Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (Roswell Park) is seeking a dynamic, skilled and experienced executive to serve as its Chief Financial Officer. Roswell Park is a Public Benefit Corporation formed by New York State in 1999 that operates a $1 billion nationally ranked NCI- Comprehensive Cancer Center located in Buffalo, NY. The Chief Financial Officer will report directly to the President & CEO and will be primarily responsible for all financial aspects of the cancer center.
The Chief Financial Officer is a senior level executive position responsible for strategic financial planning, executive financial leadership, daily financial operations and financial performance of Roswell Park and its subsidiaries. The Chief Financial Officer also plays a significant role in strategic and operational planning for the organization, participates actively as a primary advisor to the President & Chief Executive Officer, and has substantial and consistent interaction with the organization’s Board of Directors. The Chief Financial Officer is the primary executive administering and interacting with the Finance Committee of the Board, which has oversight over financial matters for Roswell Park. The CFO is responsible for ensuring that effective financial controls are in place, that finance and accounting activities are comprehensive and accurate, that data-driven information is available and supports strategic and operational planning for the organization. Roswell Park’s operating budget has grown to over $1 billion and includes operating 133 inpatient beds, over 278,000 outpatient visits annually, along with a large and wide-ranging research operation.
Roswell Park is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Upstate New York, consistently ranks among the NCI’s top recipients of research funding and has been recognized by US News & World Report – Best Hospitals for Cancer for many years, ranking #14 on the list in both 2019 and 2020. Over the last decade, Roswell Park has undergone significant growth, adding over 1,500 new jobs, initiating one of the nation’s first hospital facilities dedicated to Phase I cancer research studies, and setting itself apart as a leader in surgical robotics, vitamin D research, immunotherapy and vaccine therapy, personalized medicine, studies targeting tumor microenvironment and cancer prevention, and the development and testing of new agents and technology. Committing the infrastructure, intellectual capital and necessary resources to convert its scientific discoveries into products and applications to help cancer patients, Roswell Park has established several biotech spin-off companies and formed strategic partnerships with investigators and centers throughout the world.
Roswell Park’s main campus spans 29 acres in downtown Buffalo and consists of 15 buildings housing a large surgical, inpatient and outpatient operation operated by an employed faculty of nationally known oncology physicians, cutting edge research facilities manned by a science faculty of over 150 members, as well as academic facilities for its accomplished education mission. In addition, the organization built a new medical research complex and renovated existing education and research space to support its future growth and expansion. The latest addition to the campus is the new 150,000 square foot Clinical Sciences Center, opened in 2019. Roswell Park maintains suburban locations both north and south of the downtown campus and has developed a significant network of hospital system affiliates across Western and Central New York State.
The ideal Candidate will have the ability to provide the analytic framework and business judgement for evaluating new initiatives, priorities, and have the capability of operating in and providing leadership in a complex organization. Candidates should possess outstanding communication and relationship building skills. Candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of health care management experience, including at least 3 plus years of senior management experience. Ideal Candidates will possess the following:
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and or Finance
A minimum of ten (10) years of full-time experience in healthcare financial management with increasing responsibilities for multi-faceted direction and planning.
Extensive experience with core financial systems, an advanced level of experience with long-range financial planning and decision support and excellent analytical, organizational and supervisory skills, with substantial experience in these areas in the health care field.
a Master’s degree in business administration, accounting, or finance is a plus
While not required, an in-depth knowledge and experience with the business aspects of cancer research and treatment are preferred.
Roswell Park offers a competitive salary and performance-based incentives as well as a comprehensive benefits package.
Candidates should email their CV and three references to:
Angela K. Gunther, MBA, AASPR Senior Faculty Recruitment Administrator Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center [email protected]