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Chief Financial Officer

Organization: The Wallace Medical Concern
Date Posted: 9/8/2017
Date Needed: 12/1/2017
City: Portland
Location: Oregon
Country: United States
Primary Category: Administrative - Executive Management
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 5+years

Description & Details



SALARY RANGE:               DOE

BENEFITS:                      Excellent benefit package including medical, vision and dental insurance, a generous vacation package, 401k, Flex Spending Account, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, and Employee Assistance Program.

WORK HOURS:                  Monday-Friday days; some evenings and weekends required

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:   Some local travel; occasional interstate travel



  • Works closely with CEO to provide status of financial condition of The Wallace Medical Concern by collecting, interpreting, and reporting key financial data
  • Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing financial policies and procedures
  • Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls
  • Maximizes return and limits risk on cash
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by researching existing and new legislation, consulting with outside financial advisors, and filing financial reports
  • Advises management of actions and potential risks
  • Arranges for audits as required and appropriate
  • Manages budget and controls expenses effectively
  • Manages revenue cycle and collection
  • Recruits, develops, and appraises staff effectively.  Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy
  • Stays current on information and technology affecting functional areas to increase innovation and ensure compliance
  • Supervises Accountant, Billing Department, Administrative/Accounting Assistant, Accounting Analyst and Human Resources


  • Recruit, hire, orient, train, assign work, and supervise employees and coordinate supervision or support of non-supervisory clinic support personnel
  • Evaluate performance and recommend merit increases, promotions, and disciplinary action
  • Develop and update position descriptions, as necessary, to ensure they reflect actual job responsibilities
  • Ensure staff achieves the most current level of technical understanding and follow defined protocols established by third party systems functioning with medical operations (e.g. software)
  • Recognize and utilize opportunities for staff development
  • Demonstrate responsiveness to staff concerns and strive to keep lines of communication open
  • Utilize effective verbal and written communication skills, including mediation, facilitation, and the ability to explain complex concepts and instructions to a variety of audiences
  • Coach and direct staff when handling sensitive situations
  • Foster well developed teams with clear roles, standardized work processes, and key performance metrics they are held accountable for


  • Participate with Senior Leadership in the development, oversight and implementation of WMC’s strategic plan
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and commitment to teamwork to maintain effective working relationships with WMC’s staff and its Board, local/state/federal agencies, grant fund representatives, vendors, other local providers, clients and the public
  • Astute at analyzing and solving problems using critical thinking and can demonstrate the ability to build consensus
  • Resourceful and able to seek and accept new practices/methods and support staff through transitions
  • Maintain the necessary confidentiality over sensitive and confidential matters
  • Serve as an exemplary role model and project a positive image of The Wallace Medical Concern
  • Comply with all applicable laws and fully cooperate with the WMC compliance program
  • Maintain positive working relationships with all staff
  • Represent WMC on appropriate community based committees


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance, required
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in an accounting/finance management role, required
  • Previous experience working at a FQHC or non-profit, preferred
  • Prior auditing and payroll management experience; CPA preferred
  • Experience in Human Resources is a plus


  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office Suite and accounting software experience required
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Strong financial management skills, with experience in budgeting, planning, and forecasting
  • Quality control – demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality
  • Ability to interact with staff, patients, and community members in a warm and confident manner
  • Initiative and ability to work with minimal direction; sound judgment and decision making capabilities are essential
  • Must possess strict integrity in the handling and maintenance of confidential information using sound judgement in communications containing confidential information

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