System Director Accounting
Company: Central Maine Healthcare
Posted on: September 23, 2022
At Central Maine Healthcare our team members are committed to
providing exceptional care and experiences for our community and
for each other every day. Position Summary: Reporting to the VP,
Controller, the System Director of Accounting plans, develops,
organizes, directs and controls the operation of the Accounting
Department of Central Maine Healthcare (CMHC). Operation of the
Accounting Department includes General Accounting, Accounts
Payable, and Payroll. Performs financial duties required to direct
the business affairs of CMHC. Coordinates a system level response
to financial business issues. Manages the general ledger and
subsidiary ledgers to meet GAAP, SOX and taxation requirements, as
well as interfaces from multiple computer systems. The System
Director is responsible for the on-going development of the General
Ledger system, reporting of Retirement Plans and taxation rules.
Prepares financial and statistical reports, and contributes to the
financial policy decision-making. Oversees accurate and timely
reporting of financial information, payroll processing, and
accounts payable processing. Oversees the development of procedures
to audit data integrity and reports opportunities for improvement
to the VP, Controller. Coordinates the year-end audit. Directly
manages the supervisors of General Accounting, Payroll, and
--- Responsible for the accuracy on a monthly consolidating
financial statements with a 5 business day close.
--- Ensures all Balance Sheet accounts are reconciled on a monthly
--- Coordinates the annual audits of financial statements, pension
and UFR with appropriate auditors for timely and complete
--- Audit footnote completion with roll-forwards on all investments
are completed annually.
--- Calculates the debt covenants on a monthly basis. As well as
maintains and reviews the monthly.
--- Maintains FASB/GAAP technical guidance with all staff for the
--- Works with the VP, Controller for cash forecast and weekly
--- Coordinates the completion and payments of the annual 990's,
941's, 720's and all other taxation matters.
--- Records the investments in the appropriate category of
Endowment, Specific Purpose and Board Designated funds. Will ensure
the Spending Policy is adhered to.
--- Responsible for attaining all agreed upon position specific
goals and objectives within the specified time frame as part of the
organization's overall objective program.
--- Responsible for operational efficiency and excellence within
the department to ensure that the department delivers timely,
quality services in accordance with applicable policies and
procedures and professional standards.
--- Consistently manages all departmental operating activities so
that quality services are provided in an efficient and effective
manner meeting all applicable regulatory licensure and accrediting
--- Develops and maintains an effective quality assurance program
to regularly monitor and control departmental services according to
JCAHO and other regulatory agencies' requirements.
--- Develops and maintains departmental productivity measurements
and adjusts resources to meet hospital and departmental standards,
as requested by Supervisor.
--- Follows established safety management policies to ensure safety
standards are achieved according to the requirements of regulatory
--- Responsible for effective human resource management within the
department to achieve quality and positive employee relations.
--- Consistently and fairly interprets and enforces human resource
policies as observed by Supervisor and Human Resources.
--- Maintains effective and appropriate staffing as evidenced by
ongoing budgetary analysis.
--- Conducts effective and timely employee performance appraisals
consistent with Human Resource policy.
--- Effectively conducts employee disciplinary procedures with
appropriate documentation in consultation with Human Resources,
when necessary, and in accordance with established guidelines.
--- Selects qualified employees for employment according to
employee relation's laws and guidelines.
--- Monitors employee turnover, overtime, and absenteeism for the
department, and provides justification as requested by
--- Provides ongoing training for employees including orientation
and in-services according to hospital policy and employee and
--- Interacts with staff in a coach role, supporting, giving
guidance, and facilitating problem solving, conflict management,
--- Responsible for effective fiscal management of department
operations to ensure proper utilization of hospital financial
--- Investigates and suggests to Vice President alternatives to the
established budget depending on shifting demands of resources.
--- Recommends cost savings or revenue generation through
innovative methods within area of responsibility or another area of
--- Maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and equipment, as
appropriate, to meet the demands of the department as demonstrated
by department standards.
--- Responsible for effective marketing of hospital and
departmental services, and acts as an "ambassador" to all potential
--- Interacts with internal and external customers to promote a
cooperative environment throughout the hospital.
--- Serves as a role model for all employees by adherence to, and
positive attitude towards, all hospital policies, programs, and
--- Responsible for communication within the department, as well as
across departments, to ensure that information is shared for
--- Seeks out, understands, listens, and conveys clearly,
information, as needed, in written and verbal forms.
--- Holds regularly scheduled staff meetings and provide minutes to
staff as required by JCAHO.
--- Investigates and responds appropriately to all complaints, and
takes effective corrective action, when necessary, in accordance
with hospital policies and procedures.
--- Demonstrates ability to identify and resolve interpersonal or
professional issues when dealing with members of the
--- Consistently demonstrates tact, courtesy, and a positive
attitude in communication and interaction with other employees,
visitors, physicians, and the public. At all times represents the
department and the hospital in a positive manner.
--- Demonstrates willingness and ability to initiate and implement
and support organizational change.
--- Responsible for professional educational development to ensure
appropriate knowledge of advances in the profession
--- Maintains and displays appropriate knowledge of developments in
field through literature review and/or by attending professional
--- Attends and participates in all hospital management training
and development workshops as scheduled by the hospital.
--- Identifies personal and professional areas for improvement, and
actively seeks out ways to meet hospital developmental needs.
--- Consistently accepts and effectively fulfills, with a positive
attitude, additional responsibilities as assigned by
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent), field of study relevant to
position or in management-related discipline. Five to six years'
experience in specialty area of the department; extensive knowledge
of professional discipline. Supervisory experience desirable.
Healthcare experienced desirable. CPA desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
--- Ability to engage patients and team members utilizing the CMH
i. I am creating a warming, caring, and non-judgmental
ii. I am actively listening and seeking information.
iii. I am honest, truthful, and consistent.
iv. I am respectful, treating all individuals with dignity and
v. I am serving as a role model, taking both initiative and
ownership when appropriate.
vi. I am working collaboratively and demonstrating teamwork.
vii. I am resilient and adapt to change in positive ways.
--- Serve as the champion of the patient and team member experience
by providing an A+ experience to every patient and team member,
--- Able to effectively communicate in English, both verbally and
--- Strong written and verbal skills.
--- Additional languages preferred.
--- Basic computer knowledge.If you are passionate about making a
difference and are looking for your next great career opportunity,
we look forward to reviewing your application!
Keywords: Central Maine Healthcare, Lowell , System Director Accounting, Executive , Lowell, Massachusetts
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