Financial Analyst Sr Job Opening

Financial Analyst Sr

Prisma Health

Columbia, South Carolina

Job Details

Bachelors Degree Required
5-8 years experience required

Job Summary:

This position constitutes the primary financial support staff for the Director of Financial Forecasting. With minimal to no supervision, this position will prepare financial and business related analyses, perform research on business performance, and prepare forecasts and analyze trends in finance as well as general business conditions. Utilizing PC and/or network based systems and software, this position will compile and prepare reports, graphs and charts of data.

This position will also support managed care impact analysis and clinical pathway monitoring. This position will work closely with finance and information systems staff to maintain technical competency. This position must be able to advise the business unit director on financial and business matters, and be able to support requests for analysis and information by the business unit staff and leadership to meet deadlines. Must be able to organize resources and lead projects as assigned by departmental leadership.

Interaction with managers, department directors, administrative staff and other hospital and vendor personnel is necessary. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, hospital accounting, cost accounting, principles of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, electronic spreadsheets, the hospital's information system, and the Trendstar decision support software are essential. The ability to lead and manage projects from beginning to end, to concentrate upon detailed information for extended periods of time, to communicate effectively, and to effectively manage multiple tasks and projects with distinct and often competing deadlines, are critical. Initiative, perseverance, a positive attitude, collaboration and teamwork are also characteristics that are key to successful performance.

This position will chair finance / business related teams organized to successfully implement change in the organization. This position will also provide oversight within the department to other professional staff and may advance to actual direct supervisory responsibilities.

All team members are responsible for bringing life to our Purpose Statement – Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference – through every action and every interaction at work.


Provide effective leadership by coordinating and integrating services within their department, with other departments and with the hospital's primary functions.

Implement policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of the services.

Manage departmental budget including processes to monitor operational and capital costs.

Manage department human resources by: determining qualifications, competence and performance expectations; implementing and monitoring staffing plans; providing orientation, in-service training and continuing education of all persons in the department and applying policies/procedures pertaining to human resources management.

Continuously assess and improve the department's performance by designing operational processes, monitoring performance through data, analyzing the data, implementing sustainable performance improvement, and participating in multi-disciplinary inter-departmental PI activities.

Manage information by providing information systems and data management for department operations and performance improvement.

Manage the environment (of care) by developing, implementing and monitoring processes to reduce and control environmental hazards and risks; preventing accidents and injuries and maintaining safe conditions for patients, staff and visitors.


Education: BS in Finance/Accounting - Masters/CPA preferred

Experience: : Minimum of 7 years experience, preferably in health care / healthcare finance, or a minimum of 5 years experience and a Master's Degree is required (MBA, MHA or MACC) 0-5 years in hospital finance experince. Specific focus in HBO TRENDSTAR systems for cost and statistical information preferred

Special Training Required: Fluent in healthcare business processes and systems, must be self-directed and able to work with a significant level of autonomy; Microsoft Office Specialist core certification in Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word preferred; Microsoft Office Specialist expert certification in Excel and Word preferred. Statistical knowledge including control chart production and analysis required. Extensive experience with excel worksheet preparation and pro-forma presentations. Indepth knowledge of step down cost accounting.