The Accountant is responsible for maintaining the general ledger, month end close process, miscellaneous accounts receivable and producing a variety of interim financial and statistical reports for the organization, subsidiaries and joint ventures
Prepares and completes month end processes including: journal entries, reconciliations, calculations, report generation for internal and external customers, etc.
Maintains the general ledger, asset management, QuickBooks and System Office reporting systems including the journal entry books and all supporting documentation. Provides guidance and assistance to others regarding financial sub-systems upon requested.
Prepares schedules required for financial audit and responds to auditor’s requests for documentation and explanation.
Prepares timely and accurate reporting to corporate & government agencies i.e.: annual reporting package, capital spend and bondable projects, CBM, IRS 990 & 990T, Sales & Use Tax Reports, miscellaneous annual surveys, etc.
Assists primary customer groups in researching questions, understanding & interpreting financial reports. Examples include: Month end financial report, charge and error reports, etc.
Anticipates, provides direction and supports end users by trouble shooting problems for process related issues for workflow by tracking issues and communicating status and resolution.
Demonstrates proficiency in software and other computer application used to support department and organizational initiatives and is able to retrieve data upon request by writing reports. Develop policies and procedures related to those systems.
Critically evaluates quantitative and qualitative data and findings in order to provide information to leaders, metric owners and improvement teams by developing reports that will be presented to leadership in order for them to make decisions.
Leads and facilitates projects and process improvement teams as needed.
Provides primary support between system users and system office colleagues for security, training and trouble shooting of problems with the system.
A Education [formal]:
Bachelors' degree in accounting is required.
2. Certificate in Public Accounting preferred
A minimum of three years accounting experience is required.
Healthcare experience preferred.
C Special Skills and Competencies:
Must have excellent computer skills in a wide array of software applications including but not limited to Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Quick Books, asset management and general ledger applications.
Must demonstrate ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with all colleagues.
Must possess analytical and problem solving skills.
Must have advanced ability to prioritize and organize work for self.
Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented individual able to work with minimum supervision.
Must be able to work on multiple projects at one time and flexibility to meet department needs.
Must be able to perform effectively under stressful situation.
Flexible hours during month end close and special projects.
Attained expert user status of a financial system.
Considered a generally accepted accounting principle (GAAP) expert.
Performs a Lead role. This means directing the work, training others on the work and filling in when needed. Responds to andons and problem solves. Develops standard work, performs audits, etc.
All colleagues, who may drive on occasion for their job, are required to carry the minimum State of Iowa required car insurance on their personal vehicle and have a valid driver's license. Compliance with occasional driving requirements are the responsibility of the colleague and will not be monitored by Human Resources. However colleagues could be asked to show proof of insurance or driver's license as a requirement for employment
Internal Number: 00097802
About Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa
Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa is a faith-based, not-for-profit community health care system that offers comprehensive health care services for people throughout northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.Mercy offers:•Competitive wages; including weekend and night differentials•Benefit Package (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan) for positions 16 hours per week or greater•Educational assistance•Success Sharing - a bonus when the organization meets its goals