Finance Data Analyst (2 Temporary Positions)

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/5/2018 11:07 AM)
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Regular Full-Time
Boston Retirement System
Ret Retirement Board
Posting End Date
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This is a temporary one year appointment (2 positions).


Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


The Boston Retirement System seeks to maintain accurate, timely, and consistent contribution accounts for its members. To that end, a significant data quality remediation project has been undertaken. The project will require additional staff to identify, analyze, research, reconcile and resolve problems that may exist in financial databases.


Duties of additional staff includes:

  • Analyzes financial data using Excel, account sampling and related research.
  • Screens data for anomalies; identifies and interprets trends or patterns in account data.
  • Reconciles individual and groups of member accounts.
  • Evaluates options for manual and programmatic corrections to account data.
  • Develops written summaries of data analysis, reconciliations, remediation tests, potential processing improvements, etc.
  • Works closely with management to prioritize business and information needs.
  • Provides project support through tracking issues, data “cleaning” population status, test results, etc.
  • Assists with special projects as assigned by senior management.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • At least two (2) years of paid professional experience in accounting, finance, or business management.
  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business management strongly preferred and may be substituted for the required experience. A Master’s degree in the above listed fields preferred.
  • Course work in information systems a plus.


  • Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel and data analysis.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy and to detect errors.
  • Ability to demonstrate all required skills via a pre-hire test.
  • Ability to work independently and to work cooperatively and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Ability to work both quickly and meticulously to achieve the best balance of effort/results and meet schedules and deadlines.
  • Ability to follow security rules and regulations regarding the protection of member data and other confidential information.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as require by the job.

Boston Residency Required




Salary Range: $55,000 - $60,000

Hours per week:   35


This is a nonunion position.



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