Senior Accounting Consultant - Overland Park, Kansas or Carlsbad, CA
February 11, 2018
Overland Park, Kansas
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 for complex groups Support month end financial close activities Apply accounting knowledge and critical thinking skills to diagnose technical issues Partner with IT to prioritize functional needs and deploy viable solutions Organize and support testing efforts in advance of scheduled code release activities Perform work in a self-directed manner and work with less structured, more complex issues Serve as a resource and mentor other staff Provide leadership on projects and initiatives to improve the accounting and finance function Act as a business champion to recommend innovative ways to support constant growth Contribute to the development of requirements for new system functionality Support data needs through the creation and execution of SQL queries and analysis
Required Qualifications: Post-graduate degree with concentration in Accounting, Finance or equivalent 7+ years of professional accounting experience Expert level of understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and financial statements Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel 3+ years of project management support experience (i.e. documentation of requirements, testing, coordination of resources, supporting code deployments) Preferred Qualifications: Public accounting experience Healthcare experience Hyperion Essbase, PeopleSoft Financials, or Microsoft Access Experience with setup and configurations of Oracle ERP accounting and inventory modules SQL writing experience using Oracle tablesAlready Fortune 6, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good.Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant - and built for speed.Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams. 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: SQL, CPA or MBA, Accounting, Finance, Excel, healthcare, SQL, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Kansas, Overland Park, KS
Internal Number: 743877
About UnitedHealth Group
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.