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Sr Accountant - Minnetonka, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka, MN
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746393 Sr Accountant Minnetonka MN

Sr Accountant - Minnetonka, MN (746393)

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 role supports UHC C&S Healthplan accounting.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Own primary oversight of one or more state Medicaid health plan core financial statements, including Balance Sheet and Income Statement
  • Own primary responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of health plan financial statements
  • Maintain general ledger accounts and related activities for the production of health plan financial statements and reports
  • Reconcile, analyze and review general ledger accounts in preparation for month end close cycles
  • Prepare journal entries and reviews accounting classifications, in accordance with generally-accepted accounting principles
  • Assist with or lead the month-end and quarter-end close process for assigned health plan(s)
  • Perform both routine and ad hoc reporting and analysis for assigned health plan results, taking lead on the investigation, resolution, and interpretation of issues to management
  • Own primary responsibility for the fulfillment of audit (internal and external) requests, as needed
  • Support the organization's sound internal control structure around U.S. GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley and Model Audit Rule compliance (as applicable)
  • Liaise with core business partners within the organization for assigned health plans, including but not limited to Regulatory Reporting, Health Plan Finance, FP&A, Actuarial, Legal, Compliance
  • Collaborate with management with the identification and documentation of financial risks and opportunities impacting assigned health plan(s)
  • Work toward being subject matter experts on various Medicaid contract provisions for assigned health plan(s), including risk share arrangements and performance guarantees, where applicable
  • Adapt to and manage through financial impacts of the Affordable Care Act (health care reform) to assigned health plan(s)
  • Collaborate with management to adapt to and manage through contract amendments / renewals and the resulting accounting impacts
  • Perform work in a both team-oriented and self-directed work environments and demonstrate ability to work with less structured, more complex issues
  • Serve as a resource to others within the Controllership, including Optum Global Solutions (OGS) staff based in India
  • Collaborate with team members on special projects, as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent field
  • 2+ years of professional accounting experience
  • Solid understanding and practical application of U.S. GAAP
  • Intermediate proficiency with MS Excel
  • Past experience working with general ledger / sub-ledger accounting applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous public accounting experience
  • CPA designation
  • Previous Medicaid and/or health care industry experience
  • MS Word
  • Peoplesoft
  • Ability to demonstrate solid planning and organizational skills, along with a high degree of detail orientation
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with customers and colleagues, both internal and external
  • Ability to work in both team and self-directed work environments
  • Ability to demonstrate good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to assess and interpret customer needs and requirements
  • Ability to solve moderately complex problems and/or conduct moderately complex analyses
  • Ability to identify viable solutions to non-standard requests and problems
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects


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.


 Job Keywords: accounting, closing of the books, SOX, accounting consultant, accounting, Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota


Job Details

  • Contest Number746393
  • Job TitleSr Accountant - Minnetonka, MN
  • Job FamilyFinance
  • Business SegmentUnitedHealthcare Finance

Job Location Information

  • Minnetonka, 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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