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Area Finance Officer II

Area Finance Officer II

Area Finance Officer II

Area Finance Officer II

Primary Location Santa Clara, California

Job Number 1104708

Date posted 08/30/2022


Organizes the Area’s financial and operational performance in cooperation with the Area Manager and Chief Operating Officer. acts as the regional finance office’s local representative and ensures that performance management is done consistently. oversees the creation of the Area’s budgets, capital plans, business strategy, performance improvement programs, and short- and long-term financial strategies. The Area Finance Officer (AFO) is also in charge of collecting money, paying patients, admitting patients, adhering to Sarbanes-Oxley, ensuring the integrity of the entire Area’s fiscal operations, and managing health information. The AFO serves as the Area’s chief financial officer and as the point of contact for fiscal operations between the Area and regional agencies. Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with Regional Senior leadership and TPMG.


Significant Duties:

driving performance, working with the area manager and the chief operating officer Establishes and oversees the performance improvement process, which includes comparing actual performance to the plan, identifying performance drivers, and finding improvement possibilities. collaborates with other AFOs and Regional Finance to create suggested strategies that promote uniformity and standardization throughout the Region.

is what pushes the standardization of planning and financial procedures. accountable for coordinating efforts between the Area and Regional Finance and ensuring that practices throughout Areas are uniform. ensures that any conflicts between region and area responsibilities are brought to light and settled. collaborates with the medical group’s financial counterparts. preserving a cooperative relationship between the area’s finance staff and the medical group. Championing regional ideas and promoting their local implementation,  KP HealthConnect, cost center standardization and UCOA). Coordinates and provides oversight to Shared Services activities including IT, materials management, Payroll and Accounts Payable.

The creation of area income and spending predictions for the upcoming year and multiple years is your responsibility. creates the overhead budget in collaboration with regional departments. Develops and implements financial plans and budgets, including medical services and capacity planning, in collaboration with the area manager and senior leadership. accountable for capital requirements and cost management technique.

oversees operational budget performance analysis, including benchmarking and opportunity analysis, and assures day-to-day cost effectiveness. creates membership, income, spending, and utilization reports and analytics. oversees the development and implementation of systems for gathering and reporting data. gives the Area Manager and the Area finance staff instructions on proper financial rules and procedures. collaborates with Regional Finance to create standardized methods for important procedures, such as budgeting,forecasting, reporting, and capital planning. Identifies opportunities to eliminate rework and redundancies between the Areas and Region.

Plans, organizes, and supervises the efficient operations of the divisions in charge of all patient/third party billing, disability and other claims, local cash control management, and other revenue cycle components as required (admitting, PBS Billing Offices, Health Information Management). provides advice on PBS local operations’ rules and procedures, including data quality and pricing policy. Improves operations in support of better charge capture, revenue collection, and fee schedule maintenance by working with the regional PBS team. determines how the distribution of both new and existing products will affect your bottom line. makes ensuring that Medicare, Medi-Cal, Workers Compensation, collective bargaining agreements, and organizational fee schedules are all being followed in accordance with administrative and legal requirements of governmental regulations.

Establishes a comprehensive, integrated business plan in collaboration with the Senior VP and Area Manager, Area Leadership, and TPMG to maximize the billing and collection of non-dues revenue. demonstrates leadership in the creation of financial forecasts, budgets, and reporting for non-dues revenue within their areas of responsibility.

ensures adherence to the standards for health information set forth by The Joint Commission, NCQA, federal and state laws, CMRI, and medical staff bylaws. ensures adherence to regional and local laws and regulations. Participates on behalf of the Area in regional initiatives aimed at enhancing the standard of health information records and services and meeting regulatory obligations. identifies potential for standardizing practices throughout the Region in collaboration with other AFOs and Regional Finance.

makes ensuring that regulations, policies, and procedures are followed. accountable for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Creates remediation plans in collaboration with Regional Finance to resolve found control deficiencies. Together with Regional Finance, makes ensuring that efficient accounting controls are set up and kept up to protect assets. guarantees adherence to administrative, Regular position compensation reviews are done at Kaiser Permanente. Kaiser Permanente has the right to review and alter job descriptions at any time, as well as to convert positions with salaries to hourly compensation. Typically, affected employees are only notified of such changes before they are implemented.


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Basic Qualifications: 
  • Minimum twelve (12) years of combined, progressive experience in financial management, financial planning and analysis or other combination of financial management disciplines to include at least 6+ years in a direct management capacity.
  • Bachelors degree in business administration, economics, finance, health care administration, operations research, public health administration, or other related field.
  • High School Diploma OR General Education Diploma (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A
Additional Requirements:
  • Extensive knowledge of federal, state and regulatory accounting and reporting regulations, GAAP, cost management techniques, financial analysis and budgets required.
  • Demonstrated expertise as a financial and strategic leader, with excellent problem-solving skills, proven capability to motivate change and galvanize action, proven ability to balance execution of a strategic vision with a willingness to dive into details, and consistent results orientation.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including excellent interpersonal skills (negotiation, listening and communication), willingness to challenge the “status quo”, demonstrated political savvy, and open, collaborative leadership style that promotes teamwork and partnership.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment in a highly unionized environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters degree strongly preferred.
  • CPA strongly preferred.
  • Background in financial decision-making in a health care setting including revenue cycle, planning, finance, operations, consulting and capital budgeting/modeling strongly preferred.


Primary Location: California,Santa Clara,Santa Clara Hospital
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40
Shift: Day
Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM
Working Hours End: 05:00 PM
Job Schedule: Full-time
Job Type: Standard
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NCAL-09|NUE| Non-Union Employee
Job Level: Director/Senior Director
Department: Santa Clara Homestead Hospital – Hosp Admin-Bus Strategy&Fin – 0208
Travel: No

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