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Senior Director Business Finance

Nashville, TN, USA | Florida Blue

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Finance (Internal)
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
    7-10 years
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The Sr. Director Business Finance is a central role in GuideWell’s Diversified Business. The incumbent will be the charged with leading the consolidation and thorough analysis of the business results across the Diversified business portfolio.  The incumbent will leverage the efforts in the consolidation and analysis to create meaningful management reporting, identifying insights, risks & opportunities and impacts to current year and future forecasts.  In addition to management reporting, the incumbent will create meaningful updates and reports for Senior Leadership, Board and Finance Committee presentations including regular reporting of plans, performance, external environment, industry specific and/or internal topics.  

The Sr. Director Business Finance will lead the Diversified Business budget process, including the planning and roll-out of deadlines, reporting templates and targets and a resulting thorough analysis.  Further, the incumbent will maintain a rolling multi-year strategic forecast that aligns with the current competitive and economic environment and strategic direction of the Diversified Businesses.

You will be conversant in the strategies, competitive environment and economics across the entire Diversified business portfolio and leverage that awareness in all of the communications and analysis created.  

You will be charged with developing new processes to mature the oversight and effectiveness across the Diversified Business including management processes, business reviews, governance over capital outlays, board committee presentations and other processes as assigned or identified as necessary.  

Job duties include but are not limited to:

•  Business Planning and Forecasting

•  Management Reporting

•  Operational Analysis

•  Investment, strategic partners, joint venture analysis

•  Development of oversight and governance processes across the Diversified Business

•  Leads pricing across the Diversified business

Diversified Business Planning and Forecasting

•  Works with Senior Management and business units to determine strategic objectives and identify opportunities to meet these goals

•  Partners with business leaders to provide input and guidance on business issues and to provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision-making issues affecting the line(s) of business

•  Responsible for Business Planning process design and management, including leadership participation in senior management meetings and controllership to ensure business plan includes key priorities of the business and align to corporate strategy

•  Lead and create the Operational Planning process design and management, including leadership participation in senior management meetings and controllership to ensure alignment of operating plans to Business Plan guidance

•  Plans, creates and oversees consolidated budgets and long-range plans: Leads the preparation of annual budgets and periodic forecasts.

•  Forecasts impact of achievement of incentives and other programs

•  Partners with Corporate Development and Strategy Team to evaluate opportunities through M&A

•  Evaluates potential targets and quantifies strategic value and synergies

Management Reporting/Operational Analysis

•  Lead the Performance Reporting process design and management, including development of CPIs, monitoring and evaluation of results, and controllership of results versus plan

•  Approves the monthly financial review package; provides high level performance “dashboard” quality reports to senior management or executive team

•  Analyzes and reports on key drivers of business and company performance, including monthly and quarterly results and variance analysis. Revise projections as appropriate

•  Lead the creation and development of board reporting – providing executive level information in a thoughtful and effective form

•  Analyzes projections with respect to operating strategies and other metrics and objectives

•  Performs sensitive, scenario and what-if analysis and well as analyzes the financial impact of changes in business

•  Conducts extensive research and industry analysis performance


•  Leads, evaluates, and recommends pricing arrangements across the diversified business including risk-based arrangements in collaboration with Division Presidents

•  Work with actuaries on risk-based arrangements

Team Leadership

•  Creates a culture of openness, builds high trust relationships and fosters collaboration, manages performance, inspires innovation and encourages smart risk taking, responsible for hiring decisions, ensures training and opportunity to up-skill the finance /operational teams as assigned

Job Requirements:

•  Related Bachelor’s degree or additional related equivalent work experience

•  10+ years' related work experience - related work experience in healthcare analytics, financial modeling, accounting and reporting

•  5+ years’ direct supervisory/ management experience 

•  GAAP knowledge

•  Experience with Capital expenditures and capital budgeting, capitalization and financing decisions

•  Strong experience working with executive-level leaders


•  Master’s degree in a related field

•  Significant experience analyzing healthcare business results, modeling, forecasting and preparing presentations highly desired

•  10+ years direct supervisory/management experience 

•  Health industry experience

•  MBA or advanced degree in business, management, or finance

•  Professional certification

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