Vice President and Corporate Controller in Brentwood, TN at Compassus

Date Posted: 5/3/2018

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The Vice President and Corporate Controller is responsible for modeling the 3 Company values of Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence, and for promoting the Hospice 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 Vice President and Corporate Controller directs financial activities of the organization personally or through subordinate supervisors. S/he is responsible for applying the rules and regulations of state and federal regulatory agencies and other certified agencies.


  • Supervises record keeping and set up controls to ensure efficiency and honesty.
  • Oversees the preparation of monthly financial and annual reports, tax returns, and reports to government agencies.
  • Establishes, or recommends to management, major economic objectives and policies for company.
  • Manages accounting department.
  • Prepares reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Advises management on desirable operational adjustments due to tax code revisions.
  • Arrange for audits of company accounts.
  • Advises management about property and liability insurance needed.
  • Directs financial planning, procurement, and investment of funds for organization.
  • Establishes, or recommends to management, major corporate economic strategies, objectives, and policies for company.
  • Recommends modifications to existing corporate programs.
  • Provides management with timely reviews of organization's financial status and progress in its various programs and activities.
  • Directs determination of depreciation rates to apply to capital assets.
  • Establishes relations with banks and other financial institutions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Manages subordinate supervisors who supervise colleagues in the Administrative Support Department. S/he is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Also directly supervises non-supervisory colleagues. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training colleagues; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining colleagues; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS   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

Bachelor's degree with 10-15 years of experience; at least five years in health care; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must have extensive knowledge of accounting and finance. Training in accounting and finance is essential. A master's degree in accounting or a Master's in business administration is preferred.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Language Skills

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

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

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. Individual must be able to work more than forty hours a week. Must spend some time keeping up with the field by attending seminars and professional meetings. Must be able to travel frequently. Maintains a professional demeanor and appearance. Is self motivated and dependable. Must be high integrity, including maintenance of confidential information.

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant license preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities

Strong knowledge of GAAP and strong internal controls. Strong communication skills. Ability to understand, read, write and speak English.

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 sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The colleague is frequently required to walk. The colleague is occasionally required to stand. The colleague must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to work long hours occasionally.

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.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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