St. Mark's Medical Center, La Grange, TX

Principal Accountability

Directs financial activities of an organization by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate staff members.

Executive Specific Expectations

  • Manages and directs assigned departments towards their primary objectives.

  • Establishes current and long-range objectives, plans and policies, subject to the approval of the President/CEO.

  • Dispenses advice, guidance, direction and authorization to carry out plans and procedures, consistent with established policies and President/CEO approval.

  • Reviews operating results of the assigned departments, compares them to established objectives, and takes steps to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to correct unsatisfactory results.

Major Responsibilities?

  • Advises management about insurance coverage for protection against property losses and potential liabilities

  • Maintains investment files

  • Responsible for overseeing all General Ledger activities, including journal entries, general and subsidiary ledger reconciliation's.

  • Prepares reports for monthly Governing Board Meetings

  • Arranges for audits of hospital's accounting, and coordinates these activities

  • Oversees Central Storage activities and responsibilities.

  • Develops and installs procedures and controls to promote communication and adequate information flow.

  • Establishes operating policies consistent with the Hospital Broad policies and objectives and ensures their execution.

  • Ensures that the responsibilities, authorities, and accountability of all direct subordinates are defined and understood.

  • Completes the month end closing and issues monthly reports in a timely manner.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly supervises employees in Central Storage, Accounts Payable, and Payroll.

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

  • Responsibilities include interviewing, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting (B. A.) from four-year college or university.

  • Minimum 3-5 years' accounting experience in healthcare.

  • Must possess extensive computer hardware and software training and education, Meditech experience a plus.

  • Performing payroll functions and accounts functions required.

  • CPA preferred, but not required.?

Skills and Knowledge?

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Effective decision-making skills, analyze situations and data, identify alternatives and apply judgment in reaching decisions that are balanced, logical and effective.

About St. Mark's Medical Center?

St. Mark's Medical Center, located in La Grange, TX is a 65 bed not-for-profit community hospital serving the needs of patients in the central Texas communities of Fayette and Lee counties. Part of the Community Hospital Corporation family of hospitals, St. Mark's Medical Center provides an array of comprehensive healthcare services that range from surgical services, a birthing center and specialist care to cardiac rehabilitation and general acute care services. St. Mark's also offers state of the art imaging and is designated as a Level IV Trauma Center. La Grange is located only 60 minutes from Austin, and 90 minutes from Houston or San Antonio, La Grange offers country living with easy access to international airports and other big city amenities.??

About Community Hospital Corporation

Community Hospital Corporation is a Texas not-for-profit company whose sole mission is to help not-for-profit hospitals, such as St. Mark's Medical Center, remain community-operated and governed. CHC owns, manages and consults with hospitals through three distinct organizations ' CHC Hospitals, CHC Consulting and CHC Continue Care, which share a common purpose of preserving and protecting community hospitals. Based in Plano, Texas, the organization provides the resources and experience community hospitals need to improve quality outcomes, patient satisfaction and financial performance.?


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