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UnitedHealth Group Accounting Operations Analyst (Disbursements) - Eden Prairie, MN or Telecommute in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

We are currently recruiting for an Accounting Operations Analyst to join our team. This role resides within the Accounting department of OptumRx, the pharmacy benefit management division of UnitedHealth Group and supports the rebate disbursements function. (Rebates from the pharmaceutical industry comprise a substantial portion of the segment's multi-billion dollar annual revenue.) This role will require contract interpretation, analysis and understanding of large sets of data, and managing multiple client portfolios from set up, maintenance and payment initiation through termination. It will require high attention to detail, problem solving skills, and an innovative mind-set to research, analyze, and articulate findings and propose solutions. Though no direct staff oversight is involved, being able to work collaboratively within a matrix environment to achieve the various initiatives of the finance community will be critical.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Understand and interpret contract terms including exclusions

  • Analyze and understand large data sets; summarize and present findings in executive leadership level format

  • Audit client set up and assist in setting up clients with custom formularies for rebates

  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis and investigate issues providing explanations and interpretation for stakeholders

  • Manage client portfolio from set up, maintenance and payment initiation through termination

  • Extract, consolidate, and map data obtained from various systems and sources

  • Prepare account fluctuation analysis and provide business drivers to Management

  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis and investigate issues providing explanations and interpretation; able to understand and read data trends

  • Communicate efficiently in client facing environments and approach role with a customer service focus; has a level of self-confidence as to understand the definitions of the role and enforce the boundaries of our scope of work

  • Able to effectively manage multiple tasks, works wells in a fast-paced environment

  • Collaborate with other departments and divisions, including Forecasting, Pricing, Industry Relations, Client Management, and Regulatory Reporting

  • Develop innovative approaches for improvement in efficiency and effectiveness

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors with concentration in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field or related work experience

  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel

  • Anticipates customer needs and proactively develops solutions to meet them

  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of Accounting, Finance, transaction analysis or related experience

  • Financial analysis experience

  • Pharmaceutical, healthcare, or insurance experience

  • Experience working with databases to load data, run queries, and perform reporting

  • Customer service experience

  • Experience working with large sets of data

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.