- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $60,514.00-$97,159.00 Yearly
SKILLED SERVICE BARGAINING UNIT: G
A Housing and Community Development (HCD) Financial Analyst IV is the senior level of work examining, analyzing, and interpreting financial data for the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Employees perform financial analysis of one or several HCD programs including but not limited to state funded loan portfolio, multi-billion-dollar Community Development Administration (CDA) mortgage loan portfolio (financed with revenue bond proceeds), bond and loan accounting, cost accounting, federal fund accounting, grant accounting, systems accounting, State budget process, or general accounting. Employees in this classification do not supervise subordinate HCD Financial Analysts, but may supervise paraprofessional fiscal and/or clerical support staff.
Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a HCD Financial Analyst Supervisor, a HCD Financial Analyst Manager, or designated administrator. The work may require travel throughout the State of Maryland to attend conferences, hearings or meetings.
Position allocation in the HCD Financial Analyst IV classification is determined by standards based on the position function and working level. These standards are on record in the Human Resources Office of DHCD.
The HCD Financial Analyst IV is differentiated from the HCD Financial Analyst III in that the HCD Financial Analyst IV is a senior worker performing under a higher degree of independence than the HCD Financial Analyst III, while the HCD Financial Analyst III performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision. The HCD Financial Analyst IV is differentiated from the HCD Financial Analyst V in that the HCD Financial Analyst V assigns, reviews and approves the work of and trains lower-level HCD Financial Analysts or serves as skilled and technical experts in specific programs or operational areas.
Performs financial analysis of one or several HCD programs including but not limited to State funded loan portfolio, multi-billion-dollar Community Development Administration (CDA) mortgage loan portfolio (financed with revenue bond, mortgage-backed security proceeds or other capital market debt instrument), bond and loan accounting, cost accounting, federal fund accounting, grant accounting, systems accounting, State budget process, or general accounting;
Performs financial calculations (including mortgage yield) to ensure compliance with U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations;
Performs debt optimization functions, debt and asset portfolio analysis, data analysis for accounting systems, calculations of cash flow, requests for the drawdown of funds, and other related analyses and calculations including the forward-traded mortgage-backed securities (MBS) program to meet agency goals and standards, and maintains compliance with State and federal legislation, rules, regulations and policies;
Prepares financial records, reports, and statements for use by management, credit reporting agencies, and internal/external auditors and stakeholders;
Performs cost reviews, account system changes, federal fund distributions, and/or revisions to bond and loan records for inclusion in the general accounting system;
Reconciles federal fund allocations to internal and external data systems;
Monitors the disbursement of funds to ensure compliance with State and federal legislation, rules, regulations, and policies;
Establishes and maintains analytical records for bonds, loans, interest rate payments, and amortization methods;
Performs other related duties.
Knowledge of structured financial products, real estate finance, investments, mortgage-backed securities, loan amortization and servicing, fixed and variable rate debt securities, and financial hedging tools;
Knowledge of financial transactional structuring, fiscal control reporting, and commercial loan servicing;
Knowledge of cost, systems, federal fund, grant and/or bond and loan accounting;
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), fiscal control reporting, commercial accounting systems and State/federal reporting requirements;
Skill in preparing, analyzing, and interpreting complex financial reports and statements;
Skill in using computerized financial analysis and modeling applications and software including but not limited to spreadsheet software and database applications;
Skill in financial analysis and reporting methods as they relate to cost accounting, systems accounting, federal fund accounting, grant and/or bond and loan accounting;
Skill in the preparation of clear, accurate and detailed reports;
Ability to interpret and apply State and federal laws, policies, rules, and regulations pertaining to HCD financial and budgeting operations;
Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with customers, employees, supervisory and management staff, personnel from other agencies and institutions, and the general public;
Ability to effectively organize and manage work assignments and meet deadlines;
Ability to communicate effectively.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Accounting or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Four years of professional financial analysis experience, such as managing financial asset and debt portfolios, examining, analyzing, and interpreting accounting, budget, grant or real estate investment portfolio records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles.
1. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification or documented eligibility to sit for the CPA Examination may be substituted for the educational requirement.
2. A Master’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Accounting or a related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two years of the required experience.
3. Candidates may substitute one year of professional financial analysis experience, such as managing financial asset and debt portfolios, examining, analyzing, and interpreting accounting, budget, grant or real estate investment portfolio records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles for 30 credits on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the Accounting Officer classification or Financial Management specialty codes in the accounting field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.
Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.
This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System. All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions. Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.
This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit G, Engineering, Scientific and Administrative Professionals classes. As provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining. Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.
Director, Division of Classification and Salary