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Senior Financial Analyst - Corporate Initiatives

Resp & Qualifications

PURPOSE:

This position is responsible for monitoring, supporting and coaching Project Liaisons, Project Managers and Project Schedulers for all Corporate Initiative project financial data and results assigned to the incumbent. Responsibilities include the project forecasting, project planning, project monthly accruals and reporting support for the project teams.  This position applies and ensures proper expense and capital designations on project task charge codes. The position assumes the senior role to assure timely and accurate processing of financial information in compliance with applicable corporate financial policies, and GAAP.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Provide weekly project reporting to all levels of Management for the Corporate Initiative projects.  Monitor financial variances between project forecast and approved funding.  Validation through financial data analyses, investigation, interpretation, and resolution of variances.  Attend standard weekly Steering Committee Review meetings. 
  2. Validate monthly Corporate Initiative expense activities and investigate questionable charges.  Enter any non-timesheet driven expenditures into the Clarity tool to reconcile to the General Ledger.  Analyze, prepare, review and report monthly project level accruals.  Ensure proper recognition of task transactions and accurately record transaction in the Clarity tool.  Communicate with Project Managers to confirm valid costs are recorded to Corporate Initiative project plans.  
  3. Monitor and analyze monthly financial data for Corporate Initiative administrative expense and capital expenditures.  Apply and ensure proper expense and capital designations on project task charge codes, utilizing SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) knowledge.
  4. Monitor SOWs (Statement of Work) and Executive Summaries for Corporate Initiative projects.  Ensure task level recognition of expenditures in the Clarity project plan.  Monitor research and approve Beeline work order requests against the project plan approved funding daily. 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Required: BS in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent technical training and 5+ years of demonstrated progressive work experience in accounting and finance. In depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Abilities/Skills: This position requires strong analytical skills, excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), strong PC and financial systems skills, strong problem-solving skills, ability to work independently and as a team member.

Must be able to effectively work in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities, deadlines, and workloads that can be variable for long periods of time.  Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence.   Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging.

Preferred:  At least 3 years’ experience with administrative expense and capital accounting is strongly preferred. Good working knowledge of Oracle Financial, Ariba, Microsoft Project, Clarity, JasperSoft and Beeline systems is preferred.  KeyedIn and Power BI experience are a plus.  CPA and/or MBA are a plus.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers

Closing Date

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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