ChristianaCare is looking for an experienced Chief Accounting Officer to join the Finance team. This position is responsible for the strategic leadership and oversight of the Accounting & Reporting Department and will ensure timely and effective decision-making for all Leadership levels in support of the Strategic Vision of ChristianaCare. The Chief Accounting Officer will provide expert insight regarding the financial performance of ChristianaCare Health Services, will remain abreast of all significant internal and external factors impacting accounting and reporting of the health system, and promote the organizational vitality goals of ChristianaCare. The successful candidate will ensure adequate policies and procedures are in place to safeguard the assets of the health system and maintain strong working relationships with the executive leadership and management throughout ChristianaCare, as well as actively participate in various executive and operational steer committees as required.
When you become an employee at ChristianaCare, you are joining a healthcare organization that was named Forbes 5th Best Health System to Work for in the U.S. for 2021! Guided by excellence and love, our Caregivers enjoy many employee benefits such as:
Competitive Pay and Benefits; benefit eligibility begins on the first day of employment
Diverse and inclusive culture
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure the accuracy and integrity of ChristianaCare's consolidated financial statements.
Direct the analysis and interpretation of financial information and aid in development of business operating plans. Work with the SVP of Finance to monitor operational plans and suggest alternative courses to meet financial expectations. Balance short-term and long-term strategic objectives to improve ChristianaCare's financial performance. Direct supervision and accountability for the Accounting & Reporting Department.
Oversee monitoring and reporting of the financial performance of ChristianaCare to identify trends and safeguard the assets of the organization. Responsible for interpretation of the financial results, analyze actual versus budget variances, and keep the SVP of Finance and CFO informed of significant events impacting the business performance of the organization.
Ensure accurate maintenance of financial records and compliance with finance and accounting standards, regulatory guidelines, and reporting requirements. Provide expert technical accounting understanding and leadership. Implement new Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and effectively and efficiently implement the new standards.
Responsible for developing and maintaining compliance with Environmental, Societal and Governance reporting frameworks and standards.
Oversee Finance Department resource management to ensure achievement of expense management objectives and efficient and effective use of assets.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting required
Master's degree preferred
Active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required.
Minimum of 12 years of accounting experience.
Healthcare financial experience preferred
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.