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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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Washington Commercial Market CFO - Seattle, WA or Salem, OR or Minnetonka, MN

UHG - Oregon, US

Posted: 10/20/2018

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)
UnitedHealthcare is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system.
When you work with UnitedHealthcare, what you do matters. It's that simple…and it's that challenging.
In providing consumer-oriented health benefit plans to millions of people, our goal is to create higher quality care, lower costs and greater access to health care. Join us and you will be empowered to achieve new levels of excellence and make a profound and personal impact as you contribute to new innovations in a vital and complex system.
The Market CFO is a senior leader that supports the success of the markets by serving as the financial advisor and strategic business partner to the Pacific Northwest (Washington and Oregon) Market CEO, the Market Senior Leadership Team, and the Regional CFO.  The Market CFO will have complete managerial and executive oversight for all aspects surrounding the financial planning, reporting and analysis of these health plans. The Market CFO will also provide input regarding the operations of the health plans to monitor the execution of the market strategies. 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Strategic partnership with senior leadership on the creation and execution of the strategic business plan
  • Partner with the senior leadership team to establish profitable, sustainable, broad-based market share growth
    • Develop market competitive affordable products across small group and large group
    • Improve sales & account management performance across each line of business
  • Establish market leading trend/affordability performance
  • Establish operating cost efficiency, including all controllable and distribution expenses
  • Establish capital planning requirements to support the strategic business plan
  • Lead in completion of market forecasts (membership, full p&l financial, scenario modeling)
  • Lead in identifying market financial risks & opportunities by analyzing trends in areas including membership, pricing, provider performance, medical costs and SG&A, with proposals to mitigate & exploit
  • Support market case specific underwriting and pricing decisions across each line of business and geography to optimize pricing/growth
  • Forge trust via strong internal/external relationships with the market, region, and national teams, including Pricing, Underwriting, Health Care Economics, Network Pricing, Sales, Regional Finance, and Corporate Finance to achieve market/regional goals
  • Evaluate and use technology to enhance operational efficiencies and market performance
  • Lead strategic projects that have an impact inside and outside of Finance
  • Influence actions of peers inside and outside of Finance
  • Make enhancements to system of internal controls
  • Provide comprehensive balanced advice on finance policies

Required Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of relevant financial and operational management experience
  • Advanced knowledge of health care industry  (minimum 3 years of Healthcare, preferable Commercial experience)
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting and/or finance preferred. MBA desirable Candidates with finance experience must demonstrate a strong working knowledge of managerial accounting
  • Exceptional financial acumen and P&L management skills
  • Ability to provide objective, analytical evaluation of health plan financial results
  • Excellent data analysis skills with the demonstrated ability to turn analysis into action 
  • Ability to anticipate accounting, financial reporting, forecasting, and operational issues, assess their implications, determine their impact and develop and implement an appropriate action plan
  • Able to highlight issues/problems and convey complex thoughts, written and oral, in a clear, concise and timely manner
  • Proven experience driving business performance in a high growth environment
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.  Always looking for opportunities to improve and grow the business
  • Previous managerial experience of professional finance staff
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment with a strong ability to positively influence other functional areas
  • Professional maturity as evidenced by demonstrated success in various business cycles, conditions, and complex business models
  • Strong work ethic, independence and dependability; takes on broad new challenges
  • Acts as a change agent within and outside finance
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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