SR FINANCIAL ANALYST

Job ID: J128492
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Aug 2, 2018

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GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Perform a wide range of project task and acts as a financial and operational liaison for operations, regulatory agencies, or other outside entities. Serves as the technical expert for team members.  Analyzes financial or contractual results, trends, performance metrics and provides root cause analysis to support business decisions.  May analyze products and plans.  Recommends, based on trends, and historical analysis revenue budget adjustments, and other cost improvement measures.  May be responsible for management and reporting functions for specific or programs funded by commercial, federal, state, local, foundation or industry partners through grants, contracts, or service agreement mechanisms.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Records, classifies and summarizes or contractual transactions and events in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.  Interprets transactions and events for users at all levels of the organization who must make economic or business decisions. (20%)
  • Depending on role develops and/ or maintains processes and performs complex calculations to support the short and long term strategic plans and operating budgets, supports monthly close or contracting process and the generation of the monthly and/or annual financial statements. May be responsible for negotiations and comparisons of payor performance . (20%)
  • As required provides expertise and education related to budgeting, revenue recognition, reimbursement, and system and processes changes. Correlates Revenue/Expense to volumes and prepares reports to assist financial management in assessing financial performance. (20%)
  • Evaluates, updates, and maintains processes in support of regulatory and third party changes, quarterly workpapers, annual audits, cost accounting, and third party cost reporting. (10%)
  • Performs detailed variance analysis against expected budget, forecast, prior periods, modeling or other revenue benchmarks as required to support operations. (10%)
  • Stays abreast of issues impacting the healthcare industry and/or third party payor regulations/requirements, sponsored project research, especially those that have a financial impact to AHN and communicates those issues to team and management.  Makes recommendations for financial and performance improvement. (5%)
  • Analyzes contractual or financial results, trends, performance metrics and provides root cause analysis to support contracting and/or business decisions.  Recommends budget adjustments, and other cost/revenue improvement measures. (15%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • BA/BS Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ financial analysis experience.
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet applications and database management.

Preferred

  • Master's Degree or equivalent experience.
  • CPA, CMA, FHFMA, CHFMA or CRA.
  • Sponsored program administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and apply complex federal regulations and policy.

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