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Staff Accountant Job

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Employer
HealthPartners
Posted
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Closes
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Location
Bloomington, MN, 55420
Category
Employment Status

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Staff Accountant

Job ID:: 25643
Department:: GHI S&B for HPIER - Resear
City:: Bloomington, MN
Location:: HP - Bloomington 8170 Office Bldg
Position Type:: Full-Time
Anticipated Work Schedule:: Monday to Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
Hrs/Pay Period:: 80

Job Description::

The culture at HealthPartners is one of ownership, pride, service and most importantly, partnership. That spirit of partnership among employees, patients and the community helped us to earn a place on the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s List of the Twin Cities Great Places to Work. Join us for a career that offers respect, support and encouragement. You’ll stay for the power of partnership.

Our continued growth has created an opportunity for an Accountant I to work with our HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research team. The Accountant I is responsible for the proper and timely recording of financial transactions in the general ledger in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Other responsibilities include analyzing account transactions, preparing account reconciliations, resolving reconciling items utilizing thinking & problem solving skills, and preparing accounting statements and reports. Analyzes cause/effect relationships & considers consequences of future actions. Works independently with other Finance team members, Institute staff and HP departments, to resolve accounting matters. Develops solutions to a variety of problems of simple to moderate scope and complexity.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Accountant I is responsible for the proper and timely recording of financial transactions in the general ledger in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Other responsibilities include analyzing account transactions, preparing account reconciliations, resolving reconciling items utilizing thinking & problem solving skills, and preparing accounting statements and reports. Analyzes cause/effect relationships & considers consequences of future actions. Works independently with other Finance team members, Institute staff and HP departments, to resolve accounting matters. Develops solutions to a variety of problems of simple to moderate scope and complexity.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

* Review accounting entries posted to the general ledger to ensure proper accounting of financial transactions in accordance w/ GAAP & stated HealthPartners Policy.

* Participate in month-end close activities including preparation of journal entries, complete with appropriate supporting documentation.

* Complete monthly variance analysis and financial statement preparation for assigned entities

* Complete balance sheet account and subsystem reconciliations accurately and timely.

* Research account reconciliation items to determine corrective action required and complete required adjusting entries.

* Able to work independently & proactively with minimal guidance & supervision while participating actively as a Finance team member.

* Communicate issues & resolutions to Finance management.

* Research & prepares technical accounting solutions for new & existing business issues (simple to moderate complexity).

* Adapt to working in new environments & in new situations.

* Ensure that automated interfaces to the general ledger are functioning as intended.

* Review internal accounting controls & recommends improvements.

* Enhance and document processes and procedures to facilitate accurate and timely financial information, reporting and managerial information.

* Able to utilize tools, such as system queries & downloads.

* Proficient in Excel.

* Prepare interim & year-end schedules for auditors as needed.

* Maintain required records, reports & files.

* Complete special projects as directed by the Sr. Finance Manager.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* Four-year college degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. (Accounting preferred)

* Working knowledge of GAAP and internal controls.

* Strong spreadsheet (Excel) skills.

* Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

* Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

* Strong organizational skills

* Consistently demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to work effectively and productively with each other while providing exceptional service to our leaders, members, customers, and vendors.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* Accounting or finance experience in a healthcare setting.

* Experience working with Lawson Financial Systems.

* Experience in/knowledge of nonprofit accounting including fund and grant accounting.

HealthPartners, nationally acclaimed for providing outstanding patient care, offers a comprehensive benefits package. To see a complete job description and/or to apply for this position, please visit www.healthpartners.jobs, click on job opportunities and search for Job ID # 25643.

Health is what we do. Partnership is how we do it.

EOE

HealthPartners

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