Comfort Bridge operates as a holding company for Care Synergy, a Colorado non-for-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation. We are a mission driven, values based organization made up of preeminent non-for-profit hospice and palliative care organizations serving those in need along the Front Range. Care Synergy affiliates include: The Denver Hospice, Halcyon Hospice, Pathways Hospice and Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care. Care Synergy's organizing principles include: sustainability, strategic positioning, growth, maximizing quality care and patient/family outcomes, maximizing economies and efficiencies, as well as improving financial performance.
Position is located in the Care Synergy/The Denver Hospice office in Glendale CO
Position is responsible and accountable for the financial affairs of Care Synergy and all of its affiliates (under the governing of Comfort Bridge). Effectively and efficiently leveraging technology and people to deliver a unique and differentiating care and service experience through the management and oversight of Care Synergy’s Finance, Accounting & Treasury Services, as well as industry analytics and business intelligence functions and strategies.
KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to the President and CEO. Works in collaboration with affiliate presidents, Care Synergy Board Chair, Finance Committee Chair and the board of directors and committees.
Oversees and ensures the Finance, Accounting & Treasury Services as well as hospice and palliative care analytics & business intelligence have the proper technology and operational systems and controls, administrative procedures, reporting and talent management/development processes in place across Care Synergy and all of its affiliates.
Works collaboratively with the CIO in ensuring all technology and business applications are maintained and upgraded in accordance with IT standards, including version control, etc.
Develops and maintains strong relationships with all key vendors that support Finance, Accounting & Treasury Services as well as hospice and palliative care analytics and business intelligence, while holding vendors accountable for delivering upon their contractual commitments.
Review, approve and manage finance functions including annual operating and capital budgets in order to maintain an affordable and efficient cost structure.
Monitors, manages and publishes monthly financial and other key performance metrics/data in a timely fashion in order to allow Care Synergy and its affiliates’ leadership to effectively manage their businesses.
Works in collaboration with the CEO and other senior executives to achieve the strategic and operational objectives of Care Synergy and its affiliates.
Serves as strategic and financial advisor to the Care Synergy President & CEO as well as the affiliate presidents.
Develops and executes strategic and operating plans and is responsible for capital and financial planning and analysis, financial systems, cost accounting & budgeting, and investment accounting and reporting. Assures all financial operations function efficiently and effectively in compliance with all applicable policies and procedures as well as state and federal statutory/regulatory requirements. Ensures the executive team and affiliates are provided the analytical framework and timely financial information to evaluate operational performance.
Formulates strategies for ensuring profitability including positive cash flows and liquidity, strong capital and surplus as well as capital for investment in growth and innovation. Provides ongoing strategic and tactical support with respect to financial issues for current operations and new business ventures, proactively providing guidance with respect to opportunities, risks, and strategic partnerships.
Responsible for tax functions including; tax accounting and reporting, tax return preparation and filings, and tax compliance.
Responsible for treasury and investment functions, including oversight over management of fixed-income and equity security portfolios. Negotiates and maintains lines of credit and project financings and achievement of optimal capital structures, including tax-exempt financing strategies. Responsible for selection of and maintaining relationships with investment consultants, investment managers, bond underwriters, consultants, commercial banks, etc.
Oversees the interpretation and analysis of clinical and medical costa data; identifying key drivers of cost trends; and working collaboratively with affiliate presidents and other leadership team members in fully understanding, accurately interpreting and predicting costs, and identification of strategies and initiatives to control cost trends.
Named fiduciary for investments and funding for Care Synergy’s retirement plan(s). Accountable for fund selection, investment consultants, managers and custodial/administrator relationships, and related investment and funding policies. Also responsible for corporate and plan level ERISA compliance, accounting and financial reporting, limited-scope audits, and tax/regulatory filings.
Ensures policies, procedures and state/federal regulations necessary and desirable for the proper conduct of ordinary business affairs involving Finance, Accounting & Treasure Services as well as hospice and palliative care analytics and business intelligence are established, maintained and followed.
Minimum Education: Bachelor of Science in accounting or finance required. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum Experience: Ten year’s progressive leadership experience in a highly complex and diversified hospice/health care company; preferably with a minimum of 5 years’ experience at the CFO level.
To ensure the most compassionate and appropriate services possible, we provide care wherever the individual resides—in one’s own home, a skilled care facility, assisted living facility, group home or The Denver Hospice Inpatient Care Center at Lowry. Whatever the setting, our goal is the same: to improve the quality of life of those we serve by addressing their physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs.
Our mission, values and not-for-profit status are key to our ability to provide the consistently high-quality, compassionate care that is the hallmark of The Denver Hospice.