Controller in East Los Angeles, CA at Avanti Hospitals

Date Posted: 1/24/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital

Job Title: Controller 

City: East Los Angeles / State: California    

General Accounting

Day Shift

From 9:00 AM

To 5:30 PM


Job Description and Job Responsibilites

Job Title:  Hospital Controller

Job Summary:

Responsible for the development, implementation and control of accounting policies and procedures, formulation and/or enhancement of internal control systems and processes, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the financial statements, and the safeguarding and preservation of new and existing assets.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Directs and manages General Accounting and Accounts Payable Department staff and work activities, and provides financial oversight to Payroll Department. Effectively selects and leads staff in a manner that is consistent with Avanti values and operational guidelines.

  • Directs compilation, preparation and review of hospital financial statements and oversees posting to the general ledger, with reconciliation emphasis on the balance sheet accounts. Responsible for oversight and application of all Paragon General Ledger andAccounts Payable functions.  Prepares monthly financial analysis and productivity reports.  Reviews departmental financial statements and makes recommendations to improve profitability.

  • Prepares monthly contractual allowance calculations for Medicare, Medi-Cal, and Third Parties, and reviews accuracy of supporting data compilation reports, logs, etc. Prepares correspondence and submits information to Medicare, Medi-Cal, and other Payors and prepares workpapers necessary for completion and submission of the annual Cost Reports; oversees all related third party audits and reviews.

  • Directs internal control efforts and coordinates all external audit functions.  Provides all documentation necessary for audit completion.

  • Manages cash balances and projects weekly and quarterly cash requirements in accordance with strategic initiatives. Ensures proper management and reconciliations of bank accounts, accounts payable and check disbursement activities, property tax matters, loans and lease payments, insurance payments, rental property billing and collection activities, and payroll tax matters.

  • In conjunction with CFO, develops and prepares annual revenue, expense, statistical, and capital budgets. Coordinates with department managers to identify and resolve monthly operating variances from budget. Performs complex analyses to increase profitability and return on investment and/or that reduce financial and operational risk.

  • Responsible for expense accounting, reconciliation, reporting and audits for various Grant programs.       

Leadership Functions: 

  • Effectively manage financial resources within the area(s) of responsibility including labor management, productivity, supplies, and other resources.

  • Ensures optimal provision of services through sound personnel management.

  • Demonstrates leadership skills including the ability to plan, prioritize, organize, analyze, execute on multiple tasksand in collaboration with other hospital departments, providing direction and setting expectations consistent with the goals of the organization.

  • Demonstrates behaviorscommensurate with the Vision, Mission and Valuesand Behavioral Standards of the organization.


  • Effective written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate with various individuals both inside and outside the organization; and able to understand and create reports/presentations/proposals.

  • Possesses strong leadership skills including the willingness to pursue roles with increasing levels of accountability, coaching, teaching, inspiring, forging alliances, and collaborating to negotiate resolution to issues.

  • Ability to work under stressful situations.

  • Proficient with computer systems including but not limited to MS Office.

Job Requirements


  • A Bachelors Degree in Accounting or equivalent Business Administration Degree from an accredited university is required.  Must have three to five years of senior level accounting and managerial experience within the acute hospital or similarly related setting.  Must be knowledgeable of administrative and accounting procedures, familiar with the hospital auditing principles and practices, proficient use of word processing and spreadsheet applications and hospital information technology systems.


  • None required; CPA or MBA are beneficial.

ADA/Physical Demands:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.

  • Required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and may taste and smell.  The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds, with assistance. Visual abilities, auditory abilities, must be intact to perform duties.