The Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the overall financial operations and integrity of UCHealth. As a member of the executive leadership team the CFO plays a critical role in developing and implementing UCHealth's financial strategy as well as providing tactical input to senior management, the President & CEO, and the Board. The CFO's primary responsibilities include treasury, accounting & reporting, financial systems, revenue cycle management, financial planning & analysis, investments, managed health resources, operational & capital budgeting, M&A, governmental reimbursement, and government relations. Additionally, this position serves as the primary liaison for the Board of Commissioners on financial matters.
Goals and Objectives
Serves as the senior financial leader in the organization, maintaining a trusted and close relationship with the President & CEO, acting as a top advisor, business partner and confidant.
Participates in development of the strategic priorities for UC Health and oversees development of the supporting financial strategy creating timely, accurate, and transparent analysis enabling effective performance management and achievement of strategic goals.
In collaboration with the leadership team develops and implements the annual capital and operating budgets and strategic planning initiatives for UCHealth.
Provides the stewardship and leadership necessary for UCHealth to meet its financial targets including developing ambitious revenue cycle targets and operational alignment to enhance and continue the financial well-being of the system.
Identifies and assesses new strategic business and revenue generation opportunities, including the consideration of any key risks/challenges.
Structures, negotiates, and oversees the analysis for major business transactions related to acquisitions, strategic initiatives, partnerships, ventures, and contractual commitments.
Provides financial expertise in joint operating and affiliation agreements.
Partners with executive leadership in presenting to the Board on issues of financial strategies, planning and forecasting.
Establishes strong relationships with credit rating agencies, financial institutions, investment advisors and external auditors.
Drives alignment of resource allocation, financial goals, and financial reporting processes with UCHealth's overall strategy, business model, and risk management.
Leads talent management and workforce planning for the finance organization.
Provides ongoing feedback to the team to ensure they develop the skills and competencies required for individual professional and personal career growth, and succession planning within the finance organization.
Motivates and inspires the team by providing them with the information and tools they need to do their jobs well and meet team and organizational expectations.
Works closely with the Finance and Budget, Audit and Compliance, and Investment Committees; serves as the key staff person to those Board level committees and ensuring that timely, accurate and complete financial information and reports are disseminated to the Board of Directors and required outside agencies.
Fosters and reinforces collaborative and collegial relationships and work environment.
Serves as UCHealth's representative to professional, civic and community organizations.
Continues to make finance "customer service oriented" to progress the operational areas of the network, where the interaction between finance and operations is collegial and "can-do" in nature.
The culture at University of Colorado Health is results driven and each member of the senior leadership team has high expectations for themselves as well as those with whom they partner. This individual will be joining a high performing, fast paced team and, as such, we have outlined characteristics that describe the ideal candidate:
Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting or Finance and a Master's degree are required.
At least fifteen years' senior financial leadership experience in a hospital system, large hospital, or integrated delivery system, with at least five years of senior leadership experience in an academic medical center.
Qualifications, Skills and Traits
The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge and understanding of finance in healthcare, and proven expertise in managing fiscally sound, profitable, efficient and responsible operations for an enterprise.
He/she will have knowledge of budgeting and forecasting methodologies, and be skilled at creating and implementing new and innovative solutions for complex and varying problems and situations.
He/she must appreciate and have proven financial leadership experience with both hospitals and employed and affiliated multi-specialty medical groups and how they come together as a cohesive entity.
A strong understanding of the laws, regulations and compliance issues that govern physician groups and hospitals is essential.
Successful candidates must possess the agility and skills to work within a growing health system in a constantly changing environment and a track record of executing strategies and processes that support contemporary models in healthcare.
Experience with both healthcare delivery and insurance would be valuable.
Highly collaborative leadership style and the ability to work successfully in a highly matrixed environment.
The ability to interact and partner effectively with both employed and independent physicians, statewide business community leaders, and other leading health systems.
An intelligent and focused problem solver. Exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills and the ability to devise and execute pragmatic financial and business solutions.
Highly strategic as well as hands on, detail-oriented and metric driven.
An executive who possesses the ability to lead and drive performance leveraging partnership and influence bringing action and results.
A proven ability to build, lead and motivate highly committed and capable teams driving focus on key priorities, providing clear direction, and actively communicating.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a matrix organization partnering cross-functionally and exercising influence at all levels to achieve the goals and strategy for the enterprise.
Demonstrated track record of establishing clear expectations, setting aggressive and realistic objectives, and bringing multiple parties together to deliver exceptional results.
Experienced at providing team members with the authority, accountability, training, information and resources to achieve their full potential and successfully drive business performance.
Possesses a desire to partner with and appreciate his or her operational, financial and clinical colleagues. The CFO must work well as a participatory and collaborative partner with the senior management team and physician leaders, and be a key contributor to the successful implementation of a multi-faceted growth oriented strategic plan.
Has served as a trusted and transparent advisor to the senior team on all financial related matters providing astute guidance and early warnings of negative trends, including the formulation of practical and timely solutions.
Demonstrated ability as an astute communicator, articulate and well-spoken individual. This person conveys enthusiasm for building world class strategies within a successful company.
Values-driven leader with unassailable integrity and ethics.
Highly collaborative with a track record of building and sustaining strong relationships up and down an organization with members of a senior leadership team and external constituents.
Possesses a high level of executive presence, strong communication skills and the ability to present complex finance and business matters clearly and concisely to a broad range of audiences.
Decisive and action oriented while maintaining an appropriate level of flexibility.
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