• Care1st Health Plan
  • $77,265.00 -156,700.00/year*
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance
  • Full-Time
  • 3180 Guerneville Rd

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Looking for a chance to do meaningful work that touches millions? Come join the hardest working, nonprofit health plan in California and help us shape the future of health care. Blue Shield of California is focused on transforming health care by making it more accessible, affordable and customer-centric.

Being a mission-driven organization means we do much more than serve our 3.5 million members: we were the first health plan in the nation to limit our annual net income to 2 percent of revenue and return the difference to our customers and the community, and since 2005 we have contributed more than million to the Blue Shield of California Foundation to improve community health and end domestic violence.

We also believe that a healthier California begins with our employees, so we provide them with resources to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle through our award-winning wellness program, Wellvolution. We're hiring smart thinkers and doers who want to work for a leader and innovator in the challenging, ever-changing healthcare pace. Come and help us make health care better for everyone.

Essential Job responsibilities

We're looking for a leader who will help us shape the future of health care, making it more accessible, affordable and easy to use.

Blue Shield of California is a leader in the industry and plan to stay that way by hiring smart thinkers and courageous doers who can get passionate about transforming our nation's healthcare system making health care better for everyone.

If you are drawn to big challenges and get excited by the opportunity to work on large-scale change, then this is the challenging role for you! We are seeking a great team leader who possesses a strong financial skillset and is self-motivated to do things smarter, faster, and better within a team-based environment.

Seeking to unlock that entrepreneurial spirit within a financial, planning, and analysis capacity, then explore this tremendous opportunity with Healthcare Quality and Affordability (HCQA) Finance.

The role:

Serve as financial partner in providing financially-disciplined and innovative support to the HCQA business unit.

Financial business support encompasses financially-disciplined decision making through financial modeling, financial metrics tracking and reporting, and other financial analyses.

  • Oversee development of short and long-term financial strategy, including the design of financial models, budgets, analyses and forecasts to inform and drive decisions by Executive Teams, as well as the Board and its Committees.

  • Support organizational planning efforts including efforts to ensure alignment across financial, strategic, human capital, and initiative plans.

  • Set financial targets, direct financial analyses, design financial models, manage overall calendar, review budgets and plans, and oversee reporting and presentations.

  • Responsible for accurate and timely accounting and financial reporting, as well as establishing and maintaining a strong system of internal controls.

  • Drive efforts to develop a collaborative, teamwork-based, transparent culture

  • Manage the HCQA Finance team. Provide overall direction to team and manage ongoing work and deliverables. Develop, coach, and mentor direct report(s).

  • Cultivate and build effective partnerships with the business and finance leaders

  • Manage and lead efforts to transform current practices and procedures to ensure resources and investments are optimized

  • Oversee efficient operations with an emphasis on automation and risk reduction.

  • Identify process and technical improvements to increase efficiency, reliability, and partnership.

  • Oversee BSC financial software and systems with focus on system strength, scalability, and analytics. Enhance systems for analysis, tracking, reporting and forecasting of financial metrics: provide actionable analysis for financial performance, trends and forecasts.

  • Provide subject matter expertise by participating in, leading, or driving various company/department projects.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Qualifications


  • Bachelors degree required, with 10+ years of financial planning and analysis and business decision support experience. Masters degree a plus.

  • 3+ years managing and developing a team is required.

  • In-depth knowledge and application of financial analysis principles, concepts, standards, and reporting.

  • Strong understanding of accounting concepts and the financial statement especially the Income Statement is preferred.

  • Experience with self-led process improvement efforts is preferred

  • Experience in health insurance and/or medical management preferred.

  • Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and foster relationships

  • Ability to influence business decisions using persuasive analysis and experience

  • Team player who enjoys collaborating with other individuals who have diverse set of talents

  • Advanced Excel skills. Proficiency in PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook. Experience in Hyperion Planning and Essbase preferred.

  • Ability to explain finance concepts and concisely communicate key financial themes to non-finance business people

  • Effectively plan, organize and prioritize work

  • Comfortable in situations where there is ambiguity

  • Propensity to challenge status quo and tackle problems.

  • Resourceful in tackling problems and willingness to dive into details

  • Enjoy learning new things and strong ability to obtain and process information

  • Physical RequirementsOffice Environment - roles involving part to full time schedule in Office Environment. Based in our physical offices and work from home office/deskwork Activity level: Sedentary, frequency most of work day.

    Associated topics: commission, customer, client, guest, health, insurance agent, life insurance sales, phone, sales, sales associate

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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