Memorial Health Care Center Senior Accountant in Owosso, Michigan

JOB SUMMARY Provides general assistance to the accounting department through account analysis, monthly journal entries, preparation of various subsidiaries financial statements, pulling documents for 990 tax returns, Long Term Care cost report, Foundation preparations for month end close and finance reports, assist in community benefits, annual surveys, and assist with the budget process. As well as other duties to support and maintain quality in the activities of the accounting department as well as uphold the mission and values established by MHC.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS Responsible To: Director of Finance

Workers Supervised: None

Inter-Relationships: Work closely with all accounting/finance staff and all Health System personnel on a daily basis.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reconciles, prepares and enters journal entries for subsidiaries of the hospital and joint ventures, as assigned.

  • Produces financial statements for subsidiaries and joint ventures in a timely manner.

  • Answers inquiries regarding subsidiary and joint venture financial statements, analysis reports, and transactions.

  • Maintains the highest level of confidentiality with all information obtained.

  • Maintains quality in all tasks assigned.

  • Completes all tasks accurately within specified deadlines.

  • Must be able to work with a flexible work schedule when needed.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of, and supports, hospital mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, corporate compliance plan, customer service standards and the code of ethical behavior.

  • Assist with Budget process and reporting

  • Prepares Subsidiary and joint venture journal entries, financial statements, and analysis reports on a monthly basis.

  • Complete adhoc financial analysis and reports as needed.

  • Periodic reconciliation of key general ledger accounts at the request of the Director of Finance and/or Accounting Manager.

  • Monitor, report and perform analysis relative to debt service and investments.

  • Ensures accurate reporting and compliance with debt covenants.

  • Monitors accounts receivable and cash flow for Pharmacy, affiliates, joint ventures, and research studies.

  • Assist with process improvement, internal control, and risk mitigation for all health system entities.

  • Provides assistance in accounting areas as needed.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree with major in accounting required.

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 5 years accounting experience with automated general ledger, spreadsheets, Powerpoint, and word processing applications required. Hospital or other healthcare experience preferred.

JOB KNOWLEDGE

  • Understanding and knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, IRS guidelines, healthcare finance issues, supervisory requirements, effective communication techniques both written and verbal, stress management and skills for dealing with complex issues.

  • Knowledgeable and strong in oral and written communication.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems in an effective and timely manner.

  • Ability to articulate and demonstrate commitment to the philosophy, values, mission and vision of the organization.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES/MOTOR SKILLS These physical requirements are not exhaustive and additional job related physical requirements may be added on an as needed basis. Corrective devices may be used to meet physical requirements.

  • Sedentary Work: Frequently required to stand, kneel and crouch. On a daily basis may be required to move about, sit, climb stairs and bend. Is frequently required to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. May be required to push/pull/carry items between 20-100 lbs.

  • Vision: Requires the ability to perceive the nature of objects by the eye. Near acuity: Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less. Midrange Acuity: Clarity of vision at distances of more than 20 inches and less than 20 feet.

  • Motor Coordination: While performing the duties of the job, it is required to regularly perform functions that include using hand and finger movement, handle or feel objects, be able to use tools or equipment that requires reaching with hands and arms. Must be able to travel independently throughout the hospital; access patients/families including areas confined by space and/or equipment.

  • Speaking/Hearing: Ability to give and receive information through speaking and listening.

ESSENTIAL TECHNICAL ABILITIES

  • Proficiency using modern office, computer and telephone equipmentas used by Memorial Healthcare.

  • Advanced proficiency with Excel.

  • Ability to access, create, send and retrieve data from all systems.

  • Ability to operate a ten key calculator.

ESSENTIAL MENTAL ABILITIES

  • Ability to adapt and maintain focus in fast paced, quickly changing or stressful situations.

  • Ability to read and interpret a variety of documents including, but not limited to policies, operating instructions, white papers, regulations, rules and laws.

  • Ability to effectively problem solve.

  • Ability to develop and communicate effective proposals.

  • Ability to comprehend basic statistics and financial documents for purposes of preparing and analyzing departmental budgets.

ESSENTIAL SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to read, survey information, and other documentation received in the course of performing duties.

  • Ability to communicate with employees and to answer and process questions.

  • Ability to maintain self-control.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

  • Ability to interact with co-workers, hospital staff, administration, patients, physicians, the public and all internal and external customers in a professional and effective, courteous and tactful manner, at all times, physically, verbally and in all written and electronic communication.

  • Required to remain calm when adversity is encountered.

  • Open, honest, and tactful communication skills.

  • Ability to work as a team member in all activities.

  • Positive, cooperative and motivated attitude.