Associate Director – Optum Global Contract Interpretation and Audit

Dublin, Co. Dublin
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At UnitedHealth Group and Optum, we want to make healthcare work better for everyone. This depends on hiring the best and brightest. With a thriving ecosystem of investment and innovation, our business in Ireland is constantly growing to support the healthcare needs of the future.

Our teams are at the forefront of building and adapting the latest technologies to propel healthcare forward in a way that better serves everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, we use the most advanced development tools, AI, data science and innovative approaches to make the healthcare system work better for everyone. Join us and do your life’s best work.℠

OptumRx, the fast-growing part of UnitedHealth Group, is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business. Our teams are dedicated to modernizing the health care system and improving the lives of people and communities.

Serving virtually every dimension of the health system, we work with a diverse set of clients across 150 countries – from those who diagnose and treat patients to those who pay for care, deliver health services, and those who supply the cures. Optum maintains operations across North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Our innovative partnerships provide technology and tools that enable unprecedented collaboration and efficiency. As a result, we can tap into valuable health care data to uncover insights and develop strategies for better care at lower costs.

Here at Optum, part of United Health Group we’ll put you in the driver’s seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It’s the opportunity to do your life’s best work.

Careers with Optum offer hybrid work arrangements and individuals who live in the Republic of Ireland will have the opportunity to regularly work from home (remote). Here at Optum we use the office space to promote community, enhance collaboration and foster innovation.

Primary Responsibilities: 

This role is a key position on the Optum Global Contract Interpretation Team who would support daily activities within the team and would lead the Puerto Rico audit division of the team that prepares audits of client agreements against underwriting documents. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Manage and develop a team of 4 analysts and 1 supervisor 
  • Complete weekly quality reviews of audits completed by the team to ensure accuracy 
  • Prepare and own weekly and monthly reporting to share information with leadership, external teams, and to support SOX control
  • Establish and orchestrate the workflow for the overlapping tasks between the core Contract Interpretation Team and the Puerto Rico Audit group
  • Support SOX control and ensure compliance, monitor scope documents and transactions, and coordinate with internal and external audit as needed to demonstrate work completed 
  • Represent team and act as team liaison for calls and messaging involving upstream and downstream teams and assist in escalating items as needed 
  • Expand and improve documentation as processes evolve, and build out new processes with related teams as necessary 
  • Complete ad hoc assignments and research as needed 

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in. 

Ideal Background: 

An individual will be most successful in this role if they have prior experience in healthcare accounting or finance or analytics, or in a fast paced, yet detail oriented role. A candidate with attention to detail, great time management, excellent communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills will be best suited for this role. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or business
  • Proven hands-on relevant progressive experience 
  • Intermediate or advanced level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Demonstrated high attention to detail including ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
  • Proven ability to collaborate and influence within a matrixed environment

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Healthcare industry experience
  • Auditing experience
  • Pharmacy Benefit Manager network pricing or rebate experience 
  • Proven to be comfortable reviewing contracts
  • Proven high degree of initiative and self-motivation
  • Public Accounting

Careers with Optum. Here’s the idea. We built an entire organisation around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world’s large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life’s best work.℠

All telecommuters will be required to adhere to the Optum Ireland Telecommuter Policy.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Important Dates
Posted on
01 February, 2024