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Senior Financial Consultant

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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734592 Senior Financial Consultant

Senior Financial Consultant (734592)

Position Description

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform monthly close variance analysis to facilitate understanding of monthly results against the financial plan
  • Support overall monthly close process and standard reporting package
  • Assist in the development of departmental forecasts, budgets, and business plans
  • Develop and maintain financial reports to clearly communicate actual results, forecasted performance, and variances to plan, forecast and budget
  • Drive process improvements including developing innovative approaches for increased efficiency and effectiveness
  • Operating expense management, reporting and analysis; assist and drive operating expense management and efficiency
  • Recognized as resource among Optum Technology Finance community
  • Participate in senior-level discussions
  • Participates in the development of reference and resource materials on this competency
  • High performer with a good work ethic and desire to learn the business
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn and dig into the details required
  • Role will be an individual contributor to start
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of progressive experience in Finance/Accounting  with analysis and reporting experience
  • Experience in cost accounting
  • General understanding of financial accounting concepts and reporting
  • Expert level of proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Strong analytical, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills and ability to work in a fast paced team environment with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity and willingness to seek out and resolve new challenges
  • Self-confident with the ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Self-motivated to exceed performance goals and willingness to stretch beyond comfort zone while maintaining composure, effectiveness, and flexibility under pressure

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Ability take on a task and research information
  • Experience with month end close, journal entries and financial reporting
  • Previous financial planning/forecasting & analysis experience
  • Hyperion Essbase/SmartView and PeopleSoft experience
  • Variance analysis and reconciliation experience with large data sets
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills

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: Finance, Consultant, Accounting, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota

Job Details

  • Contest Number734592
  • Job TitleSenior Financial Consultant
  • Job FamilyFinance
  • Business SegmentOptum Corporate

Job Location Information

  • Eden Prairie, MN
    United States
    North America

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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