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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.

Financial Senior Consultant Health Plan Operations

Location: Oakland, CA Job Number: 722673 Date posted: 08/07/2018
Description: TheFinancial Senior Consultant Health Plan Operations will work in acomplex environment and willbe given substantial autonomy to work with multiple, cross functional peers and partners in a flat operating structure. The position is responsible for a mix of deliverables ranging from monthly reports of program financials to ad-hoc materials supporting large and small business case creation. You will also help build the business processes and tools needed to manage a portfolio of investments from intake to maintenance and completion.


Essential Functions:
  • Reviews and analyzes submitted budget/forecast data for completeness, changes in trend, and drivers of change.
  • Designs effective processes to track financial performance against expectations, including early red flags to identify potential shortfalls.
  • Oversees analysis of planned financial objectives and identifies corrective actions. Partners with key leaders to shift (or maintain) direction.
  • Acts as a proactive partner to insure business objectives are achieved in a financially efficient manner.
  • Reviews and presents the financial information to key KP leaders - identifying key messages, risks, and opportunities. Continuously forecasts the progress and momentum in key operations against planned objectives.
  • Handle all phases of projects assigned including client meetings, analysis, presentations.
  • Lead the process to streamline, refine and improve the budget/forecast/reporting processes.
  • Works cross-functionally to help insure planning processes are consistent, and properly support the development of National Functions organizations individually and as an organization.
  • Ensures integrity of measurement and control processes and all financial and reporting statements.

  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum twelve (12) years of financial analysis or related experience.
    Education
  • Bachelor's degree in related field, 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:
  • Advanced knowledge (broad expertise or unique knowledge) of policies, practices and systems.
  • Develops advanced concepts, techniques, and standards.
  • Develops new applications based on professional principles and theories.
  • Viewed as functional expert in field within KP.
  • Applies advanced principles, theories, and concepts.
  • Contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to Take initiative to provide leadership in environments defined by multiple cross-functional peers, business partners, and limited oversight
  • Ability to collaborate to build tools, processes, and procedures to standardize and systematize workflows and deliverables
  • Works well under uncertainty
  • Excellent written and verbal communication is important
  • The ideal candidate is looking for learning opportunities and challenges in pursuit of career growth
  • Mastery of Microsoft Excel and spreadsheet design is a must, familiarity with database design is a plus
  • Experience with intake-driven workflows is a plus
  • Familiarity with Tableau and Alteryx is a plus

    Primary Location: California,Oakland,Kaiser Center 300 Lakeside St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:30 PM 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: MSSA 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

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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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