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Associate Finance Director - Minnetonka, MN

UHG - Minnetonka, Minnesota

Posted: 11/12/2018

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)
Reporting to and partnering with the E&I Operating Expense Management Director, the E&I Operating Expense Management Associate Director  will play a critical role in developing and implementing the strategy for E&I operating expense management. As a member of the finance team, the position will lead key financial administration, business planning, and budgeting associated with operating expense. The Associate Director role will be an advisor, evaluating and assisting with financial plans and economic modeling. The role will also be responsible for overseeing staff and be involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development of employees.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Strategy:
    • As a true business partner to the UHC E&I Operating Expense Management Director and UHC E&I Operating Expense Vise President will be responsible to, assess various E&I organizations and intersegment partner relationships performance against the annual budget, forecast, and long-term strategy
    • Develop tools and processes to provide critical financial and operational information to Senior Management and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations
    • Engage with internal affiliates, business partners, outside consultants and investment committees
    • Oversee budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with company and segment strategic plan
    • Provide recommendations to Senior Management based on financial analysis and projections
  • Financial and Operational Management:
    • Insuring SG&A accuracy of the Budget, forecasts, and present financial narratives and metrics for both internal and external constituents
    • Partner with multiple business leaders as the finance lead and liaison
    • Negotiate intersegment agreements with internal affiliates which are critical for the segment. This requires knowledge of the business, strong financial skills, finesse in dealing with sensitive matters and the ability to work with a wide range of people with vastly different skills (finance, underwriting, product, operations etc.)
  • Team Management:
    • Mentor and develop team members, managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation, and the building of an effective team dynamic
    • Guide larger, cross-divisional teams outside of direct span of control within E&I


Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model
  • Past experience successfully partnering with multiple professional disciplines to manage critical financial management systems
  • Experience implementing critical activities in ways that both generate operating improvements and efficiencies
  • 6+ years of broad finance experience, comprised of both accounting and financial planning, followed by experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership
  • Experience managing the finance function (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) within a diverse, division-based entity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrable passion for UHG; a hands-on manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment
  • Mature and proactive, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the CFO, VP’s, and Director’s of a multi-divisional organization
  • An effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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