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Senior Accountant - Irvine, CA

UnitedHealth Group

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748454 Senior Accountant Irvine CA

Senior Accountant - Irvine, CA (748454)

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 employee in this position will perform duties for rebate accounting and financial reporting within the Accounting department of OptumRx, the pharmacy benefit management division of UnitedHealth Group. (Rebates from the pharmaceutical industry comprise a substantial portion of the segment's multi-billion dollar annual revenue.)

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Perform duties for rebate accounting and financial reporting
  • Perform accounting for the rebate-only client product
  • Prepare complex journal entries in Oracle and PeopleSoft
  • Prepare monthly accruals
  • Prepare complex disbursement calculations
  • Assist with the monthly close process
  • Review contracts and upload terms ERP system
  • Collaborate with other departments and divisions, including Forecasting, Pricing, Industry Relations, Client Management, and Regulatory Reporting
  • Extract, consolidate, and map data obtained from various systems and sources
  • Prepare difficult account reconciliations and load into the Blackline system
  • Prepare account fluctuation analysis and provide business drivers to Management
  • Develop innovative approaches for improvement in efficiency and effectiveness
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis and investigate issues providing explanations and interpretation

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree with concentration in Accounting or similar
  • 2 or more years of Accounting experience
  • Solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and financial statements
  • Advanced level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel and general ledger systems
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Access.  Experience working with databases to load data, run queries, and perform reporting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pharmaceutical, healthcare, or insurance experience
  • Accounting experience handling regulated entities
  • Experience with accounts payable systems and disbursements
Soft Skills:
  • Able to work and contribute in a team environment
  • Extremely accurate and productive
  • Strong sense of urgency while maintaining a calm demeanor; ability to shift priorities quickly
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to take initiative
  • Solves moderately complex problems and/or conducts moderately complex analyses
  • Exceptional technical, analytical, and organizational skills

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:  Senior Accountant, Pharmaceutical, healthcare, insurance experience, Irvine, CA, California

Job Details

  • Contest Number748454
  • Job TitleSenior Accountant - 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 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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