Director of Accounting

SummaryUnder the direction of the CFO, and in cooperation with other divisions, this position is responsible for the preparation of monthly financial statements, budgets; conducting internal audits and monthly account reconciliations; and assisting with other financial activities of the corporation, i.e., annual external audit preparation, cost & utilization analyses, financial analyses and projections, special reports, etc.

Specific Duties:

Under the direction of the CFO, and in cooperation with other divisions:

  1. Direct and supervise designated division employees on day-to-day accounting functions including: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, bank recons, etc.
  2. At the direction of the CFO, draft annual corporate divisional goals and objectives, annual and long-range operating and capital budgets, and related cash forecasts.
  3. On a regular basis, monitor the company’s financial position compared to budget and prepare related reports.
  4. Responsible for oversight of cash management and weekly provider disbursements in coordination with Director of Payroll & AP/AR.
  5. Prepare monthly and year-end journal entries and supporting schedules; perform initial account analysis to ensure correct coding; monthly account reconciliation and financial statement preparation.
  6. Prepare external workpapers and participate in annual audit process, ensuring a 100% clean, independent audit.
  7. Maintain inventories of all fixed assets by division, both new, in service, fully depreciated and out of service.
  8. Perform regular trend analyses; research and document variances in budgeted revenues / overhead/ expenses/earnings and cash on a division and corporate basis.
  9. Serve as a resource to other divisions as needed. Assist clients with reporting and information requests.
  10. Ensure compliance with all bank covenants and requirements
  11. Under the direction of the CFO, act as a liaison with external agencies on related matters, i.e., banks, audit firms. Prepare reports, tax returns as directed.
  12. In coordination with IT, participate in IT development efforts that relate to the Fiscal division.
  13. Assist VP, Claims Administration Division in month-end client billing close activities.
  14. Ensure compliance with GAAP and corporate policies/procedures; review and maintain policy/procedure manuals, make recommendations as deemed appropriate.
  15. Be knowledgeable of and proficient with proprietary system(s), Microsoft Dynamics (Great Plains), Access and Excel.
  16. Maintain all accounting and financial software in current and operational condition.
  17. Advise CFO on activities in field. Keep abreast of developments in field and provide regular updates and reports.
  18. Responsible for special fiscal division reporting requests/queries.
  19. Perform other related duties as directed or deemed appropriate. Attend meetings as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance or related field preferred from an accredited institution with a GPA of high financial accounting proficiency.
  • Experience in directing full-cycle accounting functions (A/P, A/R, G/L, P/R, financial statements) preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ general accounting experience in audit or healthcare field.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience supervising professional-level staff.
  • Experience in insurance/HMO environment preferable.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft office: Excel, Access, and Word.
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics (Great Plains)
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) required.

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