborate with attorneys on contested cases and other matters such as:

  • Reviewing and analyzing rate case filings to identify potential issues for the division

  • Drafting and/or serving written testimony and discovery, as well as reviewing and providing feedback and supporting analysis for briefs, comments, and other written work

  • Analyzing and synthesizing data into reports for attorneys as needed

  • Conducting research on utility practices, financial issues, and legislation

  • Take primary responsibility for Public Utilities Commission (PUC) matters within the financial analyst area of expertise such as:

  • Reviewing utility filings and staying current on utility developments to identify possible matters for RUD to be involved in

  • Drafting written comments

  • Attending PUC agenda meetings to support attorneys

  • Summarizing positions and providing updates to the division manager and leadership

This position is eligible for a hybrid work environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an accounting, finance, economics, engineering, or related fields

  • At least 2 years work experience in accounting, finance, economics, engineering, or related fields (Additional education can substitute for work experience)

  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn:

  • substantive subject matter and accounting rules and procedures

  • investigative techniques, methods, and procedures

  • Skill in:

  • organization, planning, attention to detail, and initiative to handle multiple caseload assignments concurrently

  • excellent verbal and written communications

  • intermediate to advanced proficiency with spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel)

  • Demonstrated ability to:

  • compile and summarize data and prepare records or reports in a clear, logical, and objective manner that requires minimal editing.

  • organize, review, analyze, and summarize large amounts of information

  • develop and maintain strong working relationships, contribute positively to a team and work in a diverse, inclusive, creative, and collaborative work environment

Additional Minimum Qualifications to be considered at the LA8 level include:

  • Advanced degree in accounting or related fields or equivalent work experience

  • At least 6 years experience in accounting, finance, economics, engineering, or related fields

  • Significant knowledge of and expertise in related subject matter

  • Demonstrated ability to:

  • lead the work of others with a history of providing training and mentorship

  • create, implement, and update systems, policies, and procedures

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to move and transport such articles as files, laptop computer and resource materials weighing up to 20 pounds

Additional Requirements

It is our policy that all candidates submit to a background investigation prior to employment. This background check may consist of the following components:

  • SEMA4 Records Check (state employment records)

  • Criminal History Check

  • Employment Reference Check

  • Education/License Verification


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.