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Accounting Consultant - Boston, MA, Eden Prairie, MN, or Falls Church, VA

UnitedHealth Group

Falls Church, VA
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734038 Accounting Consultant Boston MA Eden Prairie MN or Falls Church VA

Accounting Consultant - Boston, MA, Eden Prairie, MN, or Falls Church, VA (734038)

Position Description

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Understand the UnitedHealth Group / Optum financial process and become an active participant in the management of its financials

  • Maintain general ledger accounts and related activities for the production of financial statements and reports

  • Perform account reconciliations and analyses, prepares journal entries and reviews accounting classifications, in accordance with generally - accepted accounting principles
  • Analyze and prepare financial statements, including balance sheets and statements of financial position
  • Understand Government accounting concepts and practices and translate to Optum financial reporting within a matrix P&L environment  including labor costing and cost pools
  • Involvement in the monthly / quarterly 'close' process
  • Prepare documentation in support of external and internal audits
  • Review the work of others
  • Develop innovative approaches for continued improvement in efficiency and effectiveness
  • Collaborates with finance team and business owners to gather, summarize and analyze data
  • Prepares monthly consolidation, review and reconciliation of financials
  • Experience with and solid understanding of CostPoint
  • Prepares ad hoc financial and business analyses


 Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with concentration in Accounting
  • 5 or more years of Accounting experience including Government cost accounting experience
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of Costpoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Public accounting experience
  • Healthcare experience
  • Accounting experience handling regulated entities
  • Experience with Hyperion Essbase, PeopleSoft Financials, and Microsoft Access



Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)




Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.     

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.  

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Job Details

  • Contest Number734038
  • Job TitleAccounting Consultant - Boston, MA, Eden Prairie, MN, or Falls Church, VA
  • Job FamilyFinance
  • Business SegmentOptum Corporate

Job Location Information

  • Falls Church, VA
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsEden Prairie, MN
    Boston, MA

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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