We don’t just aspire to help people live healthier lives, we have the know-how to help make it a reality for millions. As a Financial Consultant, you’ll work with an elite team of accounting and finance professionals who are writing the history of our organization and guiding our success as a global industry leader. That’s a lot of responsibility, but you will have the support and resources of a Fortune 6 industry leader behind you every step of the way.
Provide financial support including month-end close, reporting, and forecasting/budgeting to the Prior Authorization and Client Services & PBM Ops teams
Month-end Close responsibilities:
Prepare pre-estimates and daily FTE and expense estimates throughout the monthly close process
Manage cost center expenses including preparing operating expense accruals, journal entries, and robust variance explanations compared to budget/forecast
Report timely and accurate reporting. Develop and maintain monthly financial reports to clearly communicate actual results, forecasted performance, and variances to plan, forecast and budget
Prepare presentation slides for reviews with business partners and finance teams
Support departments and budget owners in their OPEX management, forecasting/plan and actual spend tracking
Team with Accounting and other Finance team members to review and analyze monthly results
Create and build dashboards to track performance targets and business objectives
Forecasting and Budgeting:
Develop and maintain detailed financial forecasting/budgeting models for FTE planning, expenses, and key metrics. Identify key business drivers and dependencies and provide recommendations for improvement
Automate and streamline financial reports to clearly communicate actual results, forecasted performance, and variances to plan, forecast and budget
Prepare and participate in all aspects of financial forecasting and variance analysis cost centers
Improve financial and operational performance by analyzing results, monitoring variances, identifying trends, and recommending actions to management
Prepare reporting requirements for reporting deliverables due to finance teams
Load all forecasting FTEs and expenses into Essbase planning system
Share and leverage best practices
Seek out and collaborate with business partners and sister divisions to incorporate business changes and interdependencies into forecast projections
Support finance teams and business partners with ad-hoc financial reporting and analysis
Bachelor degree in Finance or Accounting
5+ years of experience using strong financial acumen
1+ years of experience managing / creating financial models
Strong Excel skills, including advanced financial modeling (creating graphs, pivot tables, VLOOKUP and charts)
Prior work experience anticipating accounting, financial reporting, forecasting and operational issues, assessing their implications and developing and implementing an appropriate action plan
MBA or CPA
Prior experience supporting business partners
Experience with Hyperion Essbase and PeopleSoft experience
Ability to think outside the box, react quickly to urgent requests and seek solutions to overcoming obstacles
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Solid problem-solving, critical thinking, and investigative skills
Ability to manage confidential information with discretion
Ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines in a fast paced environment
Strict attention to detail
Ability to build productive internal/external working relationships
As a global organization that’s making a difference in the lives of millions of people, UnitedHealth Group is used to challenge on a scale like no place else. Go on, reach deep into your skillset and join us to do your life’s best work.SM
UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow.
Already Fortune 6, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we’re doing a lot of good.
Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we’re building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we’re looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant – and built for speed.
Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams.
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.