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UnityPoint Health Manager Decision Support/Strategic Financial Analyst in Des Moines, Iowa

Oversees affiliate’s utilization of hospital decision support systems and preparation of financial analyses in support of major strategic and planning issues. Ensures local Finance team liaisons with members of the Management Team to provide education and promote understanding and accuracy of budgeting and costing functions. Identifies and implements improvements to the budgeting and cost accounting process. Oversees other local (affiliate) Finance functions for the hospital.

  • Manages the preparation of annual hospital operating and capital budgets, ensuring budget system readiness, Management Team review and editing, and progress to local and corporate budget targets.

  • Oversees monthly budget performance reporting to Management Team, including flexing of operating results. Oversees patient costing and regular profitability reporting of hospital activity. Directs staff maintenance of costing and flexing inputs, including RVUs, cost types and categories.

  • Oversees preparation and communication of business analyses and proformas related to strategic initiatives, new programs and business plans; includes but not limited to sustainability initiatives, co-management valuation submissions and metric results, and ACO FND participation and support.

Minimum Requirements

Preferred or Specialized


B.S. or B.A. degree with major in Accounting or CPA.

MBA is preferred


Minimum of five years progressive accounting experience required.

Previous hospital health care experience, budgeting and cost accounting preferred.


Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.


Knowledge of spreadsheets and computer-based applications required.

Familiarity with hospital reimbursement and gaap desired.


Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Strong team and project management skills, interpersonal skills and communications skills.

Requisition ID: 2021-86877

Street: 1111 Woodland Ave

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Mon-Fri 8-5pm - full time

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