Job Description

National Jewish Health/*National Jewish Health - Main Campus/Finance

Denver, CO

Full Time (40 hours per week)

Work Hours: 8 to 5 pm

Req # 13065


Position Summary    

Oversees National Jewish Health ’s accounting and financial reporting ensuring that records and reporting are accurate, timely, and compliant with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Ensures financial compliance with taxation, bond, contractual, and other financial regulatory requirements.

Essential Duties    

  1. Manages and develops an effective staff: providing effective communication, leadership, guidance and resources. Determines staff qualifications and competency:  recruits, interviews, selects, hires, trains, orients, mentors, evaluates, coaches, counsels, disciplines, and rewards.  Establishes and monitors staff safety and regulatory compliance.
  2. Oversees the financial accounting and reporting functions ensuring that accounting records and financial reports are accurate, timely, compliant and sufficient to meet National Jewish Health’s operational, contractual, and compliance needs. 
  3. Oversees National Jewish Health’s compliance with taxation, municipal bond reporting, debt covenants, FASB, philanthropic, and other financial-related regulatory or contractual requirements. Analyzes and implements new regulations and reporting requirements, advises managers on financial regulatory issues, files all required reporting and recommends actions to reduce taxation burdens.
  4. Analyzes financial data, developing a keen understanding of the operations and their financial impacts. Presents financial reports and results to other leaders to encourage effective use of financial data in decision making.  
  5. Oversees development, implementation, and operation of internal controls. Manages internal controls to protect assets and to ensure the integrity of the financial data. Oversees external financially related audits, to ensure the integrity of the financial statements. 
  6. Educates staff throughout National Jewish Health regarding financial policies and procedures, financial systems and the effective use of financial reports and data.

Other Duties    



  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
  2. Customer Focus: Ensures that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; crafting and implementing service practices that meet customers’ and own organization’s needs.
  3. Building Strategic Relationships: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
  4. Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  5. Managing Conflict: Dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people. Addresses conflicts by focusing on the issues at hand to develop effective solutions when disputes or disagreements occur; helps others resolve conflicts by providing impartial mediation when needed.
  6. Impact and Influence: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved. The ability to generate support from others to achieve desired business outcomes. It also involves taking advantage of opportunities to make a difference and have an impact. When used well, the intended outcome of this competency is the creation of goodwill, trust, and respect while motivating people to want to follow you even when they don’t have to.
  7. Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  8. Building Trust: Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
  9. Business Acumen: Using economic, financial, market, and industry data to understand and improve business results; using one’s understanding of major business functions, industry trends, and own organization’s position to contribute to effective business strategies and tactics.
  10. Creativity and Innovation: Applies creative problem-solving skills to develop solutions to problems; recognizes and demonstrates the value in taking “smart” risks and learning from mistakes; develops multiple alternatives and understands the feasibility of each; effectively shares and implements his/her ideas. Generates innovative solutions in work situations; tries different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.
  11. Building a Successful Team: Uses appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team, aligns vision with shared values, manages change and encourages innovation.
  12. Coaching and Teaching Others: Provides timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.
  13. Drive for Results: Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment; using measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals; tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from that achievement and continuous improvement.

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility    

Directly manages 3-10 employees



Core Values    

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes Net Learning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.

Minimum Qualifications


Masters Degree in accounting required.  

Work Experience    

A minimum of 5 years of audit related public accounting experience required, preferably in the healthcare or non-profit sectors and 3 years of prior supervisory experience. 

Special Training, Certification or Licensure    

CPA Required. Previous experience with Peoplesoft preferred. 

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