Vice President of Finance

Mercy Health System of Portland | Portland, Maine 04101

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: March 16, 2020
Opportunity Code: 25569


Seeking Strategic Leader to Serve as Vice President of Finance for Northern Light Mercy Hospital, a Growing Organization in Portland, Maine! The Vice President Will Lead the Financial Management of a New Hospital Construction Project and Live in One of the Top-Ranked Cities in America!

The Position

  • The Vice President of Finance will serve as a key member of the senior leadership team for Northern Light Mercy Hospital (Mercy), driving operational and financial performance for two medical campuses.
  • Seeking leader who is an effective project manager and who can serve as a business advisor to hospital and system leadership, while overseeing financial analysis, business planning, operating and capital budgeting, and financial reporting.
  • The Vice President of Finance will play a critical role in the financial management of Mercy’s $83 million construction project, which begins in Spring 2020 and will add a new hospital, medical office building, and ambulatory surgery center.  
  • With a dual reporting relationship to the Northern Light Health Chief Financial Officer and Mercy President, the Vice President of Finance will align Mercy’s financial strategies and growth plans with both local and system priorities.
  • Must bring 10+ years of relevant leadership experience in a hospital setting, preferably in a health system environment. Catholic hospital or health system experience strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in financial accounting or business-related discipline required; Master’s degree preferred. 
  • CPA or FHFMA strongly preferred.

The Organization

  • Northern Light Mercy Hospital is part of the Northern Light Healthcare System (formerly known as Eastern Maine Healthcare System (EMHS)), a statewide network of health delivery services that offers equal access to high quality care throughout the state of Maine. 90% of Maine’s population is within the Northern Light service area.
  • Mercy Hospital is a non-profit hospital and sponsored Catholic ministry that encompasses two campuses with a combined bed-count of 230 beds, providing a mix of medical, surgical, and outpatient services.
  • In 2019, Mercy Hospital was named to both Newsweek’s and U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” lists and received an ‘A’ grade from the Leapfrog Group for the sixth year in a row for meeting the highest patient safety standards in the country. 
  • Construction of a new $83 million facility, which is a two-year project that will add a hospital, medical office building, and ambulatory surgery center, will begin in Spring 2020 and is a prime example of Mercy Hospital's dedication to growth and progress. 

The Community 

  • Portland is the largest city in Maine, and is home to the historic Old Port district, and Cape Elizabeth, which marks the entrance to Portland Harbor.
  • The city, which was ranked 4th among the top 10 perfect places to live in America, combines diverse cultural offerings of a large metropolitan city, with a charming small-town atmosphere.
  • Portland has a vibrant art scene, having been named one of the country’s top 25 art destinations by American Style magazine, and offers more than 2,000 art events annually. 
  • Bon Appetit magazine has dubbed Portland as the "foodie state," for its wide array of local dining options.



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