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Financial Director

Company: Mass General Brigham
Location: Somerville
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Job Description:

Summary At Mass General Brigham Digital, we pride ourselves on our ability to create maximum strategic, clinical, and operational value from established and emergent technologies for our patients, care teams, researchers, and employees. Digital health will not only enhance the equity and efficiency of healthcare delivery, but it will also help make medicine more personalized and precise. We recognize that increasing value and continually improving quality while maintaining an inclusive focus are essential to organizational excellence, and we invite you to join us on this journey. The work we do in Digital is a strategic imperative, and there is a strong and growing understanding of how together we will transform Mass General Brigham in innovative and impactful ways. Reporting to the VP of Finance and Admin Systems, The Director of Financial Planning and Analytic Systems, in conjunction with the operational and functional governance committee(s), will design and develop the vision, strategy and approach for the finance and administrative applications, tools, processes, and functions. They will work closely with the business sponsors to evaluate priorities and set strategy for future application direction. Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administer and manage the Budget, Financial Planning, Decision Support/Cost Accounting, and other reporting/analytic platforms, applications, and tools, including, but not limited to, Hyperion, IBM Cognos Planning, Strata EPSi and related tools and infrastructure.
  • As other applications and tools are identified or acquired that fall into the category of financial and administrative applications, they may be added to the portfolio of applications managed by this role and team.
  • Manage the development and submission of data extracts mandated by government and regulatory organizations including the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) and the Massachusetts Center for Health and Information Analyses (CHIA) and requested by various quality organizations.
    • Liaison between external organizations and MGB
    • Actively participate on external committees
    • Oversee the successful submission of data
    • Create and develop the governing and management policies, procedures, and processes for implementing, deploying, managing, and supporting the associated functions, applications, and tools.
    • Oversee the processes and resources needed to manage and support of all the platforms, applications and tools related to financial, administrative, and related functions. This position will work closely with resource managers within the larger team to secure additional resources needed to support the applications.
    • Manage the pipeline of new demand, balancing resources, dependencies, budget and risk accordingly. Lead technology evaluations to meet new demand and onboard new technologies as required
    • Provide on-going project status reports to internal Digital management, user groups and Executive steering committees.
    • Keep current and up to date on technology and configuration for all relevant and related systems.
    • Assign/delegate project assignments as appropriate. Provide project-specific direction and guidance to project team members to facilitate timely and quality results. Monitor quality of work performed by team members throughout the project lifecycle.
    • Provide quality customer service and serve as an exemplary representative of Mass General Brigham Information Systems; on-going communication, feedback, and follow-through with business owners, stakeholders, user community, direct reports, managers, and peers are essential.
    • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned by Department Management. Qualifications
      • Master's degree desired, but not required in lieu of equivalent experience.
      • Ten or more years of relevant experience in managing information systems in healthcare organizations. Prior information systems leadership experienced preferred.
      • Experience in healthcare related budgeting, planning and decision support systems such as TSI, Strata EPSi/Jazz or Synyellis is highly desired. Skills, Abilities and Competencies
        • Ability to demonstrate Mass General Brigham's Leadership Competencies for both Performance Focused Leadership and People-Focused Leadership
          • Performance Focused :
            • Customer/Patient Focus: Building strong customer/patient relationships and delivering customer/patient centric solutions
            • Manage Complexity: Make sense of complex, high quality, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
            • Cultivate Innovation: Create new and better ways for the organization to be successful
            • Ensure Accountability: Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments
            • Learning Agility: Actively learn through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as a learning folder
            • People Focused:
              • Drive Equity and Inclusion: Recognizes the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization
              • Build Effective Teams: Build cohesive teams that apply their diverse skills and perspective to achieve common goals
              • Collaborate: Build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
              • Communicate Effectively: Develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences including senior system and hospital administrators, physician leadership, technician staff, and other personnel across different institutions
              • Instill Trust: Gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
              • Deep understanding of information technology concepts, strategies, approaches. Knowledge of relevant health care software for clinical, financial, administrative, and research use.
              • Demonstrated skill and experience in large project management, negotiating/contracting, strategic planning, analytic thinking, and human resources management.
              • Executive presence including excellent oral and written communication skills.
              • Ability to carry out duties with a high degree of customer service, communication, teamwork and timeliness.
              • Experience managing large operating and capital budgets.
              • Adept at working in a highly matrixed organization. Supervisory Responsibilities and Fiscal Responsibility
                • Supervises several managers and staff.
                • 8 - 12 FTEs supervised
                • Manages the capital and operating budgets for the applications, platforms or services.
                • Responsible for managing a budget amount of $2.0 - $2.5 million dollars. Working Conditions The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
                  • This position is hybrid and requires some onsite working days as Assembly Row or Local MGB Sites, either weekly or occasional travel to MGB sites, vendors, and/or conferences
                  • The Hybrid working model can be flexible, i.e. 1 day per week onsite or multiple days per month or quarter, as business need requires, candidate must be flexible to consider business needs as onsite work could fluctuate
                    • Hospital work environment working conditions include possible exposure to diseases or infections and may require safety gear (PPE) such as gloves and mask.
                    • Normal office working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.
                    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear; use hands to finger; handle; or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop; kneel; or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 5 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
                    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception. Diversity Statement As a not-for-profit organization, Mass General Brigham is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research. Mass General Brigham is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Keywords: Mass General Brigham, Somerville , Financial Director, Executive , Somerville, Massachusetts

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