Public Consulting Group

Business Analyst

Job Locations US
Posted Date 1 week ago(8/3/2022 7:17 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Human Services


Public Consulting Group (PCG) is a leading public sector management consulting and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has over 2,500 professionals in more than 60 offices worldwide. PCG’s Human Services practice helps state, county, and municipal human services agencies to achieve their performance goals to better serve populations in need. PCG’s seasoned professionals offer proven solutions to help agencies design programs, services, and systems; increase program revenue; cut costs; and improve regulatory compliance with state and federal regulations. To learn more, visit


PCG is committed to a diverse workforce; a reflection of our clients and the people they serve. Our organizational culture attracts and rewards people who are results-oriented and interested in making an immediate impact on their community as well as their own career.


The Business Analyst will work on a range of projects related to helping states design and calculate optimal purchasing strategies.  Government is a large purchaser of human services. Our strategic purchasing team develops payment rates across the continuum of care for various human services. We work with human services agencies to understand available services and program goals and develop program rates that support desired outcomes. We also help agencies to identify federal funding support and calculate reimbursement rates.


This role will focus on cost reporting and rate setting projects; however, duties will include supporting projects with: quantitative and qualitative analysis, program research, design, and documentation, writing a range of documents (e.g., client reports, PowerPoint presentations, project plans, policies and procedures, and proposals), and communicating with a wide range of audiences, both clients and internal to PCG. The business analyst will work in a deadline-oriented, fast-paced environment, and will need to be able to work effectively both in teams and independently. The business analyst will be required to pay close attention to detail in their daily work while maintaining adherence to internal and external deadlines.


While the business analyst will focus primarily on child welfare-focused projects, they over time, will also gain experience across a range of human services projects (e.g., aging and disability, behavioral health, child care and early education) while developing sophisticated consulting skills and abilities designed to position him/her for broader and deeper roles. If they are successful, the business analyst will be given the opportunity to complete increasingly complex tasks to develop broader project management skills. The ideal candidate excels in the collection of cost data and other information from providers, as well as the analysis and manipulation of large data sets. The business analyst should have a passion for doing high-quality work, continuously learning and improving, effectively analyzing cost data, consistently developing data and rate calculation methodologies and regularly exceeding consultants' and clients' expectations.


  • Specific Responsibilities


    • Assisting PCG Human Services team members and staff in completing various tasks and projects primarily related to PCG’s rate setting and payment reform initiatives, including for federal entitlement programs including Medicaid and Title IV-E
    • Conducting financial and data analysis using Excel and Access, including reviews of financial cost reports and time study data
    • Providing administrative support for various projects, including data entry for and quality assurance of cost reports, time studies and survey data
    • Serving as primary contact for PCG’s time study help lines and email accounts
    • Understanding and evaluating current rate setting methodologies
    • Evaluating rate structure for specific programs and make recommendations for improvements
    • Analyzing and interpreting federal and state laws and regulations
    • Understanding program requirements and associated costs
    • Participating in both internal and client discussions
    • Researching complex topics using a range of sources
    • Preparing other written reports and materials for consultants and clients (e.g., deliverables, policy summaries, status reports and invoices)
    • Ability to travel approximately 25-50% (at a later point)
    • Ability to work additional hours as needed




  • Required Experience


    • 1-5 years of relevant work experience with government and/or nonprofit finance office, accounting firm, consulting firm, Medicaid or other policy office
    • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with a major or concentration in finance, accounting, business management, or another relevant field of study. Master’s degree in public or business administration helpful.
    • Experience in financial analysis and rate calculations that rely on sound principles in accounting and statistics


    The business analyst can be a remote position. This position may be subject to a background check. We encourage applicants that are enthusiastic about this position to apply even if they do not meet all criteria outlined in this job description.




EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.


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