Assistant Controller in Franklin, TN at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 10/25/2021

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Job Description



The Assistant Controller will oversee accounting and finance function at the Division office and ensure accuracy of internal and external financial reporting for consolidated company. Responsible for timely and accuracy of month-end close of financial statements. Responsible for annual budgeting process for corporate departments.  


  • Oversee accounting function for a region, sub-region or group of clinics.  
  • Hire, retain, develop, direct and oversee the work of accountant(s).  
  • Foster and maintain strong and positive working relationships with co-workers, including: operations, CBO and corporate departments. 
  • Ensure compliance with accounting policies and procedures. 
  • Analyze balance sheets and P&L of assigned clinics and provide various analysis.  
  • Work closely with external auditors during year end. 
  • Participate in the annual budgeting process with operations and corporate departments, performing reporting monthly of significant variances to senior management. 
  • Calculate necessary expense accruals at month-end. 
  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit and quarterly reviews. 
  • Ensure that trade payable and accruals are accurately stated. 
  • Calculate necessary expense accruals at month end. 
  • Work with CBO to improve and ensure A/R and revenue integrity. 
  • Analyze and understand A/R  and cash collection trends; seek resolution to issues and improvement of collections 
  • Coordinate work with corporate resources, including: Corporate Accounting, Internal Audit, Treasury and Tax departments 
  • Work with Regional Controller and Division CFO on accounting issues specific to their clinics. 
  • Remain current in knowledge of finance and accounting regulations that impact public companies. 
  • Ensure that Financial Internal Controls are operating as designed. 


  • Performs other duties as assigned.  


  • Complies with organizational policies, procedures, performance improvement initiatives and maintains organizational and industry policies regarding confidentiality.  
  • Communicate clearly and effectively to person(s) receiving services and their family members, guests and other members of the health care team. 
  • Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintains them over time. 
  • Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect and cooperation among team members. 
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. 
  • Three to Five years of public company accounting. 
  • At least one year of supervisory experience. 
  • CPA highly preferred. 
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office; especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  
  • Knowledge of office administration procedures with the ability to operate most standard office equipment. 
  • Ability to work professionally with sensitive, proprietary data & information while maintaining confidentiality. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to interact effectively and professionally with individuals at all levels; both internal and external. 
  • Exercises sound judgment in responding to inquiries; understands when to route inquiries to next level. 
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational skills and superior attention to detail. 
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously within inflexible time frames.  Ability to adapt to frequent priority changes. 
  • Capable of working within established policies, procedures and practices prescribed by the organization. 
  • English sufficient to provide and receive instructions/directions. 


  • CPA Preferred IND01