Job Description

*National Jewish Health - Main Campus · Finance
Denver, CO
Full Time (40 hours per week), Day Shift, 8 - 5 pm
Posted 12/07/2018
Req # 11924
Position Summary
Responsible for oversight of operational accounting duties.  Provides the vision and management, including strategic planning and oversight of fixed asset, general ledger accounting, accounts payable, and payroll.  Ensures that National Jewish complies with all institutional policies and government regulations in the areas that report to this position.  Promotes all related areas throughout the institution as a customer centric, highly efficient, cost conscious, integrated financial partner.  This position will work well within deadline constraints and a multitude of accounting activities, including general ledger preparation, assistance with preparation of accounting operations related to financial reporting, year-end audit preparation, other regulatory audits, and the support of budget and forecasting activities.
Essential Duties
  1. Manages/supervises 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, and disciplines, and rewards. Establishes and monitors staff safety and regulatory compliance.
  2. Prepares, implements, and documents strategic plans to ensure best practices throughout the departments including cost efficiencies, internal controls, system processes and reporting process logistics. 
  3. Oversees various organization’s operational financial process including general ledger, asset management, project accounting, accounts payable activity, payroll, and various related processes.
  4. Obtains and maintains a thorough understanding of financial reporting and general ledger structure, ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end close.  Responds to inquiries from executives and other managers regarding financial results, special reporting, etc.  
  5. Responsible for supporting the Manager of Financial Reporting, financial audits, monthly financial statements, tax filings, and other financial reporting.   Provides top-level reviews of relevant audit schedules, work papers and reconciliations. 
  6. Works closely with other Finance staff regarding financial systems, improvements, upgrades, and system configurations, to ensure efficient, accurate, timely, information is available.
  7. Creates and assists in development of policies and procedures, operational controls, and standards; to ensure compliance with internal controls.
  8. Monitors compliance with all government (federal, state, and local), IRS regulations, signature and workflow authority, Center wide policies, related accounting standards and requirements.
  9. Understands the institution’s operations and systems including, but not limited to: Inventory, Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Treasury, General Accounting, Fixed Assets, Receipt Accrual, and Budget.  Works closely with other managers to ensure smooth operations.
  10. Responsible for budgeting Operational Accounting expenses, controlling expenses, and reporting on budget versus actual variances.
  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. Building a Successful Team: Using appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team, aligns vision with shared values, manages change and encourages innovation.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Managing Work and Time / Project Management: Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently. Effectively manages project(s) by appropriately focusing attention on the critical few priorities; effectively creates and executes against project timelines based on priorities, resource availability, and other project requirements (i.e., budget); effectively evaluates planned approaches, determines feasibility, and makes adjustments when needed.
Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility
Manages 1 - 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 NetLearning 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
Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required.  Masters preferred
Work Experience
A minimum of 7 years in a Finance / Accounting Department of a hospital or related organization, a minimum of 4 years in operational accounting experience and a minimum of 3 years in a supervisory role required.
Special Training, Certification or Licensure
Certified Public Accounting Certification (CPA) required

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