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Providence Chief Financial Officer - South Puget Sound Service Area in Washington


The Service Area CFO is a member of the service area leadership decision making team and sits on local ministry leadership teams. This position is accountable for working with the local and divisional leaders on setting strategies and leading efforts to achieve operational goals and budgets for the service area and ministries as well as assisting the service area team with delivering on transformation efforts. The Service Area CFO will also assist with representing the service area or local ministries in a finance leadership role with joint ventures and related boards or management teams as assigned by the Division CFO. This person will have shared accountability for service area and local operations and partners closely with system shared services representatives to achieve results. The Service Area CFO reports directly to the Division CFO with a matrixed line to the Service Area and/or local ministries Chief Executives.


  • Carry out the mission, vision, and values of Providence St. Joseph Health.

  • Provide leadership to ensure achievement of service area operating results and strategies as delegated by the Division CFO and Service Area CEO.

  • Work with the service area leadership teams to solve problems and implement strategies or tactics that improve the financial performance of the service area.

  • Drive the details and strategy for service area budgets.

  • Manage to appropriate financial benchmarks and reporting indicators for the budgets.

  • Assist the service area CEO with monthly operating reviews.

  • Serve on joint venture boards or committees as delegated by divisional leadership.

  • Be accountable for working closely with shared services partners in revenue cycle (local revenue leadership committees), system accounting and reimbursement on monthly financial reporting, resource engineering and hospitality on supply and other performance improvement projects.

  • Serve as the finance liaison on local or geographic boards and committees as appropriate; communicate to core leaders and employees regularly on financial related items.

  • Oversee and assist the divisional CFO with managing relationships with key shared services partners such as Revenue Cycle, Real Estate and Facilities (RECF), Resources Engineering and Hospitality (REH), and System Accounting and Finance.

  • Signature authority on appropriate documents and in concert with state and/or federal organizations to bind PSJH in accordance with the system authority matrix.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance related field

  • Master’s degree in accounting or finance related field (preferred)

  • Upon hire: Certified Public Accountant (preferred)

  • Upon hire: HFMA or FACHE (preferred)

  • 10 or more years of closely related experience

  • 10 or more years of experience in a leadership role

  • Ability to use mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data.

  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.

  • Knowledge of financial principles and practices and the ability to apply them effectively.

  • Effective written communication skills as appropriate for the needs of the audience

  • Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations; live, via online or virtual mediums.

  • Excellent collaboration and team building skills.

  • Effective conflict management skills

  • Ability to effectively build relationships with customers, executive management, and other stakeholders through positive interaction and problem identification and resolution.

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the trends and changes taking place in health care.

  • Ability to represent the company with external customers/clients.

  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.

  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision-making skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis.

  • Ability to work within tight time frames and meet strict deadlines.

  • Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion.

  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and to organize workload to ensure that time frames are met, and the work is successfully completed within deadlines.

  • Demonstrated ability to define, develop, and analyze performance measures and metrics.

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • Demonstrated planning and project oversight/management skills.

  • Demonstrated skills in project plan design and implementation, directing projects, coordinating the work of operational teams, and managing project budgets.

  • Effectively manages to project deadlines and escalates issues as appropriate.

  • Working knowledge of desktop software applications (e.g., MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Internet, Email)

  • Knowledge of basic office practices, procedures, machines, and equipment

  • Demonstrable working knowledge of spreadsheet, database, word processing and desktop publishing software

  • Knowledge of the use of health information technology to improve care (e.g.: electronic medical records, disease registries, websites, IVR).

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Requsition ID: 273626
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Finance Operations
Job Function: Finance
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Leadership
Department: 4004 SS REG FIN OPS WAMT
Address: WA Olympia 413 Lilly Rd NE
Work Location: Providence St Peter Hospital-Olympia
Pay Range: $87.91 - $158.85
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Providence offers a comprehensive total rewards package with competitive compensation, retirement, health and insurance benefits, time off benefits (paid parental leave, vacations, holidays, health issues), voluntary benefits, well-being resources and much more. Learn more at providence.jobs/benefits