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Consultant, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

Resp & Qualifications

PURPOSE
The Consultant, Financial Planning & Analysis will play a critical role in the analysis and execution of a wide range of strategic initiatives across the organization. The role is part of the FP&A strategic finance team; partners with business stakeholders to gather and vet business case assumptions and underlying rationale.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Responsible to partner and support divisional leader for divisional multi year business plan development initiate strategic projects to develop value-based strategies and tools for re-engineering of financial processes including developing new performance metrics and profitability measurements while creating detailed driver-based financial models for new organic/inorganic business opportunities.

Create detailed driver-based financial models for new organic/inorganic business opportunities Partner with business stakeholders to gather and vet business case assumptions and underlying rationale Develop financial models related to pricing including pricing calculators and cost models Storyboard presentations and develop decks related to project outputs and other relevant topics for executive level presentation Conduct ad hoc financial analysis and market research to support projects

Assist business stakeholders to build a business case that demonstrates why the project is needed and what the benefits of the project will be when it is finalized; critically examine the opportunities, alternatives, project stages and financial investment in order to make a recommendation for the best course of action that will create business value.


Responsible for contributing to the development and extensive analytical review of planning information/data/reports in the planning/forecasting function. This includes working within the team, working with other areas within the Company, producing presentations for senior management and communicating status of deliverables to the department head. Support the Senior Manager in driving the monthly Finance Accountability Process – to review results, variances and full year forecasts with the head of the business and other members of the executive leadership team. Develop mitigation strategy or initiatives to drive efficiency and cost structure improvement.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Education Details: Finance, Business Administration or related field
Experience:         8 years experience in a finance or analytical role within the finance sector or quantitative analysis

In Lieu of Education

In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.

Preferred Qualifications
MBA/MS, preferably in a quantitative and analytical discipline. Specific experience building Excel-based financial models. Understanding of healthcare marketplace dynamics and healthcare financial and operational reporting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)                                                                                    
Ability to manage long-term projects meeting deadlines and ensuring compliance. 
Ability to prepare ad-hoc analysis, experience studies and reports. 
Must demonstrate flexibility, innovation and problem-solving skills and resourcefulness. 
Ability to express technical and financial analysis in a clear, concise manner on both written and oral form. 
Strong mathematical acumen with a solid understanding of financial and accounting principles. 
Excellent communication and influencing skills, able to interface with senior leaders in the business 
Proficient in Excel, VBA, PowerPoint, and data analysis software (e.g., SAS, Access). 
Good analytical skills, highly detail oriented and a thorough understanding of general economic theory as it relates to the lending and business environment. 

Additional Skills and Abilities

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. 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.
 

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.

Hire Range Disclaimer

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

Please apply before: 4.7.21

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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