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Senior Accountant - Eden Prairie, MN

Company: UnitedHealth Group Inc.
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: June 9, 2021

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)

Grow your career on an engaging team of motivated accounting professionals positioned to equip our business with financial visibility and results.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partner cross-functionally with finance, project management, client engagement, and other business teams to facilitate accurate recording and reporting of contract activity
  • Perform work in a self-directed manner solving complex accounting issues and transactions
  • Reconcile, analyze and review general ledger accounts in preparation for month end close
  • Prepare journal entries in accordance with generally-accepted accounting principles
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis, investigating issues and providing explanations
  • Analyze and prepare financial statements to review with partners and leaders
  • Assist with or lead the month end close process for assigned businesses or groups
  • Support external and internal audits as required
  • Work proactively to identify areas of process improvement and streamline tasks

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
  • 2+ years of professional accounting experience
  • Solid understanding of GAAP and financial statement interaction
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines
  • Experience solving moderately complex problems and/or conducts moderately complex analyses
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills
  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location
  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Public accounting experience
  • Ability to assess and interpret customer needs and requirements
  • PeopleSoft & Hyperion Essbase/Smartview experience
  • Highly detailed-oriented and organized

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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: Senior Accountant, Accountant, Accounting Consultant, Public Accounting, GAAP, PeopleSoft, Essbase, SmartView, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group Inc., Eden Prairie , Senior Accountant - Eden Prairie, MN, Other , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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