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Chief Financial Officer | North Country Healthcare

11 Nov 2020 7:54 AM | Anonymous

Position Description: North Country Healthcare (NCH) is seeking a Chief Financial Officer who will provide financial leadership to a rural critical access system in northern New Hampshire. Created in 2014, NCH is a unique and innovative healthcare system whose members are three critical access hospitals and a home care and hospice organization. This is a unique opportunity to build an integrated financial structure and the processes to improve on solid financial performance for these individual entities.

Headquartered in Whitefield, NH, North Country Healthcare was named a Best Place to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare in 2020. This non-profit organization is dedicated to providing healthcare services to the people in northern New Hampshire and the surrounding communities. The Chief Financial Officer will be a key member of the management team and will provide leadership and oversight for the health system’s accounting and finance functions, including general accounting, financial controls, internal/external financial accounting and reporting policy, audit, health information management and patient access, IT, payroll, revenue cycle, treasury, managed care, purchasing and budgeting/financial planning functions and efforts. He/she will manage the budget and use financial data to make recommendations to support decision-making, ensuring the long-term financial viability of the organization.

The ideal candidate will have experience within a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), with multi-hospital system leadership preferred. He/she should have a minimum of 10 years in a senior financial leadership role within a rural community or regional-based acute care hospital setting. Successful experience creating a finance shared service platform and having supported the development of a multi-hospital system is preferred.

Priorities include the need to quickly and effectively, build relationships and credibility with the senior leadership team for the system and hospitals, boards, and staff. The new CFO should be visible and engaged throughout the organization and develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders. In addition, the CFO will create a Central Business Office moving the organization toward a centralized shared service model starting with revenue cycle and purchasing. Identify opportunities and implement initiatives that will reduce costs across the system through economies of scale and eliminating redundancy.

Please direct all nominations, applications of interest, and CVs and resumes to Julie Rosen, Tom Quinn, and John Fazekas via WittKieffer's candidate portal. Inquiries may also be made by email to jfazekas@wittkieffer.com.

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