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UnityPoint Health Director of Financial Planning & Management Reporting in West Des Moines, Iowa

Director of Financial Planning & Management Reporting leads and coordinates structured financial budgeting, forecasting, and long-term planning processes for UnityPoint Health. Partnering with key organizational leaders and business units, position will oversee the creation of financial plans and utilize these plans to provide valuable analytical insights. Success relies on the ability to translate highly complex concepts into financial models and present the outcomes to a variety of audiences. Strong intellectual curiosity and an independent thinking headset are critical traits necessary for this position to successfully mature the function and develop a high performing team. This role will report to the Executive Director of Finance and will have a high-level of visibility across the organization.

Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Leads and coordinates the budgeting, forecasting, and long-term planning processes for UnityPoint Health

  • Responsible for process development of core financial analysis function, including financial modeling

  • Develops insightful suggestions for business investments, cost reduction opportunities, and leads strategic business decisions

  • Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the FP&A function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the infrastructure

  • Partners with key organizational leaders to create robust financial plans, taking operational information and creating valuable analytical insights

  • Works closely with operational, financial, and strategic planning leaders on forecast updates, strategic planning, and operational execution

  • Responsible for managing the process and timeline for the budgeting and planning cycles for the System and business units

  • Prepares presentations for the Board of Directors and senior leadership team with insights and targeted actions

  • Maintains a strong focus on process improvement opportunities to increase the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the function

  • Works directly with Executive Director to exercise the overall vision and goals of the department

Leadership and People Development

  • Responsible for building a high performing team of professionals to appropriately carry out the vision and design of the FP&A function

  • Maintain independent thinking and be self-motivated to create long-term and sustainable organizational vitality through effective leadership decisions

  • Builds relationships and influences financial resources not under direct reporting relationships (i.e. subsidiary employees) to effectively manage organizational planning timelines and output

  • Develops internal talent in a consistent manner to build a team of methodical and self-motivated analysts with superior financial intellect

  • Directs the supervision of staff, including training, process and procedures, and performance management

  • Motivates and mentors team to achieve a high quality, efficient, and effective function

  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining staff work assignments and accountabilities

  • Ensures metrics and goals are executed

Management Reporting

  • Directs internal reporting processes, consolidations, eliminations and all related procedures and controls

  • Develops and manages standardized productivity reporting using a data driven focus that emphasizes efficient and effective use of resources and provides insights into variances from benchmark levels

  • Designs reporting to effectively drive performance, venturing away from standard profit and loss based financial reports toward focused reports allowing analytical insights into key areas of performance

  • Develops capital reporting to effectively support appropriate decisions

  • Drives continuous improvement around transparency, timeliness, and accuracy of reporting

  • Regularly reports the status and impact of key initiatives and works closely with the Strategic Planning group to monitor the financial impact of business strategy decision making


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


  • Minimum 10 years of experience in financial planning, budgeting, analytics, and accounting related fields

  • Minimum five years of experience managing direct reports

  • At least two years of experience in key leadership roles, overseeing major functions and processes beyond entry level management

  • Proven ability to influence and partner without direct reporting relationships

  • Proven ability to effectively develop a high performing team of professionals


  • Unparalleled level of intellectual curiosity and desire to challenge the status quo

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and ability to tell stories with data

  • Analytical, inquisitive, and pragmatic headset, with a keen eye toward data and imaginative solutions

  • Excellent business and financial acumen with exceptional strategic thinking abilities

  • Strong relationship management skills

  • Effective change agent and ability to excel and lead through change effectively

  • Ability to lead and coordinate projects with multiple milestones and several internal and external constituents

Requisition ID: 2020-80783

Street: 1776 West Lakes Pkwy

Name: 9010 Administration

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Days

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