UnitedHealth Group Accounting Consultant - CT, MN or MD in Hartford, Connecticut

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)

This position is a key member of the MedTrans Accounting Team and should possess technical curiosity, and is excited by uncharted processes and challenges. The successful candidate should enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and be agile enough to juggle multiple and competing priorities, and still meet deadlines. Candidate should love problem solving, and be eager to learn what drives the business.

The Accounting Consultant is an agent for change, and is instrumental in building new processes from the ground up. This person must be a problem solver who can research, and articulate proposed solutions. Presentation and professional writing skills are also necessary for success in this role. Candidate will be responsible for the preparation and analysis of financial statements, including balance sheets and income statements, based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare moderately complex journal entries

  • Perform moderately complex balance sheet reconciliations

  • Manage and meet journal entry deadlines during month end close week (4 days)

  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis and investigate issues providing explanations and proposing solutions

  • Review and prepare documentation in support of external and internal audits

  • Participate on working groups to develop and communicate innovative approaches for continued improvement in efficiency and effectiveness

  • Lead the quarterly legal entity close calls with entity executives

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related discipline

  • 3+ years accounting experience including month end closing, preparation of financial statements, financial and variance analysis, and preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations

  • Solid understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Intermediate to advanced use of Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Functional knowledge of SQL/SAS

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. We all want to make a difference with the work we do. Sometimes we're presented with an opportunity to make a difference on a scale we couldn't imagine. Here, you get that opportunity every day. As a member of one of our elite teams, you'll provide the ideas and solutions that help nearly 25 million customers live healthier lives. You'll help write the next chapter in the history of health care. And you'll find a wealth of open doors and career paths that will take you as far as you want to go. Go further. This is 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.

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