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Government Business Division Finance Director - Washington State


  • WA, Seattle
  • Washington, Washington



The Government Business Division (GBD) Finance Director for the State of Washington is responsible for financial leadership, decision support, and strategic consultation to leadership team in the Health Plan.  Directs health plan financial analysis, cost of care analytics, trend analysis, financial reporting, financial operations, and cost and budget management and allocation in a Health Plan with an assigned product or portfolio, which may include specialty products and/or provider contracting arrangements that carry financial risk to the plan P&L, serves as legislative consultant with state partners on financial/reimbursement policy and payment mechanisms. 

The Health Plan CFO is a fundamental leader within the Health Plan and lives and works locally and whos’ primary customer and business leader is the Health Plan President.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Guides Health Plan to meet financial targets, the “quarterback” including:
  • Direct interface with state partners as the finance leader
  • Directing cost of care and revenue optimization focus to achieve needed results
  • Maintaining deep knowledge of the financial results through use of tools and analytics provided by HCCO teams to understand trend drivers and support rate negotiations
  • Providing state specific insight and support decisions to FP&A function to develop budgets and forecasts
  • Monitoring admin expense against Plan targets
  • Financial operations functions supporting health plans including directed payment management, monitoring and reporting provider settlement activity and revenue reconciliation
  • Specific areas of focus include:
    • Claims trend monitoring and management
    • Health Plan Support; assist in activities such as:
      • budgeting and forecasting
      • payments not processed through claims systems or automated solutions
      • overseeing and approving state-specific financial reports and submissions
      • advising on RFP/RFI and new business processes from a finance perspective
      • partnering with stakeholders in related areas to execute on health plan financial needs and deliverables
  • Proactive thought leader for health plan and drive initiatives/opportunities as a member of the health plan leadership team
  • Liaison with financial accounting team to support appropriate accounting activities
  • Supporting pricing actuarial team on premium rate actions
  • Support needs of alliance relationships if applicable.

Minimum Requirements :

  • Requires a BA/BS in Finance, Business Administration, or Accounting and a minimum of 8 years of progressive financial experience accounting, financial reporting, business analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and strategic and tactical planning within a health insurance/managed care environment; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

Preferred Skills, Capabilities, and Experience :

  • MBA preferred.
  • Experience with complex business environments including multiple entity and highly regulated situations strongly preferred.
  • Healthcare experience required
  • Knowledge of Medicaid business preferred

For candidates working in person or remotely in the below locations, the salary* range for this specific position is $135,240 to $202,860

Locations:  California; Colorado; Nevada; Washington State; Jersey City, NJ; New York City, NY; Ithaca, NY and Westchester County, NY

In addition to your salary, Elevance Health offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). The salary offered for this specific position is based on a number of legitimate, non-discriminatory factors set by the company.  The company is fully committed to ensuring equal pay opportunities for equal work regardless of gender, race, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local pay equity laws .

* The salary range is the range Elevance Health in good faith believes is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. This range may be modified in the future and actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education and/or skill level. Even within the range, the actual compensation will vary depending on the above factors as well as market/business considerations. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable under the terms and conditions of the applicable policies and plans. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Accordingly, Elevance Health is not obligated to pay referral fees to any agency that is not a party to an agreement with Elevance Health. Thus, any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Be part of an Extraordinary Team

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. Previously known as Anthem, Inc., we have evolved into a company focused on whole health and updated our name to better reflect the direction the company is heading.

We are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Elevance Health approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Elevance Health is able to reasonably accommodate. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2021, is ranked as one of the 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a Top 20 Fortune 500 Companies on Diversity and Inclusion. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact for assistance.

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