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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.

Senior Financial Project Manager

Location: Downey, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 886704 Date posted: 06/30/2020

Responsible for the management of pharmacy revenue cycle related operational and process improvement activities.  Candidate will also assist department leadership to execute on strategic initiatives and projects.  Activities managed include meeting facilitation, planning, performing, and implementing process improvement initiatives, in addition to ownership of operational processes.  Process management functions may include data gathering and analysis, best practices research, process mapping, developing, recommending and implementing alternatives for improvement, developing performance metrics, obtaining stakeholder agreement, and monitoring performance.   All activities are in support of organizational goals and are accountable for providing business process solutions to meet internal and external customer expectations.

Provides leadership and consulting services for complex multi-faceted projects across disciplines and functional areas. Identifies feasible project options and presents recommendations to Decision Support Hub Manager and senior management, as appropriate. Works directly with clients to provide project leadership for financial projects such as Hospital Alliances, business process improvements, and capital investment decisions. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices/policies in selecting methods and techniques for pursuing projects and resolving problems. Contributes to the development of the department and leads projects.

Essential Responsibilities:
Leads teams in conducting financial analysis and feasibility studies of complex multi-faceted projects. Key topic areas include medical service delivery, hospital contracting, benefit design, capital investment decisions, departmental financial management, and other projects within the scope of Decision Support. Conducts very complicated analysis. Reviews and makes recommendations for the design of financial models. Oversees preparation of preliminary interpretations of analyses for project teams, clients and/or department management. Recommends suggested action steps based on analytic findings. Finalizes reports of recommendations. Delivers formal presentations of analytic findings and suggested action steps to Department Management and Senior Management. Supervises other analytical resources on a project basis. Provides guidance to more junior analysts and develops their skill sets, where appropriate. Leads projects involving multi-disciplinary teams. Provides education and management consulting on the use and interpretation of analyses, reports, methodologies, and source data to managers. Participates as a member of divisional task forces or committees, as assigned. Develops positive working relationships with peers in Divisional Offices, Services Areas, and Medical Groups to ensure accomplishment of key Finance Department objectives.
Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum six (6) year of demonstrated financial and/or analytical experience with a variety of complex, multi-faceted projects.

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting, finance or related field OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field required.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A


    Additional Requirements:

  • Experience in large-scale business planning, feasibility studies, and/or project management required.
  • Extensive knowledge of several or all of the following: general finance theories and methodologies, Net Present Value, Cost/Benefit analysis, Feasibility studies, large scale business planning, financial modeling, and project management.
  • Ability to develop these skills in team members.
  • Proficient with a variety of software applications (spreadsheet, word-processing, graphics etc.) and mainframe systems.
  • Proven leadership skills in finance, project management and consulting required.
  • Must demonstrate effective communication, consulting, presentation, analytical and writing skills.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Analytical supervisory experience strongly preferred.
  • Master's degree and health care experience highly preferred.
  • Strong problem solving, quantitative and decision making skills
  • Excellent communication, written and verbal skills with the ability to manage through both direct reporting relationships as well as through influence and collaboration
  • Possess advanced proficiency in all Microsoft computer applications (i.e. Excel, Powerpoint, Word) and other job-related networks and software.
  •  Extensive and proven track record of successful project management
  • Strong analytical skills (e.g. quantitative/financial analysis, develop and apply rev cycle KPIs, etc)
  • Working knowledge and experience with healthcare revenue cycle and patient financial accounting
  • Primary Location: California,Downey,Downey Boeing - Independence Park 12254 Bellflower Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00am Working Hours End: 5:00am Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Accounting, Finance and Actuarial Services Department: National Pharmacy Finance Travel: No 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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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