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Manager Financial Planning

Highmark Inc.

  • Company Highmark
  • Home, PA
  • Finance
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Highmark Inc.

Job Description : 


Direct the completion of the enrollment forecast for the Health Plan.  Lead the implementation and maintenance of forecasting tools and identify and implement other forecasting best practices.  Support the Corporation’s strategic planning efforts through the modeling of financial results at Highmark and subsidiaries/affiliates.  Support the financial analysis department in identifying the cause for variances from the financial plan.  Complete senior leadership reporting via various different tools and databases to provide real time actionable insights for all markets.  Direct the completion of ad hoc financial planning activities. 


1. Perform management responsibilities to include, but are not limited to: involved in hiring and termination decisions, coaching and development, rewards and recognition, performance management and staff productivity.  Plan, organize, staff, direct and control the day-to-day operations of the department; develop and implement policies and programs as necessary; may have budgetary responsibility and authority.

2. Direct the completion of the forecast for the Health Plan and communicate results to senior management to support short term & strategic planning. 

3. Direct the implementation and maintenance of forecasting tools and identify and implement other forecasting best practices. 

4. Design the forecast model and project financial results to assist senior management in determining the financial results by business segment and assist executives in determining appropriate financial targets for subsidiaries/affiliates by analyzing competitive data and historical and projected data.

5. Support the financial analysis department in identifying the cause for variances from the financial plan.

6. Direct the completion of ad hoc financial planning activities and communicate results to senior management.

7. Design and improve senior leadership reporting via various IT tools and databases including Cognos, Tableau, SAS, Across Affiliate Database, & ERS.

8. Manage and improve SIP database to ensure efficient and accurate calculation and reporting of SIP results.

9. Other duties as assigned or requested.




  • Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration/Management, Engineering or related field.


  • None



  • 5 years experience in Financial Planning & Analysis, and
  • 3 years experience presenting financial results to executive leadership, financial systems / spreadsheet experience, IT reporting systems (i.e., Cognos, SQL, SAS, Access), or data visualization (Tableau), and
  • 3 years management/leadership experience


  • 3 years of experience working with actuarial concepts



  • None


  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - Non-Specific


  • Ability to analyze financial results and to comprehend complex rating structures impacting financial results and used for financial forecasting
  • Ability to interpret and summarize results of variance analysis
  • Experience working with Financial Systems/Spreadsheet knowledge
  • Experience working with Alteryx, SQL, Access databases and data visualization software
  • Knowledge of Highmark products

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT (other than English)

  • None

Travel Requirements

  • 0% - 25%


Position Type:


Teaches / Trains others regularly


Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site


Works primarily out-of-the-office selling products/services (sales employees)


Physical work site required


Lifting: up to 10 pounds


Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds


Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds

Does Not Apply

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement: This position adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements. 

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Base pay is determined by a variety of factors including a candidate’s qualifications, experience, and expected contributions, as well as internal peer equity, market, and business considerations.  The displayed salary range does not reflect any geographic differential Highmark may apply for certain locations based upon comparative markets.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. 

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