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Accounting, Actuarial & Finance

Support the Bottom Line — and the Big Picture

Create the financial strategies that affect our patients, medical centers, and future. On this team, you'll provide the strategy recommendations that drive operational and process improvement, as well as face challenging opportunities to influence the future of health care.

Director of Accounting

Location: Atlanta, GA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 723722 Date posted: 08/10/2018

This senior management level employee is responsible for providing strategic guidance for financial system design and implementation, ensuring the accurate completion of complex accounting activities, and communicating financial results to high level stakeholders while ensuring compliance with policies and procedures.  DOI (Department of Insurance) Statutory experience is crucial to drive the reporting for the Georgia region.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Models and drives continuous learning and maintains a highly skilled and engaged workforce by aligning cross-functional resource plans with business objectives; overseeing the selection and development of talent; motivating and empowering teams; building organizational capacity and grooming high potentials for growth opportunities and advancement; staying current with industry trends, benchmarks, and best practices; providing guidance and leadership when difficult decisions need to be made; and ensuring performance management guidelines and expectations drive business needs.

  • Oversees the operation of multiple units and departments by identifying customer and operational needs; analyzing resources, costs, and forecasts and incorporating them into business plans; engaging strategic, cross-functional business units to champion and drive support for business plans and priorities; translating business strategy into actionable business requirements; obtaining and distributing resources; setting standards and measuring progress; anticipating and removing obstacles that impact performance; addressing performance gaps and implementing contingency plans accordingly; ensuring products and/or services meet customer requirements and expectations while aligning with organizational strategies; serving as a subject-matter expert and trusted source to executive leadership; and providing influence and consultation in the development of the larger organizational or business strategy.

  • Supports financial transactions by reviewing and approving complex accounting activities; making decisions based on research; providing guidance to others on technical issues; and communicating and resolving complex issues.

  • Coordinates external reporting of Company financial information by reviewing and distributing reports and analyses for statutory reporting to external agencies (e.g. DOI, Census Bureau, NAIC, FTC); designing and implementing new reports; gaining buy-in from stakeholders; maintaining relationships and working with external parties to resolve issues; and ensuring reporting requirements are met.

  • Supports financial analyses by reviewing operational statistics to explain financial results, inform decision-making and take action to pursue efficiencies and quality financial outcomes; ensuring ad hoc request for analysis are completed; directing the establishment of data gathering methods; and providing expertise in data origination.

  • Communicates financial results by developing, reviewing and presenting conclusions about areas of accountability to senior level management in verbal and written form; documenting positions and processes in support of process improvement, knowledge retention, and audit requirements; and provides expert consulting services to individuals without finance training.

  • Leads finance system design, implementations, enhancements, and continuous improvements by reviewing flow of transactions through source systems; monitoring configuration decisions; and ensuring new systems, upgrades, and other system maintenance activities do not impact operations, financial statements, or leadership decision making.

  • Monitors Company financial information by completing, reviewing, and interpreting standard and/or ad hoc reports (e.g., balance sheets, income statements, volume reporting, trade spending reports); evaluating validity of assets, liabilities, revenues, and operating expenses in conformity with GAAP and Company accounting policies; making recommendations and executing decisions; and communicating financial reporting to stakeholders and senior leadership.

  • Meets requirements of policies and procedures to remain compliant (e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley, KP-NCO, POR) and ensures staff is compliant.

  • Supports internal and external audits by managing relationship with auditors; including additional stakeholders (e.g. legal) when issues arise; resolving issues; communicating with senior leadership; and implementing findings if applicable.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum twelve (12) years accounting or related business experience.

  • Education

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Health Insurance statutory experience.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum three (3) years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with executive leadership (e.g., Vice President level and above).

  • Minimum two (2) years experience managing operational or project budgets/costs.

  • Minimum four (4) years health care industry experience.

  • Minimum three (3) years accounting experience working for a health care organization.

  • Minimum four (4) years experience managing the testing and/or validation of financial system implementation or integration.

  • Minimum four (4) years experience in technical accounting, requiring the interpretation of accounting guidelines and documenting recommendations for accounting practices.

  • Minimum four (4) years experience in financial analysis.

  • Minimum four (4) years experience in financial reporting.

  • Minimum four (4) years audit or accounting firm experience.

  • Minimum four (4) years statutory experience.

  • Minimum four (4) years experience with Hospital and Professional patient revenue accounting, including experience with government payers reimbursement.

  • Minimum four (4) years experience with pharmacy accounting ,including inventory management system or pharmacy revenue system.

  • Minimum four (4) years property and lease accounting experience. 

  • Master's degree in accounting, business, or six (6) years of experience in a directly related field.
  • Primary Location: Georgia,Atlanta,Regional Office - 9 Piedmont 9 Piedmont Center 34 Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Director/Senior Director Job Category: Accounting, Finance and Actuarial Services Department: Regional Accounting Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

    About Accounting, Finance, & Actuarial Careers

    Accounting Careers

    Members of our accounting team support corporate projects and lend insight to areas such as financial reporting, tax planning and preparation, and audit management. This team also includes our audit professionals, who partner with financial and operational groups across the organization to analyze budgets and streamline procedures.

    Finance Careers

    Supporting critical business functions such as financial services, national Medicare finance, strategic planning, auditing, and corporate finance, our finance professionals develop the strategies that enable us to meet our financial goals.

    Actuarial Careers

    Applying probability and statistics to the practical problems of insurance, our actuarial team performs a variety of duties, including calculating the cost of premiums and policy values, preparing statistical studies, and forecasting financial results.

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