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Director, Financial Forecasting & Analysis

Company Name:
Leaders For Today, LLC
Position Overview
A health system is seeking a Director of Financial Forecasting & Analysis to create a financial planning team that has a comprehensive understanding of all key business drivers and sophisticated financial models that enable the team to deliver insightful, value-added analysis across the health system. This individual will be responsible for overseeing preparation of quarterly forecasts, annual operating and capital budgets and related projections. Working with the direction of the Vice President of Financial Planning, the Director will lead operational and finance leadership through the transition to regular forecasting cycles. The individual will lead projects and perform analyses that tie operational metrics to financial trends, with the overall goal of using analytics to drive enhancements that will improve profitability, drive expense reductions, and increase value. The Director will serve as a professional leader by incorporating expertise and related experience into all aspects of the Financial Analysis Department.
Primary Responsibilities
Oversee quarterly/annual forecasting and planning cycle
Coordinate with organizational leaders for development of on-going forecasts utilizing rigorous and consistent forecasting methodologies
Develop and maintain multi-year forecast models and methodologies
Direct the activities of department staff to establish financial planning and forecasting concepts, procedures, policies, timelines and instructions system-wide
Coordinate the approval of the above with senior management and operating committees ensuring appropriate levels of collaboration throughout the financial planning process
Interpret all aspects of financial performance trends in an effort to assist in making resource management decisions, in coordination with Vice President and other Finance team members
Assist in preparing analysis, commentary and presentation material for the monthly and quarterly financial review meetings
Develop methodologies for identification and performance monitoring of primary drivers impacting operational performance
Ensure that Financial Planning staff are proficient with technology tools available to ensure the maximum utilization of appropriate features and efficiency
Direct the activities of the Financial Planning department to provide consistent, high quality financial support to organizational leadership
The Ideal Candidate
Minimum of 10 years' of progressive finance and accounting experience within a complex healthcare system
Minimum 5 years' of progressive supervisory experience within a complex healthcare system
Experience in healthcare financial planning and financial forecast/analysis modeling
Capability to effectively provide financial planning leadership and counsel to senior management team, therefore knowledge of hospital and physician reimbursement and healthcare industry, required
Excellent interpersonal, analytical, quantitative, and computer modeling skills, required
Exceptional communication and presentation abilities and must be able to break down and present financial matters and financial concepts to non-financial and clinical executives and staff
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related business discipline, required
MBA, CPA or FHFMA, required

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