Responsible for the organization, distribution, collection and summary of the annual operating and capital budgets. Maintains and updates the budget methodology and computer system necessary for the department directors to prepare their budgets in an efficient and effective manner. Maintains, updates, and prepares budget policies, procedures and budget manual. Performs financial analysis in particular, but not limited to actual vs. budget comparison. Assists in projects which enhance understanding of system and process flows. Acts as a liaison between Finance and other departments, assisting them with training, education, and interpretation of financial information. Provides technical data, information, and performs other financial/analytical duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor of Arts or Business Administration degree with emphasis in Accounting and/or finance. CPA preferred.
Four (4) years of experience in a hospital or in public accounting assisting hospitals or other health care providers, or combination of experience, education, and training which would provide the level of knowledge, skill and abilities required.
Knowledge in budget building methodologies, benchmarking, medical center statistics and financial ratios. Knowledge in management reporting, database maintenance, and report writing. Knowledge and understanding of how information interrelates with the medical center general ledger. Skilled in technical medical center accounting/budgeting principles and practices, including the chart of Skilled in use of personal computers for spreadsheet, charting, presentations and word processing. Ability to organize and plan work tasks over several weeks, prioritizing assignments. General knowledge of principals in contracting with governmental agencies and commercial insurance companies. Knowledge of healthcare payment systems. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and through written communications.
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Compile department and other segments of budget submission into the annual medical center budget. Prepares the final budget proposal presentation narrative and financial / statistical graphs for the medical center. Maintains, communicates and distributes budget policies and procedures. Maintains and distributes annual capital and operating budget manual instructions. Ensures all forms used by medical center personnel in the completion of the budget are current. Prepares all budget reporting to external agencies, such as Department of Health. Maintains budgetary information as it relates to the reporting system, including Account and Department maintenance, global and key assumptions, as well as create/develop budget reports. Understands general ledger conversion tables, profiles and master tables, which are used to direct transaction activities of subsidiary financial system applications to the general ledger. Examples of such systems include payroll, patient accounts, materials management, and accounts payable. Provides technical assistance to all levels of management for budget preparation, including financial evaluation of modified or new programs and services. Prepares special analytical reports used to assist management in gaining knowledge of the financial relationships such as budget vs. actual, cost to charges and labor productivity. Coaches and educates medical center staff outside the Finance department regarding reporting, budget preparation. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviews professional publications on hospital accounting and finance. Perform other duties as assigned. Must have regular, reliable, predictable attendance in performance of essential job functions.
During an emergency, disaster, or catastrophic event, which places life or property in jeopardy, employee may be assigned to any disaster service activity that promotes the protection of public health and safety. Assignment might require serving at a location, at times and/or under conditions that significantly differ from employee's normal work assignments. As an employee of Harrison Medical Center, employee may be directed to perform a role other than their regular job, by a superior or by law.