Lead Financial Analyst

CareFirst | Reston, VA

Posted Date 8/12/2019

Job Title: Lead Financial Analyst

Job ID #:  12649

Location: Reston, VA

Career Band: BDB



Under the general supervision of the Manager, Finance, the LFA’s accountabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Develops the annual FEPOC administrative expense budget and various forecasts; and leads the analytical review of the budget and the related three-year plan and monitoring of performance against the Division’s goals.  Responsible for developing complex financial models used in coming up with the annual budget. Includes working with Directors,  Senior Directors, VP’s, cost center managers, other FEPOC Finance management, as well as various other areas and levels of the company; preparing presentations for Senior Management and the Board of Directors; monitoring and analyzing monthly expenses to determine appropriateness, including expense allocation methodologies (direct and indirect); and reporting on expenses and variances from plan and forecast.
  2. Responsible for working with FEPOC Finance Systems to update FEPOC budget monthly to reflect the impact of any change orders originating from the FEPDO and producing required budget reports as needed. Additionally, providing support and direction to FEPOC management on administrative expense issues, including the development of analytical tools, reports and communications on expense and operational goals and objectives.  Serves as the source of operational and financial information used in making business decisions.  Develops strategies for managing budgets to targets, particularly relating to resource costs and HW/SW. 
  3. Participates in Division projects and meetings in order to ensure FEP operational and financial goals and objectives are met and that projects achieve and maintain optimum efficiency and satisfaction standards.  Directs the investigation and assists in the resolution of any unusual trends or potential issues to assure data integrity and identify business issues, as appropriate.
  4. Responsible for analyzing standard and ad hoc operational, financial and productivity metrics.  Responds to executive, director and manager inquiries, handles special requests, researches complex financial issues and prepares financial data for presentation to executive management.  Manages research and other special projects and ad-hoc requests such as productivity analysis, variance analysis, forecasting, etc.


Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance and over 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience.  Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with ERP financials.

Abilities/Skills:  The individual must have advanced analytical and financial modeling skills, problem solving, planning, financial and accounting skills, and the ability to develop and implement policies and programs that will advance corporate, financial and operational goals and objectives.  The individual must have Advanced Excel, PowerPoint and MS Word skills with the ability to conceptualize, create and compile materials consisting of data, charts, graphs and supporting explanatory/analytical narrative.  A keen attention to detail and accuracy of data with a focus on continual improvement in the depth and breadth of metrics tracking and analysis is required.

The incumbent must possess excellent interpersonal skills and highly developed presentation, written and verbal communication skills to effectively convey complex and detailed concepts to a diverse audience and facilitate communication between different areas of the corporation.  The incumbent must possess extremely well developed organizational and prioritization skills as well as strong process orientation skills.  The incumbent must be an independent self-starter, with the ability to also function effectively as a team member.

Must be able to effectively work in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities, deadlines, and workloads that can be variable for long periods of time.  Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence.   Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging.

Preferred:  Master’s degree, CPA or other professional certification preferred. Public accounting or internal audit experience is a plus. Experience with Oracle Financial and Hyperion applications is a plus.

Department: Financial Reporting, Planning

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

External applicants: Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers

Internal applicants: Please visit PeopleSoft/Employee Self Service/CareFirst Careers

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.


The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Please apply before: 08/25/2019



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