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We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these individuals, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you’re empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks and in return, offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. Exceeding your limits is an exceptional start to your life's best work.SM


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Senior Accountant - Eden Prairie, MN

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 11/17/2018

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)

A successful candidate will participate in the on-going creation and maintenance of general ledger accounts and related activities to enable the production of financial statements and reports for internal and external reporting purposes, all in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Additionally, the candidate will work with business partners across Optum360 to mitigate risk to the accurate completion of financial statements and reports. 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Record and analyze financial transactions
    • Demonstrate an understanding of GAAP, accounting rules and internal accounting procedures while ensuring compliance with internal controls and policies
    • Exhibit ability to identify unusual transactions and escalate as appropriate
    • Prepare accurate calculations and schedules to support monthly and/or quarterly GL entries and balances
    • Create, document, review and approve journal entries
    • Maintain, analyze and reconcile assigned general ledger accounts and related activities; perform monthly account reconciliations in accordance with Company policy
    • Demonstrate understanding of data dimensions, elements, structures and related business rules (e.g. GL string components)
    • Demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills as they relate to applicable area of responsibility, including the performance of month-end and quarterly analytics
    • Exhibit understanding of intercompany relationships and organizational structures (e.g. segments, legal entities) needed to record inter/intra company transactions and allocations
    • Record, analyze and reconcile intra/inter-company transactions and allocations
  • Prepare and Analyze Financial Statements and Reports
    • Actively participate in the financial close process and apply GAAP standards to accounting/financial reporting
    • Demonstrate understanding of relationship among accounts, and document unusual activity
    • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis and investigate issues providing explanations and interpretation
    • Participate in the analysis and preparation of financial statements
    • Seek opportunities to educate business partners on accounting policies and processes
    • Prepare documentation in support of external and internal audits
  • Competencies
    • Perform work in a self-directed manner and work with less structured, more complex issues
    • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple tasks and requests simultaneously and ability to prioritize such tasks/requests
    • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills
    • Develop innovative approaches
    • Strong analytical and organizational skills, able to solve moderately complex problems and/or conduct moderately complex analyses
    • Assess and interpret customer needs and requirements

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (in Accounting, Finance, Business, or Economics)
  • 1+ years of professional accounting experience
  • Solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and financial statements
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of professional accounting experience
  • Advanced proficiency with Excel
  • Experience with revenue recognition accounting
  • CPA license
  • Prior experience with Peoplesoft General Ledger/Essbase or similar general ledger/reporting tools

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.

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