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Financial Analyst

Pathology and Cell Biology

Financial Analyst

  • 529747
  • Medical Center
  • Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Sep 22 2022
  • Grade 104

Position Summary

The Department of Pathology and Cell Biology is seeking a financial analyst to join our central administrative financial team. The primary function involves synthesizing data from multiple sources into clear, meaningful analyses. The analyst will provide financial and decision support and assist with the day-to-day financial operations of the Department. Assists in monitoring budgets and financial files; creates and maintains financial reports. Assists with revenue cycle needs, business plans, analyzes data and creates ad hoc and periodic reports. Makes recommendations relating to the impact of financial transactions on budget and operations. Reconciles accounts and advises managers of significant variances and changes on a timely basis. Assists in quarterly and annual fiscal year close and budget preparation, and quarterly variance reporting. Will manage department administrative and business affairs including affiliate agreements, contracts, and other practice initiatives. Provides support on special projects and performs other duties and responsibilities as requested.


  • Facilitate the appropriate dissemination of useful information between business units and other appropriate departments, groups, or individuals. (30%)


    Facilitate the extraction of definitive data from business systems, which may require coordination with other departments and divisions, to provide the foundation for business analysis. (20%)


    Produce and analyze both ad hoc and standard sets of billing data reports to assess billing, financial, quality and statistical performance. (15%)


    Meets with revenue cycle team members routinely to obtain information and to understand their reporting needs in order to develop specification to prepare specialized reports. (10%)


    Identifies and validates the appropriate solution for various reporting needs. Tests reports and reporting functionality to assure data quality prior to production. (10%)


    Assists with the administrative workflows for executing contracts, agreements and database management of such documents. (10%)


    Performs other related duties as assigned. (5%)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and/or experience, plus three years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration with Finance Concentration. Strong accounting/financial background. Ability to analyze and coalesce data from multiple systems and present it in a straightforward format. Ability to identify solutions to complex problems. Cutting edge skills with financial systems including spreadsheet preparation, reports creation and presentation. Self-starter with ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.  Knowledge of medical coding and billing a plus. This position is characterized by strong organizational and analytical skills, as well as attention to detail. Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment. Must have good internal and external customer service skills with a high level of initiative to problem-solve.


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