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Assistant Controller Remote Everett, WA

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

This position will play a key leadership role in the Pacific Northwest controllership team, overseeing the accounting and operations of both our medical groups and risk groups, supervising and reporting on monthly close, providing detailed financial reporting and analysis, and ensuring best practices across all accounting processes. This position with interact with all accounting lanes and teams in both Washington and Oregon, and interacts regularly with both local and national teams to support the monthly close, integration efforts, and process improvements.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an outstanding ability to build relationships with staff, peers and senior management. You have an interest and ability to take charge of various accounting processes and projects, while driving efficiencies and standardization. You love to live in the weeds but also to understand the big picture. You desire to play a critical role in regional growth and strategy. You are self-motivated, detail oriented and have a commitment to continuous improvement. You enjoy working in a fast-paced, complex environment. You pay great attention to detail and deliver results under deadlines as well as working effectively cross-functionally in a rapidly changing environment. Further, the ideal candidate will have a strong appreciation for the balance sheet and the ability to establish processes and controls to ensure the accuracy of both the income statement and the balance sheet on a monthly basis.

You'll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partners with the regional controller on regional strategy, projects, acquisitions, and growth
  • Ownership of the Risk accounting lane, including GL close, monthly and quarterly reporting requirements, OCN's comprehensive estimates and explanations, and team development
  • Ownership of the FFS accounting lane, including GL close, monthly and quarterly reporting requirements, FFS revenue estimates and explanations, and team development
  • Develops, implements, and maintains processes and procedures for accurate and timely analysis of financial data, ensuring best practices
  • Develops and maintains internal control structure and procedures for financial reporting
  • Resolves high level financial reporting issues
  • Manages the audit process and work with outside auditors regarding accounting and reporting issues
  • Oversees the preparation and analysis of internal reporting, ensuring the quality, reliability, and timeliness of the reports
  • Provides operational and technical accounting expertise to ensure compliance with GAAP, Company policies, rules, regulation, and laws
  • Summarizes findings on the monthly, quarterly, or annual reports to senior management, auditors, and regulators
  • Leads and supports future integration projects and initiatives
  • Partners with the leadership team on regional strategy, projects, acquisitions, and growth
  • Maintains and supports financial internal control environment, including documentation and self-testing
  • Participates in regional leadership meetings and initiatives
  • Liaises with OptumCare and Care Delivery Finance and local market executive management
  • Oversees the SG&A accounting for the PNW-WA region, including AP, payroll, and all non-clinical SG&A
  • Prepares FFS reporting and financial statements, including cost/management accounting, monthly summary presentations/decks, same store/growth reporting, etc. Partners directly with Western Washington CEO, COO, and regional controller on development and maintenance of these reports
  • Leads the team through change in a positive and intentional way, with a focus on staff development and team building
  • Prepares monthly WD-3 and WD+1 estimates for Other revenue and SG&A for TEC and TPC
  • Partners with the business office for allowance calculations, and ensures a complete set of processes are in place to monitor collection rate, aged AR, days in AR, bad debt, charge lag times, etc.
  • Analyzes monthly performance and variance analysis, including monthly trends, YoY, MoM, etc.
  • Monitors daily revenue, visits, and other metric trending
  • Monitors balance sheet accounts for accuracy and completeness via the account reconciliation process
  • Partners with regional finance on forecasting, variance analysis, budget preparation, and monthly reporting needs
  • Maintains and supports financial internal control environment for FFS, including documentation and self testing
  • Partners with the OptumCare Network team on FFS rates, incentives, allocations, etc. as the two groups continue to partner in the future
  • Works with the revenue cycle team to develop additional procedures and reporting capabilities
  • Integrates new businesses and tuck ins, as applicable
  • Participates in regional controllership meetings and initiatives
  • Oversees the fixed asset accounting for the PNW region, including capitalization, retirement, tax, WIP, etc.
  • Liaises with OptumCare and Care Delivery Finance and local market executive management
  • Collaborates with other functional areas within OptumCare: Care Delivery FP&A, HealthCare Economics, Financial Data Management, General Operations
  • Collaborates with other functional areas within the broader UHG organization (e.g. Legal, Corporate Accounting, Accounting Policy, Capital Planning, Regulatory Reporting, Regulatory FP&A), as necessary
  • Monitors and proactively tracks risks and opportunities
  • Provides operational and technical accounting expertise to ensure compliance with GAAP, Company policies, and various applicable rules and regulations
  • Supports the Company's strategic and operational planning initiatives, as applicable
  • Manages, mentors and assists staff
  • Ad hoc and special project ownership You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Undergraduate degree requirement should be in the field of Accounting or Finance
    • 10+ of progressive work experience in accounting
    • 7+ years management / supervisory experience
    • 1+ years of prior healthcare experience
    • Experience in the financial close process and understanding of underlying complexities
    • Experience and comfort managing through change and process improvement
    • Solid technical knowledge of GAAP; ability to effectively use accounting knowledge to collaborate with varying levels of employees and management to drive sound business decisions
    • Excellent PC skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other financial reporting tools required
    • Demonstrates proficiency in practical application of internal control skills Preferred Qualifications:
      • CPA / CMA or other equivalent licensure or certification
      • Dedication to leadership and team development
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Solid analytical and information gathering skills; ability to evaluate and prioritize extensive detailed data
      • Demonstrated success partnering with, leading and influencing multiple teams
      • Ability to effectively summarize and articulate financial results
      • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet tight deadlines Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
        Note that these requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to perform this job.
        • Knowledge of finance and accounting functions, including G/L, cost accounting, financial reporting and internal controls. Maintain current knowledge of GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) Skills:
          • Skill in exercising initiative, judgment, discretion and decision-making to achieve organizational objectives
          • Skill in analyzing financial data and preparing appropriate related reports
          • Skill in working with report-writing tools and manipulation of data
          • Skill in relating organizational objectives to financial policies on costs, fees, credit, etc.
          • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with Clinic leadership, medical staff, and support staff
          • Skill in quickly identifying and resolving problems
          • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Abilities:
            • Ability to work creatively with management and department staff to achieve objectives
            • Ability to effectively summarize and articulate financial results
            • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet tight deadlines Physical and Mental Demands: . click apply for full job details

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, Los Angeles , Assistant Controller Remote Everett, WA, Accounting, Auditing , Los Angeles, California

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