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Budget Director

Keystone Advisors • Chicago, IL

Posted 24 days ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - Negligible
Experience - 3 years
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Accounting - Finance, Healthcare - Health Services
Accounting, Finance, Health Care
Relocation - No

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Job Description

Keystone Advisors is an independent certified public accounting firm licensed in the State of Illinois.

Keystone provides Audit, Accounting, and Advisory Services in the areas of financial and administrative management, organizational and business improvement, program management support, budget support, financial analytical services and reconciliation, technology management and staff augmentation to leading Accounting and Audit firms in Chicago, Washington, DC and other metropolitan areas.

Keystone is seeking a Budget Director in Chicago, IL to support one of our clients, a Non-For-Profit Health Care Provider in the Illinois Medical District. The organization is a teaching hospital that provides primary, specialty and tertiary healthcare services. The hospital has a staff of more than 300 attending physicians along with more than 400 medical residents and fellows.

The Budget Director is primarily responsible for directing the hospital systems' annual operating and capital budgeting process. As such, you would develop, analyze, implement and monitor the general and auxiliary budgets for the hospital and its Affiliates's. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversight and direction of the annual budgeting processes for the client and all affiliates within the System, .
  • Provides ongoing financial analyses of department budgets, and other overhead allocations.
  • Building the main budget for the hospital system and for overseeing the development of the budgets for all affiliates. Fiscal responsibility for this position is close to one billion dollars.

Typical Duties

  • The incumbent develops comprehensive long-range budgetary projections and assumptions. Provide departments and programs with budget development training. Prepares the annual budget proposal for the hospitals Board
  • Research and prepare summaries regarding issues relating to budgetary matters; and when and as needed, present relevant information to the the Board. Prepare the annual budget message for the hospital and its Affiliates
  • Maintain budget policies, procedures, forms, financial data and other tools on the organization's website. Ensure that information is current and accurate
  • Analyze and report on key variances to monthly projections of fiscal year revenues, expenses, and operating results. Investigate budgetary problem areas and makes recommendations for revision and/or correction
  • Assess financial impact of major policy, fiscal, and operational issues
  • Prepare reports and data request responses for internal customers and various government agencies
  • Prep are financial reports for hospital revenue and expenditures
  • Provide and explain variance analyses of budget versus actual revenues and expenditures
  • Identify budgetary gaps and makes recommendations for revision and/or correction
  • Advise department heads on budget matters relevant to their respective Divisions
  • Coordinate and completes input and reporting of annual budget and budget transfers;
  • Participate in various committee meetings and study groups as assigned
  • Maintain organization and division number database for access of budgetary department roll-up/description
  • Maintain the budget system for personnel changes and salary increases
  • Coordinate personnel transactions with the Hospital Systems' Human Resources and Payroll, Cook County Bureau of Human Resources, Budget and Finance, and other areas as needed
  • Initiate future budget base changes for personnel and non-personnel expenses
  • Supervises a team of up to ten (10) staff members
  • Perform other financial duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors Degree
  • Three (3) years' experience in the administration, analysis and review of budgetary, revenue or other financial resources in a hospital or healthcare facility
  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Five (5) years' experience in analysis and review of budgetary, revenue or other financial resources
  • Prior supervisory or managerial work experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to organize and maintain record keeping
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate well and build positive working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to demonstrate respect and sensitivity for cultural diversity, gender differences, and sexual orientation of patients and coworkers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical skills, problem solving skills
  • Ability to define budgetary problems and recommend alternatives
  • Mathematical skills
  • Strong budgetary, financial and statistical expertise
  • Conflict management skills
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility and adaptability in performing work duties
  • Strong project management skills
  • Emergency response skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • Familiarity with Access, or other accounting or budgeting software
  • Ability to handle confidential information
Job ID: 222/231
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