The Senior Accountant oversees the complex financial transactions, forecasts, bank reconciliations, financial reporting, and other statistical reports for Health Plan Services, including the CountyCare Health Plan. This position performs a lead role in the development and maintenance of all financial reports, Chart of Accounts, General Ledger and Fixed Assets function and reporting, as well as serving as a liaison with the Cook County Health accounting department. Plays a principle lead in the development of accounting policies and procedures. Leads quality initiatives by monitoring quality and service data and providing oversight and feedback on improvement. Reviews mapping configuration of journal entries and proposes changes to mapping structure.
General Administrative Responsibilities
Review applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements and consult with Labor Relations to generate management proposals
Participate in collective bargaining negotiations, caucus discussions and working meetings
Document, recommend and effectuate discipline at all levels
Work closely with labor relations and/or labor counsel to effectuate and enforce applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
Initiate, authorize and complete disciplinary action pursuant to CCH system rules, policies, procedures and provision of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Direct and effectuate CCH management policies and practices
Access and proficiently navigate CCH records system to obtain and review information necessary to execute provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Contribute to the management of CCH staff and CCH' systemic development and success
Discuss and develop CCH system policy and procedure
General Administrative Responsibilities
Consistently use independent judgment to identify operational staffing issues and needs and perform the following functions as necessary; hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, direct or discipline employees pursuant to applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
Work with Labor Relations to discern past practice when necessary
Oversees the complex financial transactions, forecasts, bank reconciliations, financial reporting, and other statistical reports
Manges, mentors, and leads staff during finance system implementation, monthly and annual closures
Participates in the interviewing, hiring, training, and development of staff.
Conducts performance evaluations and provides feedback; Makes recommendations for improvement, as needed.
Provides support for analysis of operational and resource allocation decisions, as needed.
Leads quality care initiative, monitor quality and service data and provide oversight and feedback on improvement.
Oversees complex financial transactions, forecasts, bank reconciliations, financial reporting, and other statistical reports.
Performs a key role in the development and maintenance of all financial reports which include Chart of Accounts, General Ledger, and Fixed Assets function and reporting.
Acts as a resource and principle point of contact for external and internal auditors responding to inquiries made.
Makes recommendation to support the development of accounting policies and procedures.
Supervises the accounting staff in conjunction with the Director of the General Ledger.
Reviews and manages the preparation of Company Financial Reports and supervises the consolidation of CCH Trial Balance and Combined Balance Sheet and Income Statement
Manages and supervises the activity of the Fixed Asset Module.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, Healthcare Administration or related degree from an accredited college or university (Must bring official transcripts at time of interview)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Five (5) years of accounting experience in using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software (i.e., Oracle, Lawson, JD Edwards, or equivalent)
One (1) year of supervisory or managerial experience
Prior experience and extensive knowledge of financial reporting and the application of accounting principles to financial reporting
Proficiency using Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
Master's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Finance from an accredited college or university
Three (3) years of accounting experience in the healthcare industry, hospital, or healthcare system using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software (i.e., Oracle, Lawson, JD Edwards, or equivalent, etc.)
Prior experience in a health plan or managed care organization
Three (3) years of experience using Patient Accounting Systems such as Short Message Service (SMS), JD Edwards, Siemens, Cerner, or equivalent
Two (2) years of supervisory or managerial experience
Prior experience working with current and emerging financial and healthcare regulations including payments and reimbursement trends
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Extensive knowledge of contract terminology, rules and regulations regarding budgeting, purchasing expenditures, banking and audit requirements.
Extensive knowledge of how accounting principles apply to government financial reporting, specifically with propriety fund accounting.
Excellent Communication skills, both verbal and written to interact with all levels of hospital personnel and other external parties in frequent situations that are sensitive and/or significant to the Hospital.
Managerial skills necessary to plan, organize, direct and control a critically important department and effectively delegate responsibilities to qualified subordinates.
Extensive use and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Ability to explain and learn policies, procedures and financial guidelines established by the Health System Board and according to the Joint Commission.
Ability to plan, organize, direct, evaluate fiscal projects, and make recommendations.
Ability to write reports, and other communications. Must be detailed and task oriented with the ability to meet deadlines.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U. S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH & HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER