Children's Mercy KC

Director of Hospital Financial Accounting

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Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
2 months ago(4/3/2024 2:53 PM)
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Work Type
Full Time
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Location : Name
Adele Hall
Recruiter : Full Name: First Last
Terry Worthington-Brown
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Thanks for your interest in Children's Mercy!

Do you envision finding a meaningful role with an inclusive and compassionate team? At Children’s Mercy, we believe in making a difference in the lives of all children and shining a light of hope to the patients and families we serve. Our employees make the difference, which is why we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, for eleven consecutive years.


Children’s Mercy is in the heart of Kansas City – a metro abounding in cultural experiences, vibrant communities and thriving businesses. This is where our patients and families live, work and play. This is a community that has embraced our hospital and we strive to say thanks by giving back. As a leader in children’s health, we engage in meaningful programs and partnerships throughout the region so that we can improve the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital.


The Director of Hospital Financial Accounting reports to the Vice-President of Finance and is responsible for the management of the Shared Services and Clinical Operations Accounting teams. The Director will plan, implement, manage, coordinate, and maintain systems, policies, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely accounting and reporting of Enterprise operations in accordance with GAAP. Directs financial analysis of entity results to ensure appropriate accounting treatment and to highlight operational trends and budget variances. Partner with leaders across the Enterprise to evaluate business operations and provide solutions for appropriate accounting treatment, accounting processes, internal controls, and revenue/expense alignment. The Director of Financial Accounting promotes the Enterprise's commitment to financial integrity, lean accounting, cross-functional collaboration, and accurate reporting. This position focuses the team on continuous improvement of financial information systems and processes and seeks ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of financial reporting controls. This position requires abundant interaction with personnel within Finance, Revenue Cycle, Supply Chain, Clinical Operations, Internal Audit, Auditors, and other experts.


The ideal candidate will have extensive Hospital Financial Reporting and Management experience and will be a proponent of Lean Methodology. 


At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.


Additionally, it’s important to us that we remain transparent with all potential job candidates. Because we value the safety of the patients and families we serve, as well as the Children’s Mercy staff, we want to let you know that the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines are a condition of employment for all employees in our organization. New employees must be willing to be vaccinated if found non-immune to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and chicken pox (varicella) and/or without evidence of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination since 2005. If you become a finalist for this position, and have any concerns about receiving these vaccines, medical and/or religious exemptions can be further discussed with Human Resources.


  • Direct the development, maintenance, and adherence to standardized accounting policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP and Lean Accounting to ensure accurate reporting and reliable records for the Enterprise. Includes evaluation of and documentation of internal controls supporting the Enterprise financial statements and processes.
  • Directs financial analysis of entity results to ensure appropriate accounting treatment and to highlight operational trends and budget variances.
  • Partner with leaders across the Enterprise to evaluate business operations and provide solutions for appropriate accounting treatment, accounting processes, internal controls, and revenue/expense alignment.
  • Responsible for directing the management of staff as assigned, including Shared Services and Clinical Operations.
  • Directs the activities for team members supporting the ERP system, in support of direction from the Director of Financial Reporting.
  • Lead, implement and train on LEAN and Continuous Improvement opportunities for accounting processes and activities. (1)Lead Tier 1 huddles as well as participate and lead Tier 2 huddles. (2)Establish an environment of ongoing education and training around LEAN and Continuous Improvement concepts. (3)Implement standard work procedures and processes for continuity and training. (4)Execute leader standard work to problem solve and move forward team responsibilities and objectives. (5)Coach teams to identify waste and develop/implement solutions



  • Highly prefer Hospital Accounting exerience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and 7 or more years' experience. Progressive leadership experience.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred. 
  • Familiarity with the following software preferred: Infor Financial Cloud Suite (General Ledger), Blackline (Account reconciliation), Strata (Reporting)


Starting Pay

Our pay ranges are market competitive. The pay range for this offer will be determined based upon your education and experience.


Remote Work/Work from Home

This position is entirely remote or work-from-home. The person hired must live in the Kansas City metro area and may attend on-site meetings a couple of days per month. 


EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

Children’s Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children’s Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.


Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.



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