Aetna Strategic Financial Planner in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 43975BR


Support Aetna's ability to achieve its financial and strategic goals through effective support of financial closing, planning, and forecasting management processes. Assists in the coordination and execution of the Specialty Businesses centralized performance and management processes. This position works closely with Specialty business and finance partners. Responsible for providing analysis, presentations, and other communications within Specialty.

Fundamental Components:

  • Responsible for maintaining and distributing a Finance / Business schedule for all deliverables and review meetings included in the management process; holding team accountable for meeting deliverables and scheduling appropriate business reviews to assist with the preparation of deliverables

  • Responsible for coordinating the Specialty monthly close process, ensuring a an accurate set of financial schedules along with commentary for use in management process

  • Responsible for coordinating the Specialty Businesses management review processes, ensuring an accurate set of financial schedules and commentary to support key management meetings (QBR,MOR,OC, ELT, BOD)

  • Responsible for the Specialty Businesses Forecasting process working closely with Corporate Planning (PPRM) and Institutional Businesses Finance teams to understand timing and required key deliverables

  • Responsible for preparing all Specialty summary level financial reporting and analytics in support of centralized performance and management process; strong Hyperion and analytic skills required, PowerPoint and executive presentation skills a plus

  • Partner with CFOs and P/L owners across Specialty Businesses to gather results and commentary, assist in the identification and resolution of key issues and result drivers

  • Partner with Specialty Businesses Expense Management to help analyze monthly results, quarterly forecasts, and annual operating plan

  • Assist in the management of the Specialty Scorecard process across all businesses

  • Address problems of a short to mid-term nature independently and address longer-term issues with limited supervision

  • Prepares / mocks up of any necessary templates; socializes with key constituents


  • 3-5 years experience in any of the following areas: financial planning & analysis, accounting, business/enterprise strategy, project management, or management consulting

  • Strong Hyperion and MS Excel skills required

  • Experience with MS PowerPoint and executive communication skills suggested

  • Experience developing detailed analysis, presentations, commentary, and support

  • Demonstrated relationship management skills


    The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


    Functional - Finance/Financial analysis - closing, planning, forecasting processes/1-3 Years

    Functional - Planning/Financial/1-3 Years

    Functional - Planning/Strategic/1-3 Years

    Functional - Planning/Business/1-3 Years

    Functional - Project Management/Cross-functional project management/1-3 Years


    Leadership/Collaborating for Results/FOUNDATION

    General Business/Communicating for Impact/ADVANCED

    Finance/Delivering Profit and Performance/FOUNDATION


    Leadership/Creating Accountability/FOUNDATION

    Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/FOUNDATION

    Leadership/Driving Strategic and Organizational Agility/FOUNDATION


    Specialty has 9 unique businesses. This role straddles finance, business, and strategy. Support the management process to run Specialty assisting the Senior Director, strategic planning to support the CFO and SVP of the Business.

    Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

    We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

    Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

    Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

    Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

    Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

Job Function: Planning