Bert Tracey, CPA, is Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. With more than 25 years in the healthcare field as well as in the accounting and banking industries, Bert oversees the areas of Financial Reporting, Accounts Payable and Claims, Planning and Analysis, SOX Compliance, Contract Services and Patient Accounting. Bert reports to VITAS President and CFO David Wester.
Bert joined VITAS in 2004 as Senior Director of Financial Operations and was promoted to Vice President of Finance that same year. In 2009 Bert was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President.
Prior to joining VITAS, Bert served as Chief Financial Officer at MetroWest Health Plan, a subsidiary of JPS Healthnet in Fort Worth, TX.
Bert holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting from St. Thomas University in Miami and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of West Indies, Barbados.
Bert is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and holds a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.