UnityPoint Health

  • Senior Accountant

    Requisition ID
    Accounting and Finance
    US-IA-West Des Moines
    4949 Westown Parkway
    9010 Administration
    West Des Moines
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    M-F, 8-5
    Work Type (Portal Searching)
    Full Time Benefits
  • Overview

    The Senior Accountant analyzes and maintains detailed accounting and statistical records to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting with special emphasis on analytical review. Performs lead role in month-end reporting and initiates, leads, or participates in improvement to financial accounting, reporting, and processes. Serves as a subject matter expert for both Corporate departments and finance teams at assigned affiliates for both providing and analyzing financial data as well as performance against financial benchmarks.


    Accounting & Finance Principles

    • Analyzes monthly financial statements and prepares written communication of variances. Provides follow-up with responsible parties as appropriate.
    • Review and approval of documentation prepared by Staff Accountants for monthly financial statement preparation (i.e. journal entries, account reconciliations, etc).
    • Completes monthly journal entries for certain assigned areas and maintains account reconciliations for related balance sheet accounts.
    • Maintains adherence to generally accepted accounting principles and UnityPoint Health general financial policies.
    • Researches and documents using proper accounting principles for major transactions, such as acquisitions or disposals business lines.
    • Supports other departments and affiliates, as necessary, in preparation of budgets, including ongoing performance monitoring and reporting.
    • Maintain focus on process improvement opportunities within the department and individual accounting team to increase the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the department and impact our business operations.
    • Responsible for resolving questions, inquiries, complaints and/or disputes with Finance departmental customers and organizational points of contact as it relates to accounting matters demonstrating excellent customer service.
    • Participates in the development and mentoring of Staff Accountants.

    Project Management

    • Performs special projects as assigned, including performance and process improvements. Supports members of the UnityPoint Health financial leadership team by providing consultation, research, and review related to major departmental assignments.



    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
    • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).


    • Three (3) year’s accounting experience.
    • Experience in health care related finance.
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.


    • Must have knowledge of general accounting, financial statement presentations and statistical presentation necessary to support financial reporting.
    • Use of Microsoft Office, particularly spreadsheets.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work as team member, creating and maintaining effective working relationships.
    • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.
    • Leadership skills.


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