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Group Chief Financial Officer – Detroit Market

Job ID: 2403018943-1 Date posted: 06/02/2024 Facility: Other Executive
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Detroit Group

Detroit Medical Center (DMC) (seven hospitals)

DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, 228 beds, key service lines include Pediatric Surgery, Level I Trauma for Children, Cardiology, and NICU Services.

DMC Harper-Hutzel Hospital, 584 beds, key service lines include Neurology, Bariatrics, Transplant, Otolaryngology, Cardiology, and Women’s Services.

DMC Heart Hospital, 80 beds, key service lines include Emergency Angioplasty, Laser Atherectomy, Peripheral Procedures with Cryoplasty, Pacemaker Placement, Open-Heart Surgery, Internal Defibrillator Placement, and Radio-Frequency Ablation.

DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, 158 beds, key service lines include Orthopedics, Robotic Surgery, and Women’s Services.

DMC Receiving Hospital, 273 beds, key service lines include Level 1 Trauma Center, Primary Stroke Center, and Hyperbaric Oxygen Program.

DMC Rehab Institute of Michigan, 97 beds, key service lines include Rehabilitation Medicine and Research, Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, Stroke, Orthopaedics, Amputee and Catastrophic Injury, 30+ Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics Outpatient Sites.

DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, 404 beds, key service lines include Oncology, Gerontology, Women’s Services, Orthopedics, and Joint-Replacement Surgery.


The Group Chief Financial Officer, Detroit Group, will be responsible for oversight of the financial integrity of the Detroit Market. He/she will have responsibility for ensuring that the hospitals in the Detroit Market run in the most cost-effective manner and that all financial risks for the organization are managed appropriately.

The Group Chief Financial Officer has overall responsibility for safeguarding the facility assets and ensuring the financial statements, including the books and records, are prepared and maintained in accordance with GAAP for all facilities within the assigned Group. The Group Chief Financial Officer is also responsible for ensuring compliance with company financial and accounting policies and procedures, as well as ensuring internal controls are effective in both design and operation, including the routine monitoring of controls. Additionally, the Group Chief Financial Officer serves a key member of the Facility(s) A-Teams and, as such, participates in establishing and implementing strategic business plans for each facility. He/she is a key member of the facility(s) management team(s) that interacts and communicates on a regular basis with an array of internal and external constituents, including various regulatory bodies.


The Group Chief Financial Officer has responsibility for the identification and independent assessment of financial risk, establishing and monitoring of mitigation plans, and for the communication of financial risk and opportunity to the Group Chief Executive Officer and Facility Chief Executive Officer(s). The Group Chief Financial Officer is also responsible for the monitoring of financial performance and the maintenance of reasonable and appropriate financial plans and forecasts. The Group Chief Financial Officer must have strong business acumen in order to work collaboratively and effectively with home office departments, such as Compliance, Home Office Accounting/Financial Reporting, Information Systems, Internal Audit, Legal, Treasury and other departments that provide support services to the facility(s).

The Group Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the monitoring of the revenue cycle process and, along with other revenue cycle stakeholders, the improvement of the revenue cycle process through rate setting, charge capture, managed care negotiations, and cash collections.

The Group Chief Financial Officer is also responsible for the evaluation and management of investments in capital projects by applying unbiased scrutiny in determining the financial impact and ROI of such projects and managing the capital spend in accordance with the capital cash flow projections.

As such, the Group CFO’s responsibilities are to:

  • Analyze daily operating results to ensure that revenues, expenses, and labor are within budgeted objectives; advise department heads and administration of needed changes and improvements in a timely manner.
  • Establish and maintain sound financial controls and record keeping; approve financial expenditures up to the level established by the CEO.
  • Keep abreast of government regulatory requirements and the rapidly changing reimbursement environment to develop and implement changes to policies and procedures as needed.
  • Ensure that the financial operations of the facility are carried out in an ethical, responsible manner.
  • Establish and monitor the annual operating budget according to sound budgeting principles and home office guidelines. Interface with Human Resources and other appropriate departments in the preparation of work force plans and salary and benefit proposals.
  • Evaluate the facility’s overall financial position and prepare periodic financial and operating reports. Provide consistent and accurate financial, accounting and reporting processes throughout the facility
  • Prepare financial forecasts and monitor performance versus budget; consolidate results, prepare rolling 90-day forecasts, and develop and implement cash management controls.
  • Coordinate with other senior members of the leadership team in the development of major strategic and financial plans, including capital expenditure programs.
  • Review, evaluate and ensure the effectiveness of all financial and accounting systems in the facility. Direct the development and implementation of new systems, policies and procedures as required.
  • Assist in the development of new business by analyzing the feasibility of new programs, including managed care contracts, and advise management of the financial prospects.
  • Attend promptly to the administrative details of the position including the signing of documents, preparation of reports, completion of performance appraisals and other employee-related actions.


As a leader in healthcare, Tenet is committed to providing the best possible care to every patient, with a clear focus on quality and service. Strong leadership is essential to delivering on this commitment, and we believe that the quality of our leaders can give us a significant long-term competitive advantage. We want to ensure every current and future leader in Tenet is successful, and we support that through our selection and hiring process and by providing coaching and training to our leaders.

In this regard, we have identified core competencies that will enable a leader to succeed at Tenet, and have defined them within the following five areas critical to performance:

Use Astute Judgment

  • Delivers year over year improved financial performance in a complex, matrix organization.
  • Demonstrates high degree of financial operational excellence (e.g., planning, contracts, budgeting, capital financing, and cash management).
  • Holds finance team accountable to high ethical standards (e.g., compliance, internal controls, audits and SOX reporting).
  • Effectively gauges external factors and trends to provide a forward-looking perspective when creating business strategy and forecasting (e.g. FTE/AADC targets, supply Cost/APD targets, EBITDA margin, A/R days, Operations cash flow goals).
  • Demonstrates business and analytical skills to identify gaps in the current business plan and actively refreshes the financial outlook and strategy as needed (e.g., case management, staff/volume adjustment, net revenue management).

Shape Strategy

  • Acts as full partner at facility, market and home office level in pursuit of new revenue generation opportunities (e.g., improve payer mix, maximize reimbursement, prudent acquisition and merger strategies, reduce bad debt, grow EBITDA margin).
  • A highly visible leader who works with team to identify challenges and capitalize on opportunities (e.g., department improvement plans, capital project prioritization and vetting, manpower planning accuracy, supply management efficiency).
  • Acts as a thought partner for CEO and thought leader in promoting own perspective and ideas in a bold and respectful manner (e.g., cost containment, acquisition/divestiture, ACOs, physician strategies, capital forecasting, productivity improvement).

Apply Financial Insights

  • Demonstrates excellence in formal and interpersonal communications that results in financial understanding and “ownership” at all organizational levels.
  • Evidences collaborative leadership to engage managers and physicians in improving short- and long-term results (e.g., department improvement plans, supply inventory management, clinical informatics implementation, labor management and reporting systems).
  • Acts as an intuitive thinker willing to take prudent and necessary risk to achieve balanced results (e.g., cost, growth, people, service, quality).
  • Performs as a financial consultant to the facility.

Drive Organizational Success

  • Establishes realistic and aggressive financial goals, targets, and metrics consistent with home office and facility strategic and operational objectives (e.g., meet upfront collection and cash goals, reduce A/R days year over year, meet 3.0 days in DNFC Gross A/R, meet HIM coding compliance accuracy for all patient types, manage a 24/7 HIM Department, attain HIM coding quality goals).
  • Sets and maintains fiscal year pace and rigor for facility management (e.g., business planning and reporting cycle, CFO and Controller sign off on monthly balance sheet reconciliation with unresolved items less than 30 days old).
  • Builds consensus and commitment across disparate people with often competing priorities.
  • Continually analyzes and interprets financial performance and recommends and/or executes corrective action as needed (e.g., managed care and physician contracts, and strategic direction).
  • Maintains high quality standards (e.g., oversee preparation of financial statements, reports, business plans and manpower plans; ensures 5 bar internal audits with no Sarbanes-Oxley items; maintains and addresses monthly internal control checklist).

Develop Organizational Talent

  • Shapes roles and assignments in a way that maximizes individual capability and performance contribution.
  • Regularly provides performance and professional development feedback, coaching and guidance to improve performance and build career potential (e.g., all direct reports receive regular feedback and well managed development plans).
  • Engages in team bench strength assessments and recruitment or promotion action plans that meet current/future talent requirements (e.g., Controllers, ACFO developed for CFO promotion readiness).


At least ten years of progressive financial healthcare or equivalent experience in the areas of general accounting; operations; financial systems; financial statement preparation; review and analysis; multi-discipline management experience; and ethics.

  • Good organization skills with the ability to prioritize workload and successfully manage all financial activities. Resilience to working successfully under pressure.
  • Ability to convert complex finance, operational, and compliance issues into terms and concepts that are easily disseminated throughout all levels of the organization.
  • A referenceable track record in facility finance, defining the issues and making the decisions to generate improved financial performance.
  • Participation, as well as supervisory experience, in negotiating managed care contracts.
  • Substantial financial management experience including financial operations, strategic and financial planning, contracts, reimbursement, budgeting and capital financing in a complex environment.
  • A thorough understanding of healthcare trends with the ability to anticipate opportunities.
  • Successful experience as a Chief Financial Officer in a highly competitive market.

Professional Attributes

  • A cooperative approach to problem-solving with the capability of building consensus and support, working across functional lines to engage disparate resources to work together to achieve desired results.
  • A broad financial thinker and team player who works well with ambiguity and is able to transfer the vision/mission of the organization into a focused financial strategy and detailed practical plan for the future.
  • An intuitive thinker who generates ideas and recommends new and/or modified approaches.

Personal Attributes

  • An individual of highest personal and professional integrity, principle and knowledge, earning respect and support when making difficult decisions and choices. Able to establish immediate credibility with peers, senior leadership and medical staff.
  • Must listen actively and accurately, encourage input from others. Provide clear directions. Maintain an ongoing dialogue with employees to ensure continual progress.
  • Someone with the ability to work collaboratively with individuals critical to the successful execution of financial tasks.
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills. Articulate, good conversationalist and possessing a gracious demeanor.

A Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting is required. An MBA, MHA and/or CPA designation strongly preferred.


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.



Tenet complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.


Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’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.
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