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Finance Director

Organization: Seward Community Health Center
Date Posted: 5/30/2017
Date Needed: 6/9/2017
City: Seward
Location: Alaska
Country: United States
Primary Category: Administrative - Management
Type of Position: Full-Time
Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

Description & Details

The Finance Director is responsible for all fiscal operations including accounts receivable and payable, payroll, fee schedules, billing, and collections.  This position also provides various human resources functions, such as benefit administration, personnel file maintenance, benefit coordination, and staying current with personnel laws and regulations.


Duties and responsibilities


Finance Function

  • Responsible for the financial management of Seward Community Health Center
  • Responsible for planning (long and short term), budgeting, accounting, financial statements, proposing fee structures, managing A/R, monitoring the financial status of the Center, ensuring appropriate reimbursement, maintaining internal controls, ensuring a successful annual audit, financial management of grants, and performing the necessary and appropriate financial/program analyses.
  • Develops and ensures implementation of goals, projects, policies, procedures, methods and controls in his/her areas of responsibility.
  • Directs the general accounting activities, including maintenance of general ledgers, analysis of statistics, key measures and review of payroll records.
  • Prepares financial and statistical reports as required by the CEO, Board of Directors, and State/Federal regulations and program requirements. Prepares annual and special financial reports, studies projects and analyses.
  • Develops and maintains internal control systems and establishes internal audit and financial related corporate compliance policies and procedures.
  • Provides data, reports, and other analytical information to assist in preparation of the annual budget.
  • Forecasts revenues, expenditures and year-end balances on the accrual basis of accounting.
  • Forecasts cash flows and maintains cash management and working capital controls, including management of idle funds, short-term financing, and timely payment of obligations.
  • Prepares and revises the fiscal operations procedures manual and ensures implementation of these fiscal policies/procedures.
  • Completes daily accounting operations including the verifying of payroll and cash disbursements.
  • Selects, trains, supervises and evaluates department staff.
  • Responds in an appropriate and timely manner to the needs, concerns, and problems of staff, and of the organization.
  • Prepares and files Form 990 on an annual basis.
  • Performs other finance-related duties as assigned.


Human Resource Function

  • Responsible for Human Resources functions including personnel file maintenance, benefit coordination, and staying current with Personnel laws and regulations.  This includes assuring compliance with all reporting requirements as they pertain to human resources.
  • Calculates and provides staff with annual fringe benefit allowance; reviews enrollment forms for accuracy, and coordinates enrollment with third-party administrator.
  • Ensures compliance with COBRA guidelines by preparing letters and other paperwork as directed; receives and records COBRA insurance premium payments.
  • Coordinates health insurance enrollments.
  •  Maintains personnel files in compliance with applicable legal requirements.
  • Keeps employee records up to date by processing employee status changes in timely fashion.
  • Maintains listing of approved positions along with assigned salary grade levels.
  • Processes personnel action forms and ensures proper approvals; disseminates approved forms.
  • Maintains budget spreadsheet that includes salaries, payroll taxes, and fringe allowances.
  • Prepares new-hire paperwork.
  • Maintains HR policies as needed in conjunction with Executive Assistant.
  • Performs other HR-related duties as assigned.



  • Education:
    • Advanced degree in finance, accounting or a related field from an accredited college or university strongly preferred.
  • Experience:
    • Four (4) years’ experience in accounting preferable.
    • Two (2) years’ proven supervisory experience.
    • At least three (3) years previous experience in health care field is essential.
  • Additional Qualifications
    • Experience in health care reimbursement financing; state and federal accounting regulations; principles and practices of financial administration, including budgeting and reporting requirements; organizational dynamics; planning; coordinating and directing a complex financial operation; problem solving and communication; grants management.
    • Self-starter able to effectively manage multiple complex projects.
    • Able to effectively communicate with personnel from diverse backgrounds.
    • Able to see both macro and micro picture, with strong analytical skills and ability to effectively utilize technology.
    • Able to analyze financial results from operations, complete financial and cash flow forecasts.
    • Able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

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