Controller - Shenandoah Medical Center - Shenandoah, IA

Shenandoah, IA

Post Date: 08/04/2017 Job ID: 9 Industry: Healthcare - Critical Access Hospital Pay Rate: TBD

Shenandoah Medical Center located in Shenandoah, IA has hired WorldBridge Partners to recruit a new Controller.  Shenandoah Medical Center is the largest and fastest growing hospital in Southwest Iowa - located an hour south of Omaha, NE.  SMC's economic impact in Page & Fremont Counties is in excess of $50M (Per

We ideally are searching for an individual who is an excel expert, has an interest in process automation, and has data analysis experience (in Healthcare).  Shenandoah Medical Center is prepared to train someone who has an interest in Healthcare, Critical Access Hospital Finance, and/or career growth.  This position offers an opportunity to be mentored and training by two knowledgeable healthcare finance professionals (CEO & CFO).  Per the CFO, Kaley Neal, SMC has a culture focused on education & training.  

The Organization: 25 Bed Independent Non Profit Critical Access Hospital, 3 Clinics to include a walk-in clinic (Physician Specialty Clinic, Shenandoah, Sidney) 26 Providers, Long Term Care Center, Wellness Center, Ambulance Service, Affiliated with Nebraska Medicine, $73M Revenue FY 2016, Forecasting $82M FY 2017, Primary Service Area Page & Fremont Counties (22,793 pop.)  

What's happening at SMC: $23M Renovation and Clinic Addition - Broke ground in 2015, slated for completion in 2017.  The Gift/Coffee Shop and new ED will be opening in August.  The project includes the renovation of the existing hospital and construction of a two story addition for the current medical clinic.  The new surgical area will be completed by the end of this year.  

The Position: Controller
Report: Kaley Neal, CFO (Hired by SMC in 2016; previously worked for Eaton Corporation, Yahoo, and Gallup)
Why Open: Replacement due to a promotion (Kaley promoted to CFO June 2017)
# of Direct Reports: 2, Accountant & Payroll Coordinator
Key Responsibilities: Contractuals, Cost Report, Audit (Financial, 403b, 990), Annual & Quarterly Budget, Financials/Dashboard for SR Leaders, Mentor Staff Accountant, Journal Entries/Reconciliations (Part of the job)
What to expect 1st 90 days: Insurance Renewals in September, 403B & 990 Due in October, Interim Audit November
Compensation/Benefits: Salary, Full Benefits, Paid Relocation 
Relocation to Shenandoah: Not required, but strongly preferred.

The Community: Shenandoah, IA
Upcoming Event: Wabash Trace Marathon Saturday September 9th, 2017 (Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon Relay).  USA Track & Field Certified Course, Boston Marathon Qualifier.
Population: 5000
Amenities: 18 Parks, Wabash Trace Trail, Golf Course, Theatre, Museums, Historical Sites, Waubonise State Park, Wilson Aquatic Center
School: Shenandoah Community School District, 1044 Students,
Major Employers: Pella Corporation, Brown's Shoe Fit, Earl May Seed and Nursery Company, Diamond D Manufacturing, Lloyd Inc., Triple K Manufacturing, Hospital, School District  

The Region: Shenandoah currently has a population of approximately 5,500 and encompasses approximately 4 square miles in an area located in the rolling hills of southwest Iowa about 55 miles southeast of Omaha, Nebraska.  Shenandoah is the retail hub of SW Iowa and has a renovated downtown streetscape.  Shenandoah's garden industry heritage has had a great impact on its lifestyle and appearance.  Beautiful historic homes and new housing developments feature pristine yards and elaborate gardens within safe, friendly neighborhoods.  Advantages to the small town atmosphere is convenience of new housing developments close to schools; everything in town is within five minutes.  At the same time, Shenandoah is 1 hour to Omaha, NE; 1.5 hrs to Lincoln, NE; and 2hrs to Kansas City, MO.   

Real Estate: Per 49 Homes for Sale (August 2017).  10 Nice Homes for Sale priced 159K to 285K.

Education: Bachelors Degree in Accounting (Required)

Certification: CPA (Preferred - not required)

Experience: Minimum of Five (5) years of Accounting (Firm or Company) experience strongly desired; Critical Access Hospital finance experience preferred but not required (to include budgeting, audit, Form 990, Contractuals, etc). SMC is willing to provide training and education for someone who is either new to healthcare or has an interest in career growth.  Previous payroll experience preferred

Note: Relocation to Shenandoah or within 30 minutes strongly preferred, relocation assistance will be provided.  

Application Instructions: Please submit your resume via email to Derek J Castaneda, WorldBridge Partners at  Upon receipt of your resume, you will receive a full job description and benefit summary for the position. If you have any questions about the position or the application process please call Derek at 402-951-9356


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