Senior Accountant I in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 2/5/2021

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Job Description

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  7676 

Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

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Job Role Summary

The Senior Staff Accountant I position provides a strategic perspective to the finance transactions of the organization. It requires an understanding of accounting practices, their impact on the results of the organization and the ability to provide realistic judgment and interpretation of the day-to-day transactions. Senior Staff Accountant responsibilities include reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end close procedures. A successful Senior Staff Accountant combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts. Senior Staff Accountant duties also include ensuring accuracy and effectiveness in all of our accounting tasks.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Prepares necessary monthly and one-time journal entries
  • Responsible for reconciliation of balance sheet accounts as assigned
  • Responsibilities may include grant accounting
  • Responsibilities may include bank reconciliations
  • Analyzes and reports on any variances of budget to actual expenses
  • May be required to assist in the preparation of preliminary financial statements
  • Prepares supplementary financial schedule as requested
  • Reconciles and creates monthly schedules in accordance with month end checklist
  • Provides backup for other accounting functions as required
  • Assists PFS to identify/account for non-routine cash payments and other problems
  • Will assist in ad hoc reporting as needed

Job Requirements

  • Completion of Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance from an accredited college or university plus two years of experience as a Staff Accountant at Eskenazi Health or at least two years of hospital accounting experience
  • Working experience in SAP system preferable

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated skill in using calculator, personal computer, advanced computerized spreadsheet knowledge and standard office equipment, organizational and supervisory skills
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and health care account relationships, laws governing not-for-profit financial activities, SAP system (AP, PO, general ledger, payroll, inventory control) and related software
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, analyze/interpret financial data, work accurately and independently under deadlines and apply decisions related to the financial data recording/analysis/presentation
  • Ability to maintain general accounting regulations knowledge plus health care and governmental accounting requirements, adhere to the standard Hospital operating procedures related to financial accounting

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.


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