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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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Sr. Financial Analyst - Hartford, CT or Minnetonka, MN

UHG - Hartford, Connecticut

Posted: 08/23/2018

We don’t just aspire to help people live healthier lives, we have the know-how to help make it a reality for millions. As a Sr Financial Analyst, you’ll work with an elite team of accounting and finance professionals who are writing the history of our organization and guiding our success as a global industry leader. That’s a lot of responsibility, but you will have the support and resources of a Fortune 6 industry leader behind you every step of the way.


This position will have end to end financial responsibility for SG&A expenses in the UHC Operations, specifically within the Enterprise Performance Operations.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • This position will have end to end financial responsibility for SG&A expenses in the UHC Operations, specifically within the Enterprise Performance Operations

  • Manages all aspects of financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting for SG&A Expenses & FTE’s,  with special focus on Print & Postage Expenses in the Enterprise Performance Operations.

  • Oversees the Month End Close process, including Journal Entry preparation, preparing pre-close preliminary estimates, & post close variance analysis     

  • Develops & monitors metrics & drivers of expense, especially as it relates to Fixed vs Variable Costs Analysis. Prepares trend & variance analysis to drive business decision & cost efficiencies.

  • Creates and updates financial models for SG&A Expenses, with emphasis on Print & Postage Expenses. Includes Cost per Member, Cost per Claim, and Cost per Unit trend & variance analysis         

  • Develops & Updates Quarterly Cost Benefit Analysis for both Capital and Business Investments, with special focus on all initiatives impacting Print & Postage, including retrospective analysis

  • Works closely with business partners to develop & recommend strategies to ensure alignment with Cost Challenges, Business Plans, CBA’s, & Financial Targets

  • Monitors cost allocations of SG&A expenses across business segments and adjusts intersegment agreements & chargebacks accordingly

  • Develops and maintains financial reports to clearly communicate actual results vs forecasted, year-over-year, and forecast over forecast performance; in total, by division, & by segment

  • Partners with capacity planning team to ensure FTE forecasts and results are with in established targets. Monitor variance, vacancy, & overtime trends

  • Responsible for managing the work of one Offshore resource (not a direct report) 

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree - preference in Finance or Accounting

  • 8+ years of progressive experience in a finance and/or accounting or related field

  • Budgeting and forecasting experience

  • Financial modeling experience

  • Ability to communicate with all levels within the organization including business partners’ management team & staff, and finance leadership & peers 

  • Understanding of metrics & drivers of expenses (prefer experience related to Fixed vs Variable Costs, Rate vs Volume Analysis, Unit Cost Analysis, and PMPM Costs)

  • Intermediate to advanced experience with Excel and PowerPoint including data management, pivot tables, data lookups and working with macros

  • Large budgeting system and large G/L system experience

  • Ability to lead special projects working collaboratively across the organization with business, capacity planning, & finance partners.   

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Capital Investments, Cost Benefit Analysis, & Cost Accounting specifically unit cost/ rate  vs. volume analysis

  • Experience related to Fixed vs Variable Costs, Rate vs Volume Analysis, Unit Cost Analysis, and PMPM Costs)

  • Hyperion Essbase, Smart View,  and PeopleSoft (GL, AP, Inquiry) experience

  • Preferred prior experience with Print & Postage Expenses for Transactional and/or Fulfillment Materials

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your life's best work.SM

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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