Results-oriented Financial Analyst and Consultant with extensive experience in accounting, healthcare, and health insurance settings. A quick learner with keen attention to detail and a consistent track record of identifying process improvements to drive quality, accuracy, and efficiency. Accounting
Expert in GAAP Principles
General Ledger Journal Entries
Expense and Revenue Analysis
Research and Data Analysis
Benefit Coding and Interpretation
Benefits and Payroll Administration
Training and Development
Financial Analyst, 01/2015 to Current
Penn State Health - Hershey, PA
Coordinate human resources, payroll, and resource allocation for multi-hospital health system. Advise leadership team on financial decisions for the research department and individual research studies. Review processes and provide recommendations on improving efficiency and accuracy. Guide researchers on hiring practices, salary ranges, and position request forms. Close budget accounts yearly
Report financial status for all departmental budgets monthly Monitor daily expenditures
Developed and implemented processes to increase accuracy and efficiency of salary recording, leading to improved budgeting for the lab.
Obtained additional financial assistance from the institution to allow the department to retain highly- successful physicians.
Created a new GL account setup process for internal grants. Saved the department $4,000 annually by leading a project to transition an employee. Positions of Increasing Responsibility, 09/1994 to 03/2014 Highmark, Inc. - Camp Hill, PA
Prepared monthly and year-end closing statements, financial documents, and invoices. Created daily inventory reports and monitored the dashboard to effectively manage inventory turnaround times.
Facilitated staff meetings for a team of approximately 200 to communicate corporate directives. Supervised, developed, and delegated tasks to employees. Oversaw regulatory and strategic initiatives to ensure accuracy of medical claims. Investigated and analyzed inadequate requirements to improve timeliness of reports to customers. Key Contributions:
Oversaw a number of major projects related to but not limited to: Healthcare reform, including women's preventative health and total maximum out-of-pocket expenses Corporate initiatives
Facilitated on-site staff trainings and developed processes and procedures to increase accuracy to 95%. Collaborated cross-functionally on group benefits loading to increase efficiency by 50%. Bachelor of Arts: Accounting
Lebanon Valley College
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)