The University of Southern California and University Health Plans is seeking a team-oriented and self- starting Financial Reporting and Project Analyst skilled and experienced in financial reporting and analysis.
The University Health Plans department is tasked to oversee all medical, dental and vision benefits for the universityâs faculty, staff and their dependents.Â The department plays a key role in supporting USC through key initiatives of plan design, benefit planning, budgeting, and member services, all while balancing central administrationâs needs for fiscal discipline. University Health Plans values accountability, integrity, open communication, teamwork and opportunities for growth and professional development.
The Financial Reporting and Project Analyst will partner with various teams across the university/healthcare vendors and be responsible for providing insights/analysis that will be the catalyst that drives strategic decisions for USC with particular focus in the area of University Health Plans. The position will seek to streamline and create financial and claims related reporting efficiencies within the organization through use of various systems, software applications and web-based opportunities. The incumbent will be self-starting professional with a strong sense of ownership that will build financial models, examine cost analysis, perform in-depth analytics that provide tangible conclusions.Â The incumbent will do all of this by delivering high quality projects with precision detail, all within tight deadlines.Â The position will be expected to maintain confidentiality of all data sets.
Manages complex financial reporting and analysis to assist health plans in business and financial short and long-term planning.Â Plans, designs, develops and implements strategic financial projects, requiring identification, research, extraction of data, interpretation analysis, evaluations and summations of findings.
Provides and develops custom monthly dashboard reporting of all plan performances and finances to leadership for review and detailed explanation of variance/root-cause analysis to support trend analysis. Services as key resource on all financial projects.Â Interfaces with faculty and/or staff, vendors and consultants necessary to complete assignments.Â Resolves problems or questions referred by project staff or administrators.
Develops, enhances and maintains automated or manual systems and procedures to facilitate and support health plans operations.Â Ensures that internal systems complement university-wide systems.
Produces regular and ad-hoc or complex financials and operating reports.Â Evaluates and analyzes a variety of complex claims and financial reports and data.Â Determines and ensures accuracy of submitted financial data.
Develops forecasts, projects and recommend strategies along with conclusions and recommendations.
Interface with internal and external clients with varying levels of seniority.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Masterâs in Business Administration (MBA) or Health Administration (MHA) or related.
Familiarity with finance management in healthcare, insurance, and pharmaceutical industries a plus.
Combined application of accounting skills, business knowledge and advanced systems skills to perform and lead complex analysis while ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the data.
General understanding including but not limited to: managed care business, claims processing functionality, benefit coverage, provider network, standard billing requirements; and HIPPAA regulations.
Business or healthcare education or closely related field.Â
Proficient knowledge of and experience in financial analysis and reporting.Â
Knowledge of computer simulation and forecasting techniques.
Proficient experience using Microsoft Office, including advanced knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Access, Word and Outlook.
Experience in any of the following industries:Â Healthcare, Big 4, Healthcare Insurance, Health Systems.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Business education or closely related field. Proficient knowledge of and experience in financial analysis and reporting.
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