Under direction, assists in the management of financial operations of the Department of Health Care Services; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.
Incumbents in this class are responsible for assisting in the management of financial operations of the Department of Health Care Services, including San Joaquin General Hospital, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse programs. Scope of responsibility extends to management of Business Office and Credit and Collection functions, management of Hospital, Mental Health and Substance Abuse program budgets, and compliance with County, State, and Federal funding source regulations. Direction is received from the Finance Director-Health Care Services.
·Plans, supervises and participates in the preparation and monitoring comprehensive annual budgets in compliance with County, State and Federal regulations.
·Directs complex cost accounting systems which reflect a variety of funding sources; assures that costs are properly allocated; monitors revenues and expenditures to assure compliance with budget assures that necessary adjustments are made.
·Prepares annual cost reports; submits to various State and Federal agencies for review, justification of expenditures, and reimbursement; coordinates audit activities performed by County, State, and Federal agencies; analyzes results of audits and prepares appeals of audit exceptions.
·Manages department insurance billing, credit, and collection functions through subordinate staff.
·Directs the maintenance of general ledger systems; analyzes general ledger reports; develops special reports as required.
·Supervises and participates in the preparation, maintenance and monitoring of contracts, leases, inter-agency agreements, and rental agreements between the department and outside agencies.
·Maintains liaison with Departmental Systems Coordinator to assure appropriateness of data processing programs related to fiscally oriented management information systems.
·Advises the Public Conservator/Guardian and other County officials regarding conservatorship client investments.
·Selects, assigns, trains, supervise and evaluates professional and clerical staff.
·May act for the Finance Director in his absence; acts as liaison with State and Federal agencies, the CountyAuditor-Controller, County departments, and other agencies as required.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a major in Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, or closely related field, including at least twelve semester units in accounting. Experience: Four years professional accounting or auditing experience including one year supervising the preparation and analysis of complex cost reports and/or budgets.
Substitution: Additional experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.
Principles, practices, methods and techniques of accounting, financial management, public administration and management analysis; electronic data processing as applied to a computerized general ledger system; financial forecasting; preparation financial statements; public agency operating budgets; regulatory practices in county, state, and federal jurisdictions and their impact on public agency accounting; principles of office management.
Plan, organize, direct and control the financial activities of a complex organization; develop sound financial strategy; develop and implement complex accounting systems and fiscal controls; train and supervise professional and non-professional staff; gather and analyze data; prepare complex financial and statistical reports; interpret and apply complex rules and regulations; prepare contracts, leases and other agreements; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.