Kaiser Permanente Regional Controller, KPNW in Portland, Oregon

Key financial executive responsible for: establishing and maintaining strong internal controls; assuring integrity of regional data bases; and publication of regional level reports. The incumbent is the most senior regional functional leader with expertise in these areas. The regional controller has broad authority to ensure the implementation and adherence to Program and regional financial policies and controls. To achieve objectives, the incumbent plays a key role in coordination with regional PMG partners, Program Compliance Department personnel, regional operational departments, Program Offices personnel, Shared Service Organization personnel, and all Controllers within the Program. The role is also responsible for ensuring the financial integrity of the Northwest Region by establishing and maintaining effective controls for the accurate and timely recording and reporting of all financial transactions and thorough oversight of critical financial business services functions. This includes oversight of General Accounting and Internal Controls. Additionally, the executive is responsible for leading regional projects as requested in support of critical strategic imperatives.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Internal Control and Accounting Related Accountabilities

  • Develops awareness and accountability within the region on all aspects of internal control in both financial and operational environments to ensure that assets are protected and the integrity of databases, including especially financial data, are assured.

  • Leads the implementation, monitoring, correction, and improvement of the region's control systems including: training of personnel; periodic evaluation of control systems in place; oversight of corrective action plans to remedy control weaknesses identified; and involvement in control design considerations of systems under development.

  • Responsible for ensuring the integrity and completeness of data (including required disclosures) of financial reports provided to Program Offices, reports to regulators, and all other major financial reports produced in the region.

  • Ensures the timely processing of transactions and data, as necessary, for the accurate and timely closing of the books in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

  • Owns all aspects of the regional general ledger and related interfaces/financial systems including system design and controlled access.

  • Works with other financial and non-financial staff to accomplish accurate and timely close.

  • Regional specific accountabilities:

  • Responsible for the oversight and strategic development, planning and management of all core financial systems and processes including financial and regulatory accounting, and internal control functions, to achieve business objectives of the Northwest region.

  • Continuously evaluate opportunities to implement more efficient and effective processes (examples: increased use of EDI, process improvement, and control automation).

  • Assume principal accountability for systems planning within assigned departments, including: identifying new applications of technology; identifying and building business case for new systems enhancements or replacements to meet critical business needs; participation in National Systems efforts as appropriate; organizing, directing, and managing Finance systems implementation efforts.

  • Provide oversight for accounting aspects of patient billing functions to ensure revenues are recorded timely and accurately.

  • Partner with Revenue Cycle Director to ensure financial metrics are developed, implemented and monitored.

  • Lead through influence to understand, monitor, and inform operational activities performed by Shared Service functions with an awareness of their impact on internal controls and implications for financial reporting

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum seven (7) years of comprehensive experience in financial management.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance.

License, Certification, Registration

  • CPA required.

Additional Requirements:

  • Public accounting or internal audit experience required.

  • Successful experience in achieving results through people in complex organization.

  • Experience and demonstrated skills in cost management, financial analysis and planning.

  • Experience with major financial software systems.

  • Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.

  • Thorough knowledge of state and regulatory accounting and reporting requirements, including knowledge of NAIC accounting requirements.

  • Significant involvement in major system implementations required.

  • Strong communication, presentation, and staff development skills.

  • Familiar with matrix management techniques.

  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, team building, managerial and human relations skills, both with internal staff, stakeholders and external customers and vendors.

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Strong project management and system development skills.

  • Demonstrated track record of effectively managing and developing directors, managers and supervisors.

  • Demonstrated track record in leading process improvement efforts to achieve high quality and efficient financial functions.

  • Demonstrated track record in delivering accurate financial reports in a large, complex organization.

  • Team player and change agent.

  • Expert in prioritizing tasks and matching with resources.

  • Excellent negotiation skills.

  • Strong leadership skill set in influence, collaboration, with demonstrated success in driving for results.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA preferred.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Cognos, PeopleSoft and Epic preferred, but not required.


TITLE: Regional Controller, KPNW

LOCATION: Portland, Oregon


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.