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Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

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Recruiter: Tina Herman
Hiring Manager: David Sederburg
Salary Grade: M5
Work type: Regular
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Categories: Finance/Accounting

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is more than just an insurance company; we exist to be there for people in the best and hardest moments of their lives.

Our team is the power behind that promise. And, as the industry rapidly evolves and we seek ways to optimize business processes and customer experiences, there’s no greater time for forward-thinking professionals like you to join us in delivering on it!

As a member of Team Blue, you’ll find purpose, opportunities and the support you need to build a meaningful career and make a powerful impact in our community.

The Director of Financial Planning and Analysis is responsible for business partnering with senior management throughout the organization on the overall analysis, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of the Company's strategic and financial objectives.  It is responsible for providing key internal stakeholders with value-added, business performance insights and financial analysis to assist in their decision-making processes for managing the day-to-day and long-term needs of the business. 

This position is responsible for leading the Company’s annual budget and forecast processes as well as providing ad-hoc analysis to finance and business leadership.  Articulating and effectively communicating business performance insights and impacts to the business in written and presentation format is a critical part of the role. 

This position will also serve as the CFO’s chief of staff, a high-visibility strategic partner that supports effective decision-making, project management, and execution of strategic initiatives.  The successful candidate will have strong analytical, technical and communication skills and be able to collaborate and build relationships across the organization.

What you'll do:

• Design, prepare and analyze standard and ad-hoc financial reports and present recommendations to management related to                             operational performance, KPI’s, and risks and opportunities.
• Drive profitable growth by improving visibility, forecasting, consolidation and analysis of results and key metrics while advising senior                 management on insights and recommended actions.
• Oversee the development of robust monthly reporting packages that provide timely and reliable financial information, including                           analytics that accompany the financial reports.
• Analyze monthly/quarterly actuals to plan/forecast/prior year, identifying the key business performance drivers, reasons for any                         variances and presenting conclusions.
• Lead the budgeting and forecasting processes.
• Continuously refine projections and analyze variances for all lines of business.
• Provide decision support and analysis.
• Collaborate with Market Segment Leaders on strategic business initiatives from development through successful execution.
• Lead the creation of reporting prepared for quarterly Board of Directors’ meetings.
• Prepare succinct and clear executive presentations that simplify complex topics.
• Ensure timely and effective completion of projects and initiatives of the CFO.
• Lead cross-functional strategic initiatives, facilitate special projects, and ensure action items are executed.
• Identify key data sources and utilize data-driven insights about important departmental metrics to improve reporting capabilities to         drive     business decisions.
• Review existing processes, systems, data and reporting to make recommendations for key improvements and lead the change                           initiative.
• Provide support and/or lead ad hoc projects.

To be considered for this position, you must have:
· Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting or related field required
· A minimum of 10 years of professional experience required
· Prior experience managing the FP&A function preferred
· Exceptional analytical, quantitative, and statistical skills
· Proficient knowledge of US GAAP
· Strong financial modeling skills, along with understanding of financial reporting and cash flow information
· Must be detail-oriented and able to balance multiple responsibilities and tasks while meeting deadlines
· Solid computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft products
· Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction to accomplish objectives
· Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and outside parties
· Highly organized with continuous improvement mindset
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Learn more about what makes BCBSNE such an exceptional place to work by visiting

We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background will lead to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our customers and members.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans



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