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CommonSpirit Health Finance Specialist in DES MOINES, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


  • Responsible for all activities related to fund transfers from the Foundation to appropriate mission affiliates including, but not limited to, monthly and FYE reconciliation of fund transfers to internal financial statements, providing service line reports of funds expended to major gift officers, and documenting fund usage for proper stewardship

  • Provide support to grant staff regarding federal and state grant compliance requirements surrounding budgeting, expense tracking and invoicing

  • Review and track available annual spendable interest from endowments and work with major gift officers to ensure funds are disbursed; serve as liaison to Mercy College to secure financial scholarship report information awarded to students each semester

  • Review and reconcile accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions and activities

  • Work with Foundation leadership regarding organizational budget process and monitoring of expenses

  • Review and approve quarterly pledge redemption and uncollected pledges (write offs)

  • Maintain appropriate segregation of duties and other internal controls

  • Maintain and reconcile petty cash

  • Assist in preparation of annual 990 filing and prepare annual 1099’s for annuitants

  • Provide Business Operations Manager with necessary financial information for the processing of local, state, and federal agency registrations


  • Associate Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Two years of accounting experience in nonprofit finance administration or office setting

  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles (GAAP), proficiency in MS Excel or Google Sheets, and experience with accounting software, experience with nonprofit grant and contract administration, strong ability to anticipate and address problems, ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines, ability to work collaboratively


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Requisition ID 2021-173148

Employment Type Full Time

Department Foundation

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours day

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.