Chief Financial Officer - St. Lawrence Health System

St. Lawrence Health System seeks a dynamic, distinguished executive to serve as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The CFO will report to the St. Lawrence Health System‘s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. David Acker.

The CFO is responsible for the strategic direction, financial oversight, financial leadership, and coordination of system staff and their development. As a member of the senior leadership team, the CFO participates in the planning and implementation of programs and services to ensure the provision of high-quality safe patient care, service excellence, fiscal responsibility, and employee engagement in accordance with the mission, vision, and values of the Health System.

The CFO works collaboratively with clinical, operational, and administrative leaders to create a high-reliability and just culture that leads to solid financial operations and service excellence.  The CFO develops and directs an adequate plan for the control of financial operations of the organization, including financial planning and projections, banking relationships, budgeting, revenue cycle operations, health information technology and management (HIT/HIM), third-party contract management and evaluation, expenditure of funds, conservation of assets and risk management controls, IT planning, and security management.

St. Lawrence Health System was formed in 2013 to improve health, elevate the standard of care, enhance patient experience, and gain efficiencies through collaboration. St. Lawrence Health System is the parent organization for two not-for-profit hospitals, a captive medical practice, and a foundation:  Canton-Potsdam Hospital – a 94-bed general, acute-care community hospital, Gouverneur Hospital – a 25-bed critical access hospital, Canton-Potsdam Medical Practice, and Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation.

Ten years of progressive healthcare financial leadership experience, including managing professional staff, and Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field is required.  Master’s degree and/or CPA certification, and demonstrated progress toward FACHE, HFMA, or similar financial leadership certification is preferred.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law. Candidates wishing to apply must submit materials electronically. Application materials should be submitted via WittKieffer’s candidate portal here or via email to

Posted on 1/18/20