Associate VP of Finance/UKHC

Job description

UK HealthCare a premier, nationally ranked teaching and research institution and academic medical center, announces a national search for Associate Vice President of Finance. Realize your vision and advance your best ideas as you oversee and orchestrate the enterprise-wide finance function on behalf of a market leading, state-of-the-art, academic medical center and fully integrated healthcare delivery system that is focused on the wellness and enhanced health of patients within a broad and diverse service area. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Health Affairs and Chief Financial Officer, the selected Associate Vice President of Finance (AVPF) will be the senior finance executive within a $1.5 billion enterprise, with responsibility for driving the strategy and operations for finance within this complex, multi-tiered Academic Medical Center. The winning AVPF brings an exceptional array of skills and experiences to provide executive leadership in orchestrating and overseeing a complex finance organization encompassing strategic financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, capital planning, business partnering and supply chain functions. The ideal candidate is a seasoned finance executive with experience in an academic medical center or integrated delivery system - an exceptional leader with a track record of partnering successfully with leadership teams to transform the financial operations into a competitive advantage and a differentiator for the organization.

Job Title
Associate VP of Finance/UKHC

Requisition Number

Working Title
Associate Vice President of Finance/UKHC

Department Name
H3998:EVPHA Finance

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

10 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

The essential job functions of this position require you to: provide visionary and strategic leadership and fiscal and resource management; communicate and build strategic working relationships with staff, faculty, and other individuals from diverse backgrounds; abide by University guidelines; maintain confidentiality; prioritize and manage work effectively; positively represent UK HealthCare; and report to meetings at different locations both on campus and off campus.


The expectation is primarily day shift, however as an exempt level position additional hours will be required as needed to perform job duties.


Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in finance, accounting (including GAAP), internal controls, and reimbursement in an integrated healthcare environment, preferably in an academic medical center. Deep understanding of the healthcare industry, trends, issues, risks, etc. Ability to gain respect and confidence with professional peers. Management and leadership experience in healthcare. Established leadership skills and executive presence. Must possess high ethical standards with ability to build teams and relationships with results orientation and commitment to staff development.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Ten years as a leader of substantial divisional budgets ($40 million+) and teams (150+) as well as budgets of Health Systems or Hospitals more than $500+ million. Certified Public Accountant preferred. Membership in and designation from a professional society such as HFMA, ACHE and / or CPME is preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Briefly describe one of your most defining career accomplishments.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you a current UK HealthCare finance employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many years of healthcare finance leadership experience do you have?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years, up through 10 years
    • More than 10 years
  4. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents





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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/15/2018
    Application Due: 2/13/2019
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