Business Officer
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Burke County, NC

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The primary purpose of this position is to assist in assessing and managing the 14 state operated health care facilities, which requires knowledge in health care facility earnings and expenditures. This Business Officer will work with the state operated health care facilities on financial and reimbursement issues. Position will assure the management of financial reporting for the financial stability and sound business practices of the state facilities, by working closely with each Facility Business/Budget Officer(s). Primary activities with Facility Business/Budget Officers will include, but not be limited to, monitoring and technical assistance in the areas of budgeting, cash flow, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial business planning, billing, budgeting and tracking funding provided by the Division. The Business Officer will assist in monitoring the overall financial management of the state facilities for mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse system. Included in this will be working with the new Financial Management Reporting System, designed specifically for the 14 state operated health care facilities. Business Officer will develop a comprehensive working knowledge of the system, and will be able to write and analyze reports for the benefit of management within the 14 facilities, Division of State Operated Health care Facilities, Department of Health and Human Services, Office and State Budget and Management, and other state agencies.

The Business Officer will assess the 14 state operated health care facilities to ensure funds are being expensed according to guidelines. In order to do so, a uniform financial operation across all facilities will be monitored to assure that the operations work flow is consistent across all facilities. The financial assessment requires a review of each of the state operated health care facilities and expertise in contracts, insurance, purchasing and personnel trends/time. This position will perform a wide range of financial functions including monitoring and technical assistance in the areas of budgeting, financial business planning, and overall financial assessment/management. The Financial Management Reporting System will be a key tool for monitoring, and will be used in conjunction with State Systems, such as the North Carolina Accounting System, the North Carolina Budget Preparation System, and the Beacon System. As such, this position will need a wide range of understanding in working with various systems. Additionally, this Business Officer must be skilled in Excel.

Position will help with development of Special Reports for the Legislature and other Agencies, as requested. This may include coordination of request(s) with Division and Department Management, Controller’s Staff and External State Departments’ staff as necessary. Position will utilize all available resources to provide requested budget information with total accuracy by specified deadlines. Position should be flexible and available to provide requested information/reports, to participate on work groups, committees, etc., as requested, and to work cooperatively with outside Agencies as needed to compliment the Division’s mission.

Position will need to fully understand the North Carolina Accounting System Account Structure, as well as the Division of State Operated Health care Facilities Fund/Coding Structure. Position will analyze and understand impact of budget revisions from the Budget Preparation System, and follow-up with DSOHF and Facility staff on any identified concerns/problems.

This Business Officer may be required to perform duties independently or as part of a team. This position will be field based and will require travel. The position will maintain a close working partnership with the Division of State Operated Health care Facilities program staff, as well as staff of the DHHS Controller’s Office, to include the Regional offices across the State.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Knowledge of the principle and practices of public and business administration; knowledge of modern office procedures, practices and equipment, knowledge of personnel policies and procedures, general knowledge of accounting practices and procedures; ability to initiate and install administrative programs and procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness; ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying and interpreting policies and procedures; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with agency personnel, officials and the general public.

Graduation from four-year college or university, with major emphasis on coursework in business or public administration, or a related field and four years of administrative experience involving participation in planning and managing a business or governmental program; and preferably including experience in the technical area of
program field to which assigned; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, or related business area; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. If no qualified journey level applicants are received the facility may consider a contributing applicant.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

Applicants must document on the application their knowledge skills and abilities as well as all related work experience to the position for which they apply as well as also all licensure and certification areas. Resumes may be attached but will not be used to qualify experience and/or education.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. Pre-Employment Drug Testing and Criminal Record Checks are required. On line applications must be submitted to the appropriate Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

Applicants seeking veteran's preference should submit a copy of their Form DD-214. Applicants seeking reduction in force priority should attach a copy of their letter of notification to receive this priority.

Crystal Helms
Recruitment Coordinator
Broughton Hospital