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System Director of Financial Operations & Assistant Controller

Traverse City, MI


Posted on June 15, 2019

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About System Director of Financial Operations & Assistant Controller


  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Bachelors Degree in Finance that includes accounting classes equivalent to Accounting minor.

  • A minimum of seven years internal Munson Healthcare accounting experience OR combined experience in a health care or multiple company accounting environment or public accounting firm, demonstrating increasing responsibilities. Proven experience as assistant controller or other similar position.

  • CMA, CPA, FHFMA, CHFP designations and/or Masters degree in related field preferred.

  • Solid knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and regulation Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products (Access, Excel, Word, Powerpoint) and other financial software.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and interact effectively with individuals from all levels of the organization, including governance.

  • Proven ability to analyze, recommend, design and implement accounting procedural changes within the Corporate Finance department and customer departments.

  • Experience in managing accounting systems and preparing financial statements.

  • Experience in administration of healthcare liability and casualty insurance coverages preferred.

  • Ability to work independently, establish priorities, meet tight deadlines and handle diverse responsibilities.

  • Ability to function in complex multi-company environment.

  • This individual provides leadership and facilitation in setting and attaining department goals.


This position is under the supervision of the Vice President of Finance & Corporate Controller. This position may also receive assignments from the MHC CFO.

This position exercises full supervision, including hiring, disciplinary action and performance reviews, over professional staff in the department, as assigned. Works with other department management and Human Resource staff as necessary. Among direct reports will be on-site Financial Service Directors and Managers at local subsidiaries and affiliate organizations, Managers, Coordinators, and Data Technicians/Specialists dedicated to Corporate Finance.

Significant contact and interaction with many customers in departments and at the company level. Significant interaction with MHC senior management, local senior leadership teams and in some cases governance of subsidiaries and affiliate organizations.


No direct clinical contact with patients.


  • Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.

  • Embraces and supports the performance improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

  • Promotes personal and patient safety.

  • Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.

  • Responsible for coordination and oversight of all financial operating activities headquartered in Traverse City and financial management at local subsidiaries and affiliate organizations.

  • Leads corporate integration of local finance departments acquired in conjunction with MHC’s M&A strategy. Integrated functions centralized at the corporate level include financial accounting & reporting, financial operations & data management, financial planning & budget, reimbursement, tax & treasury, accounts payable and insurance.

  • Primary liaison with MHC’s Clinical Business Intelligence department.

  • Leads, facilitates and participates in process improvement teams.

  • Demonstrates a high proficiency with financial accounting, budgeting and reporting software.

  • Responsible for annual operating and capital budget completion, and coordination of mid and long range planning efforts at local subsidiaries and affiliate organizations.

  • Oversees preparation and review of monthly financial statements of local subsidiaries and affiliate organizations, including: balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows and supporting schedules.

  • Monitors completeness, accuracy and timeliness of monthly general ledger reconciliations at local subsidiaries and affiliate organizations.

  • Responsible for coordinating efforts to disseminate key financial and statistical information to management of local subsidiaries and affiliate organizations.

  • Proven ability to prepare timely, accurate and complete financial statements.

  • Proven ability to perform a timely and complete financial review of the individual’s areas of responsibility, including a well documented variance report.

  • Prepare and present formal financial operating reports to both Senior Management and governance of local subsidiaries, affiliate organizations and MHC.

  • Proven ability to retrieve, analyze and interpret detailed financial information and provide analytical support to management.

  • Coordinate staff efforts to provide financial and related information for the external audit.

  • Directs payer contracting and audit activities with assistance from MHC’s reimbursement team.

  • Reviews estimated reimbursement calculations from third party payers, including Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and other contractual arrangements.

  • Reviews information returns required by state and federal agencies relating to tax, payroll and third party reimbursement.

  • Oversees corporate insurance activities that are the responsibility of a Manager or Coordinator.

  • Actively participate in setting organization and department goals.

  • Responsible for the design and oversight of internal control systems for all processes to ensure the safeguarding of all corporate assets.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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