Chief Financial Officer, The Deaconess Associations, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer, The Deaconess Associations, Inc.

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Tyler & Company is pleased to announce they have been retained for an exciting search for a Chief Financial Officer at The Deaconess Associations, Inc.


The Opportunity:

The CFO is accountable for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the company, to include the development/enhancement of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate and timely financial results. In addition, it is expected the CFO will play a major role in the growth of the company through direct, hands-on involvement in both organic and inorganic pathways.

The Chief Financial Officer will be a visible leader within The Deaconess Associations, Inc. holding company and its subsidiaries, and a key member involved in the development of the culture and future vision of DAI. This progressive and influential executive will serve as a trusted advisor to the organization, able to provide data, communication and a leadership style which will bring the CEO, COO and Board of Directors together to enable an effective decision. As part of the chief executive team, the Chief Financial Officer is chartered with helping Deaconess create its strategy to continue to grow and develop into opportunities as presented by acquisition and affiliation targets, population health and other market influences. Success in these areas will create a platform for future career growth opportunities within the organization.
Reporting to and partnering with the Chief Executive Officer of The Deaconess Associations, Inc., the Chief Financial Officer will manage a Corporate Controller, IT Manager and Internal Auditor.


The Candidate:

The successful candidate will be a team- and results-oriented leader who will have more than 10 years of demonstrated experience in progressively more senior positions, and will have experience managing finance, accounting, and acquisitions within the healthcare industry. Experience acquiring and managing entities from within a holding company or private equity organization is desired. Experience in an ambulatory environment is helpful, as is experience within a non-profit setting.

This individual will have significant experience directing strategy, financial planning, budgets, accounting and controls, reimbursements and expansion activity, ideally within a high growth environment. Additionally, experience is valued in the areas of Lean methods, quality principles, optimization, IT integration, treasury and predictive modeling. The chosen candidate will be mission-minded and able to engage community, governmental and organizational leaders in an effective manner. The ability to develop processes and controls which will minimize risk in the newly acquired organizations, is a desired attribute. A bachelor and master’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a closely related field from an accredited institution is required; CPA certification is helpful, but not required.


The Organization:

The Deaconess legacy is one of compassionate care in the Christian tradition that has enhanced Greater Cincinnati’s health and well-being through hospital and specialty healthcare services since 1888.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, today Deaconess is an independent, diversified, not-for-profit enterprise managing a $600+ million portfolio of health services, programs, investments and community grant initiatives in Greater Cincinnati and across the country.

The organization searches for new ways to improve people’s health while lowering costs through new delivery models and consumer education. The Deaconess Associations, Inc. (DAI) believes that today’s healthcare yields the best outcomes by facilitating access to care, encouraging prevention, and supporting wellness initiatives — and their investments and programs reflect this philosophy.
The business success of The Deaconess Associations, Inc. also enables the organization to provide financial support to a wide range of community health programs. Deaconess’ social investments serve people who are vulnerable to health-related problems and need community support to meet basic healthcare needs. Deaconess responds to causes that focus on at-risk youth, the homeless, the addicted, the elderly and other populations who require community support to improve their quality of life.


The Community:

Cincinnati’s downtown lies near the mouth of the Licking River, and spreads over a number of hills, bluffs and low ridges overlooking the Ohio River in the Bluegrass region of the country. Greater Cincinnati spans southern Ohio and Indiana, and northern Kentucky. The downtown area is a pedestrian paradise, with riverside parks, bridges for walking and running and venerable old riverboats on which to drink, dine or even attend the theater.

With the presence of multiple major colleges in the area (University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, University of North Kentucky, The Ohio State University, Miami University of Ohio, and Ohio University) the community is youthful and family focused. The people in Cincinnati are some of the nicest people you will ever meet, and they enjoy supporting their community. The Ohio River offers recreational boating along with many options for dining and shopping on both sides of the river.

Cincinnatians are loyal to their football and baseball teams, the Bengals and the Reds, respectively, and there’s a friendly rivalry between teams at Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati.

Read more about the community and job in the Position Specification Final.


An attractive salary, incentive plan, relocation and executive benefits package is offered.

We are requesting referrals for this very important position.

Should you know of anyone who may be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact:

Charlotte Tinsley, Tyler & Company

Email:  |  Direct: (727) 940-3313

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Charlotte C. Tinsley

Assistant Vice President
Charlotte C. Tinsley has more than 20 years of leadership experience in human resources and retained executive search. She joined Tyler & Company in 2009. Her ability to assess and attract candidates allows her to consistently produce top-drawer talent in the areas of general management (president/CEO), finance, technology, HR, sales, marketing and operations.

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