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Kaiser Permanente Associate Director Finance in Redwood City, California

Provides financial leadership in support of the organization's finance goals. Leads and manages finance projects or department, working collaboratively with executives. Directs efforts to ensure highest customer satisfaction.

Essential Responsibilities:

Serves as a finance expert to executive leadership on projects and initiatives with strategic importance to the organization. Provides leadership and direction in accordance with the overall strategic direction of Finance.

Defines and frames complex multi-dimensional issues and develops time tables/processes for decision making. Applies thorough understanding of the organization's key business processes to effectively anticipate and address the longer-term implications of decisions/actions.

Manages all steps of projects or processes and adjusts planned approach as required. Drives for changes in work products and processes that will improve efficiencies and effectiveness. Communicates information strategically, delivering results-oriented messages.

Fosters strong customer service orientation within department that is evident in all interactions. Fosters strong results orientation within department by motivating staff and holding them accountable to meeting customer needs and organizational goals. Manages staff through direct or a matrix reporting relationship. Fosters a positive and proactive work environment, emphasizing respect for individuals, high standards of quality, innovation and team work. Facilitates the ongoing learning, well-being, professional satisfaction and development of staff through training, work assignments, increased responsibility/autonomy and mentoring.

Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

Additional Responsibilities:

-Lead teams to deliver quality results that meet or exceed the client's expectations in a timely manner.

-Develop a culture of collaboration, productivity, accountability, and trust.

-Partner with PIC, MGA and Administrative Team to develop and lead strategies that drive the medical center towards operational excellence/efficiency.

-Develop, mentor, recognize and reward team leaders and members resulting in effective work life balance and positive moral.

-Enable operational leaders to access and monitor the performance of Quality, Access, Service, and Finance goals.

-Actively participate in and lead 2020 Strategic Initiatives outlined by the local Administrative Team.

Basic Qualifications:


Minimum eight (8) years of directly related financial experience with analytically challenging projects.

Minimum three (3) years of general management experience or demonstrated ability to lead professionals through influence and collaboration.


Bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, finance, accounting, or related field.

License, Certification, Registration


Additional Requirements:

Knowledge of one or more of the following: accounting, finance, quantitative analysis, financial analysis, healthcare economics, information systems, organizational development, health care delivery systems, project management or new business development.

Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations related to the healthcare industry.

Capable of thorough, systematic research and analysis and organized documentation of work.

Able to manage several projects simultaneously, complete projects efficiently and on deadline, sometimes with necessarily little lead-time.

Influential and effective in both written and verbal communication skills (negotiation, listening, and collaboration).

Excellent skills in complex analytic problem solving, strategic planning, program development, project management, change management and group process.

Demonstrate effectiveness in staff development, team building, conflict resolution, and group interaction.

Proficiency with Microsoft office (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Direct operational experience

Experienced at presenting

Master's degree

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

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 and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.


TITLE: Associate Director Finance

LOCATION: Redwood City, California


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.