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Finance and Accounting Shared Services Vice President
Leadership | MO-SSM Health Mission Hill | Saint Louis, MO | Req #: R130054


  • Develop, establish and maintain policies, procedures and guidelines to support strong internal controls, and to ensure the accurate and timely processing of transactions.
  • Lead team in the development of the System Office budget, and the allocation of fees to regional operations.
  • Ensure financial results and financial position of the professional liability trusts and the employee health care fund are fairly stated and communicated to leadership.
  • Provide leadership for the teams responsible for accounts payable processing, intangible asset accounting, fixed asset accounting, lease/buy analysis, accounting for operations with third party investors, cash reconciliations, and accounting and reporting for foundations. Foundation accounting includes transaction processing and recording as well as coordination of external audit efforts.
  • Develop and maintain strong processes for fixed asset accounting and control. Fixed asset accounting includes tracking project expenditures to approved budgets, recording capitalized interest, properly recording asset disposals, reviewing book values for possible impairment, and providing oversight for annual capital spend.
  • Ensure sound financial decision-making for leases by providing thorough lease versus buy analytics.
  • Develop and distribute reports to inform senior leadership of the financial performance of operations which are jointly controlled by both SSM and outside strategic partner organizations. Develop procedures for the performance evaluation and appropriate accounting for investments with strategic partners which are not fully consolidated in the financial statements of the System. For consolidated entities with third party noncontrolling investors, ensure appropriate accounting for noncontrolling interests.
  • Work collaboratively with leadership in areas of Regional Finance, System Finance, Treasury, IHT and operations to establish appropriate service level expectations and communication protocols. Develop metrics to monitor service levels and pursue opportunities for improvement.
  • Provide data, risk assessment and reports for internal and external audit initiatives. Oversee preparation of full GAAP financial statements for foundations. Participate in annual System year end audit by supporting testing and development of disclosures.
  • Provide leadership for the monthly and year-end financial close process. Support the monthly financial statement close process with timely recording of journal entries and completion of balance sheet account reconciliations. Support the consolidation process by ensuring the appropriate recording of intercompany transactions
  • Develop and monitor controls and processes to ensure adherence to System policy and to ensure that transactions are properly approved and comply with solid business practices.
  • Manage a comprehensive program to train users of financial systems, budgets and financial reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance from an accredited college or university.


  • Ten years of progressively responsible accounting experience, including five years of leadership experience.

SSM Health is a nationally recognized Catholic, not-for-profit, integrated delivery system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.

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