Apply now »

Finance Services Program Manager III

Job Category:  Accounting/Finance
Department:  Finance Services

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90017

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition ID:  10113

Salary Range:  $102,183.00 (Min.) - $132,838.00 (Mid.) - $163,492.00 (Max.)


Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.

Mission: L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

Job Summary

The Program Manager III oversee financial operations related to Medi-Cal, Medicare, LA Care Covered (LACC) and  Personal Assistance Services Council (PASC) programs, which includes but is not limited to CALAIM Programs, Proposition 56, directed payments and intergovernmental transfers.  

The position implements work scope, oversees funding, provides program/project planning, and administration. Develops related operational policies and procedures. The Program Manager III   represents program activities and maintains responsibility for the appropriate use of program funds within the parameters of the contract.

Oversees and administers all facets of the day-to-day operations of the various programs and activities related to the position.   Acts as a  Subject Matter Expert, serves as a resource and mentor for other staff. 


Define strategic long-term and short-term program objectives supporting business mission.  Plans, develops, and implements strategies for identifying and generating funding and/or resource opportunities for program activities, Decide on suitable strategies and objectives.

Responsible for partnering across the finance organization, ensuring/maintaining a strong control environment, creating/analyzing financial performance, leading forecasting/planning, and active engagement/communication with management.

Lead the creation of the program management plan. Establish policies and procedures governing program execution and accountability.  Support financial reporting/close processes, planning, analysis, and cost accounting activity for LA Care operations.

Lead and oversee that programs are on schedule, within stated budgets and functioning smoothly.  Deliver accurate and clear financial results and financial comparisons at period end.

Oversee cross-project activities and ensure the programs achieve their goals.  Formulate, organize and monitor inter-connected projects.  Develop and control deadlines and activities.  Responsible for the monitoring and evaluating key performance indicators (KPI) and return on investment (ROI).  Support cost accounting activities  and collaboration with other stakeholders as necessary.

Partner with Finance Planning & Analysis (FP&A) during the financial forecasting and planning processes, including all expense and balance sheet aspects.

Manage and/or conduct analysis of financial performance and communication of results and maintain active engagement/partnership with management in improving financial performance.

Provide business partnering, financial reporting, and decision support to the senior and executive leadership team and maintain integration of the finance function in supporting business activities and the establishment/execution of the strategic direction.

Lead in resolving projects’ higher scope issues..  Apply change, risk and resource management  Evaluate and oversee the  program performance and maximize return on investment (ROI).  Analyze and interpret financial performance and make recommendations concerning resource allocations and operations to maximize financial results; establish targets as necessary.

Duties Continued

Designs, establishes, and maintains staffing and an organizational structure to effectively accomplish the program/project function.  Recommends to senior leaders on hiring, training and performance improvement.  Provide guidance to mid-level management, direct reports and indirect reports. Partner with stakeholders to drive program initiatives improving operating performance such as yield improvements and labor efficiency, balance sheet optimization, and total cost reductions

Partner with  finance teams, FP&A, and senior leadership to drive harmonization and implementation of financial practices, policies, and/or changes across the network.

Directs all phases of programs from inception through completion.  Set priorities and milestones for individual projects and team initiatives within the program. Support the implementation/maintain internal control procedures, policies, and practices to ascertain proper custody of LA Care assets as well as sound, accurate and timely financial reporting.

Ensure that LA Care’s financial activities follow corporate policies, good accounting practices, procedures and regulations established by federal and local laws.

Applies subject expertise in evaluating business operations and processes. Identifies areas where technical solutions would improve business performance. Consults across business operations, providing mentorship, and contributing specialized knowledge. Ensures that the facts and details are correct so that the project’s/program's deliverable  meets the needs of the department, organization and legislation's policies, standards, and best practices. Provides training, recommends process improvements, and mentors junior level staff, department interns, etc. as needed.

Perform other duties as assigned. 

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting or Related Field
In lieu of degree, equivalent education and/or experience may be considered.

Education Preferred

Master's Degree in Finance or Accounting or Related Field


At least 5 years of experience in finance or program management.

Proven track record of successfully managing and executing large-scale financial projects/ programs.

3 years of experience in healthcare finance or related roles with a strong emphasis on Medi-Cal, Medicare or Covered CA
Experience and knowledge in any of the following programs:  CALAIM, Proposition 56, Public Hospital Directed Payments (PHDP), Enhanced Payment Program (EPP), Quality Incentive Pool (QIP), Long Term Care (LTC),  District Hospital Directed Payments (DHDP), Ground Emergency Medical Transportation (GEMT), Public Provider Ground Emergency Medical Transportation (PP-GEMT), • Traditional Rate Range IGT (RR-IGT)



Ability to lead with proven track record of successfully managing and executing large-scale financial projects.

Must be a strategic thinker.

Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills.

Excellent problem-solving skills

Possess a deep understanding of financial processes and procedures as well as the ability to analyze complex data and make sound decisions.

Possess a deep knowledge of financial systems and software, including forecasting, budgeting, and reporting tools.

Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Demonstrated team and people management abilities with a focus on growing staff, mentoring and coaching the team.

Outstanding cross-cultural communication skills, including the ability to relate respectfully with staff at all levels, ages, genders, nationalities and orientations as well as across work areas

Knowledge of GAAP 

Licenses/Certifications Required

Licenses/Certifications Preferred

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Required Training

Physical Requirements


Additional Information

Salary Range Disclaimer: The expected pay range is based on many factors such as geography, experience, education, and the market.  The range is subject to change.


L.A. Care offers a wide range of benefits including

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Retirement Plans
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Wellness Program
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO)


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Accounting, Medicare, Financial, Finance, Healthcare

Apply now »