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Accounting, Actuarial & Finance

Support the Bottom Line — and the Big Picture

Create the financial strategies that affect our patients, medical centers, and future. On this team, you'll provide the strategy recommendations that drive operational and process improvement, as well as face challenging opportunities to influence the future of health care.


Location: Oakland, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 840946 Date posted: 11/06/2019

The Accountant is responsible for the proper and timely recording of financial transactions in the general ledger in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Kaiser Permanente policies, and internal control standards. Responsibilities include analyzing account transactions, preparing account reconciliations, resolving reconciling items, and preparing accounting statements and reports. Works with accounting team members, departments, and business units to resolve accounting matters. Develops solutions to accounting problems of simple to moderate scope and complexity. Reviews posting of automated, system-generated entries, ensures functionality of automated interfaces to GL and contributes to ongoing process and system improvements. Works under the direction of Senior Accountants and Lead Senior Accountants.

Essential Functions:

- Ensures proper and timely recording of financial transactions in the general ledger in accordance with GAAP, Kaiser Permanente policies and internal control standards.
- Prepares journal entries, including appropriate documentation.
- Ensures that general ledger and sub-ledger are reconciled and reconciling items are resolved.
- Prepares account reconciliations and reviews with Senior Accountant and Lead Senior Accountant.
- Prepares schedules, supporting documents, and variance analyses for management and external auditors.
- Collects data, researches and contributes to variance analysis.
- Participates in month end close activities.
- Researches and resolves accounting issues and reconciling items.
- Researches technical accounting solutions for business issues of simple to moderate complexity.
- Communicates issues and resolutions to management and affected areas/departments.
- Monitors work for proper internal controls and SOX requirements and recommends improvements.
- Reviews posting of automated, system-generated entries.
- Ensures that automated interfaces to the general ledger are functioning as intended.
- Identifies and communicates system problems to management.
- Utilizes tools such as system queries and downloads, Excel functions (pivot tables and Vlookup) and Access database.
- Identifies and communicates opportunities for change to improve performance.
- Participates in productivity, system and process improvements.
- Maintains desktop procedures and manuals.
- Participates in departmental projects and initiatives.
- Participates effectively in a team environment.
Basic Qualifications:

- Minimum three (3) years of experience in budgeting, accounting, and financial management.
- Bachelor's degree with emphasis in business, finance, or accounting OR other bachelor's degree with four (4) years of directly related experience.

- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration

- N/A
Additional Requirements:
- Working knowledge of GAAP, internal controls, and accounting procedures.
- Knowledge and ability to translate data into accurate financial and management reports.
- Aptitude for numbers, organization skills and strong attention to detail.
- Flexibility to perform a variety of detailed accounting functions and meet established deadlines.
- Ability to integrate data from multiple sources and determine adequacy for financial reporting requirements for GAAP, Department of
Insurance and Department of Managed Health Care.
- Ability to build good internal relationships within the department and across department lines.
- Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
- Ability to assist with SOX compliance related to assigned accounting responsibilities.
- Strong spreadsheet (Excel) and word processing (Word) skills.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


Preferred Qualifications:
- Health care or managed care experience.
- Experience in high volume processing centers.
- Ability to successfully navigate a matrix organization.
- Database (Access) skills.
Primary Location: California,Oakland,1950 Franklin 1950 Franklin Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Accounting, Finance and Actuarial Services Department: TPMG Accounting and Financial Reporting Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

About Accounting, Finance, & Actuarial Careers

Accounting Careers

Members of our accounting team support corporate projects and lend insight to areas such as financial reporting, tax planning and preparation, and audit management. This team also includes our audit professionals, who partner with financial and operational groups across the organization to analyze budgets and streamline procedures.

Finance Careers

Supporting critical business functions such as financial services, national Medicare finance, strategic planning, auditing, and corporate finance, our finance professionals develop the strategies that enable us to meet our financial goals.

Actuarial Careers

Applying probability and statistics to the practical problems of insurance, our actuarial team performs a variety of duties, including calculating the cost of premiums and policy values, preparing statistical studies, and forecasting financial results.

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