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Accounting, Actuarial & Finance

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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.

Assistant Controller

Location: Renton, WA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 792894 Date posted: 05/18/2019
Has a key role in provision of direction and oversight of regional accounting and financial reporting functions. The areas under direct control of this position include general ledger accounting, financial reporting, maintenance of policy, oversight of all aspects of direct and indirect financial controls, and staff development and succession planning. Position has broad authority to ensure the implementation and adherence to Program and Regional financial policies as delegated by the Regional Controller, including accountability for driving of a culture of compliance, ethics, and integrity.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Serves as expert consultant to Regional Controller, Program Office, Regional Senior Management, regulators, and internal and external auditors with respect to GAAP. Partners with other organizational leaders to achieve successful implementation of strategic initiatives as related to financial matters and financial reporting, for the purposes of ensuring financial transactions are complete and processes are appropriately understood and accounted for in accordance with company policies and GAAP and Statutory requirements. Works with senior and regional leadership in identifying and resolving issues.
  • Collaborates with business partners across the region to ensure processes and information lead to accurate financial statements. Influence business partners and collaborate in addressing barriers.
  • Responsible for re-engineering and process improvements within accounting and financial reporting. Develops and implements plans/projects to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness. Establishes and monitors performance metrics to ensure that transactions are processed accurately and efficiently, and reporting meets stakeholder needs.
  • Ensures the integrity and completeness of data and financial reports provided to Program Offices, regulators, and Regional leadership. Ensures the timely processing of transactions and data necessary for the accurate and timely closing of the books and preparation of financial statements in compliance with GAAP. Coordinates the monthly financial reporting process including but not limited to, financial statements and variance analysis.
  • Responsible for hiring and development of staff and succession planning. Communicates goals, objectives, accountabilities, priorities, and authority parameters to assigned staff. Develops leaders through mentoring and coaching of manager level direct reports. Leads business units including General Accounting, Financial Reporting, and other areas as assigned. Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment. Builds and maintains a responsive, motivated, high quality Finance team.
  • Accountable for the coordination at the regional level for external financial audit and regulatory audits. Oversees the management of regulatory financial issues, including monitoring of compliance with key regulatory financial requirements.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of financial policy and internal controls. Supports regional Director, Internal Controls, in promoting awareness of and accountability within the region for all aspects of internal control in both financial and operational environments.
  • #Leadership

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in financial management, financial reporting, internal controls and process improvement.

  • Minimum seven (7) years of accounting leadership or related experience.

  • Education

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, finance or related field.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Experience with major financial software systems required.

  • Strong communication, presentation, analytical and staff development skills required.

  • Significant knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), federal, state and regulatory accounting and reporting regulations, cost management techniques, and financial analysis required.

  • Strong matrix management & persuasion skills required.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Healthcare or Managed Care experience preferred.

  • Experience in SOX requirements, implementation of systems, and working within a highly matrixed organizational structure preferred.

  • National accounting firm experience preferred.

  • Master's degree in accounting, business administration, finance or related field.
  • Primary Location: Washington,Renton,Renton Administration - Baker 1300 SW 27th St. 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: Director/Senior Director Job Category: Accounting, Finance and Actuarial Services Department: Controller Services 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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