Cedar Community Welcomes New Vice President of Finance
Cedar Community welcomes Joe Pichler as the Vice President of Finance. Joe brings extensive health care financial reporting, public accounting and financial operations experience to Cedar Community’s financial services team. Pichler grew up in West Central Wisconsin, and began his career at Wipfli in Eau Claire, before relocating to the Wipfli office in Madison. During this time in public accounting he audited hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care providers, ensuring that their financial statements were in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. He also prepared clients’ Medicaid and Medicare Cost Reports and IRS Form 990s.
Upon leaving public accounting, he became the Finance Director at St. Mary’s Care Center, a 184-bed skilled nursing facility, owned by a national healthcare company, where he worked with the rest of the leadership team to guide the direction of the organization. He also managed the day-to-day financial operations, while overseeing billing and accounts payable, as well as producing monthly and ad hoc financial reports.
As Vice President of Finance at Cedar Community, Pichler will play a critical role in developing and implementing the financial strategy for Cedar Community. As a member of the executive leadership team, he will be an advisor to the divisional leaders, evaluating and assisting them with their financial plans and economic modeling. “Joe brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the senior living industry, and is a great addition to the executive team at Cedar Community,” says Lynn Olson, Chief Executive Officer.
Pichler will also work in conjunction with the board of directors and the finance, audit and investments committees of the board, to develop the organization’s overall financial policies, while overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization. “I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the leadership and finance teams at Cedar Community to achieve the financial sustainability that will ensure our residents can enjoy, explore and embrace their best life for many years to come, ” says Joe.