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Business Director - Infectious Diseases

Business Director - Infectious Diseases

location1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/19/2024
Leadership / Executive Board
Full Time

Scheduled Hours


Position Summary

Position is responsible for maintaining accounting functions and establishing financial objectives in accordance with the department’s operational and strategic plans.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the accounting functions of the department, including the general ledger and financial reporting. Works with department Leadership to plan and develop the capital equipment, operations and personnel budgets. Administers and monitors defined budgets by regularly reviewing expenses, investigating variances and taking corrective action as necessary.
  • Directs the preparation of monthly reports. Reviews reports in an effort to identify trends.
  • Implements strategies to maximize reimbursement for the department. Supervises coding and charge capture group. Works with group to develop and maintain systems for charge capture, coding and data entry. Acts as primary liaison with WUSBCS.
  • Performs financial review and analysis, reimbursement analysis and budget development and analysis. Assists the department Leadership in establishing business plans.
  • Ensures effective and efficient office procedures by monitoring and evaluating progress and service of operations. Supervises staff.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to plan organize, direct people, control resources and think creatively.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary.
  • Working knowledge of finance, accounting, computers and human resources.
  • Knowledge of third party reimbursement requirements including documentation and coding.
  • Ability to work effectively with a broad range of faculty, staff, students and medical school administration.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or related field required.
  • CPA or MBA preferred.
  • Five to seven years of experience in management/supervision of personnel/finance.



Salary Range

$82,500.00 - $145,200.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


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Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement


  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
  • Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
  • WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.


  • Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!


  • We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We’ve got you covered.
  • WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.

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