Chief Financial Officer | Emerson Hospital

08 Apr 2021 7:25 AM | Anonymous

Position Description: Emerson Hospital, located in Concord, Massachusetts, just 20 miles northwest of Boston, seeks an experienced and dynamic financial executive to serve as the system's next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The CFO will be a key member of a strong, nimble senior leadership team with a focus on financial and strategic leadership as Emerson Hospital continues to provide high-quality care to the community. Emerson Hospital's collaborative and nimble culture sets it apart from larger, bureaucratic hospitals, and the next CFO will have the support of a talented management team and Board to do the best work of their career. The position provides an opportunity to use one's skills and experience to make an impact to a single community health system that can be career-transforming for the right executive.

Since 1911, Emerson Hospital has been a trusted not-for-profit, independent healthcare provider in the community. With 179 beds, nearly 1,600 employees, over 400 RNs, and more than 300 physicians, Emerson provides full-service patient care to over 300,000 people across a 25-town service area in a variety of inpatient and outpatient care settings. Emerson is known in the area for tremendous nursing care and strong clinical affiliations with Boston's leading academic medical centers, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham Health and Children's Hospital, that have led to world class care for their patients.

Reporting directly to Christine Schuster, the Chief Executive Officer of Emerson Hospital, the CFO will be in a pivotal role as the organization furthers their strong positioning in the market and surrounding areas. As a key member of the executive team, the Chief Financial Officer will provide leadership and financial oversight for all financial operations. This includes having direct line responsibility for budget and reimbursement, controller’s office, financial reporting, corporate compliance, internal audit, financial planning, revenue cycle, information technology, and managed care contracting. In addition to the financial responsibilities, the CFO will serve as a strategic partner to the CEO, Board, and operations. The CFO should be viewed as an approachable and visible leader, serving as both a mentor to their team while at the same time being seen as a strategic financial executive who can move the organization forward.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will bring a wealth of healthcare finance experience to the role and be a seasoned executive who is a strategic thinker, creative problem solver, and a professional of the highest integrity. The qualified candidate will need to be a senior financial executive with at least 10 years of healthcare financial management experience. She/he should have success in developing financial systems within a hospital/medical center where information is provided in a timely fashion and revenues and cash flows are optimized. A Master’s degree in accounting, finance, business, healthcare administration or economics, or a CPA is required. Prior experience as a CFO or a Vice President of Finance is required.

Confidential inquiries, nominations and expressions of interest can be submitted to the WittKieffer Candidate Portal by clicking here. For additional questions, please contact Tom Quinn, through the office of Trey Wilson, via email at

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