The primary job duties this position is responsible for achieving are listed in order of importance.
* Responsible for preparing accurate and timely financial statement reporting for GAAP, SAP, tax and other regulatory reporting. Participates in the preparation of the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for the enterprise in consolidated and stand-alone reporting formats, including the compilation and distribution to internal and external audiences. Responsible to identify and clearly communicate, in writing and verbally, the impact of business decisions on the financial statements. Provide balance sheet and/or income statement analysis. Investigate and communicate budget variances, actual month-to-month or other comparative differences.Responsible for accounting of more complex areas of cash, investments, accounts receivable, inventory, property, claims & IBNR, post-retirement liabilities, debt, revenue, expenses, leases, grants, taxes or other related subjects as assigned. Supports the annual budget process by providing data and analysis for planning and forecasti
* Maintain financial control by preparing timely and accurate financial reconcilations of more complex areas and related financial transactions. . Identifies outstanding issues and resolves through independent analysis, research and followup. Reviews work product of accounting staff to ensure workpapers contain adequate evidence to support reconcilation and complies with policy requirements.
* Participates in internal and external audits of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington and its subsidiaries. Ensures accounting procedures comply with GAAP and SAP accounting standards, internal controls and/or other regulatory reporting requirements. May serve as a technical or content expert resource.
* Support management and other activities assigned, which may include ad hoc projects, complex analysis, process improvements, or representation of Financial Operations on other division, enterprise-wide or strategic initiatives. Develop and maintain working relationships with operational departments including Membership, Patient Financial Services, Claims, Provider Relations & Contracting, Human Resources, Treasury, Legal, Audit Services, Pharmacy, IS, Purchasing, and Actuary & Underwriting.
Basic Qualifications: * Minimum five (5) years of experience in an accounting and financial reporting setting.
Additional Requirements: * Demonstrated broad-based knowledge of GAAP, thorough understanding of accounting cycle and compile a full set of financial statements. * Working knowledge of complex financial transaction flow within operational and financial systems. * Proficient in Microsoft Office applications. * Thinks independently, provides leadership to staff accountants, acts decisively and self-directed. * Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills. * Proven analytical ability working with complex matters, excellent customer service and organizational skills. * Identifies and solves complex problems. Required Skills: 1. GAAP Financial Statements- must be listed on resume 2. Experience with External Audits- must be listed on resume 3. Advanced skills with Excel- must be listed on resume Highly Preferred Skills: 1. CPA 2. Experience with PeopleSoft 3. Experience working with For Profit, and Not for Profit organizations.