The Accounting Manager is responsible for the integrity, accuracy and completeness of accounting records and processes for their assigned area(s) of CHRISTUS Health. Potential areas of assignment include, but are not limited to, cash, fixed assets, payroll, corporate, hospital accounting, investments, joint ventures, lease accounting, accounting policies and technical accounting. The Accounting Manager supervises a team of 2-12 lead, senior and staff accountants, depending on the size of the assigned area. The Accounting Manager reports to a Director of Corporate Accounting. The Accounting manager's responsibilities include supervision and review of the month-end close process, monthly balance sheet account reconciliations, and identification and communication of non-standard transactions occurring within the region to ensure proper accounting treatment. The Accounting Manager is expected to work closely with financial leadership within their assigned region, develop professional working relationships, and respond timely to requests from the field. The Accounting Manager supervises the creation of preliminary month-end reports for use in the month-end financial review during close, and the development of material variance explanations. The Accounting manager is expected to work closely with other Accounting Managers to identify and share best practices and assist in the standardization of accounting processes and reporting throughout CHRISTUS Health. The Accounting Managers also provide support to regional financial management and corporate financial reporting in the development of annual budgets and other projects that may arise pertaining to their region. The ability to communicate effectively with all types of people is critical. Timeliness, accuracy, and the ability to prioritize multiple processes and meet critical deadlines are essential.
Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of completion of monthly balance sheet account reconciliations
Ensure the completeness and accuracy of month-end journal entries in connection with month-end close
Prepare preliminary and final financial and statistical reporting to regional financial management, including variance analysis
Coach/mentor lead, senior and staff accountants to help them improve the quality of their work and develop their careers
Ensures that all deadlines are met consistently
Drives change to incorporate best practices and improve processes
Bachelor's or advanced degree in accounting or finance
Advanced computer and spreadsheet skills required, primarily consisting of Word and Excel
Critical thinker who challenges the way things have always been done to look for opportunities for improvement and efficiencies
5-10 years of relevant accounting experience, consisting of either public or private accounting
Previous supervisory/management experience is preferred
Experience with Meditech general ledger accounting system and Hyperion (HFM) consolidation tool a bonus
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.