SVP- Chief Financial Officer

Welcome! Your Meridian Career Starts Here!

Position Title:  SVP-Chief Financial Officer

Location: Gainesville,

Salary:  $136,871 | Exempt (based on experience)

Ready to make a positive impact on someone else's life?

Starting your career journey with Meridian is just the way to do it!

Why Meridian?

Meridian Behavioral Health is a private, non -profit organization with roots in the mental

health community since the 1960's. Since that time, we've expanded to 13 counties in

North Central Florida. We us a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing

mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

We want you! We welcome your knowledge, experience, story and expertise!

  • Includes direct responsibility for accounting, finance, financial forecasting, strategic planning, purchasing, budget planning, federal grant contracts, analysis and negotiations, and Board relationships.

  • Develops and oversees preparation of financial reports as required by the Board, CEO, regulatory and contracting agencies, policy/procedure, and Senior Management to facilitate management and oversight of the Center's finances.

  • Maintains and enhances relationships with major contractors/payers that facilitate negotiation of rates and contracts that supports our growth and positive impact on the community.

  • Coordinates the development and maintenance of the Center's annual budget.

  •  Ensures the Accounting records are maintained in accordance with acceptable accounting principles and all applicable statutes, regulations, and contractual obligations.

  • Provides leadership in the budgeting process to ensure there are adequate resources to meet Meridian's operational and capital needs, growth, and strategic initiatives.

  • Ensures that there are sufficient internal controls in place to ensure the fiscal integrity of the organization. Supervises the maintenance of all Center Financial Reports, including the General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Cash Receipts, etc.

  • Supervises and directs the payroll reporting process for the Center and ensures compliance with ERISA and related financial audit requirements for retirement plans.

  • Oversees the management of receivables by monitoring and reporting on collections and insurance billing.

  • Oversees the accounts payable system, ensuring proper payment and compliance with Center policy for purchasing, management of fixed assets, and record keeping.

  • Ensures that opportunities for efficiency, expansion, funding diversification are adequately explored, including participation in grant writing, and keeping abreast of changes in industry that represent opportunities to improve the Center's finances.

  • Manages the Finance and Accounting departments.  Develops the department's staffing and work plan.  Supervising duties include billing, training, evaluation, and discipline of staff.

  • Performs other duties as required to meet program and departmental goals and objectives.

Who are we looking for? (Minimum Qualifications)

Master's degree 8 years in financial management or bachelor's degree 10 years in financial management or related work. Degree must be in accounting or a closely related area. 5 years' minimum experience in healthcare, social services or closely related field. Experience CPA preferred, with large non-profit organization, grant accounting and federal contracts strongly preferred.

What You Will Love!

  • Friendly, flexible and lively work environment- To all Meridian employees we offer free activities including Zumba. We also believe in companywide celebrations and blood drives. Our employee engagement committee is always coming up with other fun activities for all.
  • Work-life balance - Generous PTO accrual for vacation, sick leave and holidays.

  • Benefits - Several health insurance plan options available including tax sheltered health savings account. Vision, dental, retirement, life insurance, accidental death, Aflac and Long-Term Disability insurance are also available. Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Wellness Programs - Employees have an opportunity to earn a monthly discount on their medical plan premiums by participating in the Vitality wellness program.

  • Compensation and Retirement - Competitive salaries and 403(b) retirement savings program with a gradual increase in company match, reaching up to 8% after 7 years of service.

  • Growth & Education- Opportunities for growth and career advancement. Tuition reimbursement. Public service loan forgiveness and free clinical supervision.

  • Perks - Cell phone plan discounts, travel reimbursement and LegalShield, pet insurance and more!

Our Hiring Process:

·We pre-screen your application. If we find that your skills are a match for the position you applied for we will then send your resume over to the hiring manager to schedule an interview.

· If the interview is successful our talent acquisition recruiter from Human Resources Department will reach out to you with a verbal job offer and send over your background check paperwork as well as your follow up & next steps email.

· After you have cleared the background screening process our talent acquisition team will then send you an overview with expectations for New Employee Orientation start date.

Our team is committed to helping you grow into the best version of yourself you were always meant to be. Thank you for considering joining the Meridian family!

How to apply:

If you are interested in making an impact while positively impacting the community apply below.

Simply apply through this website or visit us directly at

Join us in our mission to bring education about mental illnesses and substance use disorders and the treatment of those affected to the world.

"Hope, Recovery, and Wellness are within everyone's reach."

Meridian is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are fully committed to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, marital status, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service or because they are a protected veteran or other non-merit based factors.