Contract and Financial Analyst - West Michigan Partnership for Children (WMPC)

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Grand Rapids, MI

Contract and Financial Analyst

Have you heard? Kent County is piloting a data-driven, innovative, performance-based approach to administering foster care that will transform child welfare and create better futures for children. Do you want to be a part of it? Look no further! The West Michigan Partnership for Children (WMPC) launches October 1, 2017 and we are building our team!

Who We Are

WMPC is a new organization that will provide foster care services to children and families in Kent County, MI in partnership with Bethany Christian Services, Catholic Charities of West Michigan, D.A. Blodgett—St. Johns, Samaritas, and Wellspring Lutheran Services. WMPC will pilot a performance-based contract, utilizing a case rate that incentivizes permanency while allowing for flexibility and creativity in funds. WMPC will utilize software that allows for predictive analytics to project successful outcomes, and flag cases that are at risk. WMPC seeks to empower and strengthen families to improve outcomes for children.

We are a talented, creative group of passionate professionals who are committed to creating better futures for children. We value a workplace in which embraces multi-dimensional diversity and promotes work-life balance. We are energized and motivated by our mission of improving outcomes for children and know that it takes a village! Our work environment is highly collaborative, and we believe the best solutions lie within those we serve.

How you will spend your day

  • Assisting the CFO and COO in preparing and reviewing contracts, subcontracts, and budgets.
  • Ensuring service utilization expenses are within the WMPC budget.
  • Training partners to ensure compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Processing sub-recipient reimbursements.
  • Disseminating financial-related information and developing fiscal policies and


  • Ensuring the timely completion and submission of required program and financial

    reports following the appropriate format. 

  • Conducting financial reviews of sub-recipients as needed.
  • Working with the PQI team on developing and ensuring a system for financial and

    contract tracking through MindShare.

  • Assisting the leadership team in developing assumptions regarding the utilization of the

    case rate expected under the plan and under alternative strategies.

  • Preparing monthly financial reports including financial statements by funds, cash use

    statements, and cash projections.

  • Assisting CFO in preparation of the WMPC annual budget incorporating forecasts and

    volume projections into budget.

  • Performing cost analysis of current and proposed services, programs, and departments.
  • Assisting the CFO in reviewing cash balances and projected uses for making investment


  • Managing financial and quality control of funding proposal processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    What we need from you

  • Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • Four to five years financial modeling experience with contract negotiation and

    administrative experience desired.

  • Meticulous attention to details to ensure accuracy in documentation and data.
  • Ability to gather raw data and process that data into meaningful forms using scientific


  • Knowledge of a variety of funding types and reporting requirements, federal and state

    laws, rules and regulations related to the child welfare industry.

  • Experience working with industry research and or government contracting.
  • Familiarity and understanding of best practices for project management and

    performance-based contract management.

  • Experience in performing cost analysis of financial products and services.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to lead and interact with a diverse group of individuals and


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and web-based applications, especially Excel.

    What we provide you

    We know that our staff is our greatest resource! We invest in our employees by offering: 

  • A dynamic and creative office culture;
  • Flexible scheduling, work from home options, and a generous PTO package to promote

    a healthy work-life balance;

  • Health benefits, life insurance, and a retirement plan, all with generous WMPC


  • Professional development opportunities;
  • The opportunity to create better futures for children.

    What to do next...

    If this sounds like you, please submit your resume and cover letter to 

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