With guidance from leadership the Financial Analyst I position is responsible for analyzing, researching, interpreting and reporting complex financial issues. This position is heavily involved in monthly/quarterly close processes, year end audit preparation and assigned projects. As a member of the IM Finance team, this role is expected to support efforts in improving financial processes, ensuring reporting accuracy and building relationships in the organization that achieve these goals.
This position reports directly to the IM Finance Director, has no direct reports and is at the Associate level in the IM Finance department
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Manage, administrate and supervise the Internal and External Labor for all of CHRISTUS Health. Maintain the Data Base files for the Labor,
Assist with the monthly consolidation and reporting of financial and operational results, ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and System policies and procedures while ensuring the integrity and accuracy of information.
Analyze monthly payroll reports, Apptio, financial statements and statistics to identify variances between planned and actual transactions to ensure completeness and accuracy as it relates to the consolidated financial statements.
Research financial/accounting issues and propose changes to Management necessary to maintain the integrity of financial information.
Complete special projects assigned by the Director of IM Finance
Collaborate with the IM leadership and translate their vision into technical requirements and subsequent deliverables
Gather functional and business requirements and rapidly translate that information into a working set of operational and financial models, dashboards, and management reports
Collaborate with IT Executives and Finance on IT financial metrics, and cost transparency initiatives
Operationalize data monthly by loading, validating, and reviewing on timely basis
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management Information Systems, or Finance or related discipline or a combination of education and equivalent work experience.
Five or more years of advanced experience in accounting, financial and operational analysis or similarly related fields
Healthcare operations experience, including but not limited to budgeting, planning, and capital management preferred
Ability to analyze complex accounting and financial issues
Proficient in Microsoft Office products required
Excellent organizational skills
Deadline-oriented and ability to multi-task
Self-motivated team player with the ability to work independently on special projects and complex assignments
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate with all levels of personnel in a large organization.
Knowledge of Meditech and Hyperion Enterprise preferred
Knowledge of IT services and financial management processes and best practices
Budgeting, cost allocations, capital & operating expense handling, program portfolio management, and application/infrastructure support
Advanced analytical and big data analysis skills
Understanding of infrastructure and application domains within IT
Experience with Apptio is preferred.
Ability to work efficiently and effectively with multiple levels of management and staff across the organization
Experience with Managed Services contracts and programs (vendors, consultants, and/or contractors)
Strong quantitative and analytical skills for financial modeling and analysis
Strong to expert level skills and experience in formulaic logic such as MS Excel if statements, vlookup, pivot tables, macros, etc.
Strong to expert skills in data transformation using MS Excel or Access
Knowledge and application of relational database concepts
Excellent communication and presentation skills to executive management audiences
Good with data analytics and data mining
Previous experience working with scripting, report building, internal and external labor reporting, etc
No certification required; but CPA or CPA candidate preferred
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.