Accounting Operations Specialist

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 22, 2022
Oct 15, 2022
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 600,000 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.


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.




UCare offers Medicare, Medicaid, Individual and Family health plans - powered by the hardest working people in the industry. Our people powered teams de-complicate, advocate and always go the extra mile to help our members. We serve with integrity, compassion and commitment to do right by members, providers and government partners. Above all, we come to work excited to provide members a path for the best health of their lives.


Working at UCare is more than 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. Employees join UCare and stay because of the opportunity to have a purpose-driven job.

Our strong culture has established UCare as a Star Tribune Top 200 Workplace for 13 consecutive years since the awards program began. It's a culture that embraces innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and exemplary customer and provider experiences. Working at UCare is being a part of a people powered team dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and communities.


Work Location: Office for Your Day

The health and safety of our employees, members, providers, and our community is our highest priority. Therefore, all new employees are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to starting at UCare, subject to limited exceptions such as for a sincerely held religious belief or for medical reasons.

Position Description

This position is responsible to perform monthly accounting activities as assigned including claims payable and related service inquiries related to claims, payment and refunds. Prepare regulatory filings and reporting packages for areas of responsibility. You will complete assigned journal entries, account reconciliations and analysis. Assist in preparation of internal monthly financial reporting packages that are owned by the Accounting Department. In addition, provide support for audits and the annual actuarial certification process. Provide ad hoc analysis, financial projects and/or special projects at the request of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Controller, Assistant Controller, and/or Accounting Manager.

• Responsible for the claims payable process through Amisys. Maintain payment registers, negative balances, prospective payments, and liens. Ensure payment issued by the bank matches the amounts requested for both paper and electronic payments. Clear payments that have cleared the bank to ensure an accurate outstanding payment list.

• Respond within defined turn-around-time to inquires submitted to Accounting through service forms and emails. Receive refund checks from providers and coordinate with Accounts Payable and Claims & Configuration Operations (CCO) to apply payments to the provider's account or return the payment to the vendor.

• Maintain the outstanding check list for all payment systems. Prepare Unclaimed Property notices related to outstanding payments and submit the annual Unclaimed Property reports as required by each State. Ensure payments are issued through Accounts Payable to meet required deadlines.

• Prepare the annual 1099 annual report to the IRS for claims and non-claim payments, including the coordination with other departments and entities. Promptly address Record B notices and provider inquiries.

• Assist Accounting Operations Manager by preparing requested schedules and support for questions submitted by actuaries and auditors within required timeframes.

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

• 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.

• Maintain a strong cross functional relationship with Claims & Configuration Operation, Customer Services, Information Technology, Provider Relations, and other departments whose activities impact Accounting Operations.

• Maintain a thorough understanding of claims payment, Unclaimed Property, and 1099 Reporting requirements.

• Provide backup support as needed for key operational tasks.

• Other projects and duties as assigned.


Associates degree in Accounting; demonstrated experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Required Experience

Two years of accounting operations experience. Superior attention to detail and organizational skills. Intermediate to advanced Excel skills.

Preferred Experience

Health Plan experience.


The UCare difference is our people power - employees actively working on the behalf of our members to get them access to the health care they need. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and provide the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, and a myriad of volunteer activities. If you're looking for an inclusive environment that celebrates your people power, 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.

JOB POST DATE: 09/21/2022

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