Director of Accounting- Des Moines, IA

VISION & MISSION

The Iowa Primary Care Association’s (Iowa PCA’s) vision is health equity for all.  Our mission is enhancing community health centers’ capacity to care. All employees of the Iowa PCA are expected to represent the company vision and mission.

PURPOSE OF POSITION
The Director of Accounting will lead all day-to-day finance operations of three companies and supervising a team with functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, grants administration, and financial planning and analysis. The Director of Accounting will ensure Iowa Primary Care Association has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Finance and Accounting Leadership
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Coordinate all audit and tax filing activity.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports and forecasts in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of the financial status of Iowa Primary Care Association, INConcertCare, and IowaHealth+ financial status.
  • Lead annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and forecasts and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
  • Leads the monthly Finance Committee meetings for the organization, including developing agenda, preparing and/or consolidating reports and analyses, and developing and leading discussion and analysis.
  • Support the Senior Director of Finance and Administration in engaging the board’s audit and finance committees around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.
  • Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; assemble financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants.
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with the program managers; continuously collaborate with program managers to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and full utilization of funds available and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations.
  • Assists with development and implementation of corporate compliance programs for all three business entities.
  • Assures the management and participation agreements between the three companies and the members are current and complete.
  • Manage insurance coverage for the organizations.
  • Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines.
  • Responsible for the health center members’ CFO Work Group providing training and technical assistance to health center finance leaders throughout the state including development of agendas, content and facilitating discussions.
  • Responsible for implementing the health center finance training and technical assistance activities in the federal or other grant or contract work plans.

Expected Values and Behaviors:
The person in this position will be expected to model our workplace values which are:

  • Collaborative – We are one team. Celebrate success together. Learn from failure together. Willing to embrace change and responsive to each other. We can and should depend on each other. Share your work and ask questions. Offer to help, offer to learn, and offer solutions to problems.
  • Accountable – We work for health centers and we work with each other. Tell the truth, keep your word, listen, and make it better. Expect excellence from yourself and others.
  • Respectful – Approach every interaction with thoughts of equity, inclusion, and humility. We are one organization, and we are many people. We understand our differences and are better for it. Welcome feedback of all kinds. We are all learning something.
  • Deliberate – Always understand the problem before trying to solve it. Nothing should be done without a purpose. Unite around common goals, visions, and strategies.
  • Proactive – We seek opportunities to learn and prepare for future challenges. Everyone is responsible, expected and empowered to prepare us for the future. Train and plan for what comes next and who comes after us.
  • Transformative – We empower systems change with a lens of excellent healthcare, health equity and compassion. Or health centers lead the way; we will clear the way. Adapt to changing circumstances and improve through adversity.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position supervises the Lead Financial Analyst and Financial Grant Accountant. The following leadership expectations are required:

Model the Way

  • Align your words, decisions and actions with the organization’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Hold yourself to a standard that is above the organization’s minimum expectations.
  • When you make mistakes lead by bringing it to light, taking responsibility, and making it right.

Establish a Safe Environment

  • Recognize your negative emotions and be proactive in communicating or modifying as the situation requires. Do not extend your bad day onto others.
  • Express how each team member is valuable and important to the team’s and organization’s success.
  • Create a team environment that supports and appreciates one another.

Set Expectations and Hold People Accountable

  • Set and clearly communicate task and behavioral expectations.
  • Have the tough-love conversation with any team member who is not meeting expectations.
  • Empowering team members and holding them accountable for modeling our values and for:

ü  Meeting minimum behavioral and task expectations

ü  Completing work tasks on time and doing quality work

ü  Working well with and getting along with people

ü  Finding value in others

ü  Embracing change

ü  Welcoming feedback and continuing to learn and grow

ü  Having a point of view and speaking up respectfully

ü  Listening, asking questions, and considering other points of view

ü  Finding ways to continually add value to their team, the organization, and the health centers we serve

Grow People for Improved Performance

  • Be faithful about having weekly 1:1’s with each member of your team.
  • Use 1:1’s to build the relationship necessary to truly know one another, understand the employee’s professional goals, support the individual and address questions and concerns.
  • Deliberately identify and improve the task and behavioral skill sets of your team. Every employee reporting to you should grow and be better because of your leadership.

Deliver Results

  • Establish team, departmental, and/or business unit goals and a plan to meet those goals.
  • Ensure the team operates efficiently and effectively to meet those goals and deliver results.

QUALIFICATIONS 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Five to ten years of accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders.
  • Management experience required.
  • S/he will ideally have experience in a complex nonprofit that has multiple program.
  • Leverage strengths of the current finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals.
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to Iowa Primary Care Association’s mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CFO, the responsibility for finance.
  • Minimum of a BA; CPA and/or MBA preferred.
  • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments.
  • A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants is essential.
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
  • Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly.
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners.
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.

Language Skills:
Ability to read and interpret documents and operating and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups.

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including spreadsheets, word processing, and databases.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and use hands to handle or feel.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Professional business office work setting. 

Additional Info

  • Specialty: Iowa Primary Care Association
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Location: Des Moines

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