Financial Data Analyst (Healthcare) - La Palma, CA

Sure you could find a career that satisfies you, but what about one that inspires you? We're in the business of helping make the health care system work better for everyone. That means we need people who know how to bring it every single day. As a Senior Financial Analyst, you'll collaborate with an elite team of accounting and finance professionals who impact decisions that help millions live healthier lives. The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for assist leaders in making strategic and operational data - based decisions by delivering timely, accurate and relevant financial information.
Primary Responsibilities:
Analyze eligibility, claims and authorization data analysis to identify cost saving opportunities
Responsible for Ad - hoc analysis and reporting for clinical affordability initiatives
Reviewing Medical cost budget and forecast
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
Work closely with the business to develop, recommend and establish strategies, plans and processes to improve profitability and cost efficiencies
You'll need to eat, sleep and breathe financial data so you'll be able to tell the stories that need to be told. You'll be expected to understand and incorporate industry specific metrics into reports to highlight relevant trends and support fact - based business decisions. Your recommendations will go to all levels of leadership so the spotlight is firmly on you and your financial skills.
Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent work experience
2 years of Financial Data Analysis experience
Intermediate experience MS Excel
Proficient in Word and PowerPoint
Preferred Qualifications:
Strong technical skillset (i.e. intermediate in SQL coupled with a Financial background)
Experience with Hyperion Essbase, Planning and PeopleSoft Financials
Experience with Healthcare, preferably with Managed Care
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to 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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