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Director of Finance and Clinic Administration, College of Dental Medicine

Kansas City University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Type:Staff

Job Description:

The Director of Finance and Clinic Administration, CDM combines financial and analytical acumen, management expertise, problem solving skills, administrative experience and vision to assist the University in managing and optimizing the financial operations of the College of Dental Medicine. The Director is responsible for the financial aspects of the clinical practice, including clinical revenue cycle and expense management, CDM budget development and ensuring regulatory compliance. This position reports to the Vice President of Finance, with indirect reporting to the Dean of the College of Dental Medicine.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work collaboratively with the Dean and the Finance budget team to plan and coordinate the CDM budget within the University’s annual budget process, including assisting with both operating and capital budget development.
  • Responsible for the day to day financial operations of the Oral Health Center, including revenue cycle, expense management, and asset tracking and management.
  • Develop and maintain the policies and procedures within the Oral Health Center to ensure regulatory compliance and fiscal soundness, with particular focus on procedures surrounding patient billing, collections and asset management.
  • Work with Dean, Associate Dean and other relevant individuals to develop and maintain efficient, patient-centered and fiscally sustainable operations within the Oral Health Clinic.
  • Work with the Associate Dean and the Dean to identify and measure key performance metrics for the evaluation of the Oral Health Center and the College of Dental Medicine and ensure timely and accurate reporting thereof,
  • Lead the implementation of the Financial component of the Electronic Health Records system for the Oral Health Center, working collaboratively with all impacted departments to ensure requirements and timelines are met.
  • Assist with the development of the financial reporting framework for the CDM, working collaboratively with relevant users to identify optimal structure for internal and external financial reporting.
  • Work with relevant CDM department leaders to understand and manage budgets. Provide financial expertise and training as needed to CDM faculty and staff.
  • Primary point of contact for financial and regulatory reviews as related to CDM, including but not limited to the annual single audit, Department of Education and other governmental reviews and accreditation requirements.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
  • Experience with financial management of a clinical practice, preferably in a dental clinic environment.
  • Understanding of legal and regulatory requirements surrounding the operation and management of a dental clinic, including requirements related to private and public patient insurance management.
  • Excellent analytical skills with attention to accuracy.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to excellence.
  • Commitment to teamwork and collaboration. Able to work effectively with other departments and build relationships throughout the University.
  • Prior experience with system implementations a plus.
  • CPA or MBA preferred.
Physical Requirements:
  • Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other office equipment, use a telephone, access file cabinets and other items stored at various levels, including overhead
  • Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting
  • Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)
  • Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions
The essential physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.

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