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St. Mary's Good Samaritan Senior Financial Analyst - Cost Accounting in St. Louis, Missouri


Role Purpose:

Primary role will be to complete cost accounting duties on a timely basis, both monthly and annually. Will demonstrate the ability to work independently in this role and support financial strategy initiatives by developing and improving cost accounting and profitability resources for the region. Will act as a partner with leaders in the region to deliver exceptional financial analysis and data in order to make effective financial decisions in a timely manner.

Will assist in maintaining all tools, databases, and processes necessary for developing exceptional cost reporting needs.


  • Maintains productive working relationship by communicating effectively with department leaders, hospital leaders, staff, and other customers to deliver exceptional financial analysis and recommendations for future program development.

  • Enhances assigned functions by identifying and implementing process improvement to generate efficiencies and improve quality.

  • Creates a positive environment for co-workers by serving as a department resource and problem solver.

  • Actively participates in team meetings and effectively communicates department achievements and areas for department growth.

  • Will assist in maintaining all tools, databases, and processes necessary for developing exceptional cost reporting needs.

  • Contributes to the exceptional financial performance of SSM Health Care by performing cost accounting activities that enhance the integrity of the data, including validation processes and reconciliations.

  • As evidenced by performing analysis of various costs including variable, fixed, direct and indirect and determining the proper allocation for recording cost elements and by identifying, investigating and reconciling cost variances. Responsible for developing and maintaining data integrity of assigned entity(s) cost in financial systems.

  • Contributes to the exceptional financial performance of SSM Health Care St Louis by enhancing the efficiency of the costing process thru identifying, researching, developing, implementing and documenting process improvements and also by enhancing the reliability of the data thru documenting where information is gathered from and how data is calculated for costing.

  • Contributes to the exceptional growth of SSM Health Care St Louis thru commitment to standardization of processes and procedures evidenced by participating with the system wide cost accounting team in designing and implementing cost control procedures and standardized methodologies.

  • This role may maintain certain elements of these data tools or will be key role in providing feedback on data reporting and analytics to improve these tools over time.

  • Maintains a high standard of reporting and analytical tools that will be shared and reported across the IL/MO Region.

  • Will participate in communications and workgroups across the region to improve reporting consistency and data reliability.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • 3-5 years of increasingly responsible experience in financial analysis and cost accounting activities, principally in health care and preferably in a provider environment. Experience in non-provider health care setting (insurance, consulting) can be considered in lieu of provider experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s or CPA preferred

SSM Health - System Office –

SSM Health is one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country and is dedicated to quality and compassionate care for anyone in need, regardless of ability to pay. Based in St. Louis, where its System Office is located, SSM Health operates 20 hospitals in Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma. We provide care in various settings: outpatient sites, physician offices, a pharmacy benefit company, an insurance plan, hospitals, nursing homes, home care, hospice, telehealth and a technology company. _Our Mission: Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God. _

Organization: SSM Health - System Office

Primary Location: Missouri-St. Louis-SSM Health System Office - 1195 Corporate Lake

Work Locations: SSM Health System Office - 1195 Corporate Lake (0033.5) 1195 Corporate Lake St. Louis, 63132

Job: Professional Services

Req ID: 18017499