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Emerson Hospital, located in Concord, Massachusetts, just 20 miles northwest of Boston, seeks an experienced and dynamic financial executive to serve as the system's next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The CFO will be a key member of a strong, nimble senior leadership team with a focus on financial and strategic leadership as Emerson Hospital continues to provide high-quality care to the community. Emerson Hospital's collaborative and nimble culture sets it apart from larger, bureaucratic hospitals, and the next CFO will have the support of a talented management team and Board to do the best work of their career. The position provides an opportunity to use one's skills and experience to make an impact to a single community health system that can be career-transforming for the right executive.

Since 1911, Emerson Hospital has been a trusted not-for-profit, independent healthcare provider in the community. With 179 beds, nearly 1,600 employees, over 400 RNs, and more than 300 physicians, Emerson provides full-service patient care to over 300,000 people across a 25-town service area in a variety of inpatient and outpatient care settings. Emerson is known in the area for tremendous nursing care and strong clinical affiliations with Boston's leading academic medical centers, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham Health and Children's Hospital, that have led to world class care for their patients.

Reporting directly to Christine Schuster, the Chief Executive Officer of Emerson Hospital, the CFO will be in a pivotal role as the organization furthers their strong positioning in the market and surrounding areas. As a key member of the executive team, the Chief Financial Officer will provide leadership and financial oversight for all financial operations. This includes having direct line responsibility for budget and reimbursement, controller’s office, financial reporting, corporate compliance, internal audit, financial planning, revenue cycle, information technology, and managed care contracting. In addition to the financial responsibilities, the CFO will serve as a strategic partner to the CEO, Board, and operations. The CFO should be viewed as an approachable and visible leader, serving as both a mentor to their team while at the same time being seen as a strategic financial executive who can move the organization forward.

The ideal candidate will bring a wealth of healthcare finance experience to the role and be a seasoned executive who is a strategic thinker, creative problem solver, and a professional of the highest integrity. The qualified candidate will need to be a senior financial executive with at least 10 years of healthcare financial management experience. She/he should have success in developing financial systems within a hospital/medical center where information is provided in a timely fashion and revenues and cash flows are optimized. A Master’s degree in accounting, finance, business, healthcare administration or economics, or a CPA is required. Prior experience as a CFO or a Vice President of Finance is required.

Confidential inquiries, nominations and expressions of interest can be submitted to the WittKieffer Candidate Portal by clicking here. For additional questions, please contact Tom Quinn, through the office of Trey Wilson, via email at twilson@wittkieffer.com.

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Manager – Reimbursement
MaineHealth Corporate
Portland, ME 
Full Time, Days

Relocation reimbursement available for qualified candidates!
Cost reporting experience is required.

Maine Medical Center is seeking a Manager - Reimbursement in Portland. The manager is primarily responsible for the coordination of data collection and accurate submission of the System’s member’s Medicare and Medicaid cost reports which includes acting as liaison to all external auditors and consultants regarding reimbursement matters for assigned members; improving processes and relationships whenever possible. The position will actively facilitate cost reporting best practice reviews and team member education.

The position will be responsible for the preparation and/or supervising the completion of monthly contractual adjustment and third party receivable journal entries to division financial statements as well as the analysis and interpretation of variances between performance and budget. The position will perform or coordinate the performance of reimbursement analyses as assigned by the director. The manager will complete or supervise the completion of timely facility enrollment changes and revalidations with third party payers. The manager will have the support and obligation to supervise and train reimbursement department staff.

Qualifications:

  • BS. CPA, MBA, HFMA preferred or equivalent specific experience in hospital reimbursement.
  • Three to Five years’ experience in hospital reimbursement required to include preparation or supervision of the preparation of hospital Medicare cost reports as well as estimating contractual allowances and third party payables/receivables.
  • Previous leadership experience preferred.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to problem solve and work cooperatively with other hospital departments, physicians, the System's reimbursement team and management.

To apply, please click here or visit www.careersatmainehealth.org.

Working at MaineHealth:

With a career at any of the MaineHealth member organizations, you’ll be working with healthcare professionals who truly value the people around them – within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – are top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level. 

As part of our dedication to operational excellence, we continually invest in technology, innovation and exceptional people in order to deliver on our promise to the people of northern New England. This includes the Shared Health Record initiative, which has changed the way we deliver healthcare within the state. We believe the electronic health record is a necessary tool in the improvement of healthcare delivery and outcomes. Our investment in the technology to support the electronic health record is nothing short of monumental. This means you’ll have the technology necessary to always ensure an optimal patient experience. 

When you join any of our organizations, you’ll find an environment that has the right combination of high-tech and high-touch to deliver the finest care to the people we serve. Join us to learn from – and be surrounded by – some of the best talent in healthcare today.

MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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Senior Finance Director – MaineGeneral Health

WittKieffer is partnered with MaineGeneral Health in the search for a dynamic, distinguished leader to serve as its new Senior Finance Director.

MaineGeneral Health is a comprehensive community healthcare delivery system with approximately $560 million in net revenues, serving patients from 88 cities and towns through the Kennebec Valley region of Maine. MaineGeneral Health features a medical center with two campuses: the Alfond Center for Health in Augusta, which provides both inpatient and outpatient care, and the Thayer Center for Health in Waterville, which provides comprehensive outpatient care along with a 24/7 emergency department. In addition to the medical center, MaineGeneral Health also supports the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care and the Kennebec Region Health Alliance PHO. The vast majority of physicians practicing within MaineGeneral Health are employed by the organization.

The Senior Finance Director is a critical and key member of our leadership team reporting directly to the CFO and primarily responsible for reimbursements, managing payer contracts and financial modeling. The incumbent will be part of the senior finance team built upon deep knowledge and experience with exceptional technical and analytical skills.

  • Minimum five to ten years of significant healthcare financial planning & analysis experience.
  • Maine State Licensure as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is preferred.
  • Master's degree or advanced degree in related field is preferred.
  • Financial modeling and strong analytical skills required.

All applications, inquiries, and nominations are welcome via the buttons below. Please direct via email to WittKieffer Melinda Morton directly at mmorton@wittkieffer.com All communication is strictly confidential.

Melinda Morton 
617-653-4141
mmorton@wittkieffer.com 

Stephen C. Davis
781.564.2624
sdavis@wittkieffer.com

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Northern Light Health Home Office
Brewer, Maine
Sr. Financial Analyst Req #1680 (Remote Opportunity Available)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Senior Financial Analyst provides a range of services in the Financial Planning & Analysis department of the Home Office. This professional works in a team to offer Financial Planning services, including annual operating budget, capital planning and budgets, long range financial forecasts, and business plans. Collaborates with Home Office and Member staff to achieve superior financial analysis and reporting. The Senior Financial Analyst may be requested to support various committees or task forces to advance the interests of Northern Light Health.

The Senior Financial Analyst will work closely with the Manager to support the needs of the Associate Vice President Finance & Analytics, Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and internal and external clients related to Northern Light Health.

In this role, the Senior Financial Analyst must demonstrate and promote excellent customer service, responsiveness, oral and written communication, accurate and supported analysis, and project management skills. To be successful, the individual in this position must be:

  • an effective communicator and trainer providing support to all Northern Light Health Members to optimize utilization of the NLH budgeting and forecasting systems,
  • provide timely input and analysis into the decision-making process during the development of the various financial plans,
  • able to continually demonstrate a thorough understanding of financial operations and proficiency with the budgeting, forecasting, and capital planning tools,
  • a role model in the delivery of services that are deemed to be superior in the eyes of the customers.

MAJOR FUNCTIONS:

Operating Budget

The Senior Financial Analyst will support the development of the operating budget, ongoing system maintenance and variance reporting. The Senior Financial Analyst may be directed to perform the following duties.

  • Support the Manager in implementing the budget calendar and providing analysis used to develop annual budget targets.
  • Serve as in-house expert, super-user and trainer on the operating budget system, understanding data links with Lawson/Infor and other systems, validation, budget development and variance reporting.
  • Stay up to date with Financial Planning software structure and detailed data elements. Participates in software upgrade testing and documents results. Recommends options if issues arise. Assists with implementation and deployment of new software functionality.
  • Support the completion of system wide budgets; educate Member staff organizations and assist with problem solving related to operating budget development.
  • Complete the monthly processing tasks in a timely manner to ensure that the standard reports and dashboards from the financial decision support system are published within the expected timeframe.
  • Assist with consolidating reports and intercompany account reconciliation.
  • Accurately generate forecasts and analyze trends in revenues and expenses.
  • Compile and maintain documentation to support projections.
  • Proactively monitor internal trends to identify risks and opportunities across revenues and expenses.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams in conjunction with budgeting and forecasting process.
  • Monitor results of key strategic initiatives to ensure cost benefit projections are being achieved or plans are adjusted accordingly. Prepares monthly budget spread reports and analysis.
  • Prepare monthly budget versus actual analyses based on determined criteria.
  • Develop Operating Budget reports for Finance Committee and Board review.
  • Perform other operating budget duties as assigned.

Capital Budget

The Senior Financial Analyst will support the development of the capital budget, ongoing system maintenance, and materials needed for the decision-making process. The Senior Financial Analyst may be directed to perform the following duties.

  • Provide analytical support to the Capital Review Committee which oversees capital allocations and approvals and post-implementation reviews. Prepare cost benefit analysis of capital projects.
  • Assist with Capital Budget reports for Finance Committee and Board review.
  • Compile and analyze capital budget expenditures.
  • Develop capital budget limits and targets.
  • Perform other capital budget duties as assigned.

Financial Planning Services

The Senior Financial Analyst will support the development of the long-range financial forecast, ongoing system maintenance and related analyses. The Senior Financial Analyst may be directed to perform the following duties.

  • Assist in the preparation of the long-range financial forecast.
  • Monitor data for positive and negative business and financial trends and proactively alert Manager to potential problems and/or opportunities.
  • Integrate new acquisitions, business ventures, and programs into the financial planning processes.
  • Support operational performance improvement projects through validation of baseline measurements and targeted goals, measurement of actual results, and performance reporting.
  • Develop and present analytical summaries, educational topics, etc., in a professional manner.
  • Maintain system-wide policies and procedures related to financial planning.
  • Stay current on upgrades and functionality enhancements and ensures that systems are compliant with Information Technology and Information Security Office policies and procedures.
  • Provide information and assistance to other departments or leaders as needed.
  • Perform other financial planning special projects and job duties as assigned.

Department Participation

  • Acts as an effective team member with Business Finance & Analytics staff.
  • Develops professional development goals with Manager.
  • Completes accurate time tracking information.

QUALIFICATIONS

Possess excellent customer service, time management, and analytical skills. Written communication skills required as well as project organization. Must maintain institutional, customer and Financial Planning & Analysis department confidentiality. Ability to excel in teams and succeed in a matrix organization. Oral presentation skills a plus. Demonstrates initiative, a professional attitude and a desire toward self-improvement.

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field and a minimum of seven years or, Associate’s degree in Accounting or related field and a minimum of eleven years, accounting, financial planning or related experience required. Health care experience a plus.

A working knowledge of financial statement preparation and analysis required. Demonstrates knowledge of projection methodologies and relationships between goals and finances. Must possess analytical and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to coordinate the work of others and communicate effectively (both in writing and verbally) with all levels of management in a multi-corporate structure.

Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Access and willingness to keep current with new computer software/technology for the continuous improvement of financial planning processes. Experience with Strata, Allscripts EPSi and Lawson/Infor systems preferred.

Demonstrates the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail. Shows capacity to be flexible and competent as priorities change. Demonstrated effectiveness in succeeding in a team-oriented culture required.

 

Send Resume to:
Kerry Brown
kerbrown@northernlight.org
Talent Sourcing Specialist
Brewer, Maine 04412

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