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CORPORATE TAX DIRECTOR (21 Hospital system in TN)

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CORPORATE TAX DIRECTOR (21 Hospital system in TN) in US - Tennessee

  • The Whittaker Group ON BEHALF OF BALLAD HEALTH
  • Full time
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  • US - Tennessee
  • 02/10/2019
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Corporate Tax Director

Ballad Health

(21 Hospitals, based in Johnson City, TN)

The Whittaker Group Healthcare Search Consultants invite strong finance professionals specializing in taxes to interview for Corporate Tax Director at Ballad Health, one of the largest healthcare systems in the country.  

Ballad Health, based in Johnson City, TN, is an integrated healthcare system with 21 hospitals and over $2 billion in gross revenue and over 255 days cash on hand.  This 2,506-bed health system has over 14,000 employees, including 815 physicians, and has 77 percent of the market share in the primary service area that includes 1 million residents.  The system’s primary competitors are outside of this service area

This is an excellent opportunity for a strong tax leader with healthcare experience to demonstrate their expertise in providing strategic direction in leading and streamlining tax operations for the system.

The new Director reports to the SVP Financial Administration and the Corporate CFO, and will work closely with numerous other departments, including Finance, Accounting, Patient Accounting, Payroll, Reimbursement, Accounts Payable, Administration, Legal, Human Resources, IT and more. 

It’s essential that this professional has a broad, working knowledge of federal and state income tax reporting, as well as general accounting experience.  It’s also important to have in-depth knowledge of IRS Forms 990/990T, specific to nonprofit health organizations that operate hospitals.  Four tax accountants will directly report to this position, so this individual should have experience working in a team environment.  

Key responsibilities of the Corporate Tax Director:

  • Preparing federal and state income tax returns including all related analyses and supporting documentation.
  • Organizing and timely complying with IRS and state tax agency audits.
  • Oversight of required estimated tax payments and associated accounting for tax liabilities, payments, and refunds.
  • Serving as departmental liaison with senior management and others within the organization concerning tax matters. The director also serves as primary liaison with the IRS, state tax agencies and external auditors.
  • Oversight of various departmental projects throughout the year, such as recovery of unclaimed property, annual estimation of the value of the org's tax exemption, quarterly reporting of community benefit to the states of Tennessee and Virginia, etc.
  • Evaluating the impact of new tax guidance emerging from the IRS or state, and sharing guidance with departments that have a need to know.
  • Evaluating and testing tax software with the intent to be up to date for each upcoming tax season.
  • Establishing goals for the Tax Department and coordinating process improvement sessions to enhance the department's operating efficiency and accuracy.
  • Providing ongoing education relative to community benefit.


A minimum of eight years of finance experience in a large, full-service hospital is required, with at least five years of experience in a management role. The ideal candidate will have both general and patient financial experience. A bachelor's degree in Accounting is required, a master's degree is preferred. Experience with Microsoft Office and hospital software is necessary in order to compile data, produce meaningful reports, and investigate financial transactions. All candidates should have valid and active CPA licensure.

Ballad Health operates a family of 21 hospitals, including three tertiary medical centers, a dedicated children’s hospital, community hospitals, three critical access hospitals, a behavioral health hospital, an addiction treatment facility, long-term care facilities, home care and hospice services, retail pharmacies, outpatient services and a comprehensive medical management corporation. .  In fiscal 2017 Ballad Health had approximately 91,300 inpatient admissions, 2 million outpatient visits and 442,000 emergency room visits.  

Ballad Health, based in Johnson City, Tennessee, is an integrated healthcare system serving Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Northwest North Carolina and Southeast Kentucky. Born out of a recent merger, the size and complexity of the health system requires that this professional can provide guidance on a myriad of tax issues.  Ballad seeks a skilled, inquisitive tax professional who is up to the challenge of researching these issues.  

Ballad Health has focused on improved financial performance and news for the third quarter of 2019 was impressive. After including operating and non-operating results, Ballad Health ended the quarter with a net income of $66 million (unaudited), compared to a net loss of $26.1 million in the same quarter during fiscal 2018.  The system is investing nearly $200 million in capital for new equipment, diagnostic technology, building improvements, information technology infrastructure and EPIC, common electronic health record.

This position is based in scenic Johnson City, Tennessee.  Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the city offers Southern charm, big-city amenities, and world-class outdoor recreation opportunities.

For more information on Ballad Health, visit Our client offers an excellent compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

For confidential consideration, please contact The Whittaker Group. You may call, visit our website, or email your resume to


Mrs. Michelle Whittaker-McCracken, Managing Partner

1705 Woodland Dr. East, Suite 201

Saline, MI 48176

(734) 475-9300 (office)




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