The chapter would like to congratulate Allan Mugisa on completing your recent HFMA certification. We recently checked in with Allan to hear about his certification experience.
HFMA: Where do you work and what is your role?
Allan: I am currently employed at MaineGeneral Health as a Senior Financial Planning Analyst. In this role, my responsibilities include financial analysis and planning to support the organization’s financial health and strategic initiatives.
HFMA: When did you first join HFMA?
Allan: I joined HFMA in December 2022. The decision to join HFMA was influenced by the recommendation of a former colleague from the financial services sector who had successfully transitioned into the healthcare industry as a financial consultant.
HFMA: What certification did you recently receive and why did you decide to pursue certification?
Allan: I recently obtained a certification in CSAF, prompted by the requirements of my current position at MaineGeneral Health. This certification and the others previously completed have played a crucial role in aligning my skills with the demands of the healthcare industry.
HFMA: Have you leveraged the knowledge you gained through the certification process in your job? If so, how?
Allan: The knowledge acquired through the certification process has proved invaluable in my day-to-day responsibilities. The certifications have facilitated a smooth transition from the financial services sector to the healthcare industry. I am now equipped to apply industry-specific insights and conduct analyses that contribute to informed decision-making within my role.
HFMA: What is your favorite thing about being a member of HFMA?
Allan: As a member of HFMA, I appreciate the wealth of resources and networking opportunities available. The association provides a platform for continuous learning and updating industry trends, which is essential for professional growth.
HFMA: Any advice you would offer to someone considering pursuing a certification with HFMA?
Allan: I recommend pursuing all relevant certifications HFMA offers for individuals entering the healthcare industry. This comprehensive approach ensures a solid understanding of the industry’s nuances and equips individuals with the knowledge needed to excel in their roles.
HFMA: Anything else we should know about you?
Allan: Before joining MaineGeneral Health, I worked at BNY Mellon, where I initially served as a fund accountant before progressing to the role of a business intelligence analyst. This diverse experience has enriched my skill set and contributed to my adaptability in different financial roles. In summary, my journey from BNY Mellon to MaineGeneral Health and HFMA certifications reflect my commitment to professional development and my ability to navigate dynamic financial environments.
Congratulations, Allan, and thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.