Senior Accountant - Minnetonka, MN

UnitedHealth Group
Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States
Competitive salary
23 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
UnitedHealthcare is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Preparing and reconciling twice a month claim data to the financials to ensure the Segment Actuaries have timely and accurate reports
  • Perform research on new general ledger strings to ensure accurate claim data for the Segment Actuaries
  • Become a subject matter expert (SME) for resolving claim and membership variances between financial systems
  • Collaborate with the Accounting Reserve team to upload data into the Claims Historical Analytical Reserving Tool database during month end close
  • Learn, develop and maintain programming code automation of accounting processes, primarily using SAS
  • Support the month end process for claim systems to ensure timely and accurate claim and membership system feeds from source system to downstream databases in order for the Month End close to start
  • Overseeing accounting controls necessary to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the data used in the reserving process. (Internal controls and SOX controls)

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Finance or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years of experience in accounting
  • Coursework or experience with query/database development
  • Intermediate level experience in Microsoft Excel
  • Track record of delivering high quality results
  • Experience with SAS, SQL, VBA programming languages
  • Experience with querying large data sets
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with both IT and Accounting personnel
  • Self-confident with the ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Healthcare or insurance industry
  • Exposure to PeopleSoft or Essbase/SmartView
  • Able to work independently, as well as collaborate with various teams throughout UHC
  • Excellent analytical skills and demonstrated ability to automate processes
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and intellectual curiosity with the ability resolve issues/questions
  • Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to internalize, interpret and document complex scenarios clearly and concisely
  • Strong Time Management, prioritization and organization skills
  • Energetic and forward-thinking team player
  • High ethical standards
  • Performs work in a self-directed manner and works with less structured, more complex issues
  • Development of innovative approaches for continued improvement in efficiency and effectiveness

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 7 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.

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