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Senior Accountant

Company: Ochsner Health System
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!

The Senior Accountant will be an integral member of the Finance Department and responsible for completing key parts of the monthly accounting close and quarterly/annual statutory statements. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of both statutory and GAAP accounting principles and be highly motivated. Qualified applicants must be detail-oriented, committed to accuracy, and effective communicators within the team and throughout the organization.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.


Required - Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field

Preferred - Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA)

Work Experience

Required - 3 years related experience

Preferred - 5+ years of health insurance industry experience with strong knowledge of statutory and GAAP accounting principles


Preferred -Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Preferred -CPA and 2 years of experience

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Ability to travel throughout and between facility locations.
  • Ability to work various hours, such as nights, weekends, etc.

Job Duties

  • Perform monthly accounting close in accordance with GAAP/Statutory requirements including preparation and posting of journal entries.
  • Prepare and submits quarterly and annual statutory statements
  • Stay current with changes on statutory rules and regulations and be able to assess business impact.
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations, including bank accounts.
  • Identify and resolve accounting discrepancies and anomalies.
  • Prepare and file state premium tax returns and related forms.
  • Handles reinsurance reporting needs and billing submissions.
  • Develop/Maintain vendor reconciliations for accruals and other requests.
  • Collaboration with Corp Accounting Services as required (AP, Treasury, etc.).
  • Assist with external and regulatory audit requests and other regulatory requirements.
  • Various projects as needed.
  • Other related duties as required.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.

This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.

Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.

There is no occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today!

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