Chief Financial Officer • CMHAM - Community Mental Health Association of Michigan
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Chief Financial Officer

Agency Name: Macomb County CMH Services

Agency Contact: Traci Smith

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Macomb
  • Salary Range: $91,333.19 - $129,995.61 per Year
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HIRING AUTHORITY: Chief Executive Officer


EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: At-will under County Human Resources Policy

CURRENT HOURS AND STARTING TIME: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) position. The current starting time for this position is 8:30 a.m.


Under direction, directs and supervises the financial planning and accounting practices as well as it financial relationships with funders and contracted providers for Macomb Community Mental Health. Finance services include development and monitoring of all revenue and expenditure budgets necessary for the operation of all Community Mental Health (CMH) services programs; performs related duties as assigned.

Plans, directs, and administers Department planning, budgeting, and operations including development of goals, objectives and performance measures.

Oversees and directs treasury, budgeting, audit, tax, accounting, purchasing, payroll, and insurance activities for the organization.

Establishes, modifies, documents, and coordinates implementation of the procedures and systems necessary to maintain proper records and to afford adequate accounting controls and services.

Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions.

Analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports to summarize current and projected company financial position.

Assists in the study of general economic, business, and financial conditions and their impact on the organization’s policies and operations.

Audits contracts, orders, and vouchers, and prepares reports to substantiate individual transactions prior to settlement.

Responsible for the development of the annual budget.

Responsible for assuring that all federal, state and county financial reporting requirements are met.

Responsible for the financial program development in the submission of all State and Federal grant requests.

Review and authorize CMH agency accounts payable voucher payments and payroll reports.

Direction and supervision of the Finance & Budget Department staff.

Liaison with the State and County Finance Departments regarding financial issues.

Problem solving with program directors, agency supervisors, contract agency directors and state directors.

Directs continuous evaluation and review of budgetary and accounting methods and procedures to ensure compliance with administrative and legislative requirements.

Serves as liaison with auditors for the MCCMH financial statements.

Attends routine meetings and collaborates with other CMHSP and PIHP CFOs.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Human Services from an accredited college or university
Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in a large program in financial and management information systems administration and supervision
A minimum of five (5) years of mental health or related human services experience. Supervision and/or administrative experience must be part of the total
Preferred Education and Experience
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Human Services from an accredited college or university
A minimum of five (5) years of experience working in the behavioral health field
A minimum of three (3) years of experience working in a Pre-paid Inpatient Health Plan (PIHP) or Community Mental Health Service Program (CMHSP)
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in fiscal, personnel and management information systems
Required Licenses or Certifications
Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license and operable, insured automobile for authorized travel
Preferred Licenses or Certifications
Knowledge of:

Knowledge of applicable computer applications
Knowledge of billing practices for Medicaid, Healthy Michigan, MIHealth Link and other funding sources
Knowledge of third-party insurance procedures and requirements
Knowledge of Medicare insurance procedures and requirements
Thorough understanding of the American Physicians Association CPT and HCPC code definitions and uses
Knowledge of Michigan Mental Health Code and provided services
Knowledge of financial information on patient resources
Knowledge of credit collection laws and procedures
Knowledge of what constitutes legal liability
Skill in:
Using good professional judgment and initiative
Ability to:
Collaborative: Approaches all situations with a teamwork and solution focused mindset demonstrated through active participation in meetings, volunteering to assist teammates and other departments as appropriate. Examples include participation in internal and external committees, subcommittees, process improvement groups or other multi-organizational initiatives
Accountable: Takes ownership and empowers others to do the same as evidenced by identifying solutions and acting on job responsibilities and organizational objectives, daily
Respectful: Treats people with dignity while honoring individual differences demonstrated through use of positive and encouraging statements and/or interactions to, about and/or with colleagues and persons served; evidenced by supervisor observation, feedback from other department staff and leadership
Work in an environment which embraces the county’s Dignity Campaign
Effectively speak, write, and understand the English language
Effectively speak, write, and understand a language other than English is preferred
Understand and carry out oral and/or written instructions
Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files
Maintain the confidentiality of information
Work independently

The work environment and exposures described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

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