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Director, Finance & Operations

Company: Houston Methodist
Location: Houston
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77030

Category: Professional

Job Type: Full-Time
Posted Date: May 7, 2019
Work Shift: DAY
Work Week: M - F

Job Summary
SUMMARY: Supports the Vice President of Finance of Houston Methodist Hospital in the organization and management of all financial matters of the hospital including but not limited to the operating budget, capital budget, academic budget, business analytics, and maintenance of all hospital based financial reporting systems. This Director role oversees the management, planning, development, budget, and other administrative activities of the Operations Integration department. Collaborates with department management for the responsibility of oversight of human resources, fiscal resources, systems, and support necessary to assist the hospital in achieving operational goals. Provides analytical and specialized administrative support for the organization. Demonstrates leadership qualities and critical thinking through self-direction, initiative, effective interpersonal skills and oral/written communication skills.


1. Works collaboratively with Houston Methodist Hospital management team to design and implement financial controls, analysis, operating systems, and internal controls in a manner consistent with corporate policies, procedures and compliance guidelines as well as generally accepted accounting principles, tax regulations, and existing federal and state laws.
2. Interacts with others to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports, and recommendations.
3. Fosters highly collaborative, cooperative and supportive relationships.
4. Works with executive leadership on system-wide initiatives and implementation of operational best practices.
5. Collaborates with management to prepare variance analysis with regard to operating expenses and assists with development of corrective actions as appropriate.
6. Meets regularly with hospital leadership to review financial and operational performance.
7. Collaborates with executive leadership to determine and prepare budgetary recommendations. Monitors the level of resources utilized in service delivery and determines the appropriateness of resource consumption in the service.

1. Approves and coordinates changes and improvements in automated financial and management information systems.
2. Develops and directs the implementation of strategic business and/or operational plans, projects, programs, and systems.
3. Directs and oversees day to day and strategic operations of Finance division to include Budget, Benchmarking, Cost Accounting, Decision Support, Strategic Planning and Business Development Support.
4. Works with department management to understand the relationship between their operations and the resulting financial performance. Acts as a strategic resource to management on interpretation of labor productivity and staffing data.
5. Functions as benchmarking liaison, to analyze current work processes, determine industry leaders and incorporate best practices into the enterprise.
6. Identifies and recommends opportunities for improvement and business development in accordance with hospital leadership.
7. Makes and executes decisions within delegated authority. Surfaces issues to executive leadership for resolution as appropriate.
8. Plans, budgets and organizes, and manages the department to accomplish operational and strategic objectives.

1. Maintains in-depth knowledge of the business unit(s), its growth and/or divestment strategy and the key business drivers and an understanding of its related financial performance history and potential, including delivery of benefits.
2. Assesses, organizes, conducts, and completes projects in support of the hospital related to labor productivity, budget accountability, quality measurements and human resource data.
3. Makes and executes decisions within delegated authority. Surfaces issues to executive leadership for resolution as appropriate.
4. Monitors key operational indicators including financial and quality metrics, assesses current performance, and develops action plans to achieve optimal performance.
5. Ensures the attainment of organizational objectives through identification, monitoring and evaluation of quality-based metrics and assists with forecasting models for the enterprise.

1. Ensures effective compliance with the budget adopted by the executives of The Methodist Hospital and its Board of Trustees.
2. Anticipates and analyzes the impact of changes in subsidiary systems (Medical Records, Patient Accounting, Payroll, General Ledger) on financial systems.
3. Coordinates the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports.
4. Proactively leads the Finance division by interpreting results and trends, taking a proactive role in solution development and business case formulation and providing input on key assumptions utilized in forecasting.
5. Acts as a critical resource in the development and monitoring of annual operating budgets for all departments

1. Designs, implements, and manages budget process for Houston Methodist Hospital.
2. Analyzes and assesses present and future needs, trends, challenges, and opportunities related to hospital operations. Assists in the development for long-term tactics and strategies.
3. Identifies and recommends opportunities for improvement and business development in accordance with hospital leadership.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Masters required. Preference for one degree, either Bachelors or Masters, to be in Nursing, Business, or Healthcare Administration.

Five to eight years experience with hospital operations required. Three years experience in supervisory role. Computer literate with a strong emphasis in working with database and spreadsheet software applications. Must have the aptitude to lead and supervise people.

None Required

-- Personal computer skills, including proficiency in spreadsheet, word processing and databases.
-- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and establish effective and efficient priorities.
-- Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
-- Strong communication, documentation, and customer service skills.
-- Must have organizational skills with special attention to detail and be able to work independently.
-- Professional handling of exposure to confidential/sensitive information.
-- Knowledge of the industry.
-- Must demonstrate ability to provide guidance to junior staff.
-- Ability to work well under pressure and effectively and consistently meet time deadlines.
-- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with others. Ability to collaborate with management and employees at all levels within the organization.
-- Ability to represent the Office of the Vice President, Finance on technical and procedural matters.
-- Ability to keep a variety of records and to prepare and submit reports.
-- Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
-- Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Company Profile
Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodistis consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's ""Best Hospital"" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of ""100 Best Companies To Work For"" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

Company Description:

At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist.

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