Surgical Care Affiliates

Finance Associate

Job Locations US-AL-Birmingham
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Today, SCA Health has grown to 11,000 teammates who care for 1 million patients each year and support physician specialists holistically in many aspects of patient care. Together, our teammates create value in specialty care by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering on the quadruple aim of high-quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care.


As part of Optum, we participate in an integrated care delivery system that enables us to support our partners as they navigate a complex healthcare environment, Only SCA Health has a dynamic group of physician-driven, specialty care businesses that allows us to customize solutions, no matter the need or challenge:

  • We connect patients to physicians in new and differentiated ways as part of Optum and with our new Specialty Management Solutions business.
  • We have pioneered a physician-led, multi-site model of practice solutions that restores physician agency by aligning incentives to support growth and transition to value-based care.
  • We lead the industry in value-based payment solutions through our Global 1 bundled payment convener, that provides easy predictable billing to patients.
  • We help physicians address everything beyond surgical procedures, including anesthesia and ancillary service lines.


The new SCA Health represents who we are today and where we are going—and the growing career opportunities for YOU.

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

Reporting to the Senior Director of Financial Operations, this role is responsible for providing analytical support to the Finance and Operations teams within the Optum Specialty Practice (“OSP”) group. This role will be responsible for maintaining and creating standard monthly operational and financial reports, analyses, and physician compensation calculations for various physician practice models, along with ad hoc requests and special projects, as needed. The Finance Associate position has exposure to multiple departments across SCA Health and can be a launching pad to a career within Operations, Finance, or Corporate Development.


OSP partners with specialty physician groups to support their migration into value-based healthcare as part of the OptumCare team. OSP partners to provide practice management and clinical performance support, referral and payer alignment, data analytics, and strategic capital while the practices themselves provide physician leadership, market knowledge and clinical excellence to create market-leading specialty care delivery systems. OSP is responsible for delivering high-value specialty care networks that overlay and integrate with SCA, OptumCare Care Delivery Organizations (CDOs), and other OptumCare partner


Responsibility Description:

Partner with Operations, Accounting, and Finance leaders to support OSP’s specialty physician alignment strategy

  • Analyze monthly results and provide analysis on key variances to budget, forecast, and prior periods
  • Perform analytics to support the Financial Operations team, and identify business implications of analysis
  • Generate standard monthly operating/financial reports
  • Complete annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting
  • Build presentations for monthly operating reviews and Board meetings
  • Build financial models for transactions, business impact analysis, and capital planning
  • Complete physician compensation calculations and maintain associated systems and workflows
  • Work with IT team to build out data warehouse and create on-demand reporting tools (Tableau, PowerBI, etc)
  • Complete multiple ad hoc analyses and special projects


  • Qualified candidate will be highly analytical, a critical thinker, intellectually curious, with decision making skills and desire to work in a startup-like environment
  • Proficient to expert level skillset using Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, PowerBI, Access, and Sharepoint).
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, proactively managing multiple stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills - ability to use discretion, prioritize, maintain attention to detail and recognize time constraints.
  • At least 3 years of experience working in healthcare finance, analytics, or operations
  • Bachelor’s or degree in business field required – Finance/Economics/Accounting/Health Care Administration
  • Master’s degree or certification (CFA, CPA, CMA) is desirable but not required
  • Healthcare and large multi-site medical group experience is preferred
  • Experience with physician compensation is highly desirable
  • Experience with medical group budgeting and forecasting is highly desirable
  • Must be able to travel to locations nationally (Travel 10%)
  • Relocation assistance and visa sponsorship are not offered for this role


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