University of Utah Health Financial Planning Analyst, Senior in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position is responsible for developing long-term goals and strategic objectives for an organization. Identifies, analyzes, and monitors issues that affect profitability, growth, and productivity. May also be responsible for recommending financial and non-financial strategic alternatives and developing and maintaining operational plans.

This position does not provide patient care.


Essential Functions

  • Member of the Financial Planning team, provides insight and feedback to ensure our team is focused on what is most important and finding creative solutions to problems.

  • Supports the Hospital & Clinics annual capital and operations planning cycle.

  • As needed provides financial support on pro forma analysis to help inform the financial impact of decisions. Could be for a piece of equipment, a renovation of existing space, new service, etc.

  • Works with budget owners to understand variances between budget and actual and helps to create action plans and remediation as needed.

  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

  • Helps to support our planning system (SAP EPM 10.1 for the Microsoft Platform).

  • Previous experience in a corporate budget/planning function is helpful as well as previous experience in the Healthcare Industry, preferably in an Academic Health Center.

  • Performs a variety of tasks.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, database systems, VBA, SQL, etc.

  • Strong critical thinking and analysis, with firm attention to detail and skill in synthesizing information in a concise manner

  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in office software products

  • Strong analytical, database and spreadsheet skills

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills

  • Flexible, action-oriented team player

  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Self-motivated and engaged in the work. Work is performed with little direct supervision.

  • Ability to communicate written and verbally. Able to effectively work with various populations from Executives, Senior Leaders, Management, and staff.

  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Understand complex financial transactions and able to explain in plain English the impact of such transactions.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration or equivalency.

  • Five years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Qualifications (Preferred):


  • Master’s degree in a related field may be preferred.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This is a sedentary position that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

Requisition Number 25676

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule 8 am - 5 pm

Location Name Business Services Building

Patient Care? No


State UT


Category Accounting/Finance

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.