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Senior Financial Data Analyst - Remote


Data Analyst


Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States

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)

Be a key contributor in the development of an OptumHealth analytics capability focused on understanding the drivers of operating earnings and business performance. Perform broad financial and operational analytics to evaluate financial health and performance while supporting the implementation of controls within the business. Engage directly with businesses to produce detailed recommendations supported by in-depth analytics and data. Present actionable insights to leadership which are used to drive business decision making and measurable improvements. Collaborate closely with local and National partners to consolidate mass amounts of data so it can be used to generate analytics, visualizations, and advanced forecasting insights. This role will be pivotal in developing executable data analytics and supporting the broader OptumHealth analytics program.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Engage with leadership to identify areas where analytics can drive business value, frame business problems into analytic questions, and influence strategic decision making by presenting sophisticated data analytics in a simple, clear, and meaningful way
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with cross-functional teams across OptumCare National and local clinics as well as other OptumHealth businesses to stay informed on key initiatives, elicit business domain expertise, learn the drivers of each business area, gather and consolidate data, and align on the analytics approach and insights
  • Leverage varied analytical techniques using many data sources to personally develop analytics models, advanced forecasting models, financial and operational analyses, and other ad-hoc analyses
  • Create visualizations using multiple data sources which convey complex insights in a way that’s easily interpreted and consumed by leadership
  • Be a continuous learner, actively exploring and implementing new and advanced analytic and statistical diagnostics techniques

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:

  • Degree in Finance, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in analytics, finance, networks, or operations
  • Demonstrated experience integrating and mining large data sets to generate insights and inform business decisions
  • Experience building detailed financial models to analyze business performance
  • Experience identifying key performance indicators and building reporting to monitor short and long-term performance
  • Proven ability to work independently toward team and business objectives

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA
  • M&A experience
  • Experience with programming/database software such as SQL, R, Python, PowerQuery, etc.
  • Experience building intelligence reporting/dashboards with tools such as PowerBI, Tableau, or other business intelligence software
  • Experience with structuring data for effective utilization including sourcing, cleaning, managing, manipulating, and optimizing output

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.

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada or New York City Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada/New York City residents is $90,500 to $161,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

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.