The Director of Finance is responsible on a day-to-day basis for all aspects of the accounting operations and is expected to help create and foster a positive environment. The Director of Finance will report to the Foundation President. The Director of Finance will manage the accounting clerk and will ensure the completeness of accounting records and processes for the Foundation. The Director of Finance has the responsibilities of supervision and review of the month-end close process and monthly balance sheet account reconciliations and is responsible for identification and communication of non-standard transactions occurring within the Foundation, evaluation of the proper accounting treatment, and documentation of the transaction for submission to the Foundation President and Corporate Accounting. The Director of Finance is expected to work closely with financial leadership within their assigned regions, develop professional working relationships, and respond timely to requests from the field. The Director of Finance is expected to work closely with accounting managers at Corporate to identify and share best practices and assist in the standardization of accounting processes and reporting. It is essential that the Director of Finance maintain accurate records at all times and prepares and submits information for audits and for the Form 990. The ability to communicate effectively with all types of people is critical. Timeliness, accuracy, and the ability to prioritize multiple processes and meet critical deadlines are essential.
Responsible for managing the day to day finance activities in accordance with the CHRISTUS policies and applicable laws and in compliance with GAAP.
Responsibilities include overseeing the account specialist responsible for the receipt of revenues, costs, pledges and cash.
Oversee and manage all accounting activities for CHRISTUS including management of 135 restricted funds
Oversee accounting system standards and internal controls while maintaining and preparing all financial records, statements and reports in compliance with GAAP standards.
Prepare and ensure timely financial and statistical reports for department, Executive and Finance Committee and Board use.
Monitor investment accounts and work with investment managers to ensure compliance with investment policy
Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget. Interpret financial data and recommend changes to improve systems, financial performance and reporting.
Monitor project and program accounts; ensure compliance with donor restrictions; prepare donor funder reports as needed
Prepare annual budget in accordance with the spending policy; implement benchmarks for measuring the financial and operating performance of departments.
Coordinate all activities related to the annual audit and Form 990 preparation; ensure timely filing of Form 990.
Oversee and manage employee record keeping while working with Human Resource Department at the Corporate level.
Monitor and manage insurance compliance and work with the Risk Department at the Corporate level.
Prepare materials for and attend all committee meetings including Finance, Investment, Program, Development, Executive and Board.
Continually investigate, evaluate and introduce process improvement suggestions to department directors and managers
Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of completion of monthly balance sheet account reconciliations
Ensure the completeness and accuracy of month-end journal entries in connection with month-end close
Prepare preliminary and final financial and statistical reporting for financial management, including variance analysis
Ensures that all deadlines are met consistently
Drives change to incorporate best practices and improve processes
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in accounting, finance or business administration.
Intermediate to advanced experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.
Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
CPA qualification preferred.
Bachelor's or advanced degree in accounting or finance
Advanced computer and spreadsheet skills required, primarily consisting of Word and Excel
Critical thinker who challenges the way things have always been done to look for opportunities for improvement and efficiencies
Minimum of eight years of experience with nonprofit fund accounting and finance experience required.
Minimum of five years of experience in management and/or supervisory positions.
Knowledge of GAAP accounting rules preferred
Minimum of three years of experience with nonprofit fund accounting software required; experience with Abila accounting software (formerly MIP) desired.
Experience with Meditech general ledger accounting system and Hyperion (HFM) consolidation tool a bonus
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.