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UnitedHealth Group

Associate Director, Forecasting & Financial Planning - Telecommute in Greater NYC Metropolitan area


Financial Administrator



New York, New York, United States

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.

The Associate Director of Finance will help Optum Tri-State drive financial performance across its FFS and Risk entities by leading long-term financial and capital planning, developing scalable financial & performance reports, supporting the evaluation of organic and inorganic growth opportunities, and assisting with other high priority ad hoc deliverables. This person will drive work closely with regional financial leadership to prioritize of investments across Optum Tri-State to drive future revenue growth while maximizing financial returns.

If you are located in the greater metropolitan New York city area, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drive annual and quarterly P&L and Balance Sheet forecasting cycles for regional and corporate leadership
  • Lead development of business/financial case for specific initiatives, capital investments and new business opportunities
  • Develop metrics, benchmarks, and analytics to guide appropriate investments
  • Partner with BU regional financial and operational leadership to ensure cost management and investments are reasonable and aligned with defined performance targets and financial thresholds
  • Assist in prioritization of investment for the business, providing recommendations based on financial and non-financial targets
  • Analyze and maintain monthly product P&Ls and review results with leadership
  • Proactively seek opportunities to improve processes and identify areas of improvement
  • Complete standard variance analysis and research variance drivers and explain cause-effect relationships
  • Work closely with the business to develop, recommend, and establish strategies, plans, and processes to improve profitability and cost efficiencies
  • Act as subject matter expert on the supported segment & apply in-depth knowledge of the business for recommendations to management

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance, Predictive Analytics, or similar area of study
  • 4+ years of progressive financial (including financial planning and analysis), or public accounting experience
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel proficiency (Pivot tables, VLookups, Macros)
  • Intermediate to advanced level of proficiency with PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and synthesize large amounts of data
  • Experience utilizing solid analytical skills and business acumen
  • Knowledge of GAAP, fundamental financial concepts and procedures
  • Experience prioritizing & managing demanding workloads with concurrent deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to act decisively and proactively, anticipating change, and modify plans/timetables as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to use proper discretion when dealing with confidential information exhibiting a high level of integrity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal relationship building and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Assertive, self-starting personality with a customer service attitude
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and change
  • PeopleSoft Experience, Hyperion SmartView and/or Essbase
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a matrixed organization and with cross-functional partners
  • MBA or CPA
  • Natural curiosity to learn more, dig into details, understand key drivers of our business
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.