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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 Accounts Payable

Location: Oakland, CA Additional Locations:

East Annex - Parsons 75 N. Fair Oaks Ave., 75 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena,California, 91103
Job Number: 743057 Date posted: 10/12/2018

Leads the Accounts Payable function in Kaiser Permanente's Buy to Pay shared services organization, which is responsible for accurately, effectively and efficiently processing over $20B in disbursements and 1099 filing nationally for all Kaiser Permanente regions. Responsible for general management of operations; financial management and controllership of processes; customer service and support'; service level management; compliance reporting/monitoring; risk mitigation and staff development for a team that spans over 120 individuals including both non-represented and represented union labor across three geographies. Responsible for ensuring service delivery while continually identifying, evaluating and implementing initiatives to improve service quality, turn-around times, compliance and efficiencies in partnership with our represented labor organizations. Responsible for integrating future acquisitions into our shared services model for Accounts Payable. Participates in and leads cross-functional efforts with colleagues in upstream functions (e.g., Sourcing, Procurement, etc.) to streamline end-to-end Buy to Pay processes. Works collaboratively with Controllership and Internal Audit functions to actively monitor processes, controls and mitigate risk. Develops, interprets and implements financial concepts for financial planning and control. Performs technical analysis to determine present and future financial performance. Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes recommendations for financial plans, acquisition activity, trends, future requirements and operating forecasts. Performs financial analysis and benchmarking studies and operations research to continually improve processes.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Leads management team to establish strategic plans and objectives for the function; may assist with developing some cross-functional oriented objectives.

  • Develops a team of professionals and their capabilities. Coaches, develops and mentors direct reports through feedback and development opportunities.

  • Has overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, performance requirements, and recommending and implementing changes to methods.

  • Influences the development and execution of functional KP-wide policies and long-term goals.

  • Participates in development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people for the corporate function.

  • Proactively monitors performance and compliance with processes, procedures and controls.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum ten (10) years of directly related experience accounting.

  • Minimum five (5) years of related management experience.

  • Education

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Requires expert knowledge of Accounts Payable in a shared service environment and advanced knowledge of related functions (Sourcing and Procurement).

  • Expert knowledge and experience with ERP Accounts Payable solutions, ideally PeopleSoft.

  • Expert knowledge in implementing and monitoring SOX controls.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience applying performance improvement methodologies (e.g., Six Sigma, etc.).

  • Master's degree in accounting, finance or related field preferred.
  • Primary Location: California,Oakland,2101 Webster 2101 Webster St. 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: Accounts Payable 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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