Kaiser Permanente Dir Finance- KP School of Medicine- Pasadena, CA in Pasadena, California

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This position will be working as a part of an extremely dynamic team of professionals supporting all aspects of the School of Medicine and the creation of the infrastructure, process, and procedures for the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. The team works from an interdependent model of practice and we are looking for someone who thrives in a highly challenging role within a high functioning team-based environment. By joining the team that is designing and implementing the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, you will have the opportunity of a lifetime to create a medical school that will educate physicians for the 21st century and beyond and be a catalyst for change in medical education.

In collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer, drives the financial and operational performance of the School of Medicine. Serves as the local representative of School of Medicine Finance, ensuring a consistent approach to managing performance. Oversees the development of short and long range financial plans, performance improvement plans, budgets, capital plans and business plan. The Director of Finance School of Medicine is also accountable for maintaining the integrity of overall fiscal operations, including adherence to region-wide policies/procedures and revenue collection. The Director of Finance for the School of Medicine and serves as the liaison between the school and Program Offices for fiscal operations.

Major Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Leads team to establish strategic plans and objectives for the function; may assist with developing some cross-functional oriented objectives.
  • Leads planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, performance requirements, and recommending and implementing changes to methods. -I nfluences the development and execution of functional SOM policies and long-term goals.
  • Participates in development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people for the SOM function
  • Responsible for driving performance, in collaboration with the CFO and Chief Operating Officer.Establishes and manages the process for improving performance reviewing, performance against plan, identifying performance drivers and improvement opportunities. Partners with others to develop recommended approaches that drive consistency and standardization.
  • Drives the standardization of financial and planning processes. Responsible for consistent practices and coordinating activities between the School and related Finance partners. Ensures that issues associated with the school responsibilities are surfaced and resolved. Responsible for maintaining a collaborative relationship between finance personnel in the school and related partners. Champions SOM initiatives and drives local implementation of initiatives.
  • Responsible for the development of annual and multi-year forecasts of school revenue and expense. Develops overhead allocation. Partners with senior leadership to develop and implement financial plans and budgets, including capacity planning. Responsible for cost management methodology and capital requirements. -Directs the analysis and oversight of performance to operational budgets including benchmarking and opportunity analysis and ensures day to day cost performance. Prepares reports and analyses relating to revenues, expenses, and utilization. Directs the design and implementation of data collection and reporting systems. Provides direction to the SOM Dean, COO and finance team on appropriate financial policies and procedures. Works with regional and national Finance partners to develop standardized approaches related to key processes including budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and capital planning. Identifies opportunities to eliminate rework and redundancies. -Responsible for the development of a long-range capital plan and business plan addressing market trends and area needs. Partners with Senior Leadership in addressing school operational needs; develops short-term and long-term plans to address these needs.
  • Makes recommendations on policies and practices, including pricing strategy and data quality.
  • Ensures adherence to regulatory requirements and policies and procedures. Responsible for compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley. In cooperation with Regional and National Finance partners, develops remediation plans to address identified control weaknesses. In conjunction with Regional Finance, ensures that effective accounting controls are established and maintained to safeguard assets. Ensures compliance with administrative, legal and regulatory requirements of local, state and federal regulatory agencies. Provides updates on compliance issues to Regional and National Finance partners, and suggests actions for remediation.
  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.
  • Ensures the integrity and completeness of financial data and information contained in reports provided to Community Benefit, Region, and Program Office partners by School of Medicine
  • Develops staff to ensure high levels of financial and analytical competence, project leadership, and management - or something equivalent. We also use language such as Fosters strong results orientation within department by motivating staff and holding them accountable to meeting customer needs and organizational goals.

Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience

-Minimum five (5) years of experience in finance management and strategic planning in a multi-faceted health care system and multi-service provider setting required.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, finance, health care administration, operations research, public health administration, or other related field.

  • High School Diploma OR General Education Diploma (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration - N/A

Additional Requirements: - Requires expert knowledge of own area of functional responsibility and advanced knowledge of multiple related functions. -Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment. - Thorough knowledge of federal, state and regulatory accounting and reporting regulations, GAAP, cost management techniques, financial analysis and budgets required. - Demonstrated expertise as a financial and strategic leader, with excellent problem-solving skills, proven capability to motivate change and galvanize action, proven ability to balance execution of a strategic vision with a willingness to dive into details, and consistent results orientation. - Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including excellent interpersonal skills (negotiation, listening and communication), willingness to challenge the status quo, demonstrated political savvy, and open, collaborative leadership style that promotes teamwork and partnership

Preferred Qualifications: - Master's degree preferred.


COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE Dir Finance- KP School of Medicine- Pasadena, CALOCATION Pasadena, CAREQNUMBER 595637

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.