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Staff VP, Federal Government Services (FGS) Finance Lead - PS26876

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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 ensuring sound financial and accounting systems, practices, and processes in support of all Federal Government Services (FGS) contracts. FGS core business includes Medicare Administrative Contracts (MAC), Health IT (HIT), Defense Health Agency (DHA), Veterans Administration (VA), Federal Health Products & Services (FHPS) and the delivery of advanced analytics segments to CMS. As a member of the FGS Senior Leadership team, provides thoughtful and visionary leadership in setting its long-range strategic direction and in achieving its financial performance. Responsible for developing and executing business and operational plans that support the FGS mission and strategy. Instrumental in FGS achieving business results consistent with plans and strategies and responsible for reporting on the performance of Finance operations, both internal to FGS, Anthem, and the National Government Services (NGS) Board of Directors.


Leads contracting, procurement, pricing and cost estimating activities to support a bid pipeline in excess of $1 billion annually (and supporting a long-term Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in excess of 10%).


Directs preparation of 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.


Responsible for monitoring financial management and fiscal integrity functions. Oversees general accounting, cost/budget accounting, and accounts payable. Responsible for financial analysis and reporting to support the FGS annual Plan, the FGS long-term Growth Plan, and quarterly forecast process.


Responsible for a strong internal control environment. Identifies, manages, mitigates, and monitors the principal risks.


Complies with applicable law, regulations, and both Anthem and FGS compliance program policies and guidelines.


Responsible for the implementation of all corrective procedures related to financial open audit findings.


Responsible for government reporting and reporting to subcontractors. Responsible for cost and pricing support for proposals. Ensures compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting System (CAS) requirements. Responsible for FAR and CAS policy development. Coordinates SOX certification process for FGS.







  • Requires a BS/BA in accounting, finance, or business administration; 10-12 years related experience in areas such as financial operations, financial analysis, financial reporting, administrative cost allocations and analysis, budgets, and forecasting; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • CPA required; CFA, CMA, or CCM preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years previous management and leadership experience, to include hiring, developing, motivating, and leading others, fostering an environment of continuous improvement and creating and communicating a clear and compelling vision for both the present and the future.
  • Demonstrated experience in defining, leading, implementing, and executing strategies to meet revenue and profit objectives.
  • Extensive Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Cost Accounting System (CAS) experience is required. Thorough knowledge of internal control systems and methods and of financial reporting and compliance systems and the legal, business, and financial risks of government business is required.
  • Government contracting and bid process expertise is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in managing, leveraging, and growing client relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate client needs into action plans and to balance client requirements with reasonable goal setting to achieve win-win outcomes.
  • Experience in working with and reporting to a Board of Directors.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, persuasion, influencing and negotiation skills are required.


Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and is a 2018 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at antheminc.com/careers.  An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran




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