Financial Analyst

Hennepin County
Full Time $64,865 - $102,832 Per year Minnesota USA


The Capital Programming team is seeking a Financial Analyst to join the Transportation Project Delivery department. The primary responsibilities of this position include developing innovative tools to consume and report project costing data to assist with decision-making associated with the Capital Improvement Program. This position will also support the capital programming’s fund manager with tasks associated with the department’s operating budget, such as entering financials into the county’s budgeting software platform (Planning Analytics), and developing forecasts at key milestones as requested by Public Works Financial Services. Opportunities for training and professional development will be provided as part of the on-boarding process.  

Hennepin County’s five-year Transportation Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is a tool used to identify, schedule, and finance capital improvements. Each CIP project provides an opportunity to advance the county’s priorities in disparities reduction, complete and green streets, as well as climate action. The 2023 legislation session resulted in a significant increase in transportation funding – presenting a generational opportunity for Hennepin County to elevate its investment in people walking, using transit, biking, and driving along the county’s transportation system that extends across 566 miles and 149 bridges.

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Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and will be performed both on-site at the Public Works Facility, 1600 Prairie Drive, Medina, MN 55340, and remote as job duties require. There is no public transportation to this facility. Typical work hours will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin.

New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.

About the position type:
This is a full-time, benefit earning position. 
This position is internally classified as a Financial Analyst.
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In this position, you will:

  • Develop tools to track historical project costing data across each of the stages of project development (design, right-of-way, and construction).
  • Develop financial reports for expenditure projections, trending, and result analysis for capital road and bridge projects. 
  • Serve as the owner and curator of the Capital Program Financial Report.
  • Leverage Microsoft Power BI to integrate project costing data and Active Project Directory Charts to automate time intensive tasks.
  • Support work tasks associated with the department’s operating budget.
  • Support day-to-day activities associated with the newly established fund associated with the metro sales tax that will serve as a critical funding mechanism for the department’s operating and capital budgets.
  • Support the Transportation Project Delivery assistant director with the development of project control tools.
Need to have:
  • One of the following:
    • Six years or more working in private or public/governmental accounting or finance work.
    • Associate's degree in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, public administration, statistics, or closely related field and four years or more working in private or public/governmental accounting or finance work. 
    • Bachelor's degree or higher in one of the above or closely related field and two years or more working in private or public/governmental accounting or finance work. 
Nice to have:
  • Experience:
    • Working in business, government administration, or financial analysis.
    • Entering or maintaining information into financial systems and other databases.
    • Using Microsoft 365 applications such as Excel, Access, Power BI, SQL or similar data modeling software.
    • Reviewing and analyzing data for departmental budgets.
    • Forecasting revenues and/or expenditures.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of financial analysis, financial statement analysis, expenditure/revenue forecasting, and budgeting. 
  • Ability to: 
    • Plan, coordinate, and implement projects to perform financial/budget analysis.
    • Prepare reader-centric reports on analysis.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

About the department:
We envision a Transportation Department whose members are respectful of one another and the public we serve and are committed to the delivery of a safe, high-quality county highway system. We are widely trusted and recognized for innovation, collaboration and the responsible use of resources. 

About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
Your future. Made here.
This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.

Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates may be required to complete a criminal background check.
 If you have any questions, please contact: 

Marita Nguyen