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Under the direction of the Accounting Manager this position is responsible for accurate and timely preparation and review of Hospital Financial statements as assigned.This position is heavily involved in monthly/quarterly close processes, year end audit preparation, budget preparation, tax schedule preparation, and leads assigned projects. As a member of the Accounting team, this role is expected to lead efforts in improving processes for preparation of financial statements and related reports/schedules, ensuring reporting accuracy and building relationships in the organization that achieve these goals.
This position reports directly to the Accounting Manager, with responsibility for multiple sets of books in which direct supervision of daily work activities of a staff or senior accountant and/or accounting assistants is required. The individual has responsibility for the assignment of work and review of work of designated staff for a specific financial reporting area. The position is at the Corporate Support Level in the Accounting department with specifically assigned system duties when required.
An expectation is to function at a high level of accounting knowledge coupled with ability to direct others and give feedback on a daily basis as to work product. Overall performance evaluation is not the direct responsibility of this position; however, the expectation is for specific and documented feedback on the work of Associates assigned to the Financial Accountant-Lead to be incorporated into performance evaluations of those Associates. The position requires demonstrated ability to plan projects, develop and adhere to timelines, multi-task on various work flows, develop work processes meeting internal control guidelines, interpret Accounting guidance to direct work of others, and maintain skills and work at the Senior Accountant level to produce accurate and timely financial reports.
Bachelors degree in Finance or Accounting
Ability to analyze complex accounting and financial issues
Proficient in Microsoft Office products required
Extensive knowledge of GAAP and other applicable regulatory rules, regulations & legislation as related to accounting functions
Excellent organizational skills
Deadline-oriented and ability to multi-task
Demonstrated leadership in teamwork, special projects, and complex assignments
Self-motivated team player with the ability to work independently on special projects and complex assignments
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate with all levels of personnel in a large organization
Knowledge of Meditech preferred.
Seven or more years of advanced experience in senior level or above accountant role with diverse accounting experience.
Experience in the healthcare industry strongly preferred
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.