IT Controller

IT Controller in NASHVILLE, TN

Ardent Health Services (AHS) is a national healthcare company headquartered in Nashville, TN. Our subsidiaries own and operate hospitals and multispecialty physician practices in six states. Ardent includes 20 hospitals, 3,200 patient beds, 18,000 employees, and 475 employed physicians. Within the industry, we are noted for recognizing that every hospital is as unique as the community it serves. This in-depth understanding of how health care works at the local level is one of our great strengths.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our finance team as an IT Controller.

The Controller for the Information Technology and Systems (IT&S) Department will assist the VP, CAO and the AVP Budget and Planning and his/her direct reports in establishing financial controls and managing the financial affairs of the IT&S department.


Education: Undergraduate degree in accounting. CPA certificate.

Work Experience: Five or more years of progressively responsible financial management experience, preferably in an Information Technology (IT) company, or the IT department of a healthcare company.

Additional Requirements: Proven track record of successfully achieving financial targets in a dynamic environment. Ability to interact effectively with executive management and employees at all levels in the department. Good oral and written communication skills.


  • Develop operating ($50+ million) and capital budget ($15+ million) for Corporate IT&S as well as market level IT&S departments.
  • Design and implement accounting processes and related internal control procedures to facilitate appropriate classification of operating and capital expenses.
  • Facilitate and ensure the IT&S Department's compliance with all organizational and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Assist corporate accounting department in production of timely and accurate departmental profit and loss statements.
  • Work with the IT&S department on the development of and the financial management of project budgets.
  • Oversee the IT&S Capital request process to ensure all documentation and forecasting is completed in accordance with policy and in a timely manner.
  • Administer and enforce contractual terms of purchased service agreements.
  • Recommend ways to improve departmental financial performance.
  • Implement policies and procedures necessary to produce timely and accurate financial statements for the IT&S department.
  • Implement policies and procedures necessary to facilitate the development and management of capital expenditure requests. Procedures should allow timely and accurate monthly reporting and forecasting.
  • Implement departmental policies and procedures necessary to insure adequate control over company assets.
  • Assist department management in accomplishing the department's financial objectives as set out in its annual budget.
  • Review monthly results with Corporate Accounting, IT&S leadership and Ardent senior management.
  • Develop and implement recommendations for keeping the department operations (both capital and operating) within budgeted financial parameters.
  • Develop pro-forma financial scenarios for IT&S capital requests and acquisition targets.
  • Periodically evaluate accuracy of previously prepared capital expenditure pro-formas.
  • Administer activity based cost accounting system within the department.
  • Supervise personnel as assigned.
  • Assist VP / CIO and his / her direct reports in negotiating contracts for certain services, and in documenting these contracts to the satisfaction of Ardent's legal department.
  • Develop and provide financial management for IT Strategic initiatives.