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Senior Business Analyst

Req #:  200867
Facility:  Support Centers
Department:  Data Analyst
City:  Downers Grove
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Our Corporate Support & Operations Services are equally committed to advancing Advocate's goal of building lifelong relationships with patients by delivering the best health outcomes and highest level of service through an integrated approach to care and wellness.

What You Will Do:

Analyzes complex financial, business, and operational data in such areas as financial and expense performance, cost-benefit analysis, forecasting, return on investment, and service performance. Analyzes trends in financial and business operations, formulates recommendations for action, and facilitates process improvement initiatives.



  • Prepares financial, business, trend, and operational analyses of products, services, projects, or general business that may include but is not limited to budget analysis, cost benefit analysis, analysis of technology/capital equipment, and vendor services.     
  • Partners with and facilitates discussions with individuals and business areas to understand and prioritize business needs and processes.     
  • Monitors benchmarks and market trends, and prepares financial projections. Plans and assists in implementing process improvement initiatives and installing best business practices.     
  • Creates comparative matrices based on the determination of total cost/benefit analysis. Assists in the development of financial proformas and product/service evaluations.     
  • Utilizes systems and department software to develop, and maintain financial reporting tools to support business decisions, which include but are not limited to reports on savings, return on investment, and compliance. Prepares related reports, graphs, charts, presentations and other documents to support analysis.     
  • Assists in and supports the development of business policies/procedures as needed.     


What You Will Need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field.
  • Typically requires 5 years of experience in financial analysis, cost benefit analysis, and budgeting. 
  •  Demonstrated knowledge of department specific functionality and processes.
  •  Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access) or similar products. Expertise preparing, importing and manipulating information in spreadsheets, databases, and presentations required. 
  •  Strong analytical skills necessary to make sound decisions and recommendations based on data analysis.
  •  Ability to successfully facilitate process improvement activities.
  •  Strong project management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time. 
  •  Excellent organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to coordinate several functions and resources to accomplish objectives. 
  •  Ability to function independently with limited supervision within a broad scope of guidelines and established policies and goals.
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to interact professionally providers, leadership, and other staff.
  •   Develops, implements, and evaluates special projects related to process and operational improvement initiatives, and recommends cost savings/standardization opportunities. 

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.