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Lead Financial Analyst (Accounting)

Resp & Qualifications


Provides financial support to the business, including but not limited to SOW portfolio analysis, general ledger accounting and analysis, variance analysis, financial reporting and analysis, cost allocations, fixed asset accounting and analysis, and invoice and procurement support. Interfaces regularly with project managers, procurement, CareFirst Finance and business area directors.  Supports large and/or complex projects.



Supporting Program Directors and Product Managers in managing all financial matters relating to SOW portfolios. Monitoring and partnering with Portfolio Management and PMs in preparing monthly forecasts, analyzing changes, and managing financial expectations. Communicating financial risks and fluctuations in forecasts. Working with Procurement Team and project management to support all financial aspects of the procurement cycle including budgeting and forecasting.

Develops, coordinates, analyzes and verifies data to produce and analyze internal and external monthly, quarterly, and annual financial and management reports along with associated budgeting and forecasting requirements. Creates and manages databases as needed. Develops specifications needed to calculate data and present results regarding financial performance.

Responds to manager, director, and executive inquiries, handles special requests, researches complex accounting issues, and ensure proper journal entry presentation. Communicate with corporate management on accounting/financial processes, reasonableness of allocations, and regulatory requirements. Analyzes trends, calculates and verifies data. Prepare financial data for presentation and communication to upper management.

Coordinates, reviews and analyzes the Division’s expenditures and Executive Summaries to ensure the Division’s compliance with CareFirst and FAR guidelines. Provides invoice review and procurement Support. Works with the Division and CareFirst Procurement, Sourcing, Accounting, and Operations personnel to ensure expenditures are budgeted and properly obtained and recorded. Audit support as needed.


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:

Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, related field or equivalent technical training


6-8 years demonstrated progressively responsible work experience in accounting.


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

Strong knowledge of CareFirst organization and financial systems and processes; CPA licensure and/or MBA;  FEP Government and Medicare contracting knowledge (FAR); in-depth knowledge of GAAP and STAT accounting rules.  Expertise in cost accounting allocations and methodologies; and working knowledge of  Cost Accounting Standards (CAS); and experience with Oracle Financial and Hyperion applications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Financial and Business Analysis skills.

Proficient with financial analysis software (i.e., Oracle E-Business Suite Financials, Microsoft Office).

Proficient with database entry and query software.

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

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

Licenses and Certifications

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Prefered 


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:

Closing Date

Please apply before: 9.18.21

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.


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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