Principal Financial Analyst

<p>With more than 7,000 employees, we are the largest health insurance company in Michigan. We offer an exciting work environment with a diverse group of employees. Our goal is to make health insurance easier for our members. We want to transform the industry and become a resource that people can trust.</p>

Detroit, MI

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Competitive Total Compensation Package

Overview: <strong>Responsible for preparing financial analysis and modeling that supports prospective business decisions. Assisting in leading the research, development, and reporting of the Health Plan Business division&rsquo;s key strategic metrics. Also responsible for forecasting, budgeting and strategic planning of depreciation for the company&rsquo;s existing assets and proposed future investments. Works collaboratively with a team (within the department or across multiple departments) to complete assigned projects.&nbsp; An independently driven leader that can be flexible to ad-hoc requests while keeping to a deadline driven environment.</strong>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Process flow owner for the planning of depreciation across the company with a focus on data integrity and building a partnership with the Fixed Assets team.</li> <li>Leads the contribution of data and insights to a rolling depreciation outlook that informs capital investment strategy and decision making for senior management.</li> <li>Drive the collaboration between Health Plan Business finance support and Health Plan Business strategy to build out key metrics for the business</li> <li>Oversees decision support oriented financial reporting for a division, customer or segment that may include linking financial information from various sources to provide meaningful financial reports or to assure appropriate data reconciliation.</li> <li>Financial data may include financial statements detail, corporate, division and cost center reporting, cost allocation information, membership, and external benchmark data.&nbsp;</li> <li>Prepares and publishes various financial reports and/or presentations for management outside the department.</li> <li>Identifies, based on information in financial reports, areas where additional analysis is needed and investigates these issues independently.&nbsp;</li> <li>May review financial information prepared by other financial staff members and customers for accuracy and completeness. &nbsp;</li> <li>Information may include actual results, budgets, forecasts, business cases, external market information, and internal strategies presented.</li> <li>Drafts policies and procedures for department and/or division to help assure clarity in department and/or divisional practices and adequate internal controls.</li> <li>Interfaces with various departments, senior management and individuals' external to BCBSM.&nbsp; Represents leadership staff at meetings in their absence.&nbsp;</li> <li>Responsible for assignments that frequently involves strict deadlines.&nbsp;</li> <li>Assists with special projects and any other duties or assignments as&nbsp;requested by management.&nbsp;</li> <li>Other duties may be assigned.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required. Master's Degree preferred.</li> <li>Four (4) to six (6) years&rsquo; experience in related field with extensive background in financial analysis and reporting (internal/external). Experience in healthcare or insurance industry is considered a plus.</li> <li>Experience in leading projects, coordinating efforts that involve other people and demonstrated leadership skills.</li> <li>Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate financial information to financial and non-financial individuals.</li> <li>Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving skills and the ability to identify and analyze accounting and business issues.</li> <li>Subject matter expert with high degree of technical expertise in area of specialty that is able to independently drive.</li> <li>Ability to work independently, within a team environment and with multiple priorities.</li> <li>Ability to effectively interface with various levels of management internally and as well as contacts outside the organization.</li> <li>Comprehensive knowledge of financial operations including functions, activities and systems.</li> <li>Proficient in current industry standard PC applications and systems (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint).</li> <li>Proficient in utilizing Hyperion SmartView to create standard reporting and drive ad-hoc financial analysis.</li> <li>General knowledge of PeopleSoft.</li> <li>Other related skills and/or abilities may be required to perform this job.</li> </ul>