San Fernando Community Health Center (SFCHC) is a state-of-the-art Federally Qualified Health Center serving the entire San Fernando Valley with a full complement of high-quality medical, dental, behavioral health and education services. SFCHC was designated a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in August 2015, but its commitment to the community and its people spans more than 90 years, beginning in 1923 as the San Fernando Valley’s first community hospital. SFCHC is committed to serving every person, particularly the most vulnerable, regardless of religion, race, age, sex, and personal income or ability to pay.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the financial management of SFCHC and all related functions, including accounting, revenue cycle management, insurance, financial systems, budgeting, and reporting. The CFO creates detailed financial reports for management, the Board, and outside entities. A key member of the Executive Management team, the CFO serves as the lead Finance staff to the Finance and Accounting Departments, the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors. With a strategic mindset and excellent communication skill, this position will lead the Finance function by actively supporting SFCHC’s mission and values and aligning their actions around the organization’s goals.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develops and implements financial policies, procedures, and goals.
- Manages budgeting, short-term and long-term financial planning.
- Provides strategic financial input and leadership on decision-making issues affecting SFCHC (i.e., growth, new opportunities, employee benefits, retirement plans, among others), liaising with managers through planning initiatives.
- Manages the yearly budget process and assists managers with the preparation and monitoring of their departmental budgets.
Finance and Accounting
- Approves and coordinates changes and improvements in automated financial management information systems for the SFCHC.
- Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal budgetary reporting requirements and regulations.
- Oversees the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the health center, as well as the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports to management.
- Coordinates auditing functions, cash management activities and insurance coverage.
- Oversees the approval and processing of revenue, expenditure, general ledger, and account maintenance and data entry. Oversees billing and collections to ensure timely and accurate billing, accounts receivables are current, and patient accounts are handled in satisfactory manner
- Establishes and maintains appropriate internal control safeguards.
- Ensures record keeping systems and accounting procedures adhere to GAAP.
- Analyzes cash flow, cost controls, and expenses to guide management team and Board.
- Performs other finance-related duties as assigned.
- A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting or Finance from an accredited college or university.
- CPA certification highly desirable.
- Minimum of 7 years’ experience with progressive responsibilities in financial reporting, financial planning, and financial decision-making.
- Minimum of 2 years’ supervisory experience.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate throughout the organization, including with clinicians and governing board members.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Understanding of fiscal control for a diverse set of healthcare services. Knowledge of systems design and development processes, including requirements analysis, feasibility studies, software design, programming, pilot testing, installation, evaluation, and operational management.
- Experience in negotiating contracts with vendors, contractors, and others.
- Experience working in a primary healthcare and/or FQHC setting is required.
- Flexibility in working in the evenings or weekends, occasionally.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This is a part-time CFO position requiring a minimum of 20 hours of work a week. This leadership position offers a collaborative working environment among devoted staff and Board Members, the opportunity for professional and organizational growth, and competitive compensation.
San Fernando Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, political affiliation, or citizenship. All qualified applicants, including minorities and women, are encouraged to apply.