UCare

Senior Accountant

Employer
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
May 05, 2017
Closes
May 24, 2017
Category
Accounting
Employment Status
Full Time

Health Care that Starts with You!

Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota's leading health plans. We provide more than 225,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs. UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We're an organization that's going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.

 

ABOUT UCARE

At UCare, we deliver high-quality health coverage and services to help members of all ages maintain and improve their health. It's a big job that takes innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Above all, it takes a compassionate team that is dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and our communities.

WORKING AT UCARE

Working at UCare is more than just a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization, and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Our values of integrity, community, quality, flexibility, and respect permeate every aspect of our organization - from who we are and how we act, to what we do and how we do it. We owe our continued success to our employees who proudly embody our mission and values in everything they do.

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Position Description

This position is responsible to perform monthly accounting activities; including journal entries, account reconciliations, and administrative expense analysis.   Responsible for internal monthly financial reporting packages owned by the Accounting Department.  Prepare regulatory filings and reporting packages for areas of responsibility.  Complete the annual 990 Return.  Assist in the budget process.  Support the CFO, Controller, Assistant Controller, and/or Accounting Manager with ad hoc analysis, financial projections, or special projects.

·Responsible for timely and accurate preparation of assigned journal entries.  Ensuring the balance has proper support and files have appropriate levels of controls.  Ensuring the use of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and statutory accounting principles (SAP). 

·Responsible for preparation of timely and accurate assigned account reconciliations which encompasses adequate support.  Providing timely communication of any identified accounting adjustments to the Accounting Manager.

·Recommend and implement improved reporting of administrative expenses.  Partner with business owners to identify and measure operational efficiencies and cost savings.

·Prepare analysis and/or financial projections stating results/conclusions reached and support special projects/activities as requested. 

·Prepare and coordinate information in UCare's quarterly and annual regulatory filings with the Minnesota Department of Health, Wisconsin Office of Commissioner of Insurance, Department of Commerce, NAIC, rating agencies, and any other external reporting entity.

·Responsible for maintaining investment databases that meets current standards for reporting in the NAIC formats. 

·Responsible for revenue and administrative costs reporting for the quarterly DHS Financial Report.  Ensure data supplied to DHS complies with state and federal regulations.

·Preparation of the 990 annual tax returns financial information.  Support in finalization after external accounting firm review.  Responsible for ensuring return is files on a timely basis.

·Support financial and regulatory audits. This includes but is not limited to creating ad-hoc financial reports, sub-ledger detail analysis and review, allocation review, and account coding review. Prepare financial audit work papers as assigned.

·Assist in annual forecast and budget process and preparation of budget presentation information.  Other budget tasks as assigned.

·Management of UCare's treasury function.  Reviewing cash management functions including analysis of daily balance and calculation of daily funding and stop pay process.

·Provide backup support for Accounting and Financial Representative Senior.

·Other projects and duties as assigned.

Education

Bachelor's degree in Accounting.  Demonstrated experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Required Experience

Four years of accounting or financial analysis experience.  Advanced Excel skills.

Preferred Experience

Experience maintaining general ledger, internal controls, and daily accounting processing preferred. Prior experience in a health care organization or public accounting preferred.

THE UCARE DIFFERENCE

UCare is proud to be a recognized Star Tribune Top Workplace for the 7th consecutive year. As a part of our collaborative team, you'll experience the rewards that come with helping others and seeing the positive results of your hard work. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and give you the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, a myriad of volunteer activities, and a number of other rewards. If you're looking for a welcoming environment that celebrates what you have to offer, helps you build on your strengths, and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.


Rewards

Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers. At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.
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