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Financial Analyst - Irvine, CA or Minneapolis, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Irvine, CA
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748314 Financial Analyst Irvine CA or Minneapolis MN

Financial Analyst - Irvine, CA or Minneapolis, MN (748314)

Position Description

Positions in this function conduct and manage outcomes of various studies that include analyzing, reviewing, forecasting, trending, and presenting information for operational and business planning. They support short and long term operational / strategic business activities – by developing, enhancing and maintaining operational information and models. They also develop and implement effective / strategic business solutions through research and analysis of data and business processes. Impact of work is most often at the operational or local business unit or market level.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develops innovative approaches

  • Sought out as expert

  • Serves as a leader / mentor on Cost Benefit Analysis and Benefit Tracking Process

  • Anticipates customer needs and proactively develops solutions to meet them

  • Serves as a key resource on complex and/or critical issues

  • Solves complex problems and develops innovative solutions

  • Performs complex conceptual analyses

  • Provides leadership on performance metrics and perform operational performance evaluation and reporting

  • Data mining and analysis of large quantities of data from various systems

  • Partners with managers and employees across functions to understand and analyze a wide range of business processes

  • Create written and oral communication materials that effectively summarize findings, support fact-based recommendations and provide appropriate detail to substantiate conclusions

  • Develop financial models and tools, including cost-benefit analysis, resource utilization models and performance reports

  • Solves complex problems and / conducts complex analysis

  • Works with minimal guidance

  • Translates concepts into practice

  • Provides explanations and information to others on difficult issues

  • Coaches, provides feedback, and guides others

  • Acts as a resource for others with less experience

  • Identifies and resolves technical, operational and organizational problems outside own team

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Health Administration or related field, MIS BS Degree or Minor helpful

  • 5+ years of experience in business / financial analysis

  • 3+ years developing financial models and tools, including cost-benefit analysis, resource utilization models and performance reports
  • Proficiency with PC based software programs and automated database management systems, (Excel, PowerPoint, and SQL), Tableau desirable
  • Demonstrated process improvement, workflow, benchmarking and / or evaluation of business processes
  • Demonstrated experience with cost benefit analysis, business modeling, and performance metrics
  • Demonstrated experience in data analysis and reporting
  • Experience in summarizing data and presenting to management
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Experience effectively prioritizing multiple tasks, priorities, projects, and deadlines
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Must be located or willing to relocate near Irvine, CA or Minneapolis, MN


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of software applications, database management systems, and other business related technologies

  • Healthcare experience

  • Six Sigma training

  • Tableau



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)



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.



Job Keywords: Benefit Analyst, Data Report, Irvine, CA, California, Minneapolis, MN, Minnesota

Job Details

  • Contest Number748314
  • Job TitleFinancial Analyst - Irvine, CA or Minneapolis, MN
  • Job FamilyBusiness Operations
  • Business SegmentOptum Operations

Job Location Information

  • Irvine, CA
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsMinneapolis, MN

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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