JOB SUMMARY The Controller stands accountable for the day-to- day operations of Community's accounting functions. The Controller owns the monthly financial close process, production of internal financial statements and notes, balance sheet reconciliation, and the preparation and filing of regulatory reports for HHSC, TDI and NAIC. The Controller also owns and coordinates all activities related to external audits. In addition, the Controller maintains an effective system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with statutory reporting requirements. The Controller must be a self-starter that enjoys working in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple work streams and competing priorities, has strong business acumen, is a proven leader, practices excellent communication and listening skills, is process oriented, and has a superior finance and accounting foundation. JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES
Accounting Oversight and Organizational Financial Reporting
Responsible for overseeing the accuracy and timeliness of GAAP and Statutory financial reporting; Manages the day-to-day operations of Community's accounting function; and creates an effective organizational structure and team to perform all accounting functions on both a GAAP and Statutory basis of accounting.
Directs accounting related operations including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Reconciliations and Service Contracts
Preparation and analysis of Internal Financial Reporting including Monthly Financial Close.
Disseminates monthly results of financial performance to departmental leadership to promote financial transparency and budget oversight.
Responsible for Statutory Financial Reports including Texas Department of Insurance Annual & Quarterly Statements.
Governmental Reporting and Tax Reporting
Responsible for overseeing the preparation, accuracy and timeliness of Regulator Financial Reports including, but not limited to, Health and Human Services Commission (FSRs), CMS reporting for all lines of business (including Medicaid, CHIP, STAR Plus, Marketplace and DSNP).
Responsible for ensuring compliance with all Internal Revenue Service requirements and reporting (1095-Bs, 1099s and Form 990)
Establishes and Oversees Accounting Practices, Internal Control Framework, Spend Controls and Financial Audits.
Establishes an internal control framework for the organization to ensure the safeguarding of assets, the accuracy of financial reporting, and the integrity of business processes involved in financial reporting.
Manages all financial audit related matters, including Annual External Audits and Regulatory (FSR & CMS & Annual Statement)
Reviews and evaluates transactions to determine appropriate treatment and compliance with written policies and procedures.
Determines account valuations when reconciling balance sheet accounts and proposed adjustment when necessary.
Ensures that bank activity/transactions are properly posted to the general ledger and bank accounts are reconciled.
Oversees Accounts Payables and Medical Disbursement functions:
Oversees the timely and accurate payment of invoices through the ERP accounts payable system and banking ACH tools.
Oversees the timely and accurate payment of medical expense disbursements for claims, capitation, provider incentives.
Technical and Interpersonal Leadership:
Monitor the Community Chart of Accounts and financial system architecture, PeopleSoft. Implement and coordinate adjustments needed for new lines of business, regulatory compliance, and enhanced management clarity into our financials.
Identifies and completes personal and professional goals in employee's annual performance appraisal document.
Actively contributes to and ensures that departmental goals identified in the annual departmental business pan, including specific department process improvement plans, are met.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or other related field required.Certified Public Accountant required MBA or Masters Degree in Accounting or related field preferred.
Work Experience: At least ten (10) years of Accounting or Financial experience with at least five (5) years of experience in a health care organization. At least five (5) years of experience in monthly financial close process required.
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.