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Senior Accountant - Eden Prairie, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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743545 Senior Accountant Eden Prairie MN

Senior Accountant - Eden Prairie, MN (743545)

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:
  • Maintain general ledger accounts and related activities for the production of financial statements and reports
  • Reconcile, analyze and review general ledger accounts in preparation for month end close
  • Prepare journal entries and reviews accounting classifications, in accordance with generally-accepted accounting principles
  • Prepare documentation in support of external and internal audits
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis and investigate issues providing explanations and interpretation
  • Exhibit ability to identify unusual transactions and escalate as appropriate
  • Demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills as they relate to applicable area of responsibility, including the performance of month-end and quarterly analytics
  • Demonstrate understanding of data dimensions, elements, structures and related business rules (e.g. GL string components)
  • Assist with or lead the month end quarterly end close process for assigned businesses or groups
  • Seek opportunities to educate business partners on accounting policies and processes
  • Performs work in a self-directed manner and works with less structured, more complex issues

Position is critical to the monthly close process and ensuring books and records are completed accurately and timely and you will have an opt to work on Optum360's largest client; Dignity Health.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance   
  • 2 or more years of professional accounting experience
  • 1 or more years of experience working with generally accepted accounting principles and financial statements
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Word and Excel 
  • Based in Eden Prairie, MN

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PeopleSoft Financial experience
  • Hyperion Essbase / Smartview
  • CPA license

Soft Skills:

  • Assesses and interprets customer needs and requirements
  • Identifies solutions to non-standard requests and problems
  • Solves moderately complex problems and/or conducts moderately complex analyses

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 Keywords: Accountant, Accounting, Peoplesoft, Hyperion, Accounting principals, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota

Job Details

  • Contest Number743545
  • Job TitleSenior Accountant - Eden Prairie, MN
  • Job FamilyFinance
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Eden Prairie, MN
    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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