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Director, Govt Programs FP&A (Hybrid)


Owings Mills, MD

Employer:  CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Category:  Finance
Job Type:  Full Time


Resp & Qualifications


The Director, Government Programs Financial Planning & Analysis is responsible for developing and overseeing the financial management of the Medicare, Medicaid, and FEHBP programs by providing financial projection, accounting services, growth plans, budget analysis, and forecasting needs. The Director, Government Programs Financial Planning & Analysis will offer quality, meaningful analyses, and financial perspectives necessary for corporate decisions and strategic planning for the Medicare, Medicaid, and FEHBP programs; provides critical and diverse data analysis and reporting and analytics to support the businesses. Plays a meaningful role in sustaining rapid growth and success while establishing a foundation for scaling the business profitably. This position will work closely with the team responsible for ensuring a timely and accurate execution of month-end close and other members of the executive team to develop strategy for the future of the company.

Essential Functions
  • Supports the annual budget process including developing financial tools and analyses and working with functional area leaders in refining their respective budgets into useful management tools. Analyze, identify and track key expense drivers in departments and programs to improve financial planning and cash flow forecasting and provide key financial insight.
  • Assist VP and Controller in creating planning and analysis function for the Government Programs organization. Partner and coordinate with department heads and program teams as their finance business partner to help drive the planning and reporting cycles to ensure alignment and consistency with company strategy. Assist VP and Controller with treasury functions, including cash reporting, investment management, and deal valuation work
  • Present and explain financial results in a concise and easy to understand manner to Executive Committee, Project Team Leads, and other senior leaders within organization.
  • Prepares and presents analyses, forecasts, and recommendations to senior business and finance leaders that support and drive key business, strategic, and investment decisions.
  • Partner with VP and Controller to develop dashboards and enhance financial reporting, planning and analytical processes and systems, driving dramatically improved fiscal visibility and accountability with budget managers and leadership
  • Works with analytics and provides financial modeling support for business development, product development, marketing, and business operations. Establishes monthly financial forecast and KPIs for company goals.
Additional Skills :

Experience in working with and/or knowledge and understanding of one or more of these financial and accounting topics are desired:
  • Accounting, including Statutory Accounting for Insurance Companies and related Quarterly and Annual Statement filings.
  • Financial Reporting requirements of MD and DC Medicaid
  • Medicare Part D and related settlement
  • Risk Score for both Medicare and Medicaid
  • Rate Setting processes for Medicaid.
  • CMS Bid Development for Medicare
  • CMS Payment Methodology and Data Structure - MMR, PPR, etc.
  • Risk Based Capital
  • Financial and Regulatory Audits
Education and Experience :

Required :
  • Bachelor's degree in business specializing in either Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum of 8 years of financial experience; knowledge of banking services, products, and regulations; knowledge of financial planning and forecasting
  • Minimum of 3years of management experience.
Preferred :
  • MBA and/or CTP preferred.

Department: EGWP - Finance

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

Hire Range Disclaimer

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

Where To Apply

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

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

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.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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