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Director of Finance

Access Health Louisiana

This is a Contract position in Kenner, LA posted December 11, 2021.

Position Summary

Director of Finance is accountable for the accounting operations of the company, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles. Duties including inventory cost accounting, financial reporting and establishment of annual operating and capital budgets. Additional responsibilities include ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations, working with external auditors, and coordination and cooperation with other departments in the preparation of analyses. Works closely with Chief Financial Officer on financial projects.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
Master Degree strongly preferred


Three to five years of accounting experience preferably in a healthcare environment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of various computer accounting software and MS Office Suite. Demonstrated expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and cost accounting principles.
  • Ability to work independently or in a group setting.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills.
  • High level of ethics in maintaining both corporate information and patient information confidentiality.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Forward thinking with a positive attitude and the ability to identify opportunities for improvement and handle detailed, precise record keeping.
  • Good listening skills, alert, analytic ability, problem solving ability, sound judgment, initiative, creativity, and patience.

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Stands, walks, sits and converses most of the day.
  • Uses telephone, computer terminal, printer, fax copier, while performing certain duties.
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects less than 10 pounds occasionally.
  • OSHA Category III: Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities (Position)

  • Maintains preparation of the annual budget and financial forecasts. Prepares the monthly, quarterly and yearly financial statements.
  • Maintains the organization’s system of accounts and keeps records on all company transactions and assets. Maintains accounting and budgeting software.
  • Manages the preparation of budgets, forecasts and accounting activities.
  • Monitors daily cash flow.
  • Participate in organization’s financial and business planning.
  • Preparation of the annual budget and financial forecasts. Prepares the monthly, quarterly and yearly financial statements; journal entry preparation and entry into accounting software.
  • Prepare financial reports and statements detailing the status of organization funds.
  • Prepares accounting procedures to control and report financials.
  • Prepares various profitability analysis for upper management.
  • Responsible for compliance with all federal, state, and local corporate, payroll, and other applicable taxes. Maintains knowledge of applicable laws and industry trends.
  • Responsible for preparation and submission of the Indirect Cost Rate Proposal and the ADHC Cost Report.
  • Responsible for financial preparation of the UDS report.
  • Reviews and performs daily task in the absence of the Assistant Director of Accounting/Controller.
  • Track and audit financial data.
  • Train and Oversee the reconciliation of EMR payments to accounts receivable.
  • Works with CFO and other department managers on other financial projects.
  • Works with external auditors/consultants and compiles and furnishes internal and external reports as necessary.


  • Exhibits leadership by guiding, directing and instructing staff members in areas related to work performance, problem solving and decision making.
  • Makes sound decisions as demonstrated by.
  • Obtaining and analyzing all pertinent information.
  • Evaluating results of decisions and actions.
  • Identifies potential problem situations and intervenes to offset adverse impact; demonstrates a proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Communicates effectively with the CFO and management to resolve issues.
  • Maintains an awareness of cost-effective utilization of resources, both human and material.
  • Recommends changes to policies and procedures to management to help facilitate the most efficient, effective, and financially sound operations.


  • Follows job safety requirements.
  • Reports accidents or incidents within 8 hours of occurrence by completing an incident report and forwarding to immediate supervisor and appropriate personnel.


Customer Relations

  • Treats guests, patients, physicians, and other employees with care, courtesy and respect.
  • Responds quickly and appropriately to customer requests.
  • Looks for and suggests ways to better meet customer needs.
  • Answers the clinic communications system promptly and with courtesy and respect.


  • Works cooperatively within own department and other areas.
  • Willingly accepts additional responsibilities – tries to make others’ job easier.
  • Responds quickly to request for assistance.
  • Required to work closely with patients and associates.
  • Interacts with other departments on problem issues. Accepts feedback from patients, visitors, clinic employees, physicians and general public.

Continuous Improvements

  • Continuously look for and suggests ways to improve.
  • Effectively completes assignments to achieve the greatest benefit at acceptable cost.
  • Implements improvements as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates interest in own growth and development by periodically evaluating own performance.
  • Demonstrating an awareness of personal abilities and limitations.
  • Independently seeking means to make improvements.
  • Attending and participating in in-service and continuing education process.
  • Attend departmental meetings and clinic wide meetings.


  • Keeps appropriate people informed.
  • Speaks and writes clearly, concisely and appropriately for need.
  • Listens carefully.
  • Communicates tactfully.
  • Understands that all confidentially and privacy considerations are respected and fostered at work and off duty.


  • Presents a positive image of Access Health Louisiana
  • Carries out assignments with little need for direction.
  • Timeliness.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Provides proper notification of absence and tardiness.
  • Works weekends and shifts when necessary.

This job description includes the major duties and responsibilities of the job but is not inclusive of every task inherent to the job. In addition, it may be occasionally necessary for employees to be assigned tasks not specifically covered by their permanent assignment. Employees will be expected to comply with reasonable requests from their supervisor.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $85,000.00 – $90,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Physical Setting:

  • Office


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, or have received first dose by December 5, 2021.


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • Accounting: 3 years (Required)

Work Location: One location