Chief Accounting Officer

Job Requisition #: JR58679

End Date: 12/31/2021

Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Position Type: Management/Executive

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare is looking for an experienced Chief Accounting Officer to join the Finance team. This position is responsible for the strategic leadership and oversight of the Accounting & Reporting Department and will ensure timely and effective decision-making for all Leadership levels in support of the Strategic Vision of ChristianaCare. The Chief Accounting Officer will provide expert insight regarding the financial performance of ChristianaCare Health Services, will remain abreast of all significant internal and external factors impacting accounting and reporting of the health system, and promote the organizational vitality goals of ChristianaCare.  The successful candidate will ensure adequate policies and procedures are in place to safeguard the assets of the health system and maintain strong working relationships with the executive leadership and management throughout ChristianaCare, as well as actively participate in various executive and operational steer committees as required. 

When you become an employee at ChristianaCare, you are joining a healthcare organization that was named Forbes 5th Best Health System to Work for in the U.S. for 2021! Guided by excellence and love, our Caregivers enjoy many employee benefits such as:

  • Work-Life Balance
  • Competitive Pay and Benefits; benefit eligibility begins on the first day of employment
  • Diverse and inclusive culture

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of ChristianaCare's consolidated financial statements.
  • Direct the analysis and interpretation of financial information and aid in development of business operating plans. Work with the SVP of Finance to monitor operational plans and suggest alternative courses to meet financial expectations. Balance short-term and long-term strategic objectives to improve ChristianaCare's financial performance. Direct supervision and accountability for the Accounting & Reporting Department.
  • Oversee monitoring and reporting of the financial performance of ChristianaCare to identify trends and safeguard the assets of the organization. Responsible for interpretation of the financial results, analyze actual versus budget variances, and keep the SVP of Finance and CFO informed of significant events impacting the business performance of the organization.
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of financial records and compliance with finance and accounting standards, regulatory guidelines, and reporting requirements. Provide expert technical accounting understanding and leadership. Implement new Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and effectively and efficiently implement the new standards.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining compliance with Environmental, Societal and Governance reporting frameworks and standards.
  • Oversee Finance Department resource management to ensure achievement of expense management objectives and efficient and effective use of assets.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting required
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required.
  • Minimum of 12 years of accounting experience.
  • Healthcare financial experience preferred

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!

Why Delaware? Why Maryland?

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