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Kalispell Regional Healthcare System Director of Finance in Kalispell, Montana


Responsible for maximizing the return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems. This position ensures legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions. Partners with Business Operations, Patient Accounting, Contracting, Human Resources and legal departments.


Management Job Duties:

Strategic Execution

Drive organizational objectives by operationalizing the department effectively and efficiently. Proactively anticipate both the needs of KRH and the impact the department has on the organization’s success. Collect and analyze data, prepare options, present recommendations, and explain associated benefits and risks.

Business Acumen

Practice and further develop competencies in the areas of general management, financial management, human resources management, organizational dynamics and governance, organizational communication, strategic planning, information management, risk management and quality improvement. Demonstrate professional ownership, self-development and a desire for life-long learning.

Emotional Intelligence

Serve as a role model for others by exhibiting the KRH core values: integrity, compassion, service, excellence and ownership. Lead and influence the team to provide outstanding customer service. Develop and foster relationships with other KRH leaders, departments and members of the team to support open communication, trust and collaboration.

Job Specific Duties:

  1. *Human Resources: Creates a supportive department culture by fostering individual motivation, coaching and training for optimum job performance. Collaborates with Human Resources to ensure each employee has the required and appropriate license and certification(s). Gives direction without conflict. Anticipates staff problems and takes preventive measures. Analyzes and responds to employee turnover taking appropriate steps to maintain high employee morale and satisfaction. Educates employees on timekeeping policies and procedures to ensure accuracy. Reviews and approves the bi-weekly payroll for department employees. Responsible for completing 6-month and annual performance evaluations with employees on or before their due date for all employees supervised by the unit manager. Creates job descriptions and job standards for each position and monitors to ensure accuracy. Plans work schedules and assigns work to staff to ensure adequate service and coverage.

  2. *Collaborates with the CFO, and Executive team, to identify, cultivate and solicit prospects and secure new sources of annual funds. Including, but not limited to; lines of credit, bond issuances, internal unit offerings, donors, refinancing and new debt.

  3. *Follows protocols established by the bylaws and ensures restricted funds are used in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and donor stipulations. Oversees Foundation financial reporting and presents financial information to Finance Committee and Board. Works closely with Foundation and Grant Committee related to existing and new grants for compliance and potential A-133 audit requirements.

  4. *Performs operational tasks to include: preparing the annual budget and periodic reports, coordinating assignments and office activities.

  5. *Directs the hiring, orienting, training, coaching and counseling KRHS finance team members. Participates in Leadership Development activities, implements strategies and processes to improve employee engagement and performance.

  6. *Oversees all financial operations and direct corporate financial planning and structure, including but not limited to; entity level and consolidated financials.

  7. *Coordinates, analyzes and reports the financial performance to Management and Board of Directors (financial performance, projections and other special projects as required) on a quarterly basis and as needed for special sessions.

  8. *Prepares short and long-term financial forecasts of financial performance for use with internal management and external parties, including the annual Standard’s and Poor credit rating review with the Executive team.

  9. *Oversees system audit and tax functions, coordinates activities with outside audit firms for timely execution and accurate filing of all governmental/external reporting and reviews firms performance.

  10. *Develops, implements and maintains accounting and administrative policies and procedures for a wide-ranging set of activities including financial accounting and reporting, and other corporate policies. Responsible for role-based security on owned systems: general ledger, cost accounting, AP, Payroll, Raiser’s Edge and EPSI.

  11. *Exhibits proficiency in all aspects of non-profit accounting pertaining to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Ensures compliance with federal, state and local legal requirements by researching existing and new legislation, consulting with outside advisors, and filing financial reports. Advises management of actions and potential risks.

  12. *Oversees and leads annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the CFO and reviews all financial plans and budgets, monitors progress and changes, and keeps senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.

  13. *Oversees and leads system shared services of payroll, accounts payable, client billing, capital projects and fixed assets to ensure timely payments, compliance and impacts to financial performance. Also ensures timely review of property tax assessments and bi-annual payments.

  14. *Oversees Treasury functions to ensure adequate daily cash flow availability, payroll and related benefit funding, loan/bond payments, and keeps senior leadership team abreast of any significant shortfalls. Oversees system funded depreciation investments for proper reporting of investments within monthly financials.

  15. *Oversees system Reimbursement to forecast, track and analyze reimbursement from government sponsored programs, cost report preparations for three hospitals, a long-term nursing facility and a home office cost report. Participates in system committees with Executive team and peers, such as: Pension and Compliance.


  1. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Management required. Masters and/or CPA preferred.

  2. Minimum of ten (10) year’s specific accounting experience required. Minimum of twelve (12) year’s leadership experience required.

  3. Experience working with all levels of management, including executives and consulting with key business stakeholders

  4. Must be analytical, detail oriented, deadline aware and take initiative.

  5. Must possess strong technical skills and ability to anticipate issues and appropriate responses.

  6. Possess excellent communication skills with the ability to relate to people at all levels of the organization.

Job Locations US-MT-Kalispell

Requisition ID 2021-9709

Category Accounting / Financial Services

Pay Period Status 80

Shift Days

Schedule Full-Time Exempt

Position Type Full Time (Benefits Eligible)