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Director of Financial Planning and Budget

Location: San Francisco, California (CA)
Date Posted: 08-07-2018
The Director of Financial Planning and Budget will serve as the lead in the following functional areas with oversight of the following:
 
FINANCIAL PLANNING - OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGET, 10-YEAR PLAN 
  • Directs development and management of submissions of the consolidated Health annual operating budget
  • Provide direction on Health overall Budget consolidation,  project management , coordination, delivery, and calendar setting  for the 10-year plan process and capital budget (reports to Council of local entities)
BENCHMARKING 
  • Directs benchmarking and operational cost management and consultation, data transmission and management 
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT & REPORTING
  • Oversee operations, analysis, report generation and support of  reports to inform operations and strategy, inclusive of labor and productivity management, daily flash reporting, CFO board presentation, and other reports or presentations as necessary
  • Set standards for the organization  
FINANCIAL AND STRATEGIC INVESTMENT
  • Directs strategic and business case analysis, development and maintenance of analytical standards, templates and tools across business lines
Incumbent will work closely with senior leadership, medical center and faculty practice finance teams, decision support professionals, department managers, and outside consultants. Incumbent must be able to thrive and succeed in a changing environment, and not be hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities. This means the incumbent is not only able to direct the develop and drive high-level strategic initiatives, but may be hands on and achieve the final results as needed. Incumbent will anticipate bottlenecks, resolve escalation, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance the business needs versus other priorities. 
 
An ability to take sparse information and assist teams to successfully break down projects, initiatives and strategic priorities is expected to deliver them in a successful and timely manner. Maturity, high judgment, negotiation skills, ability to influence, analytical talent and leadership are essential to success in this role.
 
Required Qualifications   
  • Seven to ten years of progressive leadership experience finance/budgeting 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, or other related field
  • Strong leadership, relationship building, influencing and negotiation skills, including the ability to work effectively across all levels of management and staff
  • Strong ability to communicate with high proficiency, both verbally and in writing, in both technical language and layman’s terms
  • Must be a team player with proven ability to interact well with all levels of management and staff
  • Strong ability to work independently with little guidance using good analytical and political judgment in dealing with a wide variety of administrators, physicians and managers in an academic healthcare institution
  • Strong ability to quickly synthesize information and develop recommendation for senior leaders
  • Strong ability to influence thinking or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations
  • Strong ability to think conceptually and to formulate pragmatic and effective solutions
  • Strong ability to achieve results in a virtual and matrixed team environment
  • Experience developing and mentoring staff
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented, demonstrating strong initiative
  • Ability to work under time constraints, meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; and working with detailed information
  • Computer proficiency in an established financial reporting tool; experience with EPSi or another hospital decision support software application is desirable
  • Excellent Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills
  • Flexible and have a positive attitude, and a sense of humor is highly desirable
  • The flexibility to orient and work at all Medical Center locations 
Preferred Qualifications   
  • CPA
  • Master’s or other advanced degree
  • Understanding of finance in an academic medical center environment: financial statements, volume-based forecasting process, and hospital-faculty practice relationship
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