The University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Accountant in Plattsburgh, New York

The Accountant reports to the Manager of Corporate Accounting and is responsible for performing various duties related to the completion of timely and accurate monthly financial statements for UVM Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital and related entities, including workpapers for assigned general ledger accounts. He/she will record financial transactions for designated sections of the UVM Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital financial statements. He/she may also be assigned initial responsibility for maintaining the financial records of an entire related entity. He/she is also responsible for providing supporting documentation to finance leadership and department managers as well as providing backup to other accountants as needed.

The Accountant is expected to follow appropriate accounting documented procedures. In addition, the Accountant has the authority to analyze various general ledger accounts and record adjustments when deemed appropriate. The Accountant is expected to prioritize his/her work so as to meet the required deadlines set by the Manager of Corporate Accounting or Associate Vice President of Corporate Finance – ADK Region.

Preparing Financial Statements:

  • Obtains financial information from internal/external customers/sources as required.

  • Reviews and analyzes the financial information received for accuracy and completeness.

  • Performs reconciliations of asset and liability accounts for designed sections of the financial statements.

  • Determines that all transactions related to designed sections have been recorded appropriately.

  • Prepares and posts journal entries on a timely basis.

  • Prepares and files appropriate backup for all journal entries recorded in the general ledger.

  • Meets deadlines for monthly financial statements and projects as outlined by supervisors.

Preparing Workpapers:

  • Prepares and files workpapers to substantiate designed sections of the financial statements.

  • Obtains, creates or copies relevant detailed information for inclusion in the workpapers.

  • Cross-references the backup information in the summary schedules.

  • Assures completion of timely and accurate workpapers.

  • Promptly answers any review comments and makes changes as necessary.

  • Analyzes, reviews, and processes large volume of financial data.

Provides General Ledge Account Analysis:

  • Prepares report so specified accounts outlining trends over time and reports unanticipated and/or significant deviations to management.

  • Recommends and implements process improvements for their areas of responsibility.

  • Identifies unusual and non-routine transactions.

  • Understand all major software systems used by the accounting department.

Provides Internal and External Customer Support and Performs Administrative Tasks:

  • Answers questions regarding the financial reports distributed.

  • Assists auditors with the year-end audit, and responds to audit issues raised by outside auditors in a timely fashion.

  • Prepares requested schedules for the year-end audit within timelines required.

  • Prepares appropriate footnotes for inclusion in the audited financial statements.

  • Works directly with department management to resolve financial reporting and record issues in monthly budget variance reports.

  • Serves as a key liaison to hospital and medical group management with regards to interpreting data and identifying areas of concern.

  • Attends department staff meetings.

  • Attends monthly budget variance meetings for their designed areas and contributes to assisting the area to maintain on budget.

  • Participates in cross training of various sections of the financial statements as assigned by supervisors to enable to have all areas have appropriate coverage during vacations and assure the meeting of all reporting deadlines.

  • Interacts with customers, vendors, and department representatives in a pleasant and helpful manner.

  • Participates in organizational and departmental initiatives.

Preparing Tax Returns:

  • Draws on resources both inside and outside of Finance to gather data regarding statistical information, special events, grants and scholarships, community activities, square footage and payroll information to complete annual tax returns.

  • Researches, interprets, and follows tax laws.

  • Converts financial system data into tax return format.

  • Possesses knowledge and ability to prepare reconciliation’s of tax vs GAAP treatment of various items

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.

  • No prior experience required if individual possesses a four-year accounting degree.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is prefered.

  • Tax return preparation (i.e IRS Form 990) preparation experience is prefered.

  • Knowledge of destop PC applications and general accounting software required.

  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required.

  • General knowledge of not-for-profit healthcare accounting and healthcare revenue cycle is prefered.

  • Ability to work quickly and accurately in a fast paced environment is a must.

  • Ability to assimilate and retain high levels of detail.

  • Ability to deal with an ever changing environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Must be a self-starter, willing to invest time in a career, and assume responsibility for personal growth.

  • Must exhibit the ability to work well with others and within a team setting.

  • Must be able to keep financial records confidential.

As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.

ID: 2018-22065

Work Hours: 0800-1630

Hours Per Pay Period (For Portal Display): 80 Hours

Weekend Requirements: Weekends and holidays as scheduled

External Company Name: CVPH Medical Center

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