Aetna Senior Business Analyst in Phoenix, Arizona

Req ID: 42670BR


Aetna Finance is growing in Phoenix! This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the new financial shared services organization. Aetna is in the midst of a finance transformation and opportunities to improve processes and have an influence on the direction of the company abound. This role will focus on analyzing complex processes to resolve issues, increase controls, and improve processes. Process improvement opportunities will range from small desktop solutions to large enterprise changes in partnership with IT. This role will have high visibility across the organization and allow for significant career growth.

Fundamental Components:

This role will be on the front lines for the Shared Services organization. New processes will come into shared services and require a strong analytical and technical skill set. The successful candidate will question accounting, drive process changes to increase the controls, and introduce automation where appropriate. Problematic processes like unsupported reconciliations, manual accounting, data manipulation, functionality gaps in systems, and ineffective manual controls are all examples of some of the tasks that this role could take on. Ideally this candidate would possess a high technical aptitude to not only perform some desktop automation through Excel macros and Access, but understand general database concepts to interact with IT and represent Shared Services in projects.


· Self-motivated with a process improvement mindset· Ability to understand the big picture, but also break that down into smaller actionable steps.· Advanced knowledge of Finance or Accounting· Strong background in business process mapping· Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills· Proven ability to exercise independent judgment and apply sound accounting principles· Understanding of database development and design· Excellent time management skills


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


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Communicating for Impact

Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen

Creating Accountability


Unique opportunity to be part of a high performing accounting team

Career Growth and Advancement Opportunity

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.

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Job Function: Information Technology