The Chief Financial Officer assists the President and other hospital leadership in managing the financial and legal aspects of the business. In addition, this position has operational responsibility for the accounting, billing and collections, non-clinical risk management, purchasing, management information systems, health information systems, and plant services functions of the company. Due to the size of the company, this position must maintain extensive skills in the areas being supervised and will often assist those reporting departments in a direct, hands-on way. A critical need to balance time spent on operational areas versus strategic management issues requires a fast-working, confident, critical thinker who can juggle multiple high priority projects simultaneously.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree from recognized university in field of finance, accounting, or health care administration is required as a minimum. Graduate course work or degree in similar fields is preferred.
- Licensure/Certification: Certified Public Accountant/Certified Management Accountant or Certified Manger of Patient Account would be preferable but is not required.
- Experience: 4-5 years of progressive leadership experience in the health care finance setting is required. Hospital experience is preferred.
- Assists company leadership in the overall process of management by providing input on financial, legal or operational matters as it affects the business.
- Recommend appropriate policies and procedures to enhance the safety of assets or operational efficiency.
- Assist in strategic planning through the development and dissemination of budgets, forecasts, models and other data.
- Provide feedback on the financial or statistical results of operations with suggestions for improvement.
- Recruit, hire, train, and provide organizational support for the key areas of operational responsibility, including accounting, billing and collections, purchasing, health information, risk management, management information systems.
- Dialogue with middle and upper management regarding the issues and concerns affecting efficiency, productivity or morale as it relates to those areas assigned.
- Responds to issues of harassment and discrimination per company policy.
- Completes employee evaluation(s) in a timely manner per company policy.
- Develops specific work plans and due dates.
- Follows through on planned assignments within assigned timeframes.
- Effectively prioritizes assignments.
- Demonstrates a willingness to accept extra assignments.
- Adjusts to change, work pressures or different situations without undue stress.
- Demonstrates skill in developing improvements in work methods.
- Effective in cost control and resource utilization.