ACCOUNTANT

Job Locations US-AK-Juneau
Job ID
2022-6739
Category
ACCOUNTING/FINANCE/REVENUE CYCLE
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

About Us:

 

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

 

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

Job Overview:

The General Accountant is responsible for coalition wide accounting and reporting for Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and its subsidiaries.  The position provides general support for all financial audits, as well as general accounting support and projects as assigned.  The General Accountant will leverage their expertise to streamline processes & procedures, enhance value to the Consortium through enhanced productivity, reductions in procurement costs and the reduction/elimination of non-value-added activities.  This role will support aspects of the annual budget and financial reporting.  

 

Externally, develops strong, values-based relationships with external auditors, reimbursement consultants, bank representatives, investment advisors, actuaries, and other financial advisors, vendors, community affiliations, tribal organizations, consultants and other resource and health care providers.  

 

Internally has Consortiumwide impact on budget creation and execution, financial policy direction, reporting, and regulatory interpretation.  This position interacts with the SEARHC Boards of Directors, all levels of leaders and employees. 

 

$64,708.80 - $78,436.80, DOE

Responsibilities:

Key Essential Functions and Accountabilities of the Job 

  • Participates as a collaborative member of the finance team ensuring effective communications on financial activities throughout the organization. 
  • Works collaboratively and effectively with corporate departments such as Compliance, Information Systems, Legal, and other departments that provide support services to SEARHC. 
  • Controls expenses without compromising quality. 
  • Ensures the integrity of key financial reporting systems including fixed assets 
  • Supports the financial operations integration of new business units for the Consortium as well as the implementation of new technologies 
  • Works with key organizational stakeholders to continuously improve the end user experience with accounting processes, which may include grants and fixed assets 
  • Supports the annual external audit and be directly responsible for collaborating with the auditors in compiling the schedules for fixed assets, grant expenditures and other analysis 
  • Ensures timely and accurate preparation of monthly financial reports  
  • Understands reporting of general accounting, and may include grants, fixed asset accounting and accounting for patient revenues 
  • Assists and support as needed, all annual audits including the annual financial statement audit  
  • Works with Accounting Manager to establish policies, procedures and internal controls 
  • Works with Accounting Manager to develop and lead fixed asset tracking process to assure proper FA accounting procedures including cost tracking, performance and reporting.   
  • Serves as an active part of month end financial activities including accounting for patient revenues, grant revenues and reconcile subsidiary accounting modules 

 

Other Functions 

  • Leads a culture of continuous improvement 
  • Participates in other key strategic and tactical projects and initiatives as assigned by the Director/Controller    
  • Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications:

Education, Certifications, and Licenses Required 

  • Bachelor’s degree with concentration on Accounting, Finance or Economics preferred 

 

Experience Required 

  • One or more years of experience in healthcare or accounting setting with experience in healthcare, tribal and non-profit clients – preferred  
  • Experience in the areas of general fixed asset accounting, financial reporting including grants reporting and financial analysis – preferred  
  • Experience serving internal customers – required  

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

 

Knowledge of: 

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles  
  • Expresses commitment to SEARHC’s mission, personally identifies with its vision and takes pride in shared success. 
  • High ethical standards with sound judgment and professional integrity. 

Skills in: 

  • Demonstrates outstanding communication skills. Produces concise, incisive, logical power point presentations and written documents. 
  • Approaches change by accomplishing milestones and works with and through others to drive change.  
  • Possesses a style which is both collaborative and results-oriented. Works easily with a wide variety of interpersonal styles and is open-minded on alternative means of achieving business results. 
  • Hands on team member that builds and maintains collaborative relationships across all functions and levels within the organization. 
  • Exhibits flexibility while influencing others to improve processes and implement changes. 
  • Anticipates needs of those that Finance serves, responds quickly to requests, provides helpful guidance and support, monitors and follows up as required. 
  • Adaptable, collaborative and flexible style with a commitment to achieving excellent results by overcoming obstacles and creatively solving problems in a confident and constructive manner. 

Ability to: 

  • Handle stressful situations; work in a fast-paced, demanding environment. 
  • Navigate successfully in a complex environment simultaneously managing several projects/activities. 
  • Communicate with all levels of the organization comfortably and present to internal and external audiences. 
  • Align and integrate the Finance Division’s goals with the organization’s goals. 
  • Effect change through influence, working closely with departments throughout SEARHC. 
  • Operate with a sense of urgency with rapid response capabilities, on constricted timelines and able to manage multiple projects at one time, with varying priority. 
  • Understand changing healthcare market dynamics, translating them into actionable strategy and implementing the strategy to achieve pre-set objectives. 
  • Analyze and interpret professional journals, financial reports and legal documents. 
  • Investigate and interpret financial data, regulations, and best practices with the aptitude to apply them to executable and enforceable policy. 
  • Promote development and maintenance of appropriate systems to ensure efficient processes. 
  • Easily draws connections between related activities and has the ability identify trends that require attention. 

 

Computer Skills:   

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint 

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