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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
UC San Diego Health

Posted 9/28/2023

Position Description:

UC San Diego Health seeks a collaborative, strategic, and dynamic finance executive to serve as the academic medical center’s next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This role is open due to the retirement of Lori Donaldson, who has successfully served in this role for the last thirteen years. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading academic medical center with national recognition experiencing significant growth and expansion.

UC San Diego Health has been caring for the community for more than 50 years. The system is one of five academic medical centers within the 10-campus University of California System, collectively known as UC Health. These medical centers comprise the fourth largest health care delivery system in California and train nearly 50% of the state’s medical students and medical residents. UC San Diego Health has a three-part mission of clinical, research and teaching excellence. The system comprises of three hospitals operating under one license which include UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest with 390 beds, Jacobs Medical Center with 364 beds, and Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center with 54 beds. There are also ambulatory clinics located throughout the county to deliver care to the entire region.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer of UC San Diego Health, the CFO will be directly responsible for providing financial leadership across the organization and guidance to system leadership on broader health system initiatives. The CFO is responsible for advising and supporting the senior leadership team on strategic and operational opportunities. The CFO will further strengthen the finance department while also balancing opportunities for strategic growth and acquisition. This executive will ensure there is financial rigor and seamless coordination around the development of business plans, pro forma development and all growth-related activities. The CFO will be highly engaged in several major priorities and projects across the health system including working with government payors to identify new revenue streams and maximize reimbursement; leading business planning and funding strategy for major capital projects; and playing an instrumental role in funds flow across the enterprise.

The next CFO will be a strong leader with a proven track record of success leading large, highly complex organizations, preferably academic medical centers. The CFO will have experience leading a dual transformation in the areas of cost containment and growth. Providing balance between strategic and operational finance will be critical to the future success of this executive. The CFO will need to be an innovative systems thinker, comfortable building consensus and engaging across a complex health system. They will need to be a skilled negotiator and possess political savvy, with the ability to solve complex problems and engage a diverse workforce to implement positive and meaningful change. It will be critical for the CFO to be comfortable working with ambiguity and change in a fast-paced environment. More information can be found at


Please direct all inquiries, nominations and applications to Werner Boel and Keshia Harris through the WittKieffer Candidate Portal by clicking here.  For additional questions or nominations, please contact Keshia Harris via email at [email protected].

The base salary will be in the $580,000 – $680,000 range, commensurate with experience, with opportunity for short term incentives. Benefits include full medical, dental, and other health benefits as well as paid-time off, and other retirement benefits.

UC San Diego Health values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Director of Accounting
Phoebe Putney Health System
Albany, GA

Posted 9/12/2023

Position Description:

WittKieffer is excited to support Phoebe Putney Health System in their search for the next

This role offers an excellent opportunity to join a thriving, not-for-profit health system with a net revenue of $900 million. Located in Albany, GA, Phoebe Putney Health System is a four-hospital network that provides compassionate, high-quality healthcare to more than 950,000 residents in a 42-county region. They have been the recipient of many awards and accolades over the years, and recently received its seventh straight Leapfrog “A”.

The Director of Accounting will report to the Vice President/Controller and be responsible for managing the financials and statistical data of the hospital and its subsidiaries. This includes timely reporting at the end of each month. Additionally, the Director will handle the preparation of annual operating and capital budgets for the department, oversee accounting staff, manage payroll, handle expense recording, tax payments, coordinate the annual audit, and manage the hospital’s cash management plan, among other duties. This is an onsite role based in Albany, GA.

The successful Director of Accounting candidate will:

  • Oversee the month-end close process, including journal entries, account analysis and reconciliation, and financial statement preparation.
  • Coordinate with all division management during various month-end and audit processes.
  • Formulate policies and procedures to maintain sound fiscal management and accounting operations. Assure that accepted accounting principles, as well as specific local, State and Federal financial record-keeping and reporting regulations are met.
  • Provide overall management and supervision to the department’s staff. Evaluate the work of all direct reports.
  • Act as liaison and provide guidance in the conduct of the annual audit of the hospitals by the systems firm of independent certified public accountants.

The preferred candidate will possess seven or more years in a healthcare financial management or related setting with three years of supervisory experience. An MBA or CPA is required.


Please direct all applications, inquiries, and nominations to Eleanor Vogelsang using the or via email, at: [email protected]. The Candidate Portal is a secure, easy way to nominate a colleague, express interest, or apply for a position.

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC)

Posted: 8/18/2023


Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) seeks a dynamic, collaborative executive to serve as its next Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This is an excellent opportunity to take this independent community healthcare system to the next level of impactful and high-quality services. SVMC maintains good financial standing with a recent A rating from Fitch and a strong balance sheet.

Located in Central California near the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Porterville, SVMC is a 167 licensed-bed, acute-care hospital with cutting edge acute and sub-acute services, outpatient locations, imaging, and specialty facilities. The hospital is the pre-eminent healthcare provider in the area with its mission to meet the healthcare needs of residents through high quality care, affordability, and excellent patient experience. Amongst its awards and recognitions, SVMC received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke GOLD PLUS quality achievement award in 2023 and it’s Wound Healing Center was awarded the 2022 Center of Distinction Award by Healogics. Operating under the Sierra View Local Healthcare District, the system is governed by an elected board of directors.

Job Description:

Partnering closely with the CEO and senior leadership team, the next CFO will have a strong balance of operational and strategic finance expertise. This leader will have responsibility for strategic planning, master campus and capital planning, policy formation, continuous quality improvement and healthcare affordability. The complexity of SVMC allows the next CFO to be involved in a variety of financial and operational decisions while guiding the financial strategy for the organization. Expertise in leveraging technology and data analytics and the ability to identify opportunities for efficiencies and improvement will be critical to success.

SVMC is a pillar in the community and the next CFO will bring a leadership style aligned with SVMC’s mission and values. Porterville is a vibrant city with an array of activities to enjoy in the area including lakes, hiking, golf courses, arts and culture, community events and dining. The town is located within a day’s drive to cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco to the north and south, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and just five minutes from the mountains to the east.


Applications, inquiries, and nominations are welcome. You may perform any of these activities by contacting Luke Morris and Molly Gauss, WittKieffer search consultants working on this search, at [email protected] or through the WK Candidate Portal here.

The base salary for this position will be in the $200-$291K range annually, dependent on relevant experience. Additional incentives, benefits and relocation assistance are also an important part of this package.

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