Lead Financial Analyst

13 Oct 2019
16 Oct 2019
Contract type
Full time

We Are Hiring

Lead Financial Analyst – Grants Research – Full–Time, Days – 1345 Philomena Street – Austin, TX

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension is a faith–based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non–profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension's own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

As a Financial Analyst with Ascension System Office, you will support the preparation of GAAP financial statements and contribute to the timely completion and analysis of financial results and accounting transactions, participate in an efficient close process, and understand the internal and external requirements to ensure accurate reporting.


  • Assist Managers and Directors in day–to–day accounting operational tasks
  • Subject Matter Expert for designated accounting areas
  • Serves as primary business partner to financial planning for designated entities
  • Mentors Analysts and Senior Analysts for development and growth
  • Performs monthly, quarterly, and annual close processes for assigned entities
  • Understand and document budget to actual and trended to actual variances
  • Prepare and review complex journal entries and account analyses timely and accurately, ensuring detailed supporting documentation is maintained
  • Prepare and review complex account reconciliations and conduct follow up on aged reconciling items
  • Assists in quarterly Hard Close procedures and prepares appropriate schedules
  • Prepare and analyze business cases and develop work plans to achieve objectives and goals in support of initiatives
  • Analyze financial reports and records, making recommendations or seeking solutions for accounting problems before presenting issues for escalation
  • Review, research, and recommend improvements to analysis, reporting, and compliance issues and understand the financial implications thereof

What You Will Need


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance preferred
  • MBA and/or CPA preferred

Work Experience:

  • Five or more years of relevant experience in accounting preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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