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Senior Financial Accountant

at National Jewish Health

Posted: 3/11/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 11887

Job Description

*National Jewish Health - Main Campus · Finance
Denver, CO
Full Time (40 hours per week), Day Shift, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Posted 01/25/2019
Req # 11887

Some call it a career. For us it’s a calling.
National Jewish Health is currently seeking a Senior Financial Accountant to join our quality focused Finance team.  The candidate selected for this role will have the opportunity to add their innovative analytical ideas to insure accuracy in financial statements and regulatory reporting and to share forward thinking ideas that improve efficiency.  This is a highly visible team position which affords the opportunity to gain knowledge in all accounting operations.  The ideal candidate has a current CPA license and current/past experience in a healthcare accounting setting.  
This is your opportunity to make a difference at an organization whose focus is to help others. As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, National Jewish Health is pioneering a new era of preventive and personalized medicine. By combining our efforts in comprehensive care, academic education and ground-breaking research, we're able to develop treatments that help our patients live more productive lives. 

Position Summary
Performs high level professional accounting duties for the institution.  Prepares financial statements in accordance with GAAP.  Prepares tax returns and other regulatory filings in accordance with applicable regulations.  Ensures the integrity of financial information and reporting and exercises considerable judgement in recording, reconciling, and maintaining the accuracy of the institution’s financial transactions.
Essential Duties
  1. Prepares financial statements, footnotes, and reports in compliance with GAAP.  Prepares tax and regulatory filings in compliance with regulatory requirements.  Prepares financial reports as requested by senior and executive management. 
  2. Prepares financial reporting required by the institution’s affiliations including joint operating agreements or other arrangements. 
  3. Maintains a solid understanding of the underlying financial accounts, systems, and processes.  Obtains data necessary to produce financial reporting or to analyze accuracy of data through writing system reports or working with data specialists. Analyzes key accounts that require high levels of judgment. 
  4. Serves as a resource for the institution and co-workers by providing effective communication, direction, guidance and resources as appropriate on issues of accounting, taxation, and financial reporting.
  5. Assists the Manager of Operational Accounting and Manager of Financial Reporting in developing fiscal policies and procedures; internal controls over financial reporting; researching new accounting and tax standards; and implementing new accounting pronouncements.  
  6. Assists the Manager of Operational Accounting and Manager of Financial Reporting with fiscal year end responsibilities, including completing work papers, work paper analysis and review; and ensuring external audit requests are completed. 
  7. Maintains strong working knowledge of computer systems including the ability to query, run reports, and process system interfaces.
  8. Maintains employee confidentiality and any other confidential information obtained while performing job duties.  Ensures compliance with appropriate regulations and legal agency requirements.
  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
  2. Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  3. Building Trust: Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
  4. Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  5. Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
  6. Managing Work and Time/Project Management: Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently. Effectively manages project(s) by appropriately focusing attention on the critical few priorities; effectively creates and executes against project timelines based on priorities, resource availability, and other project requirements (i.e., budget); effectively evaluates planned approaches, determines feasibility, and makes adjustments when needed
  7. Problem Solving: Uses issue identification, data relation and comparison, pattern recognition and information gathering to create analyses and make recommendations.
Master’s degree in Accounting required, or equivalent work experience.
Work Experience
A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the accounting field required.  Public accounting audit experience preferred.
Special Training, Certification or Licensure
CPA required.


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