Controller - Accounting - Full Time/Days in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 8/4/2020

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Job Description

Job Objective:

The Controller reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and is responsible for financial reporting, general ledger accounting, accounts payable, payroll, banking relationships, outside audit and tax work, bond compliance, financial transactions, cost containment, and other wholly owned subsidiaries.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Accounting Duties
  1. Responsible for the efficient and effective operation of accounting, payroll and accounts payable.
  2. Responsible for the preparation of accurate financial statements for Antelope Valley Healthcare District (AVHD) on a monthly basis.
  3. Stay abreast of new and existing accounting standards that affect the determination of profit and loss and the financial reporting for AVHD.
  4. Identify income-generating activities of the AVHD that represent unrelated business income which is taxable for federal and state income tax purposes.
  5. Ensure compliance with tax laws.
  6. Make recommendations concerning methods of reducing operating costs and increasing income.
  7. Establish and maintain accounting systems and internal control systems to help ensure accurate financial reporting, and to safeguard AVHD's assets.
  8. Work with Director of Managed Care on accounts receivable reserves, contractual write-offs and bad debt expense.
  9. Function as finance manager of various subsidiaries and affiliates of the AVHD to include keeping the books, reconciling bank statements, preparing financial statements and managing the financial affairs.
  10. Assist with the financial analysis and evaluation of investment and/or business opportunities with other entities. Interact with financial and legal advisors as necessary. Assist in the identification and establishment of appropriate business structures.
  11. Assist with the preparation of new bond issues and with refinancing of existing issues.
  12. Analyze and recommend alternative methods of securing financing.

Prepare the quarterly and annual financial reports that are sent to bondholders and various regulatory bodies.

  1. Work with the independent CPA firm to complete the annual audit of AVHD's financial statements, along with CFO.
  2. Responsible for investment of the AVHD's available funds, both current and long term, restricted and unrestricted, in accordance with Board-approved policies to maximize investment returns.
  3. Maintain Decision Support system.
  4. Prepare annual budget.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities
  1. Performs all supervisory functions including annual evaluations, progress reports, disciplinary counseling, review of accounting department time cards and, as appropriate, interviewing, selecting, orienting and training of new staff.
  2. Via mentoring, project/task rotation, in-services and CPE, ensures that accounting department employees continually improve their skill sets.
  3. Develops and implements job descriptions and performance standards.
  4. Evaluates staff performance including use of staff competence and quality improvement data
  5. Ensures that staff is in compliance with licensure and other annually mandatory requirements
  6. Via mentoring, project/task rotation and in-services, ensures that accounting staff continually improve their knowledge of, and active participation in the ongoing budget and forecasting process.

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Assist CEO in all other financial management of AVHD as directed by the CEO

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Knowledge

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting policies, procedures, controls and systems in a complex hospital environment, and strengths in teaching these concepts/skills to subordinates and others.
  • Technical expertise in accounting, accounts payable and payroll.
  • Knowledge/understanding of financial information systems.
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and QuickBooks
    • Knowledge of GAAP, FASB, GASB, and OSHPD required to properly prepare the financial statements

      Skills

    • Solid analytical and interpretive skills.
    • Skilled communicator, able to maintain good working relationships with co-workers, managers, and other hospital staff
    • Good oral and written communication skills
    • Skillful in time management
    • Timeliness, accuracy and strength in communicating and interpreting financial information and reports.
    • Abilities

    • Ability to work closely with department Director's institution-wide and establish an environment of trust and service with these constituents.
    • Solid, big-picture perspective, with an ability to pay particular attention to detail.
    • Ability to function effectively under pressure and meet time parameters
    • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient, hospital, and department information
    • Ability to handle shifting priorities and multiple projects independently with personal initiative is essential.
    • AVH Values: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these values:

    • Patients Come First – We listen actively and communicate with our patients and families, placing safety as a top priority.
    • Accountability & Ownership – We fully complete tasks, are transparent, effectively communicate, and recognize that what we do reflects on us.
    • Teamwork – We build trusting relationships, promote a sense of community, and are respectful of everyone.  Success is about the whole team.
    • Integrity & Honesty – We tell the truth at all times, speak up when something is wrong, and do the right thing when no one is looking.
    • Excellence – We take pride in our work, are goal-oriented, and on a never-ending quest for top tier quality.
    • Initiative & Innovation – Our can-do attitudes, creativity, and resourcefulness empower us to improve the patient’s experience, solve our own problems, make timely decisions, and look for opportunities to add value.
    • Tenderness & Compassion – We have genuine empathy, show kindness, and encourage and advocate for each other.
    • Management Competencies:  All AVH management (Supervisor, Manager, and Assistant Director) will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:

      Conflict Management

      Problem Solving

      Timely Decision Making

      Process Management

      Fairness to Direct Reports

      Hiring & Staffing

      Developing Direct Reports

      Education and Experience:

      Education

    • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, or finance required.
    • Master's degree in business, finance, or hospital administration is preferred.
    • Experience

      5-10 years of accounting experience either in a hospital, health system, health plan, and/or public accounting firm is required.

    • Minimum 3 years of experience as a CFO, controller, assistant controller or director of accounting.
    • Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

    • Active CPA license is required.
    • AVH Conduct/Compliance Expectations:

    • Ability to adhere with AVH Leaves of Absence Policy
    • Ability to adhere with AVH Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy
    • Ability to adhere with AVH Recording of Hours Worked Policy
    • Ability to adhere to the department dress code
    • Ability to organize work and establish priorities
    • Ability to expand on own initiative in performance of duties
    • Skill and ability to follow the telephone etiquette/standards
    • Conforms to AVH Standards of Excellence

      Skills

    • Solid analytical and interpretive skills.
    • Skilled communicator, able to maintain good working relationships with co-workers, managers, and other hospital staff
    • Good oral and written communication skills
    • Skillful in time management
    • Timeliness, accuracy and strength in communicating and interpreting financial information and reports.
    • Abilities

    • Ability to work closely with department Director's institution-wide and establish an environment of trust and service with these constituents.
    • Solid, big-picture perspective, with an ability to pay particular attention to detail.
    • Ability to function effectively under pressure and meet time parameters
    • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient, hospital, and department inf

      Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

      Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

      An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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