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
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
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
Required - Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related
Preferred - Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA)
Required - 3 years related experience
Preferred - 5+ years of health insurance industry experience
with strong knowledge of statutory and GAAP accounting
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
- Ability to travel throughout and between facility
- Ability to work various hours, such as nights, weekends,
- Perform monthly accounting close in accordance with
GAAP/Statutory requirements including preparation and posting of
- Prepare and submits quarterly and annual statutory
- Stay current with changes on statutory rules and regulations
and be able to assess business impact.
- Prepare balance sheet reconciliations, including bank
- Identify and resolve accounting discrepancies and
- Prepare and file state premium tax returns and related
- Handles reinsurance reporting needs and billing
- Develop/Maintain vendor reconciliations for accruals and other
- Collaboration with Corp Accounting Services as required (AP,
- Assist with external and regulatory audit requests and other
- 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
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
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
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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