Regional Controller - Colorado

The Regional Controller oversees the financial operations of the region including but not limited to establishing and maintaining of internal controls, assuring integrity of regional databases and publications of regional level reports, involvement with cost accounting, performance assessment, budgeting and analysis. The Regional Controller manages all department activities planning recruiting, training, coaching and developing staff. This position provides expert health plan and hospital consulting on highly complex program-wide projects with strategic or operational importance to the Region. The Regional Controller has broad authority to ensure the implementation and adherence to Program and regional financial policies and controls. To achieve objectives, the incumbent plays a key role in coordination with: regional PMG partners, National Compliance Office personnel, regional operational departments, Program Offices personnel, SSO personnel, and all Controllers within the Program. This position consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining and the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to the applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licensing requirement (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures.
Essential Responsibilities:
Develops awareness and accountability within the region on all aspects of internal control in both financial and operational environments to ensure that assets are protected and the integrity of databases, including especially financial data, are assured.
Leads the implementation, monitoring, correction, and improvement of the region's control systems including: training of personnel; compliance with SOX regulations and others specific to the Colorado Region; oversight of corrective action plans to remedy control weaknesses identified; and involvement in control design considerations of systems under development.
Is responsible for ensuring the integrity and completeness of data (including required disclosures) of financial reports provided to Program Offices, reports to regulators, and all other major financial reports produced in the region.
Ensures the timely processing of transactions and data, as necessary, for accurate and timely closing of the books in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Owns all aspects of the regional general ledger and related interfaces / financial systems including system design and controlled access. Works with other financial and non-financial staff to accomplish accurate and timely close. Supervises general accounting and other regional staff, as assigned.
Coordinates with Program Offices, other regional personnel, other Program Controllers and Permanente Medical Group partners in the development and implementation of financial policy.
Has primary responsibility for the coordination of external financial audits at the regional level. Depending on topics, this position may also be responsible for coordinating internal or regulatory audits. Is responsible for the management of regulatory financial issues, including monitoring of compliance with key regulatory financial requirements.
Serves as consultant for department managers during internal or regulatory audits. Participates in entrance and exit conferences, as appropriate, to develop understanding of key issues identified, ensures all relevant factors are identified, and that potential corrective actions are evaluated against appropriate criteria.
Recruits, trains and develops a diverse group of managers, analysts and support staff that provides analytical and technical consulting services to internal customers.
Ensures that reports and information are accurate, timely, and consistent and that they satisfy the customer's needs.
Provides leadership and consultation on the design of systems and programs related to and impacting the Finance area.
Fosters a customer oriented work environment with emphasis on dedication to helping customers, respect for individuals, highest standards of quality, innovation, empowerment and teamwork.
Provides leadership for high level management strategies for improving the Region's operations and financial viability.
Coordinates the introduction of new business technology into the Region.
Coordinates the monthly financial reporting process including but not limited to the strategy map, dashboard, and financial reporting package.
Other duties as defined.
Basic Qualifications:
Experience
Minimum five (5) years of comprehensive experience in financial management.
Education
Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance.
License, Certification, Registration
CPA required
Additional Requirements:
Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. Thorough knowledge of state and regulatory accounting and reporting requirements, including knowledge of NAIC accounting requirements.
Experience with cost management, financial analysis, and budgeting techniques.
Experience with major financial software systems.
Strong communication, presentation, and staff development skills.
Facility with matrix management techniques. Successful experience in achieving results through people in complex organization.
Preferred Qualifications:
Public accounting or internal audit experience preferred.
MBA preferred.
Significant involvement in major system implementations as user preferred.

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