Sr. Project Accountant

Sr. Project Accountant 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 a Sr. Project Accountant.

The primary function of the Sr. Project Accountant is to provide decision support of the planning and execution of capital and operating projects for the Information Technology & Services (IT&S) department. This position is responsible for all budgeting, commitment and cost tracking, cash flow forecasting, and all other financial accounting of all capital and operating projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and maintain the capital and operating projects tracking by coordinating with key department stakeholders.
  • Building cost estimates and budget trackers for large EHR and system implementations/upgrades.
  • Work with the Project Management Office and IT Department managers in preparation and/or initial review of the capital expenditure requests.
  • Assist in month-end close process for capital and operating projects
  • Collaborate with the Staff Accountant & Financial Analyst providing all needed information for the capitalization and depreciation of capital projects during month-end and year-end close and to reconcile project records and the fixed asset system to the general ledger.
  • Assist in the preparation of schedules for annual audit performed by external auditors.
  • Preparation of the annual capital and projects budget

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to provide accurate and efficient service under the stress of constant deadlines.
  • Knowledge of 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 problem solving abilities.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Detail oriented.


Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required.
  • 2-5 years of project accounting experience required; healthcare and cost modelling experience preferred.

Additional Requirements:

  • Proficient use of MS Excel