Financial Analysis Lead Analyst - Medicare at Cigna

Posted in General Business 3 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Job Description:

Remote, Work from home, United States

Our preference is to fill this role in Phoenix, AZ; however, we will consider qualified candidates in other locations including work-from-home

Job Summary

Responsible for planning, analysis and interpretation of financial information for Medicare. The role involves financial budgeting and forecasting for all direct operating expenses for Medicare team. The candidate should be able to utilize independent judgment and discretion to identify trends, variances, and key issues and assist business with recommendations for adjustment and changes. Prepares financial reports on monthly and quarterly basis to provide business with insights on actuals and variances. Prepares moderate to complex financial projections and reporting for various projects. Reviews and analyzes allocations recorded by Corporate and drills into variances compared to prior projections. Should be well versed with operating budgets, monthly financial close activities including journal entries, accruals, preparation of financial schedules, variance analysis and ability to drive business results through interaction with business leads. Has knowledge of Hyperion, Oracle, Workday, Database applications, advanced Excel and Access.


  • Builds, analyzes and supports annual budget and expense process with key business partners for different areas

  • Prepares monthly/quarterly and annual projections and identifies emerging trends

  • Analyzes, reconciles and manages key actual vs. budget variances

  • Reviews monthly financial information and records journal vouchers and accruals to appropriately report results

  • Ability to analyze results while working with different partners and prepare multiple reporting packages for their review

  • Meet with business leads monthly to discuss actuals and ensure their understanding on variances and input on upcoming projections

  • Update corporate templates with monthly/quarterly commentary on results for operating expenses and headcount

  • Prepare quarterly projection packages for discussion with leadership including rollforwards and other supporting schedules

  • Update all projections in Hyperion on a quarterly basis and pull reports from Hyperion on a monthly basis

  • Review and reconcile allocations received from Corporate to ensure correct methodology is used.

  • Review and reconcile labor related data for Medicare resources.

  • Review and reconcile broker commission's projections and analyze variances.

  • Review and reconcile all vendor charges to ensure correct payments are made.

  • Review and reconcile real estate charges for Medicare

  • Leads development of Medicare Bid through projection of Operating Expenses for multiple departments

  • Assist in any other projects as required

  • Support all other Finance objectives as needed


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field

  • 3-5+ years of financial planning and analysis experience

  • Experience with Medicare or Insurance Products necessary for this role

  • Strong analytical skills to quickly work through data and summarize findings

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written

  • Strong detail-orientation

  • Strong technical skills, using Microsoft Excel and Access and other databases

For this position, we anticipate offering an annual salary of $66,800 - $111,400, depending on relevant factors, including experience and geographic location.

This role is also anticipated to be eligible to participate in an annual bonus plan.

Helping our customers achieve healthier, more secure lives is at the heart of what we do. While you take care of our customers, we'll take care of you through a comprehensive benefits program that helps you be at your best. Starting on day one of your employment, you'll be offered several health-related benefits including medical, vision, dental, and best in class well-being and behavioral health programs. We also offer 401(k) with company match, company paid life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off per year and dozens of corporate discounts on essentials you use every day. For more details on our employee benefits programs, please visit the "Life at Cigna" tab on our careersite:

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation exists to improve lives. We are a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Together, with colleagues around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation. When you work with us, or one of our subsidiaries, you'll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people's lives. What difference will you make?

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: for support. Do not email for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

Cigna has a tobacco-free policy and reserves the right not to hire tobacco/nicotine users in states where that is legally permissible. Candidates in such states who use tobacco/nicotine will not be considered for employment unless they enter a qualifying smoking cessation program prior to the start of their employment. These states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington State.

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