Manager, Budget & Planning

Manager, Budget & Planning in NASHVILLE, TN

Shift: 1st - Day
Schedule: Full Time

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 corporate finance team as a Manager, Budget & Planning.

The Manager, Budget & Planning is responsible for assisting the AVP Budget & Planning with the following areas.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Capital Expenditure tracking and reporting
  • Review capital requests which includes confirmation of capital vs operating treatment of project costs and evaluation of pro formas submitted to support growth initiatives
  • Perform monthly review of capital spend and update capital forecast
  • Reconcile capital spend to cash flows prepared by Corporate Accounting
  • Prepare quarterly capitalized interest entries
  • Oversee the Capital Lookback process
  • Equipment Leases work with facilities to complete FAS 13 testing to determine capital vs operating treatment
  • Work closely with facility, division office, and IT capital requestors including training on request process
  • Identify and implement process improvements.

Corporate Budget / Forecasting:

  • Direct involvement and preparation of the Corporate Department budgets.
  • Monthly review and forecasting for Corporate departments.


  • Assist AVP with annual operating and capital budget review and reporting.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to provide accurate and efficient service under the stress of constant deadlines.
  • Strong understanding of and ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Ability to work on different projects at one time.
  • Ability to work and interact with departments throughout the Company.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills.
  • Exceptional organization skills.
  • Knowledge in general ledger, accounts payable, cash management and payroll.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to make decisions.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 5 + years of accounting and management experience required
  • Certified Public Accountant designation

Preferred Experience:

Experience in public accounting, healthcare, and corporate office environments