Under the direction of Life Flight Network’s CEO, the CFO provides overall leadership, strategic vision and administrative oversight for the financial operations of Life Flight Network and the Life Flight Network Foundation. The CFO is responsible for overseeing all fiduciary responsibilities for the organizations in conjunction with the CEO as well as making recommendations to the CEO regarding annual fiscal goals/objectives. The CFO organizes and directs all aspects of Life Flight Network and Life Flight Network Foundation’s financial matters as well as all matters associated with asset controls and accounting functions.
Think and Plan Strategically
Support Life Flight Network and Life Flight Network Foundation’s mission, vision, and values. Create and/or support an inspiring department vision. Develop and implement business strategies. Set specific and realistic objectives and tactics. Know team strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement.
Make Decisions and Solves Problems
Confront challenges and problems with an open mind. Use evidence-based and data-driven approaches. Be decisive, even in the face of uncertainty. Consider multiple perspectives, probable consequences, and relevant stakeholders. Obtain stakeholder buy-in.
Cultivate Financial Heath
Understand and apply financial management principles. Manage Life Flight Network and Life Flight Network Foundation’s resources, including productivity and staffing, equipment and supplies, and budgets. Grow the business to achieve the organization’s mission and to ensure fiscal viability.
Be flexible and adaptive to changing situations. Strive to continually improve by seeking new data that may affect a previous decision or action. Know when change is occurring and/or needed, what change to implement, and how to execute the change; champion new system initiatives and improvements.
Leverage Resources and Partnerships
Understand how all parts of the organizations function and interface. Network, negotiate, and build cooperative relationships with others across the system and surrounding communities. Navigate the system by using available technology, tools, resources, and relationships.
Build Motivated and Committed Teams
Be attentive to employees’ well being. Create an inclusive and positive environment in which staff members feel respected, cared for, valued, and energized. Assign work that complements each staff member's skills and/or challenges staff members to develop new skills. Give appropriate direction and guidance, delegate effectively, provide requisite authority and communicate how work assignments help accomplish the organization’s mission. Coach team members to help them successfully meet expectations.
Communicate Clearly and Professionally
Deliver verbal and written information in a respectful, understandable, and logical way. Anticipate others’ reactions to communication and adjust communication as appropriate. Think critically and analyze messages to identify key points. Actively listen to convey empathy and demonstrate a willingness to consider various perspectives.
Pursue Self Development
Self-initiate and set high standards for personal performance. Self-monitor and adapt behavior or approach to increase effectiveness. Acknowledge and analyze one’s mistakes to learn from experience. Graciously accept constructive feedback and modify behavior in response.
Follow Through on Commitments
Prioritize work effectively, multi-task, stay focused on goals, and push forward to bring plans to timely closure. Provide regular status updates to appropriate individuals. Hold self and staff accountable and uphold commitments as promised.
The above accountabilities represent work performed by this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific accountability will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical extension of the position.
LFN offers competitive compensation above industry standard
Medical (Company pays for employee 100%)
Dental (Company pays for employee 100%)
Vision (Company pays for employee 100%)
Life/AD&D (Company pays for employee 100%)
Short & long term disability (Company pays for employee 100%)
Long term care, flexible spending (Company pays for employee 100%)
401k – with 100% vested employer contribution of 4%
Paid parental time off
Bereavement leave (including pets)
Paid volunteer time
Employee Recognition Awards
A generous paid time off plan starting at almost 4 weeks a year for full time employees
Wellness Reimbursement Program
Life Flight Network Membership
Dog friendly work environment
All candidates are subject to drug screening and background investigation.
Life Flight Network is an equal opportunity employer.
CMA or CPA required, CMA preferred
B.S. or B.A. degree in Healthcare Administration, Business Administration, or related field required
An established leader with at least 8-10 years of finance experience
A demonstrated history of evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership
Dynamic experience managing finance functions (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting), preferably with a medical based entity
Accreditation or active membership with either HFMA or MGMA is desired
Previous Aviation industry experience is desired
A passion for Life Flight Network’s non-profit mission; a true leader with integrity and a desire to work in a very dynamic and operationally-intense environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Positively and effectively interacts with all levels of the organization, industry/community contacts and with the CEO.
Demonstrated management skills, with a proven history of maintaining a high level of group productivity/morale while maintaining a commitment to quality management.
A collaborative and flexible style with a strong service mentality.
Ability to take ownership of work, doing what is needed without being asked.
Above average capacity for visualizing and formulating new techniques, approaches and strategies allowing the organization to thrive in the future.
Embrace proactivity and proactive behavior; change-oriented and self-initiated. Proactive behavior involves acting in advance of a future situation, rather than reacting.
Proven ability to independently develop strategies and financial plans for the organization, making associated recommendations to the CEO prior to fully executing defined objectives.
Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and regulatory requirements. Maintain internal control safeguards and coordinate all audit activities.
Manage cash flow and forecasting. Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes a minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs. Optimize the handling of banking relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash positions.
Oversee budgeting and the implementation of budgets to monitor progress and present financial metrics both internally and externally.
Ensure appropriate controls/policies/procedures are in place for effective management of the company’s resources, including guidelines for cash disbursements, asset accountability, billing and other financial transactions.
Oversee preparation and submission of operations, capital and central budgets ensuring fiscal accountability for the assets and liabilities of the organizations and maintenance of financial operations in line with budgeted targets.
Provide appropriate financial and budgetary reports to the CEO, and the Board of Directors.
Oversee controls related to the oversight of the company assets, including the storage, inventory, acquisition, transfer and sale of all company assets.
Participate in recommendations to the Boards regarding strategic/long-range business plans that support organizational philosophy, goals and financial objectives.
Has overall responsibility for the development and implementation of fiscal policies and procedures and for appropriate training and continuing education programs for staff to maintain a high degree of knowledge.
Responsible for upholding safety, Life Flight Network’s safety culture and reporting and reinforcement of Safety Management System principles.
About Life Flight Network
Life Flight Network, a nonprofit air medical transport service, has helicopter, fixed-wing, and ground ambulance bases throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Life Flight Network has administrative offices in Aurora, Oregon, and employs approximately 700 people.
We provide ICU-level care and life-saving transport to seriously ill or injured patients from the scene of an emergency or from one hospital to another.
Scene locations can be remote and hard or time-consuming to get to by ground.
Transferring patients from one hospital to another allows patients to receive the specialized care they need if it is not available locally.
Life Flight Network is an integral part of local emergency medical systems. Providing air and ground ambulances with highly skilled personnel, undoubtedly saves lives and improves outcomes.
Working together with local police, EMS, fire departments, emergency responders, and hospitals, we help ensure every patient receives the highest quality care.
We have an in-depth understanding of the terrain that makes up the incredible states we serve. Life Flight Network’s ability to assist residents living in or enjoying rural locations or mountainous... terrain makes the service we provide extraordinary—and at times—a life-saving necessity for the community.
The MISSION of Life Flight Network is to provide critical care transportation to ill or injured patients in a safe, compassionate, efficient, and expeditious manner.
The VALUES of Life Flight Network are modeled after the core values of our consortium owners. Safety, Respect, Customer Service, Excellence, Quality, Leadership, Compassion, and Social Justice are the hallmarks of our program.