Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & Sr Vice President, Finance


  • Location: St. Cloud, MN
  • Posted: May 3, 2019

Job Description


CentraCare is partnering with Witt / Kiefer to fill this leadership opportunity. For more information, expression of interest, or nominations, please contact Donna Padilla, Michelle Johnson or Jim King through the office of Molly Gauss at mgauss@wittkieffer.com or 949-797-3510.

CentraCare Health is seeking a sophisticated, dynamic, and strategically-oriented Senior Vice President, Finance/Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to provide innovative and progressive leadership for the finance function and the system as a whole. This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned healthcare leader to join a strong and growing independent health system.

Headquartered in St. Cloud, Minnesota, CentraCare Health is a $1.7 billion network with nearly 13,000 employees serving hospitals and clinics across central and southwestern Minnesota. A physician-led organization with a large employed physician population, CentraCare Health has enjoyed a long history of clinical excellence, a strong financial position, and significant market share in the communities it serves. It is well positioned to advance the organizational objectives and strategies for success outlined in its "Triple Aim plus People".

The flagship St. Cloud Hospital was started by the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict in 1886. The Benedictine Sisters deeded all hospital property to the newly-formed St. Cloud Hospital Corporation as a gift in 1964, and their healing mission has endured through the decades. The St. Cloud Hospital is now part of an expansive regional health system known for its caring, skilled professionals, and its commitment to quality (just named one of the Top 100 hospitals in America by Beckers) CentraCare Health now includes eight hospitals, 30 clinics, eight long-term care facilities, 11 senior housing facilities, four outpatient surgery centers, home care, hospice, and more.

In joining this strong and growing integrated delivery system, the new CFO will assume responsibility for Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Revenue Cycle, Contracting, and Properties and will set the vision and strategy to deliver sound stewardship practices and safeguards for the organization's assets. She/he will report directly to the CEO and will work closely with executive leadership across the system to support strategic growth of the system and ensure operating margin objectives are achieved. To be successful, the CFO will need to lead collaboratively in the pursuit of new sources of revenue, seeking opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce expenses, as well as continuing to integrate and centralize operations while ensuring alignment of community- and system-wide initiatives.

Although candidates from outside the healthcare industry will be considered, the ideal candidate will be an experienced, results-oriented financial leader with a track record of success in a complex, integrated health system. This will include an understanding of risk-based contacts, complex debt instruments, the provider perspective, the payor function, dynamics of rural healthcare, and other important aspects of current and future healthcare delivery. Candidates will be committed to fully engaging providers and other stakeholders in change management and continuous improvement efforts and will regularly communicateclearly and conciselythe actions necessary to achieve success in a low-reimbursement environment. She/he will possess strong emotional and social intelligence to develop meaningful relationships at all levels of the organization and will represent CentraCare Health on a local, regional, and national level.

This new role offers an outstanding career and leadership opportunity for a driven, emotionally-intelligent leader capable of developing and implementing sophisticated financial strategies to achieve organizational objectives. CentraCare Health seeks a gifted relationship builder who is passionate about advancing the financial goals of a complex, growing independent health system and has the vision, energy, and experience to develop talent and effectively lead change.

CentraCare is partnering with Witt / Kiefer to fill this leadership opportunity. For more information, expression of interest, or nominations, please contact Donna Padilla, Michelle Johnson or Jim King through the office of Molly Gauss at mgauss@wittkieffer.com or 949-797-3510.

CentraCare Health and Carris Health have made a commitment to diversity in its workforce. All individuals including, but not limited to, individuals with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. CentraCare Health and Carris Health are EEO/AA employers.

Employment Type


  • Full-time

CentraCare Health

1406 6th Avenue North
St. Cloud, MN 56303

Opened: 1886

Phone: (320) 255-5650

Fax: (320) 255-5650

Web: http://www.centracare.com/employment

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