Cost Accounting Team Member, Symphony Process Support
Ascension Health - St. Louis, MO

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The Cost Accounting Team Member, Finance, Symphony is responsible for supporting the implementation of a new Cost Accounting enabling technology, under the direction of the Director of Cost Reporting and Analysis. To support this implementation the Cost Accounting Team Member is responsible for assisting in configuring the new application, developing detailed test scripts and executing all tests in accordance with Symphony project plan guidance.

The incumbent will possess an expert level of understanding of all the Cost Accounting business processes and functionality within the Health Care Industry. This Team Member will also serve as a resource to Health Ministries during the implementation.

The Cost Accounting Team Member, Finance, Symphony assists in development, documentation and review of application functionality; configuring the application to meet the designed business process and newly formed Cost Accounting methodology; identification of configuration challenges and mitigates potential issues across the program; escalates to functional leader process and project issues that cannot be resolved; successfully develops and documents test cases and complies with project methodology and associated procedures.

This associate is responsible for delivering on key milestones; monitoring task assignments to ensure they are performed on schedule, within intended scope and to a defined level of quality; escalating issues as needed and reporting progress to PMO on a weekly basis.

The incumbent will provide subject-matter expertise of Health Ministry Cost Accounting processes, policies and requirements in support of functional area process design, testing and implementation and coordinates with other team members to assure consistency and optimization of overall work product; and performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Performs all work with a direct reflection of the Mission, Vision and Values of Ascension Health; promotes, exemplifies and supports the Ascension Health Core Values of Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity, and Dedication
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned

A Bachelors degree in Business or related field, or the equivalent is required. Five (5) to Seven (7) plus years of relevant Cost Accounting experience in Healthcare Cost Accounting is required. Prior experience in ERP implementations or large-scale projects is highly desirable. Six Sigma certification is also highly desirable.

Expertise in Cost Accounting business processes
Critical thinking, analytical skills and business acumen needed to make decisions, solve problems and manage time
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Excellent planning, organizational, and decision-making skills required
Ability to grasp technological opportunities and apply them to business opportunities and requirements
Flexible and open to change
Solid understanding of McKesson HPM, MedAssets functionality preferred
Proficient in all Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, and Visio
Ascension Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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Ascension Health has ascended to the pinnacle of not-for-profit health care. As the largest Catholic hospital system in the US, and thus one...