Position Details

Department: Hospital Administration
Category: Director/Management
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 485294
Date Posted: 11/13/2019
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

The Controller is responsible for the day to day operations of Accounting Services, including supervision of a team totaling 23 staff members and functional responsibility over Accounting, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Cash Management and Treasury, Grants and Research Financial Administration, Long Term and Monthly Financial Forecasting, Cost Reporting, and Capital Planning. The Controller is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of the accounting systems to maintain effective internal controls that protect the organizations assets and provide complete, timely, and accurate financial information. The Controller provides crucial insight into business operations through analyses of operations, review of performance benchmarking, and assisting in business forecasting with senior and hospital leadership to achieve a higher level of performance.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Accounts, Ledgers and Reporting Systems Oversight
    • Oversees all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with GAAP and other regulatory requirements and maintains internal control over recognition of revenue, receipts of cash, costs, program budgets, and actual expenditures. Ensures timely and accurate monthly balance sheet reconciliation.
  2. Year-End Outside Independent Audit Coordination
    • Coordinates year-end outside independent audit of the financial statements and the timely provision of all information requested by the auditors. Responsible for advising senior leadership on accounting issues and the potential impact of GASB and AICPA pronouncements on PCHs financial performance. Leads and interfaces in all other external audit activity.
  3. Financial Data Analysis
    • Consistently analyzes financial data and presents financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; identifies, explains, and corrects variances as appropriate. Clearly communicates monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitors progress and changes and keeps executive and senior leadership abreast of Phoenix Childrens financial status.
  4. Monthly Financial Forecast Development Oversight
    • Oversees development of monthly financial forecast and annual development of five year financial and capital planning processes. Reviews all financial plans and compares to actual results to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
  5. Financial Analytic Support
    • Provides financial analytical support to strategic planning efforts, including pro forma analyses, joint venture development, and program and service expansion activities. Provides physician acquisition and performance management reporting support to the medical group. Provides financial coordination and support for all merger and acquisition activities.
  6. Debt Financing Coordination
    • Directs and coordinates debt financing and debt service payments with external agencies. Develops and enhances structures and relationships related to financing, bond activities, debt structures, and overall finance planning and execution to best meet the current and future needs of Phoenix Children`s.
  7. Foundation, Research and Grant Accounting Oversight
    • Oversees Foundation, research, and grant accounting; ensures that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period. Collates financial reporting materials for government, corporate and foundation grants. Ensures compliance with governmental requirements.
  8. Financial Advisor Relationship and Investment Holdings Oversight
    • Responsible for managing the financial advisor relationship and oversight of investment holdings, with the ultimate goal of managing liquidity and mitigating operational, financial, and reputational risk. Manages all banking relationships, bank accounts, cash balances and ensures timely completion of bank reconciliations for all accounts.
  9. Staff Leadership
    • Guides individuals and groups toward desired outcomes with minimal supervision, sets high performance standards, and delivers high quality services. Mentors finance team to leverage strengths and increase skill set. Develops and implements training to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals. Provides leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels of the organization. Creates and promotes a positive and supportive work culture.
  10. Compliance
    • Assures hospital compliance with federal, state, and local government laws and regulations, accrediting agency standards and hospital policies and procedures rules and regulations. Develop, document and implement departmental accounting policies, procedures, and standards.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Bachelor`s Degree in Accounting or Finance Required
2. Advanced Degree in Accounting or Finance Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Holds ten (10+) or more years progressive experience in accounting/finance in a complex health care organization. Required
2. Five (5+) or more years management/leadership experience successfully managing a high-performance finance/accounting department. Required
3. Strong, in-depth knowledge of not-for-profit accounting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; Government Auditing Standards a plus. Required
4. Solid financial management skills, including: budgeting, forecasting, trending, benchmarking, and financial analysis. Required
5. Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving capabilities.. Required
6. Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy. Preferred
7. Exceptional MS Office skills. Required
8. Ability to provide clear, concise reports. Required
9. Outstanding communication and presentation skills (written and oral), organizational, and leadership skills. Required
10. Ability to effectively integrate functions with business plans and to accomplish results. Required
11. Experience in grants management compliance and reporting of government, corporate, and foundation grants. Required
12. Experience in compliance with government reporting requirements, including treasury and bond reporting, completion of Cost Reports, preparation of tax reports, and all other sales and use tax reporting requirements. Required
13. Experience in system integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to manage the business and automate back office functions related to financial services. Must be technologically savvy, with an ability to develop and implement new processes and systems that increased efficiency in a fast-paced and changing environment. Required
14. Experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, boards of directors, and outside partners. Required
15. Ability to proactively prioritize needs and effectively manage resources. Ability to delegate and train staff to ensure required deadlines are met. Required
16. In-depth knowledge of the current trends and developments in healthcare reform and other federal programs. Participates in seminars and conferences to keep abreast of technical and legal developments. Embraces continuous learning. Required
17. Exhibits a positive attitude in support of organization and management, including decisions made by administration. Required
18. Has a wealth of knowledge about all job facets and is considered an expert. Has authoritative understating of job responsibilities and is able to manage competing demands. Required
19. Experience in Academic Medical Center/Health System. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current Certified Public Accountant Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors. Required
2. Advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software. Required
3. Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Frequently
2. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
5. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Sitting Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
9. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
10. Physical Requirement - Walking Occasionally
11. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
12. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
16. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
I have reviewed the qualifications, physical requirements and occupational exposure/risk potential for this position and wish to apply