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Accounts Payable Analyst / Staff Accountant in Brentwood, TN at Compassus

Date Posted: 1/28/2019

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Job Description

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Position Summary

The Accounts Payable Analyst is responsible for modeling the 3 Company values of Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence, and for promoting the Hospice Compassus philosophy, using the 6 Pillars of success as the foundation. S/he is responsible for upholding the Code of Ethical Conduct and for promoting positive working relationships within the Program, between the Program and other Company departments, and between the Program and all external stakeholders. The Accounts Payable Analyst performs a variety of routine and some non-routine clerical/accounting functions in accordance with standard procedures. S/he is responsible for applying the rules and regulations of state and federal regulatory agencies and other certified agencies.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Assigns General Ledger account codes to all invoices, expense reports and check requests to be entered into MAS90 accounting software.
  • Ensures all invoices have received the necessary approval prior to payment.
  • Reviews all invoices for accuracy, and strives to identify cost saving opportunities.
  • Verifies patient status and outside services in Homeworks system for the purpose of validating claims.
  • Processes denials of claims that do not meet hospice reimbursement requirements.
  • Verifies Medicare allowable rates and contracted hospital rates for all claims.
  • Audits statements received from vendors to check for any past due invoices.
  • Month-end responsibility includes a review and analysis of General Ledger expense accounts and completion of month end cost spreadsheets for each agency to ensure all monthly expenses have been entered accurately and are accounted.
  • Provides expense accruals to Accounts Payable Manager for month-end closing.
  • Researches and answers month end questions from Management.
  • Works with vendors and hospice agencies regarding all accounts payable issues.
  • Scans, indexes and files Accounts Payable invoices weekly.
  • Matches paid invoices to checks for check distribution.
  • Maintains Accounts Payable files.
  • Exercises oversight of Medical Supplies accounts on a weekly basis.
  • Issues check runs when Manager is out on PTO.
  • Analyzes cost of telephones, cell phones, IT equipment, and DME.
  • Directs AP Team in the absence of the Accounts Payable Manager.
  • Trains new AP staff on systems and processes.
  • Sets up new users in Concur expense tracking system.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong oral and verbal and interpersonal communications are needed.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of Leaders, and Colleagues.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, software.
  • Ability to work a schedule that meets the organizational needs and project timelines.
  • History of meeting assignment deadlines and budgetary requirements.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to identify anomalies within current data as well as across history.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentages.
  • Experience in accounting information systems is required.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree with three to five years related experience and/or training.  Understanding and experience with Accounts Payable and General Ledger functions is required.  Experience with MAS90 is preferred.

Other Qualifications

Individual should be self-motivated, organized, and detail oriented; trustworthy with confidential information; able to multi-task; and able to comprehend vendor and medical director contracts.

Other Skills and Abilities

Punctual, regular attendance and the ability to work standard business hours is an essential function of the position.

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