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Providence Health & Services Executive Director of Financial Operations, Physician Enterprise in Seattle, Washington



The Executive Director of Financial Operations, Physician Enterprise is responsible for overseeing the finance support functions that sustain the various ministries and organizations within a region or Line of Business. These include oversight of productivity and benchmarking, costing, analytics, support for monthly close process, pro forma developments of business opportunities, long range planning for the region, capital planning for the region, forecasting summarization for the region, operational budgeting summarization for the region as well as other reporting as requested by either regional or system leadership. The Executive Director will oversee staffing assigned to such functions and will coordinate these activities with the finance leads and personnel embedded in service areas or ministries throughout the region. This role will be the primary contact with system financial planning and analytics staff for regional requests.

Key Responsibilities:

The Executive Director of Financial Operations, Physician Enterprise will:

  • Assist the Physician Enterprise Chief Financial Officer and Senior Operational Leaders in financial oversight of assigned ministries.

  • Perform all duties in a manner that promotes the mission, values and vision of Providence St. Joseph Health.

  • Monitor financial performance of the ministry/ministries to ensure achievement of financial targets.

  • Assist in the production of accurate financial statements, reflective of operational and clinical services provided at assigned ministries, inclusive of contractual analysis, recording of other net income, and accurate accrual of all expenses.

  • Assist in the review and monitoring of statistical information in order to accurately reflect operational and clinical services.

  • Collaborate with regional finance team in the budget and strategic financial planning process for assigned ministries.

  • Work with other regional finance team members, ministry departmental managers and ministry senior leaders to perform budget variance analysis and to develop and implement improvement plans.

  • Coordinate with ministry administrator on a monthly financial review process.

  • Support productivity management through measurement processes including target setting, and in consideration of benchmarking data. Assist leaders throughout accountable ministries with implementation of staffing matrices.

  • Participate in ministry management meetings.

  • Assist with review of Physician Enterprise (a/k/a medical group) financial information in order to inform and improve operational plans. Support management in understanding the economics related to medical groups.

  • Lead special projects as assigned by Physician Enterprise Chief Financial Officer and perform other duties as assigned.

  • Collaborate and engage with other finance team members across the system to share best practices and accomplish system-wide initiatives.

  • Collaborate with Physician Enterprise leadership team to ensure consistent standards of care, employee performance and financial management processes are applied to ensure accreditation and regulatory guidelines are met.

  • Provide leadership to ensure the overall finance role is understood in the organization and broader community.

  • Communicate clearly, regularly and effectively with all levels and functions of the organization to create an atmosphere of mutual respect, openness and encouragement.



Required qualifications and experience for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; or related field

  • At least 5 years in a leadership role or capacity

  • At least 5 years of related experience.

  • Ability to use mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data.

  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

  • Knowledge of financial principles and practices and the ability to apply them effectively

Additional skills include:


  • Effective written communication skills as appropriate for the needs of the audience

  • Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations; live, via online or virtual mediums

  • Excellent collaboration and team building skills

  • Effective conflict management skills

  • Ability to effectively build relationships with customers, executive management, and other stakeholders through positive interaction and problem identification and resolution


  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the trends and changes taking place in health care

Decision Making/Organization Skills

  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure

  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis


  • Ability to work within tight timeframes and meet strict deadlines

  • Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion

  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and to organize workload to ensure that timeframes are met and the work is successfully completed within deadlines.

  • Demonstrated ability to define, develop, and analyze performance measures and metrics

Project Management

  • Demonstrated project management skills

  • Demonstrated planning and project oversight/management skills

  • Demonstrated skills in project plan design and implementation; directing projects, coordinating the work of operational teams, and managing project budgets

  • Effectively manages to project deadlines and escalates issues as appropriate


  • Working knowledge of desktop software applications (e.g., MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Internet, Email)

  • Knowledge of basic office practices, procedures, machines and equipment

  • Demonstrable working knowledge of spreadsheet, database, word processing and desktop publishing software

  • Knowledge of the use of health information technology to improve care (e.g.: electronic medical records, disease registries, websites, IVR)

Preferred qualifications and experience for this position include:

  • Other certifications such as HFMA or FACHE.


Providence St. Joseph Health was established on July 1, 2016, creating the second largest Catholic health system and fourth largest non-profit integrated delivery system in the country, which provides a broad range of health and outreach services throughout the western United States. With total revenues exceeding $20 billion in fiscal year 2015, the health system family includes 50 acute care hospitals as well as home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, insurance plans and physician organizations. Providence St. Joseph Health includes more than 100,000 caregivers, 829 outpatient clinics, 23,000 physicians, across seven states. The system has 1.9 million covered lives.

Providence St. Joseph Health was established on July 1, 2016, creating the second largest Catholic health system and fourth largest non-profit integrated delivery system in the country, which provides a broad range of health and outreach

The Providence St. Joseph Health family includes:

  • Providence Health & Services

  • St. Joseph Health

  • Covenant Health in West Texas

  • Facey Medical Foundation in Los Angeles

  • Hoag Memorial Presbyterian in Orange County, California.

  • Kadlec in Southeast Washington

  • Pacific Medical Centers in Seattle

  • Swedish Health Services in Seattle

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Leadership

Location: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 242417