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Lead Accounting

Company: AmeriHealth Caritas
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Lead AccountingLocation: Philadelphia, PATelecommuter?: NoID**: 18443Your career starts now. Were looking for the next generation of health care leaders.At AmeriHealth Caritas, were passionate about helping people get care, stay well and build healthy communities. As one of the nation's leaders in health care solutions, we offer our associates the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people through our national footprint of products, services and award-winning programs. AmeriHealth Caritas is seeking talented, passionate individuals to join our team. Together we can build healthier communities. If you want to make a difference, wed like to hear from you.Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 30 years of experience. We deliver comprehensive, outcomes-driven care to those who need it most. We offer integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services, and other administrative services. Discover more about us at www.amerihealthcaritas.com .Responsibilities:Under the direction of Accounting Management, the Lead, Accounting is responsible for supervising the accounting functions for existing business as well as facilitating the implementation of new business. The Lead, Accounting is also responsible for reviewing and approving certain deliverables prepared by the Senior Accountants and Accountants and is responsible for staff training and the professional development of all direct reports.The principal accountabilities of this position consist of the following:

  • Coordinating with Accounting Management to ensure the timeliness of the monthly accounting close process pursuant to the close calendar.
  • Overseeing the implementation of new business (start-up, acquisitions, joint ventures, etc.) as it relates to all areas of responsibility.
  • Implementing and testing of new systems and processes as they relate to the accounting functions.
  • Facilitating employee training and ensuring professional development of all direct reports.
  • Reviewing and approving certain journal entries and account reconciliations prepared by the Senior Accountants and Accountants.
  • Facilitating and ensuring effectiveness of the internal control process as it relates to the relevant areas of responsibility.
  • Assisting and/or overseeing the assistance provided to the Financial Reporting team in the preparation of the financial deliverables as needed.
  • Preparing and/or reviewing certain audit deliverables to ensure timely and accurate accounting deliverables.
  • Acting as a technical and operational resource for all direct reports to support daily functions.
  • Identifying process inefficiencies, recommending efficient process alternatives, and facilitating the implementation of process improvements as it relates to the areas of responsibility.Education/Experience:
    • Bachelors degree is required in Accounting or Finance.
    • Three to five years of progressive accounting experience required.
    • One to three years of investment and STAT reporting experience preferred.
    • One to three years of supervisory experience preferred.
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
    • Solid understanding of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) and application thereof.
    • Experience with PeopleSoft of similar ERP system preferred.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
    • Experience at a public accounting firm preferred.Note: Our current location is 200 Stevens Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19113. We are in the process of building a new headquarters in Newtown Square. That address is 3805 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, 19073. This role/department will be transitioning there at the end of 2020. Must be commutable distance to both locations.EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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