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Associate Director of Accounting - Irvine, CA

UnitedHealth Group

Irvine, CA
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733127 Associate Director of Accounting Irvine CA

Associate Director of Accounting - Irvine, CA (733127)

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)

This leadership role is the Associate Director of Accounting for OptumRx, a business segment of Optum with over $60b in annual revenue.  This position manages the monthly and quarterly close process and internal and external audits across various accounting teams. Maintains general ledger accounts and related activities for the production of financial statements and reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, collaborating with numerous departments within the Optum and UnitedHealth Group organizations. Reviews or performs in-depth financial reporting and analysis, including technical accounting research and documentation.  Manages the resources, performance, and development of a team of accountants.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop, implement and maintain processes and procedures for accurate and timely analysis of financial data, ensuring best practices
  • Develop and maintain internal control structure and procedures for financial reporting
  • Resolve high level financial reporting issues
  • Manage the audit process and work with outside auditors regarding accounting and reporting issues
  • Oversee the preparation and analysis of internal and external reporting ensuring the quality, reliability and timeliness of the reports
  • Provide operational and technical accounting expertise to ensure compliance with GAAP, Company policies, rules, regulation and laws
  • Summarize findings on the monthly, quarterly or annual reports to senior management, auditors and regulators
  • Coordinates and supports the Company's strategic and operational planning
  • Support various special projects as required
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA certification
  • 5+ years demonstrated progression in financial reporting and analysis.
  • 5+ years supervisory and leadership experience within the Accounting field
  • Strong working knowledge of GAAP and technical accounting expertise
  • Excellent PC skills: Excel, Word, and other financial reporting tool
  • Demonstrated strong management skills, organizational skills and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced problem-solving skills and analytical skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Big 4 public accounting experience highly preferred
  • Consolidations, eliminations, and intercompany accounting experience desired
  • Pharmacy, PBM or healthcare accounting experience a plus
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.   

Job Details

  • Contest Number733127
  • Job TitleAssociate Director of Accounting - Irvine, CA
  • Job FamilyFinance
  • Business SegmentOptum Corporate

Job Location Information

  • Irvine, CA
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • 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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