The Senior Decision Support Analyst is responsible for analyzing and controlling a company's expenses. The position will provide costing and financial analysis to key decision makers throughout the company and offer a strong working knowledge of system operations. The position will report to the System Director of Costing and Analytics and will work with system users on a regular basis to enable them to use the reporting systems best practices and provide day-to-day support with data queries and proforma reporting. The position will also conduct maintenance of the decision support application and complete necessary financial analysis.
This position is responsible for supporting ensuring the integrity of the costing and decision support tool, maintaining and reconciling daily data loads and processes, completing proformas and operational analysis, assisting the regions with reports needed to make day to day decisions, and maintaining a high level of customer service for all end users.
Implement and document best practice policy and procedures for data loading, validation and all related process essential to creating world class decision support and costing system.
Assist in developing annual operations plan and estimating new product costs; including economic analysis. Validate all data integrations form the source data to HFM.
Ensure data interfaces and data loads run successfully and are validated for the monthly and daily reporting.
Perform cost-benefit analyses, and recommend process improvements and unit changes to reduce costs.
Use and enforce best practice and controls in areas of product development and change management.
Analyze actual compared to standard costs for ongoing expenses, and identify opportunities and risks.
Performs statistical, cost and financial analysis of data extracted from various internal sources. Prepares reports based on findings, including health care costs, provider contracts, revenue and profitability.
Develop knowledge and skill with other business systems to ensure coordination and assist with backup responsibilities as needed.
Work with finance users to understand the scope of work, priorities, and requirements for development
Complete special projects as requested by manager.
Contribute to system design and integration recommendations for improvement.
Perform all tasks related to solution testing and document the outcomes.
Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance, MIS, CIS or Computer Science preferred.
3-5 years financial analyst or related experience
2+ years cost accounting experience
Hospital experience preferred
Must have a solid understanding of costing/decision support systems
StrataJazz experience highly preferred
Strong Excel skills
Strong customer service skills
Effective problem solving and communication skills
Knowledge of accounting and finance principles
Ability to work independently and as a team player in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Strong attention to detail with proven ability to perform with a high degree of accuracy
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.