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Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO), Olympia, WA

State of WA Health Care Authority

Chief Financial Officer

Olympia, WA

May 22, 2017

The Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO) serves in a key agency leadership position and is responsible for building and maintaining effective working relationships with the legislative and Office of Financial Management partners. And as part of this position, the Deputy Chief Financial Officer provides leadership in the development of financial strategies to manage overall financial trend and serves as a key external spokesperson for HCA as it relates to fiscal strategy and performance. The DCFO directly oversees and is the decision maker for three key financial functions: 1) Procurement and rate setting for Medicaid and Public Employees Benefits (PEB); 2) Hospital Finance and Drug Rebates; and 3) Federally Qualified Health Centers/Rural Health Clinics/Employer Sponsored Insurance (ESI).

This position directly supervises three section managers and one Administrative Assistant 4 for a total of four employees. There are 39 employees in these sections.

This position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and has delegated authority and responsibility for the division.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, accounting or related field.


  • Five years of financial and technical knowledge of health care services purchasing strategies and how they relate to rate setting and benefit procurement for health care.
  • Five years of progressive management experience including the oversight and supervision of other managers and operations.


  • Significant understanding of rate setting and financial expertise in health care purchasing.
  • Knowledge of federal rules, regulation, processes, and procedures required for state and federal governments.
  • Significant experience in, and supervision over, the execution of such rules, regulations, processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of provisions related to the financial management of public/private employee health care/insurance benefits programs.
  • Ability to perform analysis for financial research and modeling in a complex multi-system environment.
  • Ability to develop and implement financial models for budgeting, forecasting and expenditure/revenue analysis purposes.
  • Ability to guide, direct, review, and approve analytical activities of financial staff.
  • Experience in accomplishing goals by leading staff or workgroups that included individuals over whom there was no formal authority.
  • Ability to adapt to an ever-changing health care policy environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to internal and external stakeholders/customers, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to formally present financial information in a clear, brief and accurate manner to diverse audiences.
  • Experience in effectively communicating financial and quantitative concepts to non-financial decision makers.
  • Ability to manage supervisors and staff with varying levels of experience and expertise in finance; Ability to coach and mentor management staff.
  • Knowledge of advanced principles of management in a team environment, including facilitating collaborative strategic planning, continuous quality improvement processes, designing and implementing systems and business practices, managing change, promoting diversity in the work place, identifying stakeholders needs, empowering and equipping staff with the necessary tools and resources and balancing multiple priorities.
  • Fluency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite of computer programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) to develop complex data reports, timelines, formal documents, and presentations.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Interested candidates can apply by sending their cover letter/email note and resume to Jeannie Forrest at

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