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Manager, Corporate Accounting Policy - Minnetonka, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka, MN
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758445 Manager Corporate Accounting Policy Minnetonka MN

Manager, Corporate Accounting Policy - Minnetonka, MN (758445)

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)

The Manager of Corporate Accounting Policy is a critical team member of the Corporate Accounting Policy group and owns responsibility for key enterprise projects. 

Primary Responsibilities:

The Manager and Accounting Policy group performs various functions in the following areas:

Supporting Business Operations by Responding to Technical Accounting Consultations:

  • Participate in due diligence for mergers and acquisitions - includes target financial statement analysis, review of transaction purchase and other agreements, target policy and internal control assessments, and advising on “day 2” accounting
  • Accounting support for tax, capital market debt and other treasury transactions including advice on structuring
  • Analyze accounting impact of legislative and other regulatory changes
  • Assist with business structuring including consideration of contract language and financial statement impacts
  • Provide evaluations and timely resolution to complicated day-to-day accounting matters
  • Perform detailed research and document conclusions in technical accounting memos when necessary
  • Prepare accounting summaries for management and executive level leadership
  • Draft new accounting policies and review existing policies to ensure policy guidance reflects current accounting literature and interpretations
  • Participate in the annual testing of goodwill for impairment in accordance with U.S. GAAP
  • Assist SEC reporting with various projects as need arises

Monitoring and Responding to Accounting Developments:

  • Monitor new accounting developments including FASB/IASB projects and communicate potential impacts to key stakeholders (i.e., Chief Accounting Officer, Investor Relations, Segment Finance Leadership)
  • Identify emerging guidance for comment and assist with drafting comment letters to the standard setters
  • Assist with implementation of new accounting standards relating to Insurance Contracts, Leases, Financial Instruments and others, as applicable

Leadership and Development:

  • Mentor and develop staff
  • Build strong partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Manage projects to ensure deadlines are met
  • Work with reporting team to facilitate cross-functional learning and efficiencies

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree  
  • 5 or more years of public accounting or equivalent technical accounting experience including SEC and public company experience 
  • 5 or more years of experience in U.S. GAAP
  • 5 or more years of experience with material accounting research experience in a broad range of transactions
  • Intermediate level of skill with MicroSoft Excel
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Accounting Degree
  • Big 4 experience
  • Experience documenting complex accounting positions including summarizing transactions and the related accounting literature
  • IFRS and foreign currency accounting experience
Soft Skills:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to prepare concise board and executive level summaries and presentations
  • Ability to prepare and present technical accounting trainings to internal business partners
  • Desire and ability to produce high quality, original documents with attention to detail
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to leverage relationships and communicate effectively within a team setting


Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 6 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the 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 Keywords:  Manager, Corporate Accounting Policy, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota

Job Details

  • Contest Number758445
  • Job TitleManager, Corporate Accounting Policy - Minnetonka, MN
  • Job FamilyFinance
  • Business SegmentCorporate

Job Location Information

  • Minnetonka, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelManager
  • 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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