Chief Financial Officer

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital | Brockton, Massachusetts 02302

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: May 24, 2022
Opportunity Code: 30718


Chief Financial Officer

The Opportunity

The CFO is responsible for the development, interpretation, coordination, and administration of SHC’s 

policies for financial operations. He/she is responsible for the maintenance of records and procedures 

required to adequately safeguard the assets of the organization and ensuring the timely and accurate 

preparation of periodic financial statements. The CFO participates in strategic planning and financial 

planning activities to ensure their compatibility with SHC’s financial capacity and financial 

performance objectives.

The CFO is a key member of SHC’s senior leadership team and reports directly to the President and 

CEO, Mr. Robert Haffey. He/she collaborates with other members of the leadership team to promote 

SHC’s mission and values while achieving defined objectives. 

The Finance Division encompasses all finance functions for the system (both hospital and medical 

group), including accounting, budgeting, financial planning and analysis, revenue cycle, materials 

management, managed care contracting, and treasury. In total, there are approximately 100 staff 

members within the Finance Division.

Our ideal candidate will specifically possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline (accounting/finance) and a master’s degree in business administration, finance, or related field is required.
  • Certified Public Accountant is desirable, but not required. 
  • Minimum of eight years of progressively responsible financial management experience within a complex healthcare setting. 
  • Experience within a safety net health system environment and/or track record of managing successfully in a financially stressed environment is highly preferred.
  • Proven experience building and leading an effective and cohesive financial division, as well as helping to develop tools, processes, and culture to support system-wide integration
  • Able to motivate staff to get things done and able create a culture of accountability. 
  • A progressive thinker: able to see the big picture and not react hastily with short-term fixes. 
  • Demonstrates a clear vision for the finance function that supports the mission / vision of SHC.
  • An aptitude for mentorship; praises staff and rewards them for a job well done. 
  • Confident and self-assured in dealing with key constituencies. 
  • Able to synthesize complex financial information issues into simple, clear points everyone will understand. 
  • Skilled at managing upward and downward. 
  • Possesses good judgment and is politically astute; ideally knows the federal and state players and local marketplace. 
  • Approachable and accessible to staff; encourages honesty and the sharing of information, even if the news is not positive. 
  • A change agent who has influence with top management, driver of strategy for the organization. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; adept at making presentations to Boards and finance committees.

The Organization

Signature Healthcare (SHC) is an independent, non-profit, community-based healthcare system based 

in Brockton, Massachusetts. Located approximately 15-20 miles south of greater Boston, and 45 miles 

north of Providence, Signature Healthcare is the major nonprofit health system dedicated to providing 

accessible, safe, high quality, high value healthcare services to the city of Brockton and surrounding 

cities and towns.

SHC consists of Brockton Hospital, a full service 216-bed community teaching hospital, and Signature 

Medical Group, the system's rapidly growing primary care and multispecialty group, Signature Medical 

Group, and Brockton Hospital School of Nursing. SHC is governed by a 17-member Board of Trustees, 

comprising dedicated civic and community leaders from the area.

Founded in 1896, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital (SHBH) provides personal, compassionate, 

and superior healthcare, offering advanced technology and expert care and services within a friendly, 

accessible, community hospital environment. In addition to medical surgical and ancillary services, 

areas of clinical emphasis include emergency care, orthopedics, oncology, behavioral health, and 

women's health services. These strong programs and services enable the area residents to receive 

safe high-quality care close to home. In FY 2021, Brockton Hospital admitted approximately 11,000

patients. With approximately 2,700 employees Signature Healthcare is the major employer in its 

service area and benefits from a highly skilled and dedicated workforce committed to the 

organization's mission and the community it serves.

The Location

Brockton, Massachusetts, is located in Plymouth County, approximately 20 miles south of Boston, 40 

miles northeast of Providence, 40 miles west of Cape Cod, and 200 miles northeast of New York City. 

With a population of approximately 100,000, the city of Brockton is the hub of a densely populated 

region, which features a diverse array of cities and towns, ranging from urban, to suburban, to rural 

in nature. The region is often referred to as the “Metro South” region of Massachusetts.

The Metro South Region is one of the fastest growing regions in Massachusetts and consists of 18 

communities south of Boston. Metro South offers the best of many worlds – all of the cultural and 

corporate advantages of the city with the natural beauty and serenity of historical New England.

Metro South is close to both Cape Cod and to Boston; strategically located with easy access to the 

airport, seaport, and intermodal facilities of Boston.

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