Develops, implements and directs the accounting functions, including general ledger, accounts payable, payroll, budgeting, month-end and year-end close and financial analysis and reporting. This position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer. Directs accounting practices, preparation and maintenance of fiscal accounting records and reports; monthly statistics; capital assets; and the preparation of all third party cost reimbursement reports. Responsible for the compliance and implementation of new and/or modified accounting systems and procedures as directed by Lifepoint. Hires, trains, supervises, conducts performance evaluations and recommends disciplinary action for staff
The Controller assists the CFO in properly reporting financial position. He/She assists in the preparation of all daily, monthly and annual financial reports, as well as other financial analysis. The Controller is responsible for recruiting, orienting, training, evaluating and monitoring the job performance of the accounting office including AP, PR, statistics and reporting. The Controller is responsible for establishing and achieving goals and objectives for the accounting department that are consistent with the hospital and corporate goals. The Controller delegates, makes job assignments, and prepares and approves timesheets for the payroll of the accounting personnel. The Controller assists the accounting staff in various functions required to do their job effectively and efficiently. The Controller manages the accounting department in compliance with the policies and procedures of the hospital, regulation of applicable regulatory agencies, corporate compliance policies and standards of JCAHO. The Controller completes projects and tasks as assigned to provide support to the CEO, CFO and various corporate personnel. He/She takes on other duties as assigned by the CFO.
The Controller needs to be able to see the hospital function as a unit and not as an individual position. Ability to inspire and motivate people are required. Must have skill in English grammar, spelling, and math. Must be willing to and capable of devoting as many hours as necessary to complete the job. Must be able to maintain effective relationships with staff, and the ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Must be able to verbally discuss financial information with department representatives and administration.
Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality of all information
Ability to prepare and maintain records accurately
Ability to prepare professional written correspondence and reports.
Ability to use business telephone etiquette
Ability to independently operate a copier, fax, calculator, computer, scanner, Dictaphone, calculator, telephone, and other office equipment.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive, professional working relationships.
Effective interpersonal skills for interfacing with all levels of hospital employees and physicians
Ability to interact with a diverse population
Proven project management skills
Ability to use computer & various software programs proficiently and ability to operate office equipment
Must have strong math skills and be able to perform financial calculations.
Ability to work independently, be self-motivated/directed and work with minimal supervision
Strong organizational skills
Ability to multi-task and be flexible
Ability to establish priorities
Ability to meet deadlines
Effective skills in identifying problems, using problem-solving methodologies, and recommending solutions.
Ability to interpret and apply guidelines and procedures.
Ability to complete complex tasks in a timely manner.
Ability to think critically
Ability to work well under stressful conditions with time constraints and constant
Knowledge of local community
Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
Ability to interpret, apply and adhere to guidelines, policies, and procedures. Ability to gain knowledge of organizational policies, regulations, and procedures and JCAHO standards.
Ability to maintain quality control standards.
Ability to act in a supervisory role, perform effective performance evaluations, mentor and coach staff.
Ability to lead committees, take minutes, and document committee activities.
Bachelor's degree in accounting.
Five years experience in general accounting with at least 2 of those years working in hospital.
Five years experience in general and hospital accounting.
Use of computer, fax machines, typewriter, calculator, copy machine, and telephones.
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