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Guidehouse Managing Consultant, State Public Health Finance in Topeka, Kansas


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 10,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit: www.guidehouse.com.


Work with state health agency staff in reviewing the methodologies, statistics, cost studies used to budget, allocate and track costs to state public health programs. Conduct interviews of agency staff to address inefficiencies and make recommendations on how best to streamline operations. Provide technical advisory for reporting state health care expenditures and reviews performed by state auditors. Reconcile expenditure reporting forms to state accounting records.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and implement office of public health public assistance cost allocation plan.

  • Create methodologies, statistics, cost studies to be used to allocate costs to programs administered by the office of public health.

  • Provide support for cost allocation reports reviewed by cost allocation services (CAS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and/or state audits.

  • Assess weakness and provide recommendations on budgeting, cost allocating, reporting public health program expenditures.

  • Assist with conversion and implementation of accounting system reports and tools used to manage federal grants and state appropriations.

  • Support and audit each step in accumulating, confirming, adjusting, and allocating data as required by an approved public assistance cost allocation plan.

  • Develop reconciliations between cost allocation reports and accounting records.

  • Prepare and monitor office of public health actual spend vs. budget to gauge need for state general fund revenue for remainder of state fiscal year.

  • Prepare work plans with tasks and target dates for developing protocols, procedures and supporting work templates.

  • Provide status updates to office of public health agency staff on the progress made in completing work plan tasks.

  • Develop and deliver technical training to office of public health agency staff on cost allocation, budgeting, reporting public health program expenditures.



  • BA/BS degree in Health Policy, Economics, Finance, Data Science or other Healthcare/Science/Finance related disciplines, Master’s degree preferred

  • 5+ years of experience managing state public health finance and/or operations.

  • 5+ years of previous work experience in the health care industry or with a consulting firm to include the following:

  • Knowledgeable of federal grants often used to fund state public health programs.

  • A complete understanding of rules and requirements of Public Assistance Cost Allocation Plans.

  • Experience budgeting and managing state general fund appropriation across multiple state public health programs.

  • Ability to work overtime and travel up to 30% of the time.


  • Knowledge and experience with the application of methods for risk adjustment, reserving, pricing, and forecasting for health insurance

  • Ability to engage in relationship initiation and cultivation with state leaders and/or provider associations.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Superior written and oral communication skills

  • Project management and client relations experience

Additional Requirements

The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

Candidates located in the following time zones will be considered for this role: Eastern, Central & Pacific.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive