Ascendient Healthcare Advisors


Ascendient Healthcare Advisors (Ascendient) is currently recruiting for a consultant position with expertise in financial planning and reimbursement.

Job Description:

This position will be responsible for continually monitoring service and payor-specific reimbursement changes, as well as maintaining a comprehensive understanding of potential longer term models of health payment reform. More importantly, this position must be able to clearly translate how the findings from his/her research are expected to impact the financial performance of Ascendient clients. Known and potential payment changes must be incorporated into financial models and pro forma financial statements in association with multiple Ascendient products and services. Other specific responsibilities include:

  • Analyze and evaluate financial statements
  • Prepare debt capacity analyses
  • Assist with prioritization of client strategic initiatives by quantifying the long-term financial impact of various strategic alternatives
  • Translate information from industry and market research into relevant observations and recommendations for Ascendient clients
  • Generate white papers in support of Ascendient’s thought leadership initiatives
  • Interact directly with client contacts to facilitate the completion of project objectives

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5+ years relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/Healthcare Administration or Accounting, or commensurate experience in business/health care/accounting required
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration with a finance concentration or heavy finance component, or CPA preferred
  • Financial planning knowledge/experience preferred over accounting/audit experience
  • Demonstrated experience with projects that require both attention to detail and an understanding of the “bigger picture”
  • Experience within markets on the forefront of health payment reform, such as Maryland, preferred
  • Ability to balance and juggle multiple projects and tasks
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues

Instructions for Resume Submission:

Ascendient serves clients from across the country, with a focus on the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast through its offices in Maryland and North Carolina. Ascendient anticipates the primary location for this position to be within its Southern Maryland office. Interested parties should direct all questions and resumes to Brian Ackerman at