Chief Financial Officer – Santa Clara County Health System

Client: Santa Clara County
(San Jose, California)
Position: Chief Financial Officer – Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System
Closing Date: October 18, 2021

Additional Information: 


The County of Santa Clara is recruiting nationally for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for its Hospital and Health System, preferably with California finance experience. This is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with the senior management team to ensure the viability of the organization’s financial health. The successful candidate will have a well-rounded healthcare public finance management background with in-depth knowledge of and experience with the Affordable Care Act, DRG’s, financial planning, accounting, patient accounts, budget, and reimbursement functions. The position will be responsible for a dedicated team of seven direct reports, including approximately 30 full-time staff, and will oversee a budget of $4 billion. The CFO is required to maintain extensive knowledge of Federal, State, and other payment and financial grant programs for public health hospitals and Federally Qualified Health Centers. The ideal candidate will be a progressive, highly experienced finance professional who enjoys working in a fast-paced and complex environment.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Healthcare, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or a closely related field from an accredited educational institution is required. A Master’s Degree is preferred.

Preferred Experience: The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are normally acquired through the attainment of a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration and approximately 5-10 years of responsible senior-level experience managing staff and functions within the accounting department or financial administration in a complex health care organization.

License / Professional Credentials: CPA is desired but not required.

Candidates should also have knowledge and management level experience in the areas of: Principles and practices of hospital and ambulatory healthcare budgeting and financial management; general and governmental accounting principles and standards; Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations influencing hospital and other healthcare fiscal operations; modern office practices, forms, and equipment, including the application of data processing systems to the accounting, budget, and other financial functions; principles of supervision and staff utilization; understanding of Medicaid, Medi-Cal System payments; and familiarity with cost reporting in a hospital and health system and with reimbursement methods of payment. Experience with a teaching hospital is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary dependent upon qualifications that will be based upon the selected candidate’s experience. An outstanding benefits package is also offered, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurances, as well as 36 days of annual leave per year. Retirement is CalPERS (2.5% @ 55 for Classic Members and 2% @ 62 for New Members). Moving and relocation expenses are an available option.

Candidates should apply by October 18, 2021. Interested candidates should email a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to If you have any questions or wish to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900.