Director Finance and Accounting
Northwest Health Services - Spokane, WA

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3 years experience required
  • Summary

    Plans, directs and manages the finance and accounting functions of INHS. Responsible for all general accounting, budgeting and forecasting functions for all divisions of INHS. Assures accurate, appropriate and timely individual and consolidated financial accounting and reporting for all divisions. Develops departmental policies, procedures and systems.

    Complexity & Supervision

    Applies extensive experience and advanced knowledge of the accounting field's concepts, practices and procedures to plan and accomplish goals. Has substantial freedom in decision making within the confines of sound accounting judgment and guidelines. Forms the duties of the department and has authority to make decisions relative to department priorities and work related decisions.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelors degree in accounting or related field or equivalent experience.
    • Minimum 8 years corporate accounting experience to include budgeting, finanical statements, accounting systems.
    • Must have previous management experience.
    • Thorough knowledge of applicable accounting standards and principles, financial analysis methods, financial reporting, budgeting concepts, general ledge and payroll accounting practices and audit methods
    • Expertly skilled in MS Excel. Proficiently skilled in MS Word and PowerPoint. Adept with self-learning new financial software applications.
    • Manage time and priorities to meet competing schedules and deadlines.
    • Detail oriented with excellent analytical and comprehension skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication/presentation and customer service skills.
    • Ability to function effectively in a rapidly changing environment.
    • Experience and knowledge of effective supervisory/management skills.
    • Strong logic and reasoning skills.
    • Excellent advanced mathematical skills.
    • Able to create and interpret charts and graphs.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • CPA desirable.
    • Consolidated accounting experience
    • 2 years experience in health care accounting preferred.
    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures the timely and accurate reporting of individual and consolidate financial statements and analysis on a monthly and annual basis to the CFO, Finance Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Reviews significant changes in the company's financial statements for propriety and recommends changes, if necessary.
  • Develops and oversees the implementation of internal controls to assure the integrity of financial data. Establishes and implements policies and procedures to maintain sound internal controls.
  • Responsible for cash management and borrowing on the line of credit, if necessary.
  • Oversees the preparation of operating and capital budgets and reviews balance sheets and general ledger reconciliation prepared by Finance staff.
  • Ensures compliance with various health care organizations' reporting requirements as well as federal and state reporting requirements such as tax reports.
  • Coordinates the annual financial and governmental audit with the outside auditors. Responsible to review/develop all audit work schedules requested by the auditors within established deadlines to ensure audit compliance.
  • Responsible for the annual filing of the INHS home Office Cost Statements and St. Luke's cost report within established deadlines.
  • Responsible for all other Medicare and financial regulatory audits.
  • Responsible for federal income and other tax reporting, filing the 990 and analyzing potential amounts due.
  • Oversees the financial analysis necessary for rational decision making about INHS resources, claims to those resources, and any changes in the resources relating to the INHS accounting and budgeting functions. Ensures this information is accurate, free from bias and faithfully represents what it purports to represents.
  • Responsible for cost allocation methodologies, calculation of financial ratios, and tracking compliance with loan covenants.
  • Assists the CFO with projects and provide leadership and guidance to INHS management in fiscal matters.
  • Coordinates meetings with INHS division to enhance financial understanding and communication.
  • Gathers and disseminates information on various organization activities and how they financially impact the financial statements.
  • Responsible for establishing communication between the department and customers to ensure financial reporting need are met timely and accurately.
  • Effectively and legally manages department staff to meet goals, objectives and standards of the department and to comply with all policies, procedures and standards of the department and INHS . Assigns and reviews work, trains employees, provides knowledge leadership, monitors labor hours, hires, disciplines, evaluates, recommends pay changes, disciplinary actions and terminations.
  • Resolves personnel issues, involving Human Resources appropriately.
  • Completes employee performance evaluations and assures they are routed to Human Resources on time.
  • Prepares administrative reports and presentations; attends and positively contributes to meetings.
  • Maintains a backup and disaster recovery plan, ensuring subordinates know the plans.
  • Ensures proper execution of physical computer security and the prevention of unauthorized access to corporate information.
  • Responsible for demonstrating an awareness and sensitivity to information, ensuring privacy and confidentiality. Knows basic HIPAA law as it pertains to health plans. All employees of Inland Northwest Health Services who have direct or indirect access to patient health information must treat that information with the strictest confidence. Any unauthorized access, modification, disclosure or casual discussion of such information shall be considered a violation of this policy and shall be the grounds for disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
  • Physical & Sensory Requirements, Work Environment & Conditions
    • May operate computer for extended periods of time.
    • Lift, carry push, pull objects up to 10 lb, with occasional lifting and carrying to 20lbs.
    • Finger and hand dexterity to adequately handle/manipulate equipment and adequate hearing and visual acuity.
    • Communicate extensively via telephone, face-to-face, e-mail, and fax.
    • May sit for extended periods of time.
    • Stoop or bend occasionally.
    Environmental Exposures
    • May operate computer for extended periods of time.
    • Lift, carry push, pull objects up to 10lb, with occasional lifting and carrying to 20lbs.
    • Finger and hand dexterity to adequately handle/manipulate equipment and adequate hearing and visual acuity.
    • Communicate extensively via telephone, face-to-face, e-mail, and fax.
    • May sit for extended periods of time.
    • Stoop or bend occasionally.
    Technology/Equipment Used

    Meditech, MS Office, MS Outlook, internet, computer, mouse, keyboard, monitor, phone, fax, copier, printers, 10-key, calculators, accounting/finance software.

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