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Chicago, IL 60615

Posted: 04/19/2023 Job Number: 1370676 Pay Rate: 140k/year - 160k/year

Job Description


Department/Office: Administration

Section: Finance

Work Location: 51st Street location- Shared Services

Reports To: Chief Financial Officer

Employment: Full-Time

I. Position Summary

The Controller is primarily responsible for overseeing the Shared Services accounting, accounts payable and grant reporting functions for Friend Health and HRDI. Responsibilities include administration of the organization’s financial policies and the development of new policies; financial statement preparation and month-end management reporting; maintenance of the general ledger; cash management; accounts payable; tracking and reporting of grants and contributions; audit preparation and management; and budget-to-actual variance reporting.

II. Educational Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or comparable work experience.

• Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is highly desired.

III. Experience & Training

• 7-10 years of Accounting and Finance experience, preferably in a healthcare setting.

• 3-5 years of experience in supervisory and financial leadership roles.

• Prior experience working in an FQHC/330 Community Health Center/Primary Care environment is highly desirable.

• Experience with automated financial management, general ledger, reporting systems, and grants management.

• Experience with SaaS business models and their associated revenue recognition.

• Proven ability to use computers and technology for word processing, spreadsheet, data management, and expert-level data analysis. Must be proficient in database and accounting computer application systems.

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required.

• Ability to supervise, schedule and prioritize the work of staff.

• Highly organized and meticulous.

• Ability to work collaboratively and foster a team environment.

• Ability to manage large volumes of work within prescribed times.

• Ability to perform multiple tasks under pressure. Coding of expenses to proper general ledger account and proper funding source, cash disbursements, and reconciliation of accounts payable to the general ledger.

• Reconcile all balance sheet accounts monthly and prepare journal entries as needed.

• Reconcile bank accounts monthly and produce cash balance and transaction reports.

• Record semi-monthly payroll entries and all related payroll-related accruals.

• Prepare business and payroll taxes.

• Analyze budget-to-actual variances and summarize results for the month.

• Produce monthly financial statements for review, including a monthly summary of results, variances, and productivity reporting.

• Provide monthly program budget reports to managers.

• Assist the CFO in developing operating and capital budgets by providing historical financial reports and supporting schedules.

• Maintain all financial files.

Audit and Compliance

• Serve as the primary contact and coordinator for all financial audit agencies.

• Ensure timely and accurate completion of all supporting documentation and manage auditor’s requests during fieldwork.

• Assist in the completion of the 990-tax return.

• Provide all documentation and reports to consultants for Medicare Cost Report preparation.

Grant Accounting and Federal Reporting

• Maintain general ledger accounting for all grants and produce timely federal reporting.

• Ensure the drawdown of federal funds is completely timely and according to policy.

• Prepare invoices to grantors as required.

• Complete financial sections of annual UDS reporting by February 15th of each year.


• Participate in staff and department meetings.

• Conduct orientation and performance evaluations of supervised staff, and manage performance issues.

• Facilitate staff development and empowerment through appropriate coaching, mentoring, and counseling.

Perform other duties as required or assigned, which are within the scope of duties enumerated throughout. Guidance and direction to staff).

List position titles of incumbents immediately subordinate to this position:

Grant Accountant

Staff Accountants

Payroll Specialist

Finance Assistant

Meet Your Recruiter

Lindsey Cusic
Account Executive - Healthcare Leadership Recruitment

In Lindsey’s early years she was a part of a youth group in her community that worked with the adolescence in the surrounding areas of Murfreesboro, TN. While She was there, she saw and learned the importance of caring for individuals who are less fortunate, in bad circumstances, or simply have nowhere to go. This is where her love of helping people developed. She had a craving to be a part of the bigger picture of caring more about the resolution than the problem.

She is passionate about people and is presently obtaining a BS in Psych so she can improve her understanding to truly make an impact on lives.

She is am married to her best friend whom she has known for 15 years, a proud pet mom, an avid hiker and wine connoisseur. She is passionate about travel, people and cooking. She has traveled to numerous states and backpacked Asia. In her career she spent 3 years in Admissions ranking among the top performers and successfully reaching the given target for her campus in her 2nd year as Director. She has also effectively recruited for Providence and Kaiser in the Portland Area for Acute Care & Skilled Nursing Communities RN’s and RN’s throughout Oregon before making the transition to UHC.

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