Senior Director, Financial Operations/Controller

Emerson Hospital
Concord, MA

The Opportunity:
Emerson Hospital, a full-service, nonprofit community hospital, is seeking a Senior Director, Financial Operations/Controller.  Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, s/he will direct the day-to-day operations of finance. This is a unique opportunity for an outstanding, seasoned finance professional to join a dynamic, highly regarded healthcare provider in the northwest suburbs of Boston.

The Position:
The Senior Director of Financial Operations manages general accounting, managed care, financial reporting, budget/financial planning, decision support, supply chain management, treasury management and functions as the Hospital’s Controller. As a strategic leader of the Finance Team, the Senior Director will be key in driving continuous process improvement and creating and sustaining functional and cultural enhancements, while working side by side with the team and coaching future finance leaders.

The Senior Director manages a department of 80 employees with 3 direct reports: Director of Accounting, Director of Supply Chain Management, Manager of Budget and Decision Support.

The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate for this position is a strong and accomplished leader with deep subject matter and hands-on expertise in hospital finance. A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, or Information Systems is required and a CPA and/or a Master’s Degree are preferred. Evidence of continuing education in accounting, finance, business, or healthcare administration required. Minimum of 7 to 10 years work experience in hospital finance with knowledge and ability to prepare and analyze financial statements and budgets required. Minimum of 5 years management experience required.

The Organization:
Founded in 1911, Emerson Hospital is a premier, 179-bed community hospital in Concord, Massachusetts, that offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services including acute care, women and children’s services, sub-acute services, a large home care service, and several satellite facilities, including three new urgent care centers. These three new urgent care centers are in retail centers and opened in January 2017. The Hospital serves a population of more than 300,000, encompassing 25 towns and is well-known for its outstanding nursing care and patient-centered facilities. Its birthing center offers the only Level II nursery in the area, and it has designated Centers of Excellence in Cancer Care, Breast Health Imaging, and Bariatrics.  Emerson is fully accredited by The Joint Commission.

Concord, Massachusetts, is an affluent and historic community that offers an extraordinary quality of life to its more than 15,000 residents.  Concord and the surrounding communities of Acton, Carlisle, Lincoln, Lexington, Sudbury, and Westford are a short 30-minute drive from Boston, one hour away from the coast of Maine, and two hours from the mountains of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.  Endless choices are available for culture, recreation, and sporting events.  The classic New England towns that make up Emerson’s primary service area have a long tradition of strong, local government where the town meeting was invented and still thrives with active resident participation.  School systems have scored consistently high on state and national tests, and the area offers some of the best public and private schools in the country.

Please forward resume or referrals (email preferred) to:

Claire Connolly
Phillips DiPisa
Phone: 781-749-6410

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Posted on: 12/28/17