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Accounting, Actuarial & Finance

Support the Bottom Line — and the Big Picture

Create the financial strategies that affect our patients, medical centers, and future. On this team, you'll provide the strategy recommendations that drive operational and process improvement, as well as face challenging opportunities to influence the future of health care.

Lead Senior Financial Analyst (Pharmacy)

Location: Downey, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 786786 Date posted: 04/11/2019
Provides project, service line or product line management, management consulting, analytical decision support services or technical expertise for a broad array of financial and operational issues. Responsible for more complex multi-faceted projects and analyses across disciplines and functional areas. Assists in developing performance monitoring process and coordinating compilation, interpretation and presentation of monitoring information. Participates in the planning and development of regional, departmental and/or functional budgets. May be responsible for budget system completion, high level reviews and conducting area wide analyses for target development. Conducts or participates in the most complex projects where analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of factors. Dual track position: Can be either a sole contributor or a position that supervises staff.

Essential Functions:
- Coordinates performance monitoring process with junior staff and participates in the development of forecasts.
- Conducts financial analyses independently or leads a team, participating in the most complex projects.
- Designs and builds financial models based on diverse financial sources, in order to inform strategic decisions.
- May direct the production of ad hoc and periodic reports for department, facility and/or regional management.
- Works to improve data quality processes and report design to meet diverse and changing needs for management reporting.
- Participates in the planning and development of department and non-department budgets, budget system completion, high level reviews and conducts area wide analyses for target development.
- Prepares understandable and defensible financial analyses of decision alternatives by utilizing spreadsheets and accessing various databases.
- Oversees preparation of analyses for project teams, regional, departmental and/or functional management and staff analysis.
- Writes reports of recommendations and delivers formal presentations of analytic findings and suggested action steps to management and senior leaders.
- Facilitates and participates in meetings and presentations.
- Provides education and management consulting on the use and interpretation of analyses, reports, methodologies and source data to managers/leaders.
- Develops feasibility studies and business plans to support new lines of products and services.
- Supports executive staff and committees in the development, analysis and communication of cost saving strategies and budgets and in the research of financial, operational and variance issues.
- Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis.
- At any time Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status.
- Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.
Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum six (6) years of experience in financial analysis and budgeting.
- Bachelor's degree required, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
- N/A.

Additional Requirements:
- Extensive knowledge of several or all of the following: General finance theories and methodologies, discounted cash flow analysis, cost/benefit analysis, feasibility studies, large scale business planning, financial modeling and project management.
- Expert proficiency in PC-based word processing and spreadsheet applications, including advanced functions such as graphics, pivot tables, macros and database management.
- Strong oral and written communication, presentation and facilitation skills.
- Strong consulting skills.
- Works independently; accountable to complete work assignments.
- May provide project supervision to junior staff.
- Must be able to work successfully in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Master's degree preferred.
- CPA preferred.
Primary Location: California,Downey,Downey Boeing - Independence Park 12254 Bellflower Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor Job Category: Accounting, Finance and Actuarial Services Department: Pharmacy Finance Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

About Accounting, Finance, & Actuarial Careers

Accounting Careers

Members of our accounting team support corporate projects and lend insight to areas such as financial reporting, tax planning and preparation, and audit management. This team also includes our audit professionals, who partner with financial and operational groups across the organization to analyze budgets and streamline procedures.

Finance Careers

Supporting critical business functions such as financial services, national Medicare finance, strategic planning, auditing, and corporate finance, our finance professionals develop the strategies that enable us to meet our financial goals.

Actuarial Careers

Applying probability and statistics to the practical problems of insurance, our actuarial team performs a variety of duties, including calculating the cost of premiums and policy values, preparing statistical studies, and forecasting financial results.

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