Supervisor - Accounting - Controller's Office (1.0 FTE, Days)

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Category: Finance & Accounting
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Location:  Menlo Park CA 94025
Req: 15895
FTE: 1

Finance & Accounting

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level, and purpose of the job.

The Manager - Accounting is responsible for the day-to-day accounting operations including ownership of general ledger relating to capital assets. The manager will help assist the director in managing capital asset processes required to complete the timely and accurate closing of the business cycle; preparation of operational, financial, statutory and regulatory reporting. Owns measurement of trends and variance analysis; budgeting; and participation in capital asset financial activities such as implementation of financial and accounting policies, ERP system, procedures, and programs for the hospital.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

  • Records, reviews, approves, and transmits financial transactions in accordance with regulatory and internal controls. Manages the monthly close process as well as journal entries and corresponding balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Manages daily financial transactions. Interprets and applies GAAP and regulatory decisions in recording of transactions, documenting accounting policies, as well as providing accounting guidance to various operating units and assessing impact to the financial statements.
  • Track company expenditures for fixed assets in comparison to the capital budget and management authorizations.
  • Manges capital assess planning and budgeting. Prepares and reviews budget to actual capital project reports reflecting monthly, yearly, and inception-to-date results. Oversees the development of business plans and provides financial analysis associated with business plans and any other capital requests.
  • Coordinates with Information Technology (IT) department on projects and transmission of data.
  • Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  • Implements policies and procedures for the preparation, maintenance, and control of hospital's budgetary, accounting, and related fiscal activities to ensure compliance with current legislation and regulations; maintains liaison with State and Federal agencies regarding pending or recently enacted legislation or regulations.
  • Reviews accounting processes and identifies areas of improvement across and within processes
  • Performs supervisory functions by interviewing, selecting, and providing training for new staff; by approving or disapproving recommendations from subordinate staff on personnel actions; by evaluating subordinates' performance; by hearing and resolving employee grievances; and by determining the need for and initiating disciplinary action to ensure adequate and competent staffing for the agency, program, division or institution.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related field/discipline from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.

License/Certification: CPA (or equivalent) required (active or inactive) for complex accounting area positions; preferred for other areas.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Ability to communicate complex concepts in simple form to non-finance users to understand the appropriate use and limits of the information provided.
  • Ability to develop financial analyses and provide strategic direction for the organization.
  • Ability to develop financial budgets and manage expenses.
  • Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus.
  • Ability to manage, organize, prioritize, multi-task and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to mediate and resolve complex problems and issues.
  • Ability to provide leadership and influence others.
  • Knowledge of accounting/financial principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.
  • Knowledge of financial statement, balance sheet, statement of operations and cash flow.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirement related to the functional area.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, administration, fiscal and personnel management.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.