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Dir II Finance (132300)

IA-West Des Moines
August 3, 2017


Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.
This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America’s leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

Responsible for financial oversight, leadership, decision support, and strategic consultation to Health Plan Executive Leadership Team in the Health Plan/region. Works closely with all levels of the regional and corporate accounting, cost and budget, and reporting and analysis areas to insure the integrity of the financial results of the business. Oversees the financial reporting process including coordination with all regions and corporate office. Reviews, analyzes, reports, and presents financial results.
Provides leadership and oversight for health plan financial analysis, serves as legislative consultant with state partners on financial/reimbursement policy and payment mechanisms, cost of care analytics, trend analysis, financial reporting, financial operations, and cost and budget management and allocation.
Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Directs market leadership for P&L and SG&A budget in a high revenue and highly complex market; operates as a financial liaison to state partners;
  • Leads rates management and negotiation including reserve development and analytics; and leads the Medical Cost Trend identification and mitigation process.
  • Maintains trends that are appropriate given premium reimbursement; achieves Medical Cost and MLR targets set in plans and forecasts; ensures that provider network contracting efforts obtain the best possible financial arrangements; owns the setting and achievement of Cost of Care targets; and achieves operating gain targets set in budgets and forecasts.
  • Provides analytics and reporting for state programs
  • Provides multiple standard and ad hoc reporting required by the State
  • Provides support for multiple regulatory reports
  • Directs Health Plan preparation of annual/bi-annual operating/capital budget and quarterly forecasts to provide senior leadership with tools necessary to maximize investment of resources.
  • Directs interface with regulatory and audit personnel and technical consultants as required to ensure fiscal accountability.
  • Hires, trains, coaches, counsels, and evaluates performance of direct reports.


Education and Experience:

  • Requires a BA/BS in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, or Economics, or related field; 8 – 10 years’ experience in accounting, financial reporting, business analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and strategic and/or tactical planning within a health insurance/managed care environment.
  • 5+ years of leadership experience; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
  • Views self as part of the local Executive Leadership Team.
  • Experienced in Iowa ideal, but needs experience in a managed care setting, preferably as finance lead.
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