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Staff Accountant - D.C.

UnitedHealth Group

Washington, DC
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759114 Staff Accountant DC

Staff Accountant - D.C. (759114)

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)


Reporting to the Accounting Manager, this position will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the Company’s general ledger.  Additionally, this person will be tasked with special projects and will work closely with colleagues in the following areas: Accounts Payable, Payroll, and Financial Planning and Analysis.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly journal entries 
  • Prepare and analyze account reconciliations
  • Responsible for monthly cash receipt and wire journal entries
  • Prepare semi-monthly payroll journal entries
  • Prepare monthly expense chargeback and allocation entries
  • Manage sales tax reporting and other miscellaneous state and local tax returns
  • Assist in preparation of consolidated financial statements
  • Interface with internal and external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audit
  • Other miscellaneous Finance projects as necessary

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1+ years of accounting work experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, spreadsheet and database applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate effectively and promptly via phone and email with internal and external customers
  • Experience with spreadsheet and database applications

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 Details

  • Contest Number759114
  • Job TitleStaff Accountant - D.C.
  • Job FamilyFinance
  • Business SegmentOptum Corporate

Job Location Information

  • Washington, DC
    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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