Sr. Accountant-Analyst ( Job Number: 172783 )
Kaiser Permanente - Portland, OR

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This position provides accounting services which ensure accurate, timely and meaningful reporting of and protection for corporate assets. Position requires working knowledge of numerous sub-systems. These are systems that General Accounting must routinely monitor, but are ones that are owned by other departments. This position is expected to trouble shoot and have the over-view knowledge of one or more of the following systems: Accounts Payable (CAPPS), Membership (MIPS), Signature Patient Accounts Receivable Common System (SPARCS), Oregon System of Claims And Referrals (OSCAR), General Stores and Pharmacy Inventory systems and the Payroll and Benefits system (Human Resources Management System - HRMS). These systems are in addition to the General Ledger and Property Systems that are "owned" by the General Accounting Department.

Essential Functions:
Maintain financial records, including general ledger and subsidiary ledgers
• Prepare journal entries and review data for reasonableness
• Analyze accounts for validity and propriety
• Research and resolve identified discrepancies; review and/or prepare accruals as necessary; recommend or initiate corrective action
• Analyze accounting data and prepare financial statements and other financial reports
• Review accounts for proper reporting classification
• Assist supervisor in training and directing work of other staff members; assist in development and implementation of policies, procedures, goals and objectives
• Prepare various tax returns, Program Office and other external reports; complete special projects and develop special reports as needed
• Analyze claims and referrals categories to determine current cost and utilization
• Prepare detailed schedules of the categories and evaluate adequacy of monthly accrual
• Prepare Insurance Commissioners' reports
• Reconcile pharmacy and optical physical inventory results to control accounts
• Recommend write-offs, change or corrective action
• Review capital equipment physical inventory reconciliation
• Recommend write-offs and/or corrective action
• Perform review and final approval of capital equipment purchase requests for compliance with policy and budget availability
• Direct and review capital equipment budget reporting
• Accrue, amortize and prepare payment for real and personal property taxes
• Provide General Ledger system support and develop DD-Star reports for the department
• Performs other duties as requested

Basic Qualifications:
Minimum of five (5) years of progressive general accounting experience including financial statement preparation; analysis, review and preparing of tax returns
• Experience in asset management, automated, perpetual inventory control, cost accounting, statistical analysis methods (where applicable to specific position)
• One (1) year experience in training and reviewing work of others preferred
• Experience preparing comprehensive specialty reports e.g., Insurance Commissioners Report, property tax affidavits preferred
• Experience with automated general ledger systems and other finance related mainframe applications preferred
• High school diploma or GED
• Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business administration with an emphasis in accounting or equivalent combination of education and experience
• CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) preferred
• Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and their application
• Working knowledge of financial systems e.g. Payroll, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Budgeting, Claims and Referrals, as applicable
• Proficient with personal computer spreadsheets Excel and MS Word
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision
• Comprehensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles preferred
• Thorough knowledge of user programming languages e.g., 1032, SAS, DD-Star preferred
• Working knowledge of personal computer software programs for financial applications preferred
Salary Range:
$58,880 - $77,720

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