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Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting & Assistant Controller in Brentwood, TN at Compassus

Date Posted: 11/19/2018

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Job Description

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Position Summary

The Director of Financial Accounting and Financial Reporting & Assistant Controller is responsible for modeling the 3 Company values of Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence, and for promoting the Compassus philosophy, using the 6 Pillars of success as the foundation. S/he is responsible for upholding the Code of Ethical Conduct and for promoting positive working relationships within the Company, among all departments, and all external stakeholders. The Director of Financial Accounting and Financial Reporting & Assistant Controller is directly responsible for managing the preparation of financial statements. S/he is responsible for applying the rules and regulations of state and federal regulatory agencies and other certified agencies.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Manages the monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for internal and external use to ensure completeness and accuracy of such reports and consistent with US GAAP.
  • Supervises the accounting department, including day to day operations of general accounting functions, including operational expense management, balance sheet management, lease accounting and accounts payable administration.
  • Responsible for evaluating adherence to current accounting policies and implementation of policies and procedures for new accounting pronouncements. Identifies and implements resolutions for emerging accounting issues.
  • Accountable for month end and year end closing processes.
  • Presents monthly financial results to executive leadership with concise variance explanations from budget and prior periods. Evaluate current internal reporting for opportunities to implement best practices based on the needs of the end users of the financial statements.
  • Provides training for Executive Directors on viewing financial data in HOST.
  • Responsible for the administration of the annual external audit.
  • Review the company’s accounting information to identify and resolve inaccuracies or imbalances.
  • Maintain an understanding of all financially related information systems and continually seek to improve the efficacy and efficiency of these systems.  Utilize accounting IT system to facilitate processes, improve business performance and maintain financial data; Participates in IT system optimization activities.
  • Participate in acquisition accounting and integration activities, including IT system integration.
  • Assists the Vice President Chief Accounting Officer & Corporate Controller with performing accounting diligence on proposed acquisition targets.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including special projects related to emerging accounting and finance topics.


Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting. CPA required with six to ten years of experience; with experience in financial reporting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentage. Strong analytical skills to understand and solve complex issues.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, colleagues, top management, regulatory agencies, customers, members of the business community and the general public.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 

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, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Accounting software; Internet software and Microsoft Office software, especially Excel.

Other Qualifications

Required to attend meetings with other managers to explain financial policies. Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include nights and weekend. Must spend some time keeping up with the field by attending seminars and professional meetings. Must be able to travel occasionally. An excellent knowledge of US GAAP rules and regulations is required combined with the ability to research and propose company positions on complex accounting issues. Required to maintain an active CPA license.

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Certified Public Accountant license required. A valid driver’s license and auto liability insurance.

Other Skills and Abilities

Ability to understand, read, write, and speak English. Articulates and embraces hospice philosophy. Strong knowledge of GAAP and strong internal controls. Strong communication skills with excellent leadership skills to motivate teams. Ability to execute and follow-through to completion and documentation. Ability to make presentations to and train managers.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague 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 colleague is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The colleague frequently is required to stand, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The colleague is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The colleague must frequently lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

There will be possible exposure to infectious diseases through working with clinical caregivers.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Compassus, including all Compassus affiliates, complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Compassus, including all Compassus affiliates, does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

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