MercyOne Central Iowa – Chief Financial Officer

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MercyOne Central Iowa

We are pleased to announce that WittKieffer has partnered with MercyOne Central Iowa, located in Des Moines, IA, in the recruitment of an exceptional leader to serve as its next Chief Financial Officer. MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville (875 beds combined total) and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 60 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Additionally, in May of 2019, MercyOne broke ground for a brand new 100-bed behavioral health facility, a joint venture with Universal Health Services.

The Chief Financial Officer is the region’s chief financial counselor and financial strategist, working collaboratively with the regional and state-wide leadership teams to support the organization’s strategic and operational objectives, aligning the finance vision with the mission and vision of the organization as a whole.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer of MercyOne Central Iowa, with a matrixed relationship to the Divisional Vice President, Finance, the CFO will provide leadership and direction for financial services throughout MercyOne’s Central Iowa region. This individual is responsible for the provision of financial stewardship and direction to MercyOne Central Iowa through effective business leadership, strategy development, internal controls and capital budget development, monitoring and management.  This individual is responsible for the development and implementation of providing credible financial analysis and guiding decisions to preserve the financial position and performance of the organization. The CFO will also be responsible for collaborating with other System and Regional leaders, to ensure that operating units are equipped with appropriate financial reporting and support.

The ideal candidate will be a systems-thinker and team player with a proven track record of aligning financial strategy with an operating strategy while leading complex organizational changes that support an integrated enterprise. Candidates should have a minimum of ten years of progressive experience working in finance, including five years as a senior finance leader within a healthcare organization.

Interested parties should direct all resumes, nominations, and inquiries to Trey Wilson via e-mail at:

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