Job Locations US-AK-Juneau
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • About Us:

    SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.


    Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

    Job Overview:

    The Assistant Controller will be responsible for all areas of the SEARHC accounting division team.  The role involves a significant amount of technical hands-on accounting, as well as responsibility for managing, developing, and mentoring staff, developing and implementing policies and procedures, and communicating with and training non-finance divisions on finance procedures.


    • Account for all SEARHC transactions in accordance with GAAP. Research and recommend appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles treatment for complex and/or unusual accounting and financial reporting matters, including merger and acquisition accounting
    • Budget and monitor the departments noted above
    • Structure, guide, mentor and train the accounting operations team as well as conduct performance reviews on an annual basis
    • Timely and accurate production of SEARHC’s financial reporting packages for senior leadership, governance board and any external reporting requirements
    • Collaborate with regional operations directors, managers and supervisors to ensure proper accounting for SEARHC business transactions and establish financial policies and internal controls
    • Lead the continued streamlining and/or automation of processes leveraging the Consortium’s ERP, timekeeping and other related solutions which may include the integration of new business units into the corporate framework 
    • Support all annual audits including the annual financial statement audit and benefits plan audit
    • Support grant accounting process to assure compliance with terms of grants, cost tracking, performance and reporting
    • Lead/manage other key strategic and tactical projects and initiatives as assigned by the CFO or Director/Controller
    • Other duties as assigned.



    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • Degree with an emphasis/discipline in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or related are preferred.
    • Master’s Degree in related field or Master’s Business Administration (MBA) highly desirable.


    • Five years’ experience in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or related area required.
    • Experience in CPA firm, healthcare, or provider related industry preferred.
    • CPA, Master’s degree (in related field), or MBA can be substituted for 2 years of experience.
    • Supervisory experience highly desirable

    Licensure and Certification:

    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred
    • Health Financial Management Association (HFMA) certification preferred

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Knowledge of:

    • Generally accepted accounting principles
    • Medicare cost reporting
    • IHS Compact and grant accounting principles

    Skills in:

    • Microsoft Office. Expert level Excel competency.
    • Experience with Lawson software preferred
    • Experience with Tableau preferred

    Ability to:

    • Think strategically and prioritize tasks which create the most value for SEARHC
    • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with audiences of varying financial knowledge and expertise
    • Demonstrate exceptional integrity, tenacity, and cooperative spirit in resolving difficult problems
    • Lead, recruit, train, and motivate a diverse group of individuals
    • Delegate tasks effectively
    • Design, implement, and monitor financial policies and procedures in a complex environment with many locations and service lines


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