Highmark Health Lead Financial Analyst in Boston, Massachusetts
Job Description :
This job performs financial and business-related research and analysis such as the preparation of forecasts and/or analysis of financial reports, preparation and review monthly close activities, technical accounting position papers, records and trends; develops and maintains spreadsheets and databases to facilitate analysis and reporting; and is responsible for conducting and documenting financial analysis projects.
Incumbent will provide oversight for the accounting of internally developed software and cloud computing arrangements in accordance with ASC 350, specifically as it relates to the Capital Planning and Forecast Process. Person will help Financial Analyst with the month end capitalization process and reporting. They will review and update new accounting standards and ensure policy and procedures are up to date and being followed.
Lead cross-functional efforts to draft and implement new or revised accounting policies and implement processes and applications that have a direct impact on the Company's financial statements.
Implement financial reporting, systems, and process improvements to ensure best practices.
Incumbent may also need to provide support of the internal and external ad hoc audit requests.
Mentor and develop staff members.
Display effective communication skills.
Coordinate with other departments, locations, and divisions.
Communicate with other departments and/or outside agencies to resolve problems.
Communicate with management at the Organization, subsidiaries, affiliates, other third parties, etc. as to project status and completion deadlines.
Advise management of expected outcomes, and recommending ways to improve the outcomes.
Conduct presentation to all levels of management in order to provide a summary of analysis regarding financial results and trends.
Communicate with management as to project status and completion deadlines.
Perform financial and business related analysis
Analyze, evaluate and interpret appropriate financial and statistical data.
Develop and/or document business policies, conduct special financial and business related studies and cooperate with other departments in the preparation of analyses.
Conduct financial and business related analyses and research including the preparation of forecasts and/or analysis of trends.
Analyze financial reports and records.
Provide reasoning for variances and make recommendations relative to the accounting of reserves, assets, and expenditures.
Advise management of expected outcomes, and recommend ways to improve the outcomes.
Independently pursue fundamental problem solving and documents the recommendations to management.
Facilitate analysis and reporting.
Utilize computer to input, retrieve or display accounting information.
Develop and maintain spreadsheets and databases.
Utilize PC and/or mainframe based systems and software, compiles and prepares reports, graphs and charts of data developed.
Serve as a project lead for special projects within the department.
Lead and document financial analysis projects including the preparation of ad hoc reports; to include but not limited to; gathering of data, analysis, documentation of findings, and calculation of results and generation of reports for distribution.
Coordinate activities to ensure the project is advancing properly and to ensure the project is completed within the timeframes established. Included in this process will be communication with Management at the Organization, subsidiaries, affiliates, other third parties, etc. as to project status and completion deadlines.
Make recommendations based on findings when necessary.
Other duties as assigned or requested.
Bachelor’s Degree is required for all levels
7 - 10 years of related progress experience in Accounting and/or Finance including experience in leading projects of varying size and complexity
Experience with various computer applications to include MS Excel and/or MS Access
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong relationship building skills
Client focused with strong business acumen
Self-starter with the ability to work under pressure independently and as part of a team
Ability to think strategically and act proactively to create strong trust and confidence with business units
Strong innovative problem-solving capabilities
Language (Other than English):
0% - 25%
PHYSICAL, MENTAL DEMANDS and WORKING CONDITIONS
Teaches / trains others regularly
Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site
Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)
Physical work site required
Lifting: up to 10 pounds
Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds
Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds
Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.
Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.
As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy.
Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.
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Base pay is determined by a variety of factors including a candidate’s qualifications, experience, and expected contributions, as well as internal peer equity, market, and business considerations. The displayed salary range does not reflect any geographic differential Highmark may apply for certain locations based upon comparative markets.
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