UnityPoint Health

  • Senior Accountant

    Requisition ID
    2018-51085
    Category
    Accounting and Finance
    Location
    US-IA-West Des Moines
    Address
    4949 Westown Parkway
    Affiliate
    9010 Administration
    City
    West Des Moines
    Department
    Finance
    State
    IA
    FTE
    1.0
    FLSA
    Exempt
    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.

    Responsibilities

    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.

    Qualifications

    Education

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

    Experience

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

    Skills

    • 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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