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Kaiser Permanente Director Finance - Corporate Planning in Oakland, California

Provides strategic direction of department in support of strategic finance initiatives and goals. Leads and manages complex finance projects, working collaboratively with leaders. Directs all efforts to ensure highest customer/sponsor satisfaction.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serves as an expert consultant to executive leadership on major and highly complex healthcare issues with strategic importance. Provides leadership and direction for the department in accordance with the overall strategic direction of Finance. Communicates information strategically, delivering results-oriented messages.

  • Actively monitors operational and financial performance to anticipate and meet the needs of leadership. Drives for changes in work products and processes that will improve departmental efficiencies and effectiveness. Applies thorough understanding of key business processes to effectively anticipate and address the longer-term implications of decisions/actions. Manages all steps of major projects or processes and adjusts planned approach as required.

  • Fosters a positive and proactive work environment, emphasizing respect for individuals, high standards of quality, customer service, innovation and team work. Fosters strong results orientation within department by motivating staff and holding them accountable to meeting customer needs and organizational goals.

  • Facilitates the ongoing learning, well-being, professional satisfaction and development of staff through training, work assignments, increased responsibility/autonomy and mentoring. Facilitates the ongoing learning, well-being, professional satisfaction and development of staff through training, work assignments, increased responsibility/autonomy and mentoring.

  • Partners with local and regional leadership to find new ways to enhance financial products and services. Understands interrelationships among systems and process across functional areas to redesign process, improve efficiency, and ensure optimal results.

  • Identifies and communicates opportunities for change to improve performance.

  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum eight (8) years of directly related financial experience with analytically challenging projects.

  • Minimum three (3) years of general management experience.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics or other related field required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge in one or more of the following: accounting, finance, quantitative analysis, financial analysis, healthcare economics, information systems, organizational development, health care delivery systems, project management or new business development.

  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations related to the healthcare industry.

  • Excellent communications, presentation and interpersonal skills.

  • Able to manage through influence and collaboration.

  • Excellent skills in complex analytic problem solving, strategic planning, program development, project management, change management and group process.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in staff development, team building, conflict resolution and group interaction.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft office (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA or Master’s degree highly preferred

  • Expertise in resource allocation, budgeting, and forecasting

  • Data oriented and comfortable using data to support business recommendations

  • Ability to provide executive level summary for complex, detailed analyses

  • Flexible and adaptable, able to function and lead others through ambiguity

  • HealthCare Finance experience highly preferred


TITLE: Director Finance - Corporate Planning

LOCATION: Oakland, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.