Financial Specialist, Principal

Company Name:
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Medicaid is currently seeking a Financial Specialist Prinicpal for our Bureau of Financial Operations in Boise. This position will support Medicaids commitment to long term management of its financial operations. We are looking for a candidate to perform complex financial analysis with strong critical thinking skills utilizing a variety of reporting tools to summarize data for management decision making. This position also involves exploring best financial business practices and using strong oral and written communication skills in responding to inquiries.
We are seeking candidates with experience researching and analyzing documents to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and accounting principles. Applicants who have experience conducting meetings that may be controversial, adversarial or confidential in nature are encouraged to apply. This position will interact with individuals outside the agency to explain financial business practices.
Responsibilities:
Coordinate reimbursement policy development for the Medicaid Division
Supervise staff working in the Divisions Office or Reimbursement; hire, train and evaluate
Prepare complex financial analysis, provide recommendations regarding current and projected policy changes by assembling and summarizing data; preparing management reports; making presentations of findings, analyses, and recommendations.
Monitor the Divisions auditing and actuary contractor for performance, communicate requests for information, and make contracting recommendations
Manage the development and implementation of new reimbursement policies and ensure appropriate procedures and process requirements are in compliance with federal and state laws and rules
Ensure reimbursement rates and methodologies are in compliance with applicable federal and state laws
Collaborate with other program policy areas and operations to ensure that reimbursement is aligned with service delivery objectives
Minimum Qualifications:
Good knowledge of accounting principles and practices
Good knowledge of supervisory practices
Experience using personal computers to develop, analyze, and report on financial data
Experience monitoring/reviewing internal financial controls
Experience resolving technical accounting, auditing, or budgeting problems
Experience preparing financial documents for management review
Experience analyzing financial activities and recommending or implementing management actions
Additional Qualifications: Are not required; however, having the minimum qualifications and the education and/or experience below will increase your score.
Experience in business operations working with computer systems and setting reimbursement rates.
Considerable knowledge of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and other insurance payers, compliance, reimbursement, and medical coding practices.
Advanced skills in all Microsoft Office Suite products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Experience planning and implementing projects including coordinating the development of project scope, goals, work plans, timelines, implementation strategies, and measurement processes/methods for assessing progress toward goals and project outcomes.
Experience interpreting and explaining specialized or complex material into information usable by the public.
Apply online by 6-27-14 at https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/stateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=04244006735, or by visiting www.dhr.idaho.gov (Announcement #04244006735).
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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