Assistant Director of Financial Operations

Columbia, SC
Aug 24, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number STA00191PO17 Classification Title Accounting/Fiscal Manager I Internal Title Assistant Director of Financial Operations Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support Department Health Services Band 7 Advertised Minimum Salary $53,606 Advertised Salary Range $53,606-$69,289 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 40.0 Work Schedule Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Other Professional

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Financial Operations is a mid-level administrative position responsible for planning, staffing, managing, coordinating and evaluating all activities in the revenue cycle of the Business Office and Insurance Office. Major responsibilities include preparing various financial forecasts, month-end financial reporting, receivables performance, as well as, short-term and long-range strategic planning.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor's degree in accounting, or business administration and 6 years professional accounting experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in healthcare collections and billing practices, computer systems, basic finance and statistical analysis. Work experience necessary to gain a full understanding of credit and collection functions, financial analysis and third party payer procedures in order to effectively direct the functions and activities of the department. Supervisory experience in a healthcare setting is preferred. Administrative experience that includes budget preparation or monitoring and data analysis. Ability to sufficiently function easily in a variety of patient accounting and billing systems (PyraMED, Medicat, Point and Click Solutions or other similar practice management system). Analytical skills necessary to examine patient accounts, detect and resolve problems relating to accounts receivable, and prepare and administer policies, procedures and budgets. Sound knowledge of CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-9 and ICD-10-CM coding. Working knowledge of Microsoft PC applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access). Ability to lead a team in a patient-centered team environment is preferred.


Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting, auditing, or financial management. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing excellent customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Knowledge of laws, regulations and policies overseeing business practices in a healthcare setting. Knowledge of office management and organizational concepts. Knowledge and experience working with Electronic Health Records. Should have the ability to proficiently apply mathematical concepts, plan and implement processes to ensure accurate billing and efficient collection/reconciliation of accounts. Should be able to develop, interpret and analyze financial data and reports. Experience with planning, assigning, reviewing and supervising the work of others. Outstanding leadership and organizational skills, time management and the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, are critical to this position. Ability to analyze departmental systems and procedures. Develop and implement new policies and procedures to meet regulatory requirements for departmental improvements. Ensures timely and accurate gathering of statistical data and key patient information. Manage staffing levels and workloads for effective and efficient workflow in all areas of the department. Assist patients with concerns and complaints and promote good customer service with patients and staff. Work effectively with patients, departments, physicians, outside providers and payers; and manages professional fee billing and collection. A combination of experience, education, and/or training which substantially demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and abilities: Thorough Knowledge of CPT, ICD-9 and ICD-10 and HCPCS coding. CFMS 1500 Medical claim forms. Should have knowledge of commercial, workers comp and occupational health insurance claim billing. Should adhere to strict confidential standards and those applicable of HIPAA, FERPA (etc.) and personnel disciplinary procedures.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 08/23/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your experience preparing budgets and data analysis.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have experience working within a healthcare facility?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have experience using an electronic health record?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Have you ever been disciplined or discharged from a position related to a HIPAA regulation? If so, describe the circumstance.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have at least a Bachelor's degree in accounting, or business administration and 6 years professional accounting experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae


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