Senior Financial Systems Analyst

Senior Financial Systems Analyst 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 are continuing to grow and have an exciting opportunity to join our Financial Systems team as a Senior Financial Systems Analyst.

Position Overview

The Senior Financial Systems Analyst will report to the Manager, Corporate Accounting. The Analyst will work with the Manager to expand, improve, and maintain at a high level, the use of Oracle PBCS, Oracle Hyperion Essbase and Planning, and Premier Insights; including testing new system implementations and enhancements, maintaining systems and set-up, training and supporting end users, and creating Financial Reports. End user support includes working with CFOs, Controllers and their staffs at each of our facilities, plus those same stakeholders at the Corporate Office.

Essential Duties

  • Work with end users to determine detailed business needs and best practices to be applied
  • Identify areas within accounting and finance where increased automation and reliance on system controls will lead to efficiencies
  • Maintain metadata for PBCS, Essbase, Planning and Insights including rollup changes, accounts, departments and other items
  • Provide ongoing support to end users on PBCS, Essbase, Planning and Insights
  • Contribute to the development, maintenance and operation of PBCS, Essbase, Planning and Insights
  • Assist with other projects as required
  • Monitor the help desk ticketing system and test functionality of the system
  • Validate the accounting for items that are being tested/implemented
  • Communicate to users and team in a concise, effective, and timely manner regarding potential issues, status updates, and other matters
  • Create, update, and test reports based on the needs of the business using Financial Reporting Studio or other applications including Oracle Smart View
  • Comfortable working in dynamic and constantly changing environment


  • Bachelor's Degree OR Year for Year related experience
  • 3+ years of experience implementing or using Oracle PBCS, Essbase and Planning
  • 7+ years of experience in accounting/finance
  • Advanced organizational skills, work ethic, delivery, with a strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Advanced analytical and judgment skills with the ability to learn quickly, and work with little or no supervision
  • Advanced communication skills, both written and oral
  • Advanced experience with MS Excel

Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance
  • 5+ years of experience implementing or using Oracle PBCS, Essbase and Planning
  • 10+ years of experience in accounting/finance
  • Experience with Oracle Hyperion products or similar technology
  • Knowledge of healthcare finance
  • Knowledge of SAS and/or scripting tools (Windows, MAXL, XML, etc)