With guidance from leadership, the Lead Financial Analyst position is responsible for analyzing, researching, interpreting and reporting complex financial issues. This position is heavily involved in annual budget preparation, capital planning and tracking, and assigned ad hoc projects. As a member of the Financial Reporting team, this role is expected to support efforts in improving financial processes, ensuring reporting accuracy and building relationships in the organization that achieve these goals. This position reports directly to the Financial Reporting Director, has no direct reports and is at the System level in the Accounting department.
Assist with the monthly reconciliation of financial data in dependent systems, ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and System policies and procedures while ensuring the integrity and accuracy of information
Analyze monthly financial statements and statistics to identify variances between planned and actual transactions to understand the cause and adjust forecasts and long-range plans accordingly
Research financial/accounting issues and propose changes to Management necessary to maintain the integrity of financial information.
Assist leadership with the preparation of Capital and Operating plans for distribution to the CHRISTUS Board, CHRISTUS Audit Committee, and CHRISTUS Finance and Strategy Committee
Create and maintain financial and ad hoc reports in a variety of systems including but not limited to Infor Spreadsheet Designer/BIRST, Strata Decision Technology, and Microsoft applications
Support Senior Management, Regional and Corporate Associates with data requests and analyses
Complete special projects assigned by the Director of Financial Reporting, Vice President of Operational Analytics, or System Controller
Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting
Five (5) or more years of advanced experience in accounting, financial and operational analysis or similarly related fields
Healthcare operations experience, including but not limited to budgeting, planning, and capital management preferred
Ability to analyze complex accounting and financial issues
Proficient in Microsoft Office products required; Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and SQL preferred
Extensive knowledge of GAAP and other applicable regulatory rules, regulations & legislation as related to accounting functions
Excellent organizational skills
Deadline-oriented and ability to multi-task
Self-motivated team player with the ability to work independently on special projects and complex assignments
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate with all levels of personnel in a large organization
Knowledge of Infor/Lawson and Strata Decision Technology, or general healthcare forecasting and planning techniques preferred
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.