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Finance Director *

Finance | San Francisco, CA | Full Time, Contract, and Temporary

Job Description

Finance Director 726499 *

The successful candidate will work closely with senior leadership, medical center, and faculty practice finance teams, decision support professionals, department managers, and outside consultants.  Further, the candidate must be able to thrive and succeed in a changing environment, and not be hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities. This means the candidate is not only able to develop and drive high-level strategic initiatives but can be hands-on and achieve the final results.  The candidate will anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, 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 are 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.


  • Financial Planning- Operating and Capital Budget, 10 Year Plan:
    • Delivery of business entity budget for FPO, BCP, and SFJVA
    • Coordinating, prioritizing, and reviewing business entity capital projects
    • Providing strategic support to shared services in delivering the business entity 10-year plan
  • Financial Management and Financial Reporting:
    • Interpret and analyze business entity, business and service line reports to inform operations leadership and strategy
    • Financial performance management by cost center by the entity
    • Benchmark analysis and report review for all cost centers to guide in action planning and budget targets
    • Strategic oversight by leading organizational committees and coordination between business lines and business entities
  • Financial and Strategic Investment:
    • Strategic leadership and governance on major investments, in coordination with business line
  • Cost Accounting:
    • Report out business entity data, generate ad-hoc drill-down reports to provide further insight into operations and leadership
    • Functional and business ownership of business entity data; data governance review and sign-off; system upgrades and testing


  • Understanding of finance in an academic medical center environment: financial statements, volume-based forecasting process, and hospital-faculty practice relationship      
  • Strong leadership, relationship building, influencing and negotiation skills, including the ability to work effectively across all levels of management and staff
  • Demonstrated 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
  • Demonstrated 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
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly synthesize information and develop a recommendation for senior leaders
  • Demonstrated ability to influence thinking or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations
  • Demonstrated ability to think conceptually and to formulate pragmatic and effective solutions
  • Demonstrated 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
  • Must be 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 is required

$80-$85 per Hour         San Francisco, CA 94143         5 Month Assignment