Finance Manager, Physician Alliances - UCSF Primary Clinics (DECISION

University of California San Francisco Medical Center
San Francisco
19 Jan 2019
02 Feb 2019
Job role
Finance manager
Contract type
Full time
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Job Summary

The Finance Manager will play a key role in supporting newly formed strategic partnerships with external medical foundations or physician organizations in the San Francisco bay area [\"Partner\"].
This position will provide monthly reporting, define and implement sustainable and scalable finance processes, support month–end close activities, manage annual budgeting, conduct financial performance management and variance analysis, and add financial insight into special initiatives that supports the overall strategic partnership. The candidate builds trusted relationships with key stakeholders in Finance, UCSF senior leadership, and the supervising joint board.

The Finance Manager is the primary financial liaison between UCSF Health and the external Partner – providing financial reporting, planning, and analysis to UCSF leadership and the joint board. The Finance Manager closely collaborates with accounting to ensure timely and accurate reporting of monthly financial statements, supporting analysis, annual operating budgets, monthly and quarterly payments to the Partner, and board presentations.
The FP&A Manager is responsible for leadership in the following areas:
  • Supports the monthly close process by reviewing financial statements and supporting analysis for accuracy and consistency; prepares additional analysis to explain material actual versus budget variances; proposes correcting journal entries by closely collaborating with accounting staff; summarizes financial results by evaluating areas of concern and recommending solutions to Senior Leadership
  • Implements financial and operational metrics in order to provides financial oversight of the partnership
  • Coordinates with Revenue Cycle, Contracting, and physician payment teams to estimate and monitor performance in accordance with contract terms, budget and organization (UCSF and Partner) expectations; communicates variances, monitors and helps resolve issues
  • Closely collaborates with the joint board and advisory committees regarding monthly financial performance, payments to Partner, and annual budgets; active participation in joint board meetings as needed and takes action on board recommendations
  • Designs and implements new financial processes in collaboration with Accounting, Billing and Coding, and the Business Operations Analytics team with the goal to achieve operational efficiency and contractual compliance with the partnership agreement
  • Prepares the annual operating budget and the strategic long–range plan by collaborating with the external finance staff of the Partner and internal stakeholders at UCSF Health
  • Prepare ad–hoc analysis to facilitate executive decision making e.g. productivity benchmarking, profitability analysis, financial planning etc
Required Qualifications

  • Eight to ten years experience in decision support/financial management, preferably in physician practice or hospital setting
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related area and / or equivalent experience / training
  • Knowledge of clinical, financial, and business information technology software, hardware, tools, techniques, and systems (e.g. MS Word, PowerPoint, and MS Project)
  • Proficiency in use of integrated financial reporting tools and underlying data warehouse and cost accounting methodologies
  • Finance/Financial Management, Analysis and Modeling Strong problem solving and analytical skills; ability to analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines
  • Cost Accounting Knowledge, interpreting Cost Accounting results and presenting recommendations to Senior Leadership. Interpreting Financial Results and presenting recommendations to Senior Leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret and document trends and variances timely (on an ad hoc, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis)
  • Functional knowledge of large scale integrated client server / ERP financial systems (e.g., PeopleSoft systems)
  • Deep financial data knowledge and ability to use advanced business analysis skills to work on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in–depth evaluation of variable factors and exercise
  • Ability to create solutions on how departments can convert current activity into new technologies or more effective and efficient processes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; excellent ability to motivate, influence, and persuade others, and cultivate a strong commitment to efficiency, functionality, and quality customer service
  • Excellent skills in developing strategic plans, evaluating and developing staff competencies, organizing operations, and fiscal management
  • Excellent leadership skills, with the ability to create and maintain a goal–oriented climate of teamwork and collaboration across departments for effective problem solving, conflict resolution, support for organizational values, and consistent achievement
  • Excellent critical–thinking and business process skills, with the ability to implement effective solutions
  • Advanced skills to educate management and tailor decision support objectives and goals to meet a broad variety of needs
  • The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations
Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Master's degree
  • Industry knowledge with hospital, physician group, health plan, or academic medical centers
  • Ability to work well in a collegial environment
  • Thorough knowledge of healthcare decision support systems and best practices, as well as clinical finance and cost accounting principles

  • N/A
Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence
  • Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center's values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.
  • Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.
  • Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.
Work Environment
  • Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter–free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.
  • Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.
  • Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.
  • Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.
  • Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.
The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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