Responsible for the oversight and direction of the annual budgeting processes for the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) and all affiliates within the System. The position provides ongoing financial analyses of department budgets, and other overhead allocations.
This position is responsible for building the main budget for CCHHS and for overseeing the development of the budgets for all affiliates. Fiscal responsibility for this position is close to one billion dollars.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
General Administrative Responsibilities
Review applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements and consult with Labor Relations to generate management proposals
Participate in collective bargaining negotiations, caucus discussions and working meetings
Document, recommend and effectuate discipline at all levels
Work closely with labor relations and/or labor counsel to effectuate and enforce applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
Initiate, authorize and complete disciplinary action pursuant to CCH system rules, policies, procedures and provision of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Direct and effectuate CCH management policies and practices
Access and proficiently navigate CCH records system to obtain and review information necessary to execute provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Contribute to the management of CCH staff and CCH’ systemic development and success
Discuss and develop CCH system policy and procedure
Consistently use independent judgment to identify operational staffing issues and needs and perform the following functions as necessary; hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, direct or discipline employees pursuant to applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
Work with Labor Relations to discern past practice when necessary
This position is primarily responsible for directing the CCHHS annual operating and capital budgeting process. As such, this position develops, analyzes, implements and monitors the general and auxiliary budgets for CCHHS and its Affiliates
The incumbent develops comprehensive long-range budgetary projections and assumptions. Provide departments and programs with budget development training. Prepares the annual budget proposal for the CCHHS Board
Research and prepare summaries regarding issues relating to budgetary matters; and when and as needed, present relevant information to the CCHHS Board. Prepare the annual budget message for CCHHS and its Affiliates
Maintain budget policies, procedures, forms, financial data and other tools on the organization's website. Ensure that information is current and accurate
Analyze and report on key variances to monthly projections of fiscal year revenues, expenses, and operating results. Investigate budgetary problem areas and makes recommendations for revision and/or correction
Assess financial impact of major policy, fiscal, and operational issues
Prepare reports and data request responses for internal customers and various government agencies
Prep are financial reports for hospital revenue and expenditures
Provide and explain variance analyses of budget versus actual revenues and expenditures
Identify budgetary gaps and makes recommendations for revision and/or correction
Advise department heads on budget matters relevant to their respective Divisions
Coordinate and completes input and reporting of annual budget and budget transfers;
Participate in various committee meetings and study groups as assigned
Maintain organization and division number database for access of budgetary department roll up/description
Maintain the budget system for personnel changes and salary increases
Coordinate personnel transactions with CCHHS Human Resources and Payroll, Cook County Bureau of Human Resources, Budget and Finance, and other areas as needed
Initiate future budget base changes for personnel and non-personnel expenses
Supervises a team of up to ten (10) staff members
Perform other financial duties as assigned
Reports to the Chief Financial Officer-CCHHS
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
Three (3) years' experience in the administration, analysis and review of budgetary, revenue or other financial resources
Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
Master's degree from an accredited institution
Five (5) years' experience in analysis and review of budgetary, revenue or other financial resources
Prior supervisory or managerial work experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
Strong organizational skills, with the ability to organize and maintain record keeping
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to communicate well and build positive working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization
Ability to demonstrate respect and sensitivity for cultural diversity, gender differences, and sexual orientation of patients and coworkers
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Analytical skills, problem solving skills
Ability to define budgetary problems and recommend alternatives
Strong budgetary, financial and statistical expertise
Conflict management skills
Strong decision-making skills
Attention to detail
Ability to meet deadlines
Flexibility and adaptability in performing work duties
Strong project management skills
Emergency response skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
Familiarity with Access, or other accounting or budgeting software
Ability to handle confidential information
Physical and Environmental Demands
This position is functioning within a healthcare environment. The incumbent is responsible for adherence to all hospital and department specific safety requirements. This includes but is not limited to the following policies and procedures: complying with Personal Protective Equipment requirements, hand washing and sanitizing practices, complying with department specific engineering and work practice controls and any other work area safety precautions as specified by hospital wide policy and departmental procedures.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.
For purposes of the American with Disabilities Act, “Typical Duties” are essential job functions.
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER