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Accounting Consultant - Telecommute Considered

Job Description

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care.  Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever.  Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life’s best work.(sm)

Job Purpose:

To support the submission of timely, accurate, and complete regulatory reports, associated audits, and responses to regulatory inquiries, including internal and external ad-hoc requests. This individual will:

  • Be responsible for managing the completion and submission of all regulatory financial reports for select Medicaid markets
  • Coordinate the completion of regulatory audits of these financial regulatory reports, working with appropriate state personnel, business unit financial and operational staff
  • Be responsible for fielding regulatory desk review inquiries and any supplemental ad-hoc requests
  • Analyze, design, develop, and implement data and process models related to new Medicaid program, product, and/or area expansion requirements

If you are located near any UHC office location, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain general ledger accounts and related activities for the production of financial statements and reports
  • Perform account reconciliations and analyses and review accounting classifications, in accordance with generally-accepted accounting principles
  • Analyze and prepare financial statements, including balance sheets and statements of financial position
  • Prepare documentation in support of external and internal audits
  • Review the work of others
  • Support the accurate completion of all required financial regulatory reporting within mandated timelines
  • Ensure that regulatory financial reports are compliant with regulatory requirements
  • Review applicable state Medicaid communications and stay current on multiple state Medicaid financial reporting requirements
  • Coordinate the preparation of written responses to routine inquiries and questions received from state Medicaid regulatory agencies related to the financial regulatory reports
  • Regularly update management as regulatory reporting requirements change
  • Support a wide range of state Medicaid reporting efforts
  • Review and interpret financial statements, including balance sheet, statement of operations, and cash flow
  • Validate and reconcile data received from multiple sources (i.e. claims processing systems, financial data repositories, Microsoft Excel and Access models, general ledger, etc.)
  • Cross-check and complete final data validation of tables and/or exhibits related to the required Medical regulatory filings, including robust data analysis
  • Participate in process improvement and automation initiatives designed to reduce the number of man hours involved with the filing processes and increase accuracy of reported data
  • Work extensively with cross-functional areas (IT, Actuarial, Medical Economics, and Health Plan Accounting), especially during times of business and technological changes.  Understand the implications of these changes and be able to operationalize the changes in the least disruptive way

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in Accounting and/or Financial Reporting
  • Strong working knowledge of GAAP and Statutory Accounting Principles
  • Intermediate to Advanced level of proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Access, Word)
  • Demonstrate technical and financial understanding of data repositories, contracts, claim system operations, and the resulting manipulation of data into financial regulatory reporting
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in preparing financial reporting for regulatory agencies
  • Healthcare Insurance experience
  • Accounting experience handling regulated entities
  • Knowledge and proficiency of SAS, SQL, and/or Visual Basic
  • Strong analytical skills, project management skills, and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform effectively in matrix relationships
  • Ability to understand and influence the necessary and appropriate actions to ensure completion and submission of all required regulatory reports and mandated timelines
  • Expertise in financial analysis and critical thinking (‘outside the box’)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with all levels of management across all functional areas as well as local, regional, and corporate entities
  • Leadership skills, including ‘change agent’ capability, working with management to identify value-added opportunities and develop creative approaches to problem solving related to financial regulatory reporting

Open to any UHC office location. Telecommute will be considered, but not guaranteed, based on location*

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 7 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that’s second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $64,800 to $116,000. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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Pay Type Year
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Job Description

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care.  Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever.  Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life’s best work.(sm)

Job Purpose:

To support the submission of timely, accurate, and complete regulatory reports, associated audits, and responses to regulatory inquiries, including internal and external ad-hoc requests. This individual will:

  • Be responsible for managing the completion and submission of all regulatory financial reports for select Medicaid markets
  • Coordinate the completion of regulatory audits of these financial regulatory reports, working with appropriate state personnel, business unit financial and operational staff
  • Be responsible for fielding regulatory desk review inquiries and any supplemental ad-hoc requests
  • Analyze, design, develop, and implement data and process models related to new Medicaid program, product, and/or area expansion requirements

If you are located near any UHC office location, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain general ledger accounts and related activities for the production of financial statements and reports
  • Perform account reconciliations and analyses and review accounting classifications, in accordance with generally-accepted accounting principles
  • Analyze and prepare financial statements, including balance sheets and statements of financial position
  • Prepare documentation in support of external and internal audits
  • Review the work of others
  • Support the accurate completion of all required financial regulatory reporting within mandated timelines
  • Ensure that regulatory financial reports are compliant with regulatory requirements
  • Review applicable state Medicaid communications and stay current on multiple state Medicaid financial reporting requirements
  • Coordinate the preparation of written responses to routine inquiries and questions received from state Medicaid regulatory agencies related to the financial regulatory reports
  • Regularly update management as regulatory reporting requirements change
  • Support a wide range of state Medicaid reporting efforts
  • Review and interpret financial statements, including balance sheet, statement of operations, and cash flow
  • Validate and reconcile data received from multiple sources (i.e. claims processing systems, financial data repositories, Microsoft Excel and Access models, general ledger, etc.)
  • Cross-check and complete final data validation of tables and/or exhibits related to the required Medical regulatory filings, including robust data analysis
  • Participate in process improvement and automation initiatives designed to reduce the number of man hours involved with the filing processes and increase accuracy of reported data
  • Work extensively with cross-functional areas (IT, Actuarial, Medical Economics, and Health Plan Accounting), especially during times of business and technological changes.  Understand the implications of these changes and be able to operationalize the changes in the least disruptive way

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in Accounting and/or Financial Reporting
  • Strong working knowledge of GAAP and Statutory Accounting Principles
  • Intermediate to Advanced level of proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Access, Word)
  • Demonstrate technical and financial understanding of data repositories, contracts, claim system operations, and the resulting manipulation of data into financial regulatory reporting
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in preparing financial reporting for regulatory agencies
  • Healthcare Insurance experience
  • Accounting experience handling regulated entities
  • Knowledge and proficiency of SAS, SQL, and/or Visual Basic
  • Strong analytical skills, project management skills, and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform effectively in matrix relationships
  • Ability to understand and influence the necessary and appropriate actions to ensure completion and submission of all required regulatory reports and mandated timelines
  • Expertise in financial analysis and critical thinking (‘outside the box’)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with all levels of management across all functional areas as well as local, regional, and corporate entities
  • Leadership skills, including ‘change agent’ capability, working with management to identify value-added opportunities and develop creative approaches to problem solving related to financial regulatory reporting

Open to any UHC office location. Telecommute will be considered, but not guaranteed, based on location*

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 7 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that’s second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $64,800 to $116,000. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: Accounting Consultant, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences, GAAP, Statutory Accounting Principles, Financial Reporting, Financial Statements, Financial Regulatory Reporting, SQL, VBA, Excel, SAS, Visual Basic, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota, United States, Work At Home, Remote, Work From Home, Telecommute, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, UHG, UnitedHealth Group, UHC, UnitedHealthcare

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