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We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these individuals, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you’re empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks and in return, offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. Exceeding your limits is an exceptional start to your life's best work.SM


Just like you, we are driven by a set of fundamental principles that are guiding our way forward. Our values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation, and performance serve as a foundation to transform health care. Are you in? Learn more about your future at UnitedHealth Group at careers.unitedhealthgroup.com


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Senior Financial Analyst II - Carlsbad, CA

UHG - Carlsbad, California

Posted: 11/12/2018

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop, perform and manage the analyses of business and financial metrics as well as performance measures
  • Develop and maintain financial reports to clearly communicate actual results, forecasted performance, and variances to plan, forecast and budget     
  • Understand and incorporate industry specific metrics into reports to highlight relevant trends and support fact-based business decisions
  • Work closely with the business to develop, recommend and establish strategies, plans, and processes to improve profitability and efficiencies
  • Produce clear, well-formatted reports that communicate a clear, compelling message for their stakeholders
  • Develop and perform analyses of product profitability and trend by various levers providing explanations and recommendation to management
  • Demonstrate solid understanding of how each lever impacts product profitability
  • Serve as a resource to others
  • Performs work in a self-directed manner and works with less structured, more complex issues
  • Although this person will not have direct reports, leadership and oral and written communication skills are a must

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 4+ years of accounting or finance experience
  • Advanced Excel skills.  Should be able to use complex formulas such as lookups, IF statements, Concatenate and be proficient at creating pivot tables, graphs and charts
  • Intermediate Access skills
  • Proven experience driving business performance in a high growth environment
  • Prior work experience financial modeling, reporting and analysis
  • Forecasting, and operational issues, assessing their implications, and developing and implementing an appropriate action plan
  • Work collaboratively and influence across a matrix environment to drive revenue enhancement and expense management initiatives 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Healthcare experience
  • Financial modeling
  • Audit experience
  • CPA / MBA
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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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