Financial Analyst
Holyoke Public Schools

Job Order #: 19759102

Holyoke, MA 01040

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 10/3/2023

EXPIRES 1/1/2024

Job Description

Financial Analyst

Job Description

Holyoke Public Schools is a PK-12 public school district serving 5,000 students, of whom 80 percent are Latino/Latina, in 14 schools/sites. We employ nearly 1,300 people who together educate and support a richly diverse community of learners. We?ve invested in recruiting and retaining top quality educators who inspire bold thinking, recognize student potential, and encourage all students to work towards their goals. The City of Holyoke, with a population of about 38,000 residents, is in Hampden County within the Pioneer Valley region of western Massachusetts.

Our Equity Commitments are pledges we are making to address systemic equity challenges.

We intentionally build a community that is anti-racist, inclusive, and culturally responsive.
We ensure that students, families, and staff get the support they need to be successful.
We seek out and incorporate the voices of those impacted, with a commitment to include those who have been excluded in the past.
We promote access and inclusion for all students, staff, and families.
We respect, embrace and honor the diversity of our students, families, staff, and community.
We reflect on our own behavior to minimize harm to others.
We create a culture of acceptance and empathy so that everyone feels valued and is able to contribute to our community?s success.
HPS was placed into receivership by the State of Massachusetts in Spring 2015 because of struggling performance. We have since implemented a Turnaround Plan that has led to expanded opportunities for students to explore the arts, sports, sciences, local and world cultures, early college and work-based learning. Since 2015, HPS has experienced numerous accomplishments for instance:

Please note, we are willing to invest in this person and position.
Applicants do not need to fit every qualification, but must show a
willingness to work hard and learn quickly

Experience, skills, traits, and beliefs:
Bachelor?s Degree from an accredited college or University with a major in accounting, finance or similar field of study plus 1+ years experience in accounting, finance, data, or related environment OR high school or associate?s degree with five (5) years of relevant experience with school finance
Must possess strong computer skills in Microsoft Office or Google Drive, especially with Excel/Sheets
Must be a team player and able to work well with others, as well as work independently
Traits we value: Accuracy and careful attention to detail, Reliability, Ability to apply new learning, Communication, Prioritization, Team Player, Ability to work independently
Experience with MUNIS or other financial/accounting software preferred

A financial analyst helps develop and manage department and school budgets. This includes responsibilities like: compiling data, developing financial reports, accounting, analyzing and monitoring finances, forecasting, reconciling revenues and expenditures, and recording revenue. The Financial Analyst must be able to handle several projects at any given time. This position is an ideal opportunity for someone who has strong analytical and/or financial skills and cares about providing strong customer service to people who work in schools.

Work Schedule: This is a full-time position (Monday-Friday) in the HPS central office. Extra hours are required on occasion to accomplish key tasks during busy times.

Financial Operations  
Accounts and reports all district activities including general operations and grants including financial statement preparation and reporting, budget preparation and analysis, payroll management, performance reporting measures, grant reporting and compliance auditing
Forecasts revenues and expenditures, analyzes spending and implements cost control measures to align spending with authorized appropriation limits

How To Apply

Please apply at:


HHS Dean
Holyoke, MA 01040

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$46,000.00 - $54,000.00 per year


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Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience




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57 Suffolk Street
Holyoke, MA 01040