Position Details

Department: CORP | Revenue Data Analytics
Category: Director/Management
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 605460
Date Posted: 7/9/2021
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: This Cost Accounting & Decision Support Manager will be excited to work in a newly created position and department. You will have strong Cost Accounting, Decision Support and consultative skills with previous experience using STRATA preferred. We have an exciting and supportive team ready to work with you. If you have previous experience with implementation and ongoing maintenance for the STRATA application, please apply! Location: Presently the position is remote; however, you must reside in Phoenix to attend meetings on-site as needed. 3200 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Math, or related field. Management skills, solid knowledge of Cost Accounting, Decision Support, project implementation skills with Decision Support and/or Cost Accounting systems required.

The Cost Accounting and Decision Support Manager is responsible for the management of the Cost Accounting system used for service line margin analysis, payor analysis and pricing, and patient population reporting analytics. Oversees utilization of Decision Support system in support of major strategic and financial planning projects. Reviews analytics and feasibility studies prepared using STRATA software. Assists with the implementation and on-going maintenance of the STRATA application.

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. Oversee implementation Cost Accounting system for the organization
    • Works with vendor and implementation team leadership to understand and structure regular work processes, data flows, and validation and reporting required for cost accounting and decision support
    • Documents those steps (work processes, data flows, validation, reporting, etc.) and decisions to track and adjust as systems and processes evolve
    • Participates in preparation of plans to transition from project initiation to on-going operations
    • Finalizes work assignments for the organization and entity personnel responsible for cost accounting
    • Identifies initial reporting and system information needed to initiate decision support activities
  2. Oversee and maintain Cost Accounting and Decision Support system for the organization
    • Outlines and understands the interconnected elements of cost accounting and decision support
    • Outlines and understands the decision support reporting and analytics process
    • Oversees maintenance of related system tables, protocols and related assumptions needed for cost design and effective reporting
    • Understands and tracks changes in departments, accounts and job codes across all entities
    • Assures consistent data extraction and flow into the system, coordinating with accounting and IT personnel across the organization
    • Maintains and updates relevant statistics and measures, including manual statistics if needed, to support cost accounting
    • Promotes decision support analytics and self-service reporting within the organization to ensure sound business decision making
    • Reviews and confirms validity of costing and related results for each entity and the organization as a whole
    • Identifies and solves problem as needed
  3. Coordinate report preparation and production for Decision Support and Cost Accounting
    • Coordinates and confirms report categorizations (entities, service lines, departments, etc.) with Finance management so that those categorizations can be reflected effectively in reports as needed
    • Works with senior leaders across the organization to understand and analyze the meaning and use of reporting output to facilitate decision support
    • Participates with Finance management, IT security and entity personnel to define and maintain access to reporting, based on agreed access protocols, by the range of authorized personnel
    • Defines and maintains regular report production and distribution under organization protocols
    • Conducts ad hoc reports as requested
    • Trains or provides training for authorized users in report production
  4. Supervise Cost Accounting and Decision Support team
    • Prepares job descriptions, interviews, hires, evaluates, and disciplines direct reports
    • Trains employees, assigns work, and conducts timely performance appraisals
    • Maintains organization wide work plans for all staff with inter-connected work responsibilities clearly defined
    • Provides feedback to entity employees and entity supervisors concerning work and work results of assigned employees
    • Maintains communication with all staff concerning all activities and involves staff in planning of department activities
    • Ensures professional development of staff. Mentors, guides, and directs staff to ensure their ongoing growth and technical competency
    • Develops annual budget for the department, monitors monthly budget reports, identifies variances and takes appropriate action
  5. 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 or equivalent in a related field (i.e. Health Administration, Business, Finance) Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Three (3) years of decision support related experience in a health care setting; including two (2) years of cost accounting experience. Required
2. Experience in implementation of decision support or cost accounting systems Preferred
3. Two (2) years of leadership experience in finance or healthcare Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Experience leading groups through complex projects with a focus on timeline and budget Required
2. Ability to communicate with all levels of an organization in a clear and articulate way Required
3. Intermediate to Advanced MS Excel skills Required
4. Experience in design and delivery of detailed data analytics to a variety of customers Required
5. Experience using SQL or relational database concepts Preferred
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Occasionally
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Occasionally
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Walking Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Occasionally
14. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Occasionally
15. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
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