Born from the patient financial services division at Tenet, Conifer helps 750 clients in 135 local regions across the nation to enhance patient experience, improve financial performance, drive clinical alignment, manage risk-based agreements and engage members in personal health management.
Conifer processes $30 billion in net revenue collected and provides over 24 million unique patient touchpoints annually.Located in over 135 local regions across the U.S., Conifer manages over 5.9 million lives and $22.6 billion in spend for employers.
Conifer provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other customers.At Conifer, weï¿½re driven by a single purpose ï¿½ providing the foundation for better health.It drives how we live our Conifer culture, how we serve our patient and clients for better and how we keep our ï¿½Better Togetherï¿½ promise.
make a real impact on our company, clients, patients and communities.
Recently Tenet Healthcare announced that Conifer Health would be ï¿½spin-offï¿½ from Tenet and create a new standalone public entity in Q2 2021.This newly created position will be responsible for developing the road map and building an Internal Audit team capable of supporting this newly created public company.The position will report to both the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
The position is a leadership role and is expected to assist in identifying, planning, and executing organizational initiatives to identify improvement opportunities within the company for meeting operational goals, compliance objectives, and regulatory requirements. Beyond driving comprehensive controls and compliance activities, this leader will drive proactive business process improvement and will maintain the Internal Audit team as a launching pad for high-potential finance, operations, and account professionals.
The successful candidate will provide independent reviews and evaluations of the companyï¿½s operations, information systems, controls, major business processes, records, and reporting functions and provide recommendations to Conifer management, external auditors and the board of directors.
He or she will interface regularly with the Audit Committee of Coniferï¿½s Board (once formed) during formal committee meetings and also informally between meetings. The role will also interface with and coordinate the scope of coverage with the companyï¿½s external auditors (both financial and systems) and interact with senior operating executives most notably the companyï¿½s CFO, general counsel and CEO.
Develop and execute a comprehensive, risk-based financial, operational and IT systems audit program, with a goal of both maximizing company performance and control, while minimizing risk. The plan must reflect a thorough understanding of the company's business and operations, as well as the changing regulatory environment and its impact on corporate governance and internal controls.
Develop a roadmap to be compliant with the Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) by Conifer spin date.
Develop SOX testing plans and maintain effective communication with Coniferï¿½s external auditors.
Oversee Service Organization Control (SOC) audits. Develop long term strategy for SOC audits after consideration of requirements from external stakeholders.
Continue to evolve the scope and perspective of audit so that it aligns with cross-functional business processes, rather than solely around discrete functions or businesses.
Oversee Coniferï¿½s Enterprise Risk Management process activities.
Assess the current audit team and lead the succession planning, recruitment and development of department employees.
Create a moving three-year plan for internal audit. This must address emerging challenges as Conifer continues to globalize itself.
Respond effectively to management's requests for specific and/or special audit projects.
Ensure that departments, functions and businesses are operating consistently with various laws as well as the company's policies and procedures.
Disseminate and share knowledge on best practices to both senior management and the Boardï¿½s Audit Committee.
Learning and Growth Management ï¿½
Communication- active listening, coaching, giving and receiving feedback, communication planning, disagreement/consensus building, effective written and verbal communications, meeting facilitation, and presenting information.
Manage Relationships- conflict management, negotiations, persuasion/soliciting ideas, and team building.
Develop Talentï¿½ identify and recruit diverse talent, apply behavioral interviewing, develop retention and succession plans, evaluate performance, and set goals and standards.
Lead ï¿½ create supportive innovation environment, motivate and influence, manage a vision/goals and purpose, manage change, prioritize and delegate, make decisions, and lead work teams.
Puts Clients First ï¿½ Able to quickly understand the needs of internal and external stakeholders; appreciates the nuances of leading teams and is highly sensitive and self-aware in their approach to leadership. Skilled at building deep relationships, both internally and externally.
Inspire & Influence ï¿½ Skilled at leading through influence and engaging and energizing the organization. Focused on creating meaning and purpose for the broader team. Able to establish credibility and effectively influence others in multiple settings. Strong strategic thinking and influencing ability.
Drive for Results ï¿½ Drives execution efficiently and effectively, and brings strong communication and negotiation skills. Patient when things donï¿½t go as planned and able to course correct quickly. A hands-on builder by nature, and comfortable with ambiguity. Understands how to navigate across a highly matrixed structure.
Builds Talent & Teams ï¿½ Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor large diverse teams across multiple geographies. Ability to work effectively in a team environment with all levels of personnel. A player-coach that possesses strong leadership skills with focus on staff development and mentorship.
Results and Outcomes Management:
Use Support Standards ï¿½ apply benchmarking, collect and analyze data, create performance improvement environment, and apply LEAN principles.
Plan and Execute ï¿½ apply analytical thinking, plan and prioritize, problem solve and innovate, manage projects, and hold self and others accountable.
Budget and Financial Management:
Financial Acumen ï¿½ analyze reports and data/take appropriate action, develop/monitor and adjust budget, manage staffing and scheduling based on productivity, develop and analyze Requests for Proposal, build and analyze pro formas, and understand healthcare reimbursement/manage business.
CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE, ATTRIBUTES AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
We seek an outstanding financial leader who views this critical role as a platform for future career development and growth beyond the audit function. The successful candidate will possess a minimum of 10-15 years of total business experience, ideally including a blend of both technical and operational finance; in addition, relevant accounting and audit experience, enhanced by several years of progressively responsible work in control, reporting, financial planning or operational finance roles within a well-regarded, global public company of appropriate scale and complexity. A thorough and current knowledge of audit practices, and regulatory requirements is a must. In addition, recent application of such knowledge and practices to enterprise risk management, compliance and internal controls within a large, publicly-traded company is highly desired.
Bachelorï¿½s Degree, preferably in accounting, is required.
MBA and/or CPA are highly preferred. Healthcare experience a plus.
A minimum of 10-15+ years of related, applicable experience in internal, external, and/or public audit and/or internal controls experience, with early experience in public accounting preferred.
The ideal candidate will have experience serving in the lead audit role for a standalone, publicly listed company.
Experience operating within a multi-site, highly regulated industry.
A minimum of 5-10 years of management experience. The ideal candidate will have experience managing, hiring, mentoring, and training a team.
Knowledgeable on best practices for Internal Audit function and how to deploy those to meet the needs of the Company.
Demonstrated business acumen and the ability to provide value-added advice and guidance to the business. Experience using data analytics to enhance the audit process is desirable.
A self-starter that is able to manage multiple priorities.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and executive presence as demonstrated through crisp writing, analytical and thoughtful presentations. Proven positive interaction with senior management and the Board of Directors.
Strong written communication skills needed for developing guidance documents (e.g., white papers, training materials) to be utilized by others at all levels of the organization.
Solid analytical skills, strong interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills, professional and effective presentation skills, and strong ability to prioritize efficiently.
Knowledge of cost accounting and budget systems, knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), process improvement and quality skills, project management skills, and effective written and verbal communication skills.
A competitive compensation program will be tailored to the selected candidate.Base salary will be supplemented by a performance bonus and comprehensive, well-rounded benefits program, which includes relocation assistance.
Limited to Moderate.
Job: Conifer Health Solutions
Primary Location: Frisco, Texas
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 1905049471
About Conifer Health Solutions
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.