Staff Accountant-Tax and Treasury in Brentwood, TN at Compassus

Date Posted: 7/25/2018

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Job Description

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The Staff Accountant 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 Company, among all departments, and all external stakeholders.

Working with a relatively high level of supervision, this position performs basic analytical assignments and

prepares accounting related reports, working as an Individual Contributor or as part of a team. Majority of

the functions will be to assist more senior level accounting professionals with the tax and treasury monthly,

quarterly 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 tax and regulatory agencies and other certified agencies.


• Regulatory Compliance Pillar of Success

o Complies with all federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations to which the Company is


o Understands and adheres to all Company policies and procedures.

o Protects the confidentiality of all patient, Colleague, and Company information.

o Cooperates with internal and external surveys, audits and investigations, providing truthful and

accurate information.

• Colleagues and Culture Pillar of Success

o Contributes to a positive and professional work environment through personal choice of

actions, according to the Hospice Compassus Code of Ethical Conduct.

o Participates in regular, direct, and effective communications with Colleagues and Leaders,

promoting team building, problem solving, and peer support.

• Quality Pillar of Success

o Exhibits compassion, dignity, and respect to our patients and families in all circumstances.

o Works consistently to do things right the first time, in accordance with our core value of


o Makes efficient and effective use of resources to complete assignments.

o Demonstrates personal responsibility for professional development and training.


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• Service Pillar of Success

o Exemplifies the Hospice Compassus Service Commitment in all actions.

o Demonstrates willingness and ability to adjust to change rapidly and is flexible in a variety of


o Is open, receptive, approachable, and quick to respond to direction and assignments.

• Growth Pillar of Success

o Demonstrates initiative and a “Level 5” Commitment to achieving Company growth and results

to ensure long-term viability.

o Represents the Company positively and professionally within the community.

• Financial Responsibility Pillar of Success

o Conducts business effectively and in a fiscally responsible manner.

o Applies the most cost-effective approach to every situation.

o Practices good stewardship with regard to Company time, money, and physical resources.

• Position-specific Responsibilities

o Prepares and analyzes journal entries; proposes adjustments as necessary.

o Assists with the preparation of the income tax provision, income tax returns and general ledger

account reconciliations.

o Compares accounting system outputs with daily input verifying for accuracy and resolves


o Maintains records of routine tax and accounting transactions.

o Assists in the documentation of simple tax, treasury and accounting projects under direct


o Researches various tax and accounting issues and develops plans to address concerns and


o Assists in the analysis and interpretation of accounting records for use by management, as


o Assists in preparation of financial and operating reports including trial balances, adjustments and

closing entries.

o Prepares schedules with supporting documentation to external auditors.

o Performs other duties as assigned.


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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.

o General understanding of Tax and Accounting processes.

o Basic knowledge of tax and financial systems (e.g., Tax Preparation Software, Tax Research Tools,

RIA/CCH, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets, Financial Reporting tools).

o Understanding of taxation – Primarily federal and state income taxation, sales & use tax desired but

not required.

o General understanding of normal treasury and cash management operations.

o General knowledge of GAAP requirements, especially ASC 740.

o General knowledge of tax compliance, internal controls and auditing.

o Demonstrated analytical, research and problem solving skills.

o Strong organizational and time management skills.

o Excellent customer service skills.

o Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently. Strong written and verbal communications. Ability to

document as required by regulations and internal protocol.

o Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general tax and treasury periodicals, professional journals,

technical procedures, and governmental regulations.

o Ability to successfully write reports and business correspondence.

o Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Leaders, and Colleagues.

o 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.

o Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

o Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include some evenings and weekends.

o Must be able to travel occasionally.

o Ability to maintain confidentiality of information, such as patient and Company files.

Education and/or Experience

• 4-year college degree with a major in accounting.

• Masters degree with a concentration accounting or taxation preferred.

• 1 – 2 years of related experience and/or training.

• Understanding and experience with bank reconciliation functions, posting journal entries, and month

end processing.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially in Excel; attention to detail; strong written and oral

communications skills.

• Great Plains and SAGE software experience a plus.

• Demonstrated experience in continuous improvement initiatives, root cause analysis and project



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Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in Accounting software; Internet software,

accounting information systems and Microsoft Office software, especially Excel. Experience with MAS 90

and FAS fixed asset software is preferred.

Other Qualifications

Strong knowledge of GAAP. Maintains a professional demeanor and appearance. Is self-motivated,

dependable and detailed oriented. Must be of high integrity, including maintenance of confidential


Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

CPA or CPA candidate required.

Other Skills and Abilities

Excellent communication skills with strong organizational and problem solving abilities. Ability to

understand, read, write and speak English.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The 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 sit; use hands to finger,

handle, or feel and talk or hear. The colleague is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and

arms. The colleague is occasionally required to stand. The colleague must regularly lift and /or move up to

10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 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.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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