Staff Accountant I
Soundpath Health - Federal Way, WA

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If you are seeking a career with a solid future and growth potential, health care administration has unlimited potential. Soundpath Health was recently named one of the “100 Best Places to Work” in Washington by Seattle Business Magazine, and we are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our winning team.

Our services support health care delivery within the Medicare community and provide a very satisfying career choice. Our goal is to promote our members’ health through local provider innovation, work as responsible stewards of health care resources and be an active partner in improving the health of our communities. We believe that experience, teamwork and accountability will help us succeed.

If you want to work side by side with dedicated professionals in a pleasant and friendly environment with opportunity for advancement, Soundpath Health could be the place for you. Soundpath Health is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Title: Staff Accountant I
Classification: Exempt
Department: Finance
Revision Date: 7/20/2012

Reporting Relationships
Reports To: Controller
Positions Supervised: N/A

Manage the membership accounting, process and reconcile monthly payments from members and CMS. Prepare monthly journal entries, B&O taxes, and maintenance fixed assets schedule. Reconcile monthly P2P payable & receivable reports. Assist as needed in other accounting functions such as Payroll, Account Payable, and special projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process and account for payments using ACH, Lockbox, credit card and manual deposits.
  • Management of member data and records including monthly review of the MMR and work with enrollment coordinator to ensure member information is up-to-date and accurate.
  • Resolve member services inquiries related to: benefit plan options, premium, and enrollment/disenrollment.
  • Assist member with problem and inquiries. Connect member with internal specialists for assistance when needed.
  • Set up, posting, and maintenance of payment systems. Reconciliation of member accounts.
  • Analyze Account Receivable, review the application of cash receipts, and clean up old A/R.
  • Prepare monthly prepaid, fixed asset, payroll, employee benefits journal entries.
  • Reconcile monthly P2P reports; prepare related check requests, and annual attestation.
  • Maintenance of detail fixed asset and prepaid schedules.
  • Serve as primary Account Payable and Payroll back up.
  • Assists as needed in special projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents, reports, technical procedures, governmental regulations, and correspondence; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; and ability to present information in one-on-one, small group, and large group situations to management and staff. Ability to apply proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and format to typed material. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference; ability to compute discount, interest, profit, loss, ratios and percents; and ability to draw and interpret graphs.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve a wide range of practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete and complex variables; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form; and ability to deal with multiple variables.

Other: Ability to operate related computer applications (i.e. word processing and spreadsheet applications), and business equipment including, personal computer, copy machine, fax machine, and telephone. Well organized with the ability to maintain attention to detail. Good conceptual, organizational, and problem solving skills. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Ability to apply legal standards to employment situations.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field and a minimum of two years experience in G/L accounting are required. Health plan experience preferred
Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Physical Demands
Talking: Able to convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Average Hearing: Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.
Finger Dexterity: Using primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together.
Repetitive Motion: Movements frequently and regularly required using the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Average Visual Abilities: Average, ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or products, or operate machinery.
Physical Strength: Frequently required to sit, stand, and walk and occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 20 lbs.

Your Work Place
Internally, work is normally performed in a climate controlled office environment, where exposure to conditions of extreme heat/cold, poor ventilation, and fumes are very limited. Noise level is moderate and may include sounds of normal office equipment (computers, telephones, etc.). No known environmental hazards are encountered in the normal performance of job duties.