Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary:
The Director - Grant Accounting position reports to the Vice President - Controller and is responsible for overseeing the Grant Accounting department, including the development of policies and procedures, establishment of internal controls, and adherence to organizational standards and rules and regulations for all grant and donation programs. The Director is responsible for overseeing the organization's grant and donation/philanthropic accounting activities.

The Director must be a self-starter working  in a fast paced environment while managing multiple workstreams and competing priorities, has strong business acumen, is a proven leader, practices excellent communication and listening skills, is process oriented, and has a strong accounting/finance foundation, particularly in U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Single Audit standards (Office of Management Budget Circular A-128).

Minimum Qualifications

Degree: Bachelor's in Accounting; MBA Preferred

Licenses & Certifications:  Certified Public Accountant or other relevant certification Preferred

Work Experience: Eight (8) years work experience in Accounting and Grant Accounting required 

Management Experience:  Five (5) years of management experience in Accounting preferred

Communication Skills:  Above Average Verbal, Writing/Composing, (Correspondence/Reports) Writing/Reports

Proficiencies:  MS Excel, MS Office Suite, P.C.

Job Attributes

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:  Analytical, Mathematics, Statistical

Other Requirements:  PeopleSoft experience preferred. Experience with Tableau or similar reporting/data analytics tool a plus.

Equipment Operated: Standard office equipment

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