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Associate Director Accounting

UnitedHealth Group
Noida Noida Ghaziabad, Ghaziabad, India
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 20, 2024

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Full Time
Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.


- Delivery:
- Lead a diversified team of Accounting, Financial Operations and System Support
- Set goals and performance measures to enable meeting Optum RX strategic initiatives
- Drive execution of the operations to ensure that the business expectations & SLA's are constantly met / exceeded
- Partner with Optum RX leadership to help grow OGA team in line with strategic vision
- Collaborate with functional areas within Optum Rx Finance & Accounting (e.g., PBM, Infusion, Specialty, Rebate, Financial Data Management & corporate accounting teams) and establish solid working relationships with senior stakeholders
- Problem solving, operational transition and accounting issues
- Conduct financial analysis to support decision making and strategic planning, identify opportunities for cost management
- Provide operational and technical accounting expertise to ensure compliance with GAAP, Company policies, and various applicable rules and regulations including audit support
- Resourcing:
- Build a solid team, drive employee engagement practices, talent management and drive employee retention
- Supervise and mentor accounting, financial ops and system support staff, providing guidance and support in day-to-day activities. Foster culture of continuous improvement and development within the team
- Provide leadership and be accountable for the performance of managers and/or senior level professional staff
- Collaborate with business teams to implement an effective global staff recognition process
- Demonstrate flexibility and manage time-zone differences, effectively
- Transformational:
- Integration with business by understanding their Challenge and Opportunities Evaluating and driving process improvement as per business prioritization
- Support business transformation programs through engagement of the FinTech team across location
- Drive process improvements and strengthen the control environment around key finance processes
- Strategy:
- Participate in business goal setting sessions on Global delivery
- Set & manage business expectations in conjunction with senior executives
- Be a change agent to drive awareness about global locations, culture to promote a solid "One teamwork" environment
- Comply with the terms and conditions of the employment contract, company policies and procedures, and any and all directives (such as, but not limited to, transfer and/or re-assignment to different work locations, change in teams and/or work shifts, policies in regards to flexibility of work benefits and/or work environment, alternative work arrangements, and other decisions that may arise due to the changing business environment). The Company may adopt, vary or rescind these policies and directives in its absolute discretion and without any limitation (implied or otherwise) on its ability to do so
Required Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
- CA/CPA/CMA or other equivalent licensure or certification is required; Active status preferred
- 12+ years demonstrated progression in Accounting, financial reporting and analysis
- 7+ years supervisory experience
- Hands-on experience of working in ERP environment (SAP/PeopleSoft/ Oracle)
- Solid working knowledge of GAAP; ability to effectively use accounting knowledge to collaborate with varying levels of employees and senior management to drive sound business decisions
- Excellent PC skills: Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Hyperion, Essbase, Word, and other financial reporting tools
- Proven solid commitment to quality and accuracy
- Proven excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proven advanced analytical and information gathering skills; ability to evaluate and prioritize extensive detailed data
- Proven ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet internal deadlines, work effectively under pressure
- Proven ability to effectively summarize and articulate results
Preferred Qualification:
- Knowledge of accounting and healthcare
At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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