• COBA Analyst - Finance/HR

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 6 months ago(5/7/2018 8:02 AM)
    Job ID
    IT/Health IT/Informatics
    full time
  • Overview

    This is a dual role position reporting to the Clinical Operations and Business Analytics team, overseeing Analytics and the Departments of Finance and HR, managing the financial project portfolio. The convergence of these two areas into one provides DFCI with a unique advantage structurally aligning two areas that act as strategic insights and enablers. This position in addition provides consistency between Financial analytics and Operations and Clinical analytics.


    The COBA- Financial/HR Analyst must develop an in-depth understanding of our data and data structures as well as the ability to translate specifications into programming logic, and create visualizations and reports. The analyst will be expected to take the lead on new projects, function independently within a fast-paced environment, work on several different projects/tasks concurrently and serve as a data advisor to Finance/HR and COBA team as new projects or ad hoc reports are collaboratively being developed. Assignments will include complex data analysis projects that can be multi-disciplinary or interdepartmental. The analyst will also collaborate with the Data Management team to address data requirements for analytic reporting.  The analyst will work with a variety of tools (ex: SAS, SQL, Excel, Oracle, Tableau etc) to access data, write queries, develop programming logic, run reports, manipulate, and analyze large datasets to meet the needs of institute. The Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are incorporated into all areas of practice.


      • Write and develops and delivers timely and accurate HR scorecards, dashboards, and reports that are aligned with business requirements and summarize important points.
      • Utilizes technology and analytical tools to analyze and report on key metrics and trends in all areas of human resources.
      • Conducts data gathering and needs assessment on an ongoing basis to provide quantitative analysis that produces actionable insights for the business; provides timely updates to reports and scorecards in support of organizational changes.
      • Provides reports and analyses in response to ad hoc requests and communicates findings to appropriate stakeholders.
      • Communicates analyses and insights to leaders by summarizing conclusions, translating analytics into clear, understandable themes, and identifying analytic results that drive actionable insights.
      • Serves as an internal resource to train company leaders regarding the use of workforce data and analytics via existing technology and self-service tools.
      • Understands the Company’s strategic and operating plans as they relate to management of the workforce.
      • Recommends, develops and implements metrics and reporting to measure HR program effectiveness.
      • Partners with HRIS to create and maintain data to support HR analytics needs and to ensure integrity and consistency of reporting.
      • Support ongoing strategic initiatives that impact Dana-Farber programs with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Satellite Centers, and Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care practices.
      • Provide analytic and process implementation support for cross-functional initiatives relating to the electronic medical record and revenue cycle systems.
      • Immediately bring to the attention of COBA Lead issues, concerns and problems which may hinder achievement of deadlines and or/ accomplishments of responsibilities
      • Perform other similar and related duties as required or directed


    • Superior expertise of business intelligence tools, such as Tableau, etc.
    • Extensive experience and knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access is required. Competent with additional Microsoft Office suite software (e.g. , Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio...)
    • Familiarity with databases (e.g. SQL...) using a variety of applications (Excel, MS Access, Stata, SAS…)
    • Experience and Understanding of EPIC – Patient Financials is preferred.
    • Programming abilities are required
    • Comfortable learning new software tools
    • Must be able to remain open-minded about data exploration, vet work independently and ensure accuracy of all reports before delivering end-results
    • Proven ability to document business requirements and ability to design and develop reports
    • Solid oral and written communication skills
    • Must be able to function independently and manage multiple priorities
    • Must be very flexible in coordinating complex activities that are often subject to rapid or extensive changes and be able to prioritize urgent requests
    • Exceptional service orientation
    • Ability to motivate and inspire others in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
    • Ability to effectively manage client and partner expectations
    • Willingness to invest in understanding diverse stakeholder cultures, motivations and practices to enable consensus-based solutions.
    • Strong sense of balance and ethics, ability to consistently represent the interests and mission of the DFCI and act on behalf of its current and future patients.


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