Finance - Reg Mgr- Wood Dale, Illinois

Quest Diagnostics

Job Description

Finance - Reg Mgr- Wood Dale, Illinois  

The Operations Finance Manager is responsible for driving enhancements to profitability and sound management of Regional business investments and capital deployment, while working with the Regional Finance Director and in partnership with the regional Vice President, Operations and their respective Operational Leadership Team.  The successful candidate will be expected to routinely provide business insights on region’s financial performance to regional leadership.  Although aligned with a Region may be responsible for national initiatives on cost improvement or capital investment decisions at the direction of the Executive Director, Finance- Operations.


  • Ensure integrity of financial reporting processes
  •  Analyze financial and operational reports, and interface with field and Operations Excellence on cost improvement plans
  • Acts as primary interface with centralized accounting and other corporate functions
  • Develop, evaluate forecasts, annual budget for region and functional operations
  • Monitor, benchmark and analyze:
    • Productivity performance by department and function
    • Productivity and Expense Trending – support of actions required to improve
    • Analyze Supply and Lab Sub performance, including cost and test menu analysis
  • Extensive involvement with FP&A in capital deployment activity, including
    • Capital Spend monitoring and budgeting
    • Investment look back analysis
    • ROI and NPV calculations for prioritization of capital projects
  • Interface with Operations Excellence in the validation of monthly Invigorate Reporting and messaging to Regional Operations Leadership Team
  • Provides FP&A with financial forecast of cost improvement initiatives, based on acquired business insights from Regional Operations Leadership Team
  • Interfaces with Corp Planning and Analysis group
  • Internal Control Oversight
    • SOX Testing for financial controls and others as identified
    • Inventory, including Reagent and Client Supplies
    • Asset management
  • All other duties as assigned


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • MBA and/or CPA strongly preferred
  • Approx. 7+  years experience of professional accounting/finance experience
  • Highly self motivated to “make a difference”
  • Capable of deploying and articulating strategic solutions to prospective business challenges
  • Demonstrates a strong knowledge of operational and financial processes and practical application of financial and strategic analysis
  • Extensive Microsoft Excel skills strongly desired

Competencies Critical for Success in the Role: 

  • Business Acumen
  •  Business Partnership
  • Action Oriented
  • Problem solving
  • Analytical Skills
  • Drive for Results
  • Process Management
  • Negotiating
  • Communication Skills
  • Motivating Others
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Command Skills
  • Managing and Measuring Work
  • Decision Quality

Direct Reports to this Position: 

  • Two plus multiple matrix

Other Qualifications:

Education Preferred:     

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance
  • Advanced Degree in Finance or Business
  • CPA preferred

Job Requirements