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• Posted: 8/14/2020 - Payroll Director - Akron Children's Hospital

Job Description

Management / Non Clinical

Position Title:

Payroll Director

Job Code:


Salary Grade:







March 2020



Position Summary:

The Payroll Director is responsible for all aspects of payroll operations for the health system. Oversees payroll processes and procedures including taxes and finance demands regarding payroll payments. A

Payroll Director designs short-term and long-term strategies for continuous improvement in payroll operations. The Payroll Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader accounting departmental function. Deep knowledge of the payroll regulations and the ability to direct, organize, evaluate and control the personnel and processes related to payroll functions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Directing and managing payroll organization for providing accurate and timely processing of the payroll for ensuring the integrity of financial accounting system.

  2. Controlling all payroll processing objectives.

  3. Corporate payroll planning and strategy and communication, marketing, payroll function and related services.

  4. Establishing requirements for the internal control and procedures for protecting the assets of the company and determining new procedures and controls for addressing the company’s growth.

  5. Interacting on a regular basis with the senior management and external customers for integrating solutions that address the company’s goals.

  6. Establish payroll strategy and vision for aligning with the shared services, zone consolidation and other corporate initiatives.

  7. Support the payroll management for resolving all the payment issues with benefits, human resources, consultants, technical resources etc.

  8. Stay current on state and federal laws that govern reporting of wages, taxation, garnishments, withholds from wages, taxation and reporting requirements, etc.

  9. Other duties as required.

    Technical Expertise

  1. Experience in payroll administration is required.

  2. Experience in accounting is required.

  3. Experience in healthcare payroll is preferred.

  4. Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.

  5. Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] is required as well as payroll processing within an ERP system.

  6. Management experience is required.

  7. Superb organizational skills as well as written and verbal communication skills.

    Education and Experience

  1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required. Master’s degree is preferred.

  2. Years of relevant experience: 5 to 7 years is preferred.

  3. Years of experience supervising: 3 to 5 years is preferred.

    Working conditions

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to lift, walk, stand, sit, bend, reach with hands and arms, climb, push/pull, use hands, and see, hear and speak.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

  • This position is performed in an office setting, five days a week with typical work hours being 8.00a through 5.00p.

  • Overtime required during a critical periods including quarterly and annual reporting and closing the related governmental filings as well as system upgrades.

Amanda Coss

(Pronouns: She/Her)

Talent Selection Specialist, HR

One Perkins Square

Akron, Ohio 44308

Phone: 330-543-8339

Cell: 330-813-3747

Fax: 330-543-3176


• Posted: 8/17/2020 - Director Of Sales And Marketing - Net Revenue Associates
• Posted: 7/7/2020 - Vice President, Finance

Omaha, NE- Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska is seeking an experienced finance executive with strong strategic, business and customer service orientation to serve as the system's first Vice President, Finance. In addition to providing leadership in the areas of budgeting, decision support, the controllership function, treasury, purchasing and reimbursement, the Vice President, Finance will support and lead organizational efforts toward systemness and serve as a key strategic partner to the Chief Financial Officer and other system leaders.

Nebraska Medicine is a $1.6 billion academic and community-based health system with nearly 7,400 FTEs. In addition to the 718-bed academic medical center and a 91-bed community hospital, the organization includes an integrated faculty practice plan of over 1,000 physicians and a large ambulatory platform. Nebraska Medicine enjoys strong philanthropic support, boasts top decile safety outcomes and is embarking upon a nearly $2 billion campus renovation. To ensure the organization can be successful long term, more focused efforts around standardization and efficiency will be required to drive down the overall cost of care.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Vice President, Finance is a newly-created position that will function as a number-two finance executive for the organization. The successful candidate will bring solid expertise in all areas of finance and accounting; a system mindset developed within complex, multi-faceted organizations; an understanding of clinical operations in addition to finance; experience with portfolio management, capital allocation and creative financial strategies; a strong commitment to team and talent development and the ability to effectively translate and present information to board members, providers, leadership and other key stakeholders to ensure an appropriate level of understanding and financial acumen across the organization.

The ideal candidate will bring experience in complex integrated delivery systems with large employed or closely-affiliated physician networks, along with an understanding of academic funds flow, grants management and physician compensation arrangements. Other backgrounds will also be seriously considered.

If you have interest or a recommendation of others, please contact Michelle Johnson, Karen Otto, or Megan Welch at 630-575-6904 or

• Posted: 10/5/2020 - Vice President, Revenue Cycle

Franciscan Alliance, headquartered in Indiana, seeks a focused and metric-driven executive to serve as its next Vice President of Revenue Cycle (VPRC). This is an exceptional opportunity to join a mission-driven organization and an innovative revenue cycle management team.

For over 140 years, Franciscan Alliance has been a trusted provider in the community. With 12 hospitals, nearly 20,000 employees and more than 1,000 providers employed through its physician network, Franciscan Alliance has focused on its founding mission as a leading Catholic healthcare provider to care for everyone who comes through their doors across Indiana, Michigan and Illinois.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Finance/CFO, the Vice President of Revenue Cycle oversees Franciscan Alliance's end-to-end Revenue Cycle function as it relates to patient access, registration, authorization, pre-service collections, HIM/coding, clinical documentation integrity, denials management, patient financial services including billing/collections/customer service/charge description master, and technology solutions with the goal of optimizing reimbursement in a cost-effective and compliant manner.

The successful candidate will have ten or more years of demonstrated success in progressive revenue cycle leadership roles as part of a complex and integrated health system, which includes multiple hospital sites and physician groups. A Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline is required and a Master's degree and advanced certification (e.g. HFMA) is preferred. Experience with EPIC systems is required. Experience and knowledge of clinical operations and compliant billing regulations is essential.

Confidential inquiries, nominations and expressions of interest can be submitted to the WittKieffer Candidate Portal by clicking here. For additional questions, please contact the consultants supporting this search, Jason Petros and Melaney Arruda, preferably via email at or 781-564-2629.


• Posted: 10/20/2020 - Chief Financial Officer, UAW - Detroit, MI

On behalf of our client, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (Trust), Furst Group is seeking a new Chief Financial Officer to be accountable for more than $4 billion in annual healthcare spend, and along with the Chief Investment Officer, over $61 billion in Trust assets, providing a unique position to impact healthcare cost and quality on a broad scale while serving a mission-driven organization.

As the largest private purchaser of retiree healthcare in the United States, the Trust provides a valuable service to its members, and at the same time, it is in a position to drive healthcare innovation and influence how healthcare is purchased and delivered in this country. The singular purpose and focus of the Trust is to ensure that each of its members, the retirees of the UAW of GM, Ford, and Chrysler as well as their dependents, have access to quality healthcare. The Trust serves a single constituency: its members. There are no shareholders, no corporate owners, no outside parties...just the retirees and their dependents for whom this Trust was created. This position is a unique opportunity to impact healthcare cost and quality on a broad scale while serving a mission-driven Trust.

Qualifications for this position include a minimum of 10 years of broad senior financial leadership experience within a health insurance organization, including financial management, strategic pricing, an understanding of health insurance products, and strategic influence. In addition, experience with and a strong understanding of investment oversight, operations, and reporting for a complex diversified asset portfolio is a plus.

A Master’s degree and/or CPA certification is required.


Miranda Motter

Senior Executive Administrator

Furst Group

Phone: 800.642.9940

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• Posted: 12/17/2020 - Senior Finance Director - MaineGeneral Health

WittKieffer is partnered with MaineGeneral Health in the search for a dynamic, distinguished leader to serve as its new Senior Finance Director.

MaineGeneral Health is a comprehensive community healthcare delivery system with approximately $560 million in net revenues, serving patients from 88 cities and towns through the Kennebec Valley region of Maine. MaineGeneral Health features a medical center with two campuses: the Alfond Center for Health in Augusta, which provides both inpatient and outpatient care, and the Thayer Center for Health in Waterville, which provides comprehensive outpatient care along with a 24/7 emergency department. In addition to the medical center, MaineGeneral Health also supports the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care and the Kennebec Region Health Alliance PHO. The vast majority of physicians practicing within MaineGeneral Health are employed by the organization.

The Senior Finance Director is a critical and key member of our leadership team reporting directly to the CFO and primarily responsible for reimbursements, managing payer contracts and financial modeling. The incumbent will be part of the senior finance team built upon deep knowledge and experience with exceptional technical and analytical skills.

  • Minimum five to ten years of significant healthcare financial planning & analysis experience.

  • Maine State Licensure as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is required.

  • Master's degree or advanced degree in related field is preferred.

  • Financial modeling and strong analytical skills required.

All applications, inquiries, and nominations are welcome via the WittKieffer Candidate Portal or e-mail to All communication is strictly confidential.

Melinda Morton

Stephen C. Davis


• Posted: 12/21/2020 - Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Lawrence General Hospital


Our client, Lawrence General Hospital, a nationally recognized regional medical center, seeks a dynamic finance executive to join the organization as a Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This key senior leader is responsible for the financial stewardship and direction for Lawrence General and its entities through effective business leadership, strategy development, internal controls, operating and capital budget development, revenue cycle, strategic financial planning, monitoring and management. This is an outstanding opportunity for a senior financial leader to make a difference in a gateway city serving a diverse population.

The Chief Financial Officer will guide and direct the financial operations and financial strategy for the organization, functioning as a strategic partner to the Chief Executive Officer and to the executive leadership team. The CFO will establish strong relationships throughout Lawrence General in order to promote teamwork; he/she will drive business strategy initiatives and lead the finance function to provide proactive guidance, consultation and support to the operations team in the attainment of their business objectives and financial performance commitments. The Chief Financial Officer plays an active role with the Board of Trustees, in addition to staffing the Board Finance Committee, the CFO interacts with the Board at large and directly with most other committees.


  • A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline (accounting/finance) and a master’s degree in business administration, finance, or related field is required; a CPA is desirable.

  • Minimum of eight years of progressively responsible financial management experience within a complex health care setting.

  • Demonstrated competence in building and leading an effective and cohesive financial division.

  • Prior experience working effectively with and making presentations to a Board of Trustees.

  • Well-versed in healthcare finance, including reimbursement, billing procedures, managed care, payer contracting, and compliance.

  • Knowledge of the application of information technology for business and financial operations as well as the implementation of healthcare informatics.

    Confidential inquiries and referrals please contact:

    Lisa Reid

    Executive Search and Recruitment

    Madison Miles


• Posted: 1/22/2021 - Executive Director of Patient Financial Services - Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has partnered with WittKieffer for an Executive Director, Patient Financial Services (PFS). Located in Buffalo, New York, Roswell Park is one of the nation’s leading cancer research and treatment centers and is one of the few NCI designated comprehensive cancer and research centers. The main campus occupies 25 acres in downtown Buffalo and consists of the main hospital, ambulatory clinics, and physician offices as well as numerous basic science and clinical research buildings. In addition, there are suburban locations and clinical affiliations with several community oncology practices and hospitals throughout the region.

The Executive Director, Patient Financial Services (PFS) will be responsible for managing and optimizing the quality and efficiency of patient services and reimbursement activities at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. This will include technical billing and collections, cash and remittance posting, denials management, coding, and financial counseling throughout the facility.


  • A Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting or related field is required and a Master's degree is preferred.

  • A minimum of ten years of revenue cycle or related field experience with at least seven years of supervisory experience. Experience in a hospital business office with a demonstrated record of progressively increasing responsibility is preferred.

  • Proven leadership and experience in patient financial services, including financial counseling, coding, and patient accounting.

Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries the WittKieffer Candidate Portal or by email to:

April Allen

Diane Smith

WittKieffer - Mid-Level Executive Search





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