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Financial Accounting Analyst - Columbia, MD

UnitedHealth Group

Columbia, MD
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751515 Financial Accounting Analyst Columbia MD

Financial Accounting Analyst - Columbia, MD (751515)

Position Description

This position is a key member of the Specialty Benefits Accounting Team who has technical curiosities, and is excited by uncharted processes and challenges.  You must love problem solving, and be eager to learn what drives our business and processes.


As a Financial Accounting Analyst you will be responsible for the preparation and analysis of financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly journal entries

  • Perform complex balance sheet reconciliations

  • Prepare documentation in support of external and internal audits

  • Participate on working groups to develop and communicate innovative approaches for continued improvement in efficiency and effectiveness

  • Assist with or lead the quarterly close calls with entity executives

  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis and investigate issues providing explanations and proposing solutions

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in Business Administration or Accounting

  • Intermediate use of Excel, Word and Powerpoint

  • Experience with Month End Closing and preparation of financial statements

  • Solid understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Insurance Industry Experience

  • Public Accounting Experience

  • Well-developed communication abilities with strong written and presentation skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills

  • Disciplined, focused, well-organized, results-driven

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can 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.


Keywords: accountant, GAAP, financial accounting analyst, journal entries

Job Details

  • Contest Number751515
  • Job TitleFinancial Accounting Analyst - Columbia, MD
  • Job FamilyFinance
  • Business SegmentUnitedHealthcare Finance

Job Location Information

  • Columbia, MD
    United States
    North America

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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