Financial Analyst

Shift: Day
Schedule: Full - Time Regular

Ardent Health Services invests in people, technology, facilities and communities, producing high-quality care and extraordinary results. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ardent’s subsidiaries own and operate 30 hospitals in six states with more than 25,000 employees including 1,150 employed providers. Ardent facilities exceed national averages in Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating as ranked by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; 89 percent of its hospitals received a three-star rating or above in comparison with 73 percent of all hospitals ranked. Twelve of the company's hospitals were recognized by Modern Healthcare as "Best Places to Work" in 2019 – the twelfth consecutive year an Ardent facility made this list. Ardent's corporate office was named "Top Work Places" for Nashville based companies in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Financial Analyst.



Reporting to the Controller of Ardent's Information Technology Department, the Financial Analyst is responsible for conducting financial analysis projects and statistical studies. You will perform a variety of complicated tasks, including financial modeling, projections, monitoring, and tracking.


Financial Analysis

  • Analyze and update actual results in IT contracts file.
  • Update contract file forecast for new maintenance agreements.
  • Provide monthly department budget variances.
  • Coordinate the review of the monthly cost trackers for strategic and capital projects.
  • Provide input in the coding of POs and Invoices.
  • Prepare the IT Capital Forecasting / Budgeting.
  • Provide direct input for project owners to prepare CERs.
  • Validate of cost offsets within the CER documentation.
  • Prepare the initial forecast schedule using monthly cost trackers for Controller review.


  • Prepare month accruals, account reclasses, and prepaid expense entries.
  • Review IT departmental financials for accuracy versus budget and forecast.
  • Complete assigned account reconciliations.



  • Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance required
  • CPA preferred

Work Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience in a Financial Planning and Analysis or Accounting role.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and perform under tight timelines.

Other Factors:

  • Healthcare experience strongly preferred.
  • Must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Should possess experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Must have strong financial modeling/projection experience.
  • Lawson experience is preferred.
  • Hyperion experience is preferred.

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.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.