VP of Finance

Fargo, ND
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Nov 19, 2018
Job Type
Full Time
The VP of Finance is responsible for strategic leadership and direction for the Finance function at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) and Noridian Mutual Insurance Company (NMIC). This role oversees the overall finance plan, budgeting, tax reporting and accounting practices for the organization.

Essential Functions

  • Directs, leads and oversees staff in accomplishing work objectives within the unit(s). Coaches, motivates, rewards and recognizes the team. Sets clear goals, objectives and performance expectations and holds employees accountable for achieving results.
  • Ensures timely preparation and reporting of all financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, tax returns and reports for regulatory agencies.
  • Interacts with North Dakota Insurance Department and other regulators as needed to ensure understanding of financials.
  • Coordinates with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association as appropriate.
  • Maintain professional, technical knowledge and industry knowledge through continuing education, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.
  • Coordinates with NHS, CoreLink, BCBS of Wyoming and other business partners as appropriate.
  • Ensures leadership and the organization understand Health Risk Based Capital position and provides leadership analysis impact to RBC of strategies and decisions.
  • Oversees and participates in strategic budget planning for the organization. Directs the annual budgeting function to prepare operating and capital budgets to implement the strategic plans.
  • Ensures a system of strong internal controls to safeguard company assets. Enforces accounting standards and regulations and implements accounting policies for new initiatives and transactions.
  • Provides strategic oversight and direction on cash management functions and investment accounting activities for the enterprise.
  • Maintains understanding of the tax laws impacting the organization and works with internal and external resources to develop a tax strategy for the organization.
  • Coordinates materials and presents to the Finance and Investment Committee of the Board of Directors.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills


Analytical Thinking


Relationship Management


Communication (Verbal/Written)


Advisory Skills in Internal Operations


Business Acumen


Education Requirements

Required: Bachelor's

Preferred: Master's

Field(s) of Study: Accounting, Finance, Business or related field.

Experience Requirements

Required: Minimum of 10 Years

Preferred: Minimum of 10 Years

Experience Details: Minimum of 10 years of professional level experience performing in a finance or accounting capacity, of which at least 7 years of supervisory/staff leadership experience is required; thorough knowledge of GAAP, CAS and NAIC accounting principles and payroll/tax laws is required; demonstrated financial analysis, budget analysis, and corporate investment skills are required.

Certification, Licensures & Registration Requirements

Title: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is required

State or Agency: State Board of Accountancy

Active licensure will need to be verified prior to hire or transfer into this position, and incumbent's license will need to remain active and in good standing while employed in the role.

Equivalent combination of education, experience or training determined to be acceptable by Human Resources may be substituted, unless regulated by contract or program standards

Other Information

Job Posting Policy 6.05

New employees with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota will be eligible to apply for positions within their assigned department after successfully completing a 90-day review. For positions outside your department, you must attain a minimum of six months of service before you can apply.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individual with Disabilities, as well as Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity.

For questions, please email careers@bcbsnd.com

This job posting will be closed 12/28/2018 at 8:00AM CST. No further applications will be considered.

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