Our government human services sector (GHSC), with offices in Atlanta, Minneapolis, Phoenix, and the District of Columbia, specializes in providing administrative, clinical, financial, policy, and programmatic consulting services to federal, state and county governments. Because we deliver customized solutions to our clients, we also offer employees the freedom to create personalized roles and careers. Mercer GHSC fosters an intellectual community with a collaborative culture.
The Financial Consultant will lead and manage accurate and timely data and financial analysis on large and complex state managed health and welfare capitation projects. The Financial Consultant will be the financial expert for projects and proposals, as well as the mentor for more junior financial/actuarial staff and oversee their basic work.
To fulfill this role, the Financial Consultant will:
Project manager of the Government division’s projects related to government sponsored health and welfare programs. After a project is sold to the client, the Government Consultant works with the lead client manager to initiate the project. This includes meeting with the client and clearly defining the scope, timelines and deliverable of the project as well as develop and propose essential project documents, including the budget and work plans
Provide/lead detailed financial analyses and communicate the results for small- to large-scale projects.
Ensure project team is within budget, on time and producing work consistent with the scope. Coordinate tasks with specialists on the project team, keep the client leader informed on the project, ensure regular team meetings and maintain project documents. As the project team leader, may produce documents stating project results, including reports, charts, analyses, etc
Provide updates to the client team, gather additional information, coordinate data requests and advise client team on interim analyses. In conjunction with the client manager, may present project results to client
Work on multiple projects with multiple clients simultaneously. In this position, will also work with peers who are specialist to coordinate the specialist’s contribution to the project
May directly supervise junior staff members and frequently provide supervisory feedback, training and mentoring to junior staff that have a project reporting relationship with them. People management responsibilities include: assign, direct, and evaluate work; conduct performance evaluations, progressive counseling and career development discussions; ensure appropriate orientation and on-going education/training; provide critical input regarding hiring and firing employees; promotion, salary and bonus actions
Involved in the selling process with the senior client leader. Drive the request for proposal (RFP) process. Develop project approach and budgets. Work with internal marketing team and write up RFP response
Keep self current on Health Policy environment and considers the implication of policy, law, political, etc. changes impact client and client’s programs
Develop intellectual capital; lead or participate in the development of tools or processes that can be leveraged for multiple clients.
To be considered for this opportunity, we require:
Minimum 7 year’s financial analysis experience required
Strong analytical and mathematical skills; strong command of Excel
Excellent interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a demanding work environment
Strong critical thinking and analytical problem-solving skills
Ability to work independently and on a team
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. If you thrive on challenge, are passionate about ideas, love solving problems and truly enjoy connecting with people, we encourage you to explore the hundreds of job opportunities available through Mercer. Our core strengths place Mercer in a unique position to help our clients achieve the extraordinary – and extraordinary results require extraordinary people. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital.
Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients.