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Sanford Health Director, Finance - Support Services - Health Services Admin in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Director, Finance | Support Services - Health Services Admin | Multi-City

City: Multi-City

State: Multi-State

Department : Finance - Clinic Administration

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Collaborates with managers, directors, and senior leadership and provides financial leadership, direction, analysis and support as a key member of the Administrative team to meet or exceed performance expectations and is a key part of the overall finance function. Provides direction for strong financial stewardship and overall accounting and administrative practices. Directs organization-wide financial planning, budgeting, and process support for the full spectrum of services offered throughout Sanford Health.

Provides oversight of the department, including month-end closing cycle and reporting, budgeting and forecasting, capital planning and reporting, business plans and related analysis (e.g., pro formas/return on investment). May include implementation of legal and regulatory compliance. Provides professional and/or technical expertise. Oversees process that produce thorough, accurate and timely budget, expense management, and variance reports for the healthcare organization. Provides effective financial forecasting, planning and control mechanisms for the healthcare organization.

Has knowledge of accounting principles and applies principles to educate finance team and cross-team partnerships on healthcare financial policies, guide best practices for areas of support, and ensure accuracy of financial reports. Provides leadership and support for financial services initiatives and projects; has ownership of project outcomes and ensures deadlines are met while providing guidance and support to staff on individual contributions to projects.

Builds cross-functional networks and supports cross-team integration on multi-disciplinary projects. Serves as expert on matters related to finance in wide array of functional areas; reviews, audits, and validates workflows and associated financials; troubleshoots workflow problems and advises on solutions; re-validates workflows. Identifies key resources and team members for projects, ensure all elements function together.

Strategically builds a productive and focused team to achieve the objectives of the department. Ensures staff development is in line with strategic organizational and departmental objectives. Involved in candidate selection and onboarding, including scheduling training and integration into team. Evaluates employee performance and supports continuous professional development for employees.

Must have excellent communication and problem-solving skills. Must be able to organize and prioritize multiple tasks effectively. Must demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail. Must understand relationships between segments of Sanford. Must have vision and values that are compatible with the organization, embrace systems thinking, be skillful at managing change, and understand a systems approach to problem solving and process improvement involving staff.


Establishes an environment that leverages the unique talents and perspectives of all individuals. Removes obstacles to work objectives. Consults on project planning and management of high-risk, high-impact projects. Oversees high-level data flows between healthcare financial and accounting systems. Cultivates effective cross-boundary relationships focused on shared strategic interests. Validates data analysis performed by others and identifies errors in logic or formulas. Consults on all aspects of statistical analysis and measurement. Validates financial reports to guard management against legal implications of statements. Ensures adherence to organization's and industry's financial requirements and practices. Coaches others in prioritizing a multitude of critical, diverse and complex issues simultaneously.


This position can sit in any market. Areas of responsibility will include Central Services HSD Ops, Research, World Clinics, Imagenetics, Edith, BioBank and Innovations.


Bachelor's degree required in accounting, finance, business, healthcare administration, or related field; master's degree preferred.

Minimum of five years' experience in financial analysis or related accounting fields; two years' leadership experience required. Healthcare experience would be helpful.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or other professional certification is preferred, but not required.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

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City: Multi-City

State: Multi-State

Job Function: Finance

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD05188