Cost Accounting Analyst
Dept of Behavioral Health & Developmental Sv - Richmond, VA

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The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services' Reimbursement Office is seeking a highly skilled professional to analyze Central Office and Facility data to ensure accuracy and appropriateness regarding the DBHDS facility cost accounting functions relative to rate setting and cost reporting. Further, this function may provide similar expertise to Community Services Boards applications that may aid revenue maximization efforts. This position will consolidate appropriate facility cost information necessary to prepare Medicare/Medicaid cost reports. Consolidate and analyze monthly cost finding summary reports from the facilities to ensure accuracy and reasonableness. Research and document reasons for major variances and recommend corrective actions as appropriate. Work closely with IT staff and facility ancillary departments during implementation of the Electronic Health Record to ensure Cost Accounting requirements are met. Assure that Cost Accounting/EHR applications meet CMS Meaningful Use criteria. Provide guidance to Community ICF/MR programs relative to Cost Accounting applications to enhance improved CSB revenues as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. Knowledge of and experience in auditing processes and functions. Extensive analytical skills and working knowledge and use of Microsoft Office to include Microsoft Office Word and Microsoft Office Excel. Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze complex financial data and prepare reports for senior management.

Preferred Qualifications
BS in accounting, finance or business administration preferred. Knowledge and experience with Medicare and/or Medicaid cost accounting regulations a plus.

Special Requirements
DBHDS is a tobacco-free, smoke-free work environment. Drug Screen and Criminal Background check required