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Financial Planning & Analysis Business Partner

Company: MVP Health Care
Location: Schenectady
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Financial Planning & Analysis Business Partner

Headquarters Office, 625 State Street, Schenectady, New York, United States of America Req #1380

Monday, March 6, 2023

Over 35 years strong and fueled by 1,700 smart, passionate employees across New York state and Vermont, MVP is full of opportunities to grow. We are a nationally recognized, award-winning leader for a reason. The beating heart of our company is a wide range of employees from a diverse set of backgrounds-tech people, numbers people, even people people-working together to make health insurance better. If you are ready to join a thriving, mission-driven company where you can create your own opportunities and make a positive difference-it's time to make a healthy career move to MVP!

There are some positions at MVP where your work may require an onsite or community component. When working in an MVP office and/or in the community on behalf of MVP, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and have received the first booster dose within one month of eligibility.

Full-Time, Exempt

This is a hybrid position.

Job Overview:

FP&A Business Partners at MVP have an active role to play in supporting their functional leadership teams in making informed decisions. In addition to budgeting, forecasting, and analysis, the FP&A partner must have a strategic mindset and desire to be actively engaged with their assigned functional areas. There are four key desired traits: Ability to build strategic engagement.
Ability to develop strategic insight. Ability to communicate effectively (using modern visualization tools).
Ability to embrace change Building strong relationships with stakeholders is fundamental to MVP's FP&A Business Partners, to ensure effective engagement, and secure a seat at the decision-making table. FP&A Business Partners are expected to provide insightful analysis that has relevance and impact, going beyond traditional financial data / reporting. They should look ahead and embody the MVP Way ("be curious"), thinking outside the box. In short, the health insurance market and industry landscape are changing at a rapid pace and FP&A Business partners can play an invaluable role in supporting MVP leaders to achieve success.

Works with the business to understand needs/desires/goals/strategies & problems (and how to help prioritize opportunities for improvement)
Ensures business partner perspective / efforts are grounded in facts and data
Effectively communicates the story behind the numbers in terms business partners understand
Proactively suggests analysis for the Center of Excellence to model
Makes practical recommendations based on analysis
Constructively reviews and refines business partner assumptions
Asks questions that efficiently lead to identification of root cause of problems
Develops practical and acceptable compromises when negotiating
Effectively prioritizes business problems based on urgency and relevance
Clarifies decision trade-offs to internal customers
Discusses financial performance in terms of the financial implications and business activities
Generates multiple options to solve a problem and identifies the most effective solution

Requirements and qualifications:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Required Skills: Advanced MS Excel, PowerPoint and other MS Office Suite skills (Certification Required)
Strong knowledge of GAAP, Financial principles, Advanced Financial modelling skills and Accounting and Financial software programs
Ability to develop a strong understanding of the business
Ability to build partnerships, influence decisions and work in a collaborative style
Takes initiative and executes independently
Demonstrates willingness to change opinion when presented with new or contrary information
Ability to explain and provide context around statistical methodology

Education/ Experience
5 + years of relevant experience
Bachelor BSc or Masters MSc degree in Finance, Economics, Business-related study or Computer Sciences.

Maintains partnerships with:
Data scientists in FP&A Center of Excellence hub
Senior business leaders and functional heads

About MVP
MVP Health Care is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health insurer caring for more than 700,000 members in New York and Vermont. Committed to the complete well-being of our members and the communities we serve, MVP makes health insurance more convenient, more supportive, and more personal. We are powered by the ideas and energy of more than 1,700 diverse, employees from all backgrounds, committed to having a positive impact on the health and wellness of everyone we serve. MVP Health Care is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunity (PDF). We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis, e.g., Pay Transparency (PDF), and the Know your Rights protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Any person with a disability needing special accommodations to the application process, please contact Human Resources at

Please apply and learn more - including how you may become a proud member of our team.

Other details Job Family Finance/Accounting
Pay Type Salary

Keywords: MVP Health Care, Schenectady , Financial Planning & Analysis Business Partner, Accounting, Auditing , Schenectady, New York

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