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Senior Accountant in Brentwood, TN at Compassus

Date Posted: 3/8/2019

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Job Description



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Position Summary

Working under moderate supervision, this position performs simple to relatively complex analytical assignments and prepares accounting related financial statements and analysis reports as an Individual Contributor, sometimes working in small teams. Majority of the functions will be to assist the Accounting Manager of the accounting sub-process and senior level accounting professionals with the month and year end close. This position will also support the company’s efforts to comply with the requirements of Sarbanes Oxley.  S/he is responsible for applying the rules and regulations of state and federal regulatory agencies and other certified agencies.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Reviews and/or prepares transactions for entry, posts entries upon approval, collects and evaluates data, conducts analysis, and prepares reports.
  • Reviews and verifies the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications assigned to various records. Reports inconsistencies to higher level associates.
  • Assists with the preparation of general ledger account reconciliations
  • Assists in analyzing financial reports and records, making studies or recommendations relative to the recording of financial transactions.
  • Maintains records of routine accounting transactions.
  • Prepares schedules with supporting documentation to external auditors
  • Responsible for comparing accounting system outputs with daily input verifying for accuracy and resolves discrepancies.
  • Assists in preparation of financial and operating reports including trial balances, adjustments and closing entries.
  • Interprets and communicates financial reports and results for managers.
  • Conducts or assists in the documentation / support of accounting projects of varying complexity.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

  • Excellent understanding of end to end transaction activities across Accounting processes
  • Knowledge of financial systems (e.g., General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets, Financial Reporting tools)
  • Understanding of taxation – income, sales & use tax
  • Knowledge of GAAP requirements
  • Knowledge of internal controls, compliance and auditing
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel. Should be proficient in Accounting software

Knowledge and Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   

  • Excellent understanding of end to end transaction activities across Accounting processes.
  • Knowledge of financial systems (e.g., General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets, Financial Reporting tools).
  • Understanding of taxation – income, sales & use tax.
  • Knowledge of GAAP requirements.
  • Knowledge of internal controls, compliance and auditing.
  • Ability to utilize metrics and statistical information to identify opportunities for service improvement.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skill.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to successfully write reports and business correspondence. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Leaders, Colleagues, patients and family members, and the general public.
  • Ability to define problems, understand and collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in a variety of forms and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel. Should be proficient in Accounting software.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include some evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to travel.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information, such as patient and Company files.

Education and/or Experience

  • 4-year college degree with a major in business, finance or accounting
  • CPA or MBA a plus
  • 3 - 5 years of related experience and/or training
  • Understanding and experience with bank reconciliation functions, posting journal entries, and month end processing are required. 
  • Experience in the preparation of General Ledgers, Basic Knowledge of FASB requirements, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.                                                   
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially in Excel; attention to detail; strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Great Plains software experience a plus
  • Demonstrated experience in continuous improvement initiatives, root cause analysis and project management
  • Experience in the Healthcare industry preferred, but not required.

Other Qualifications

Strong knowledge of GAAP and strong internal controls. Maintains a professional demeanor and appearance. Is self-motivated and dependable. Must be high integrity, including maintenance of confidential information.

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Certified Public Accountant license preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities

Ability to understand, read, write, and speak English. Articulates and embraces hospice philosophy.

Physical Demands

he physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the colleague is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The colleague frequently is required to stand, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The colleague is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The colleague must frequently lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Compassus, including all Compassus affiliates, complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Compassus, including all Compassus affiliates, does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

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