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Accounting Consultant - Eden Prairie, MN or Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. -Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the month-end and quarter-end close process for assigned businesses or groups
  • Perform account reconciliations and analysis, prepares and reviews journal entries and accounting classifications, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Research variance between actual vs budget and monthly/quarterly/annual flux
  • Analyze and monitor various reserve balances within certain balance sheet account
  • Continuously interpret agreements and update schedules used as the basis for accruals
  • Coordinate with multiple business partners in a number of locations and functions including and not limited to process improvement initiatives, month-end close, PnL and BS forecast, etc.
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis and investigate issues providing explanations and interpretation
  • Develop and lead innovative approaches for continued improvement in efficiency and effectiveness -
  • Perform work in a self-directed manner solving complex accounting issues and transactions
  • Mentor and collaborate with team members -
  • Prepare and review documentation in support of external and internal audits
  • Demonstrate solid attention to details and effective multi-taskingYou'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:
    • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
    • 2+ years of Accounting experience
    • Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, vlookups, formulas, conditional formatting)
    • Proven analytic skills with large data sets
    • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • Analyzing and reviewing accounting journal entriesPreferred Qualifications:
      • Experience with Oracle
      • Experience with PeopleSoft -
      • Proven communication skills with ability to relay financial findings in a clear and concise manner
      • Skilled in multi-tasking and prioritizing workloads - -
      • Detailed and well organized
      • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure complianceTo protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.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)Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $54,400 to $97,000. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $60,000 to $106,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.*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, Accountant, Accounting, Eden Prairie, MN, Irvine, CA, California, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Work From Home, Work At Home, Remote

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