Decision Support Job Description

Decision Support Job Description

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Decision support provides analytical and technical support regarding cost accounting analysis, budgeting analysis, clinical utilization analysis, and financial planning analysis.

Decision Support Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Abnormals identification & reporting
Working with regional Tax teams to assist with their regional decision support functions
Working with business unit finance teams regarding their business' tax implications and forecasting of taxable income
Determining a strategic direction of the function and resourcing requirements, ensuring consistency with the broader strategy of the Financial Management Group (FMG)
Ongoing process improvement ,including involvement in an ongoing focus on tax technology initiatives
Monthly P&L Analysis and Scorecard Reporting
Cost system maintenance& Cost Audit
Normals & Machine rate development
NPI support including future cost, should cost and alternative analyses
Automate and/or work with the MIG Development team to reduce/improve manual reporting processes and optimize existing reports

Decision Support Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Decision Support

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, PMP, CHFP, ACCA, CIMA, CMA, EPIC, BI, MCSA, HCP

Education for Decision Support

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the decision support job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Business, Mathematics, Economics, Business/Administration, Computer, Information Science, Healthcare

Skills for Decision Support

Desired skills for decision support include:

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
FASB and SEC requirements
Tax reporting and accounting practices and International Financial Reporting
Excel
Common business and cost drivers
Deep-dive analysis
Experience with the analysis and reporting of financial and operational data
Financial statement analysis
SQL
Information Technology practices

Desired experience for decision support includes:

Customer oriented, patient and helpful demeanor
A minimum 3 years' experience in a Product Control and/or Finance MI reporting role
Experience with BI/reporting tools such as Business Objects desirable
Pro-active, motivated with the ability to operate with urgency while prioritising work accordingly
A calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressurised environment
Managing relationships driving and embedding a continuous improvement culture

Decision Support Examples

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Decision Support Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of decision support. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for decision support
  • Drive an appropriate review & feedback process, including business and functional partners, to effectively capture initiative risks, issues and associated mitigating strategies
  • Lead small scale projects/ workstreams, including opportunities for continuous improvement in the project approval process
  • Assist Business to achieve target for the year Sales and OP1 with close monitoring of the PNL performance
  • Coordinate information gathering for key business cycles, such as month- and quarter- end, Executive Leadership and Global Management Committee meetings, quarterly- and annual-budget reviews and strategic planning
  • Maintain key reports, contracts, and files and update accordingly
  • Assist executive in establishing organization's goals and objectives by coordinating or preparing analyses of administrative and/or operational needs
  • Compile information for the timely preparation of reports and distribute to appropriate individuals within established timelines
  • Designs and updates report formats that are easily read and understood by internal and external customers
  • Consulting/Relationships] Partner with marketing leaders to provide analytic input to decisions and evaluation of marketing effectiveness
  • Analysis/Interpretation] Serve as a local point of contact and support for resort teams for analysis of marketing offers and programs
Qualifications for decision support
  • At least 3 years experience in retail buying or planning
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance & Accounting or ACCA
  • Must possess positive working attitude and take initiative
  • Supports joint exercise program with planning, designing, preparation, & execution
  • Assistant for scenario development and road-to crisis preparation
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and an ability to work well in a joint team environment with well-defined roles
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a decision support. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for decision support
  • Test Strategy/Interpretation]Identify opportunities for testing in direct marketing and construct test strategies
  • Innovation/Consistency]Recognize similarities in marketing issues and utilize standard approaches for addressing common questions, ensuring consistent approaches are utilized company-wide
  • SOX/SOC/Internal Controls
  • Support the Overhead Controller by planning analyzing and reviewing Nestrade’s overhead costs
  • Performs period end closing activities ensuring high quality output by ensuring a proper systems setup (allocation rules, CO-PA derivation rules) and regular financial controls for P&L and Balance Sheet
  • Integrate with other Nestrade functions
  • Participate in the establishment of the budget and the dynamic forecast planning cycles across the businesses
  • This individual ensures that these multiple, disparate systems and processes for ever-changing federal and state requirements for submission of full encounter data
  • The person in this role is responsible for developing and maintaining key relationships with Program Office, National Medicare and Medicaid Finance and other Finance functions, Delivery System, Permanente Federation, MSSA leadership, CMS all federal and regulators, and PMG leadership from all regions as it pertains to information management, system development, analytics and other key business initiatives
  • Prepare and publish reports to stakeholders in EUSS to show unit costing progress, actual costs vs budget, T&E budget usage
Qualifications for decision support
  • ACCA/CIMA
  • 4 year degree in Accounting or equivalent or 4 year Non-accounting degree with a minimum of 18 hours accounting coursework
  • 2 to 4 years of experience and exposure to full lifecycle of application development, database design, and implementation
  • University degree either in Economics/Finance/Business Administration
  • SAP user knowledge in FI and CO modules
  • International accounting and reporting standards desired (NAS/IFRS)
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a decision support. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for decision support
  • Apply knowledge of the capital markets industry to recognize opportunities and develop business-aligned recommendations for revenue generation and cost savings in collaboration with GIG leadership / the RBCCM COO’s team, the Businesses, and Functions
  • Regularly report progress of work stream status, milestones, achievements, and risks / issues in both formal and informal settings
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to the team’s Associate(s)
  • Corporate reporting - data collection, valuation and calculation
  • Calculation of various reserves and accruals for actual reporting and planning purposes
  • Active participation in planning process through preparation of planning calendar, control over adherence to it, consolidation and validation of provided budgets, submittion of the approved plans to HQ
  • Preparation of quarterly adjustments for Balance Sheet and their posting
  • Calculation of Cash Flow for planning purposes, analysis of the planned vs actual
  • Preparation of various presentations for management
  • Bachelor's degree plus 5 years of experience within a large hospital or integrated healthcare delivery system, including 2 years of report writing experience
Qualifications for decision support
  • Result focus with attention to process details
  • Ability to network in an organization with multi-cultural / cross-team environment
  • Upper-intermediate/fluent English (spoken and written)
  • In-depth, broad working knowledge of department activities (including laws and regulations if applicable)
  • Proven strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Strong Access skills preferred) with database design and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent presentation skills utilizing most current tools including dashboard presentations for diverse audiences, Senior Management or Board of Directors
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Decision Support Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of decision support. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for decision support
  • Work will often require flexibility and meeting tight deadlines
  • Able to communicate with many different customers and seek solution to move the organization forward
  • Manage the daily and weekly and other routine reporting for the GFB brands
  • Following guidance from the Decision Support Manager carrying out the day to day accounting duties to provide reports, forecasts and guidance to the Brand Controller
  • Part qualified or studying towards ACCA, CIMA or ACA qualification
  • Responsible for providing requested management data to the organization and for identifying areas for analysis
  • Manages the data warehouse and efficient production of various reports, including dashboard reports with key performance indicators
  • Assists in business analysis as requested by management to identify areas for financial and operational performance improvement
  • Coordinates report standardization and development of user-friendly reporting tools
  • Design and develop reporting tools and data management routines that populate centralized datasets used for reporting based on functional specifications
Qualifications for decision support
  • Innovation pipeline management
  • Management of regional financial planning (management accounts, expenditure approval, ) and liaison with regional Finance stakeholders
  • BBA required
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in FP&A or Audit
  • Knowledge of SAP a major plus
  • FP&A experience and strong analytical background required
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of decision support. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for decision support
  • Analyze business requirements for key performance indicators
  • Create system designs, applying industry standard system analysis and design practices for system feature enhancements/additions and bug fixes
  • Modify and create application code and database code, applying industry standard system development practices
  • Troubleshoot and determine resolutions to system issues and bugs
  • Provide work estimates, communication and updates for Release Planning, Sprint Planning and Daily Scrum as assigned by to implement system feature enhancements/additions and bug fixes
  • Provide full transparency on main business KPI’s across the Ice Cream factories via the production of daily, weekly, monthly, yearly financial reports to both local management
  • Support the Factory Finance teams with Factory special projects requests, ad hoc requests and audit requests when relates to gather financial information effectively and forms data into meaningful reports
  • Promote Decision Support processes efficiency with the best usage of Decision Support related Information Systems (GLOBE, SAP CO-PA, AMS BW, Essbase) across the company providing accurate, timely and automate Management Reports
  • Identify and implement process improvement, including to promote standardization of Reporting’s and activities to gain process efficiency
  • Establish and develop a team to ensure the delivery of the above and long term success of the team
Qualifications for decision support
  • Experience building teams
  • Minimum ten (10) years of progressive management and leadership experience in financial planning and performance management, the development and/or support of decision making and governance processes
  • Significant travel to operating units to engage stakeholders is expected
  • Significant knowledge in encounter data submissions and regulatory requirements for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Leadership experience working with regulatory agencies and their contract auditors
  • Significant knowledge in emerging technologies such as cloud computing, complex data cube and analytical environments

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