Job Details

Staff Accountant

Cambia Health Solutions, Portland, OR

Job - Health

Close Date: 05/31/2020

The Staff Accountant will have responsibilities which include a variety of general accounting activities and functions such as financial statement preparation, account, bank and report reconciliations and analysis, as well as development of desktop procedures.

At Cambia, our values are fundamental to achieving our Cause of transforming the health care industry. They guide our actions and bring diverse perspectives together to improve the health care journey better for those we serve. All eight values are equally important and linked to the others: Empathy, Hope, Courage, Trust, Commitment, Innovation, Collaboration and Accountability. These values are not just words on paper - we live them every day.

General Functions:
Duties can include one or several of the following:
• Prepares required monthly journal entries on a timely basis to record appropriate accruals and reclass transactions as appropriate.
• Maintains and reconciles various balance sheet accounts on a timely basis and ensures their accuracy by preparing all necessary documentation for reconciling journal entries.
• Accurately prepares components of basic corporate and subsidiary financial statements.
• Accurately gathers, validates, and summarizes accounting or statistical data.
• A variety of jobs to provide back-up capabilities.
• Prepares major sections of monthly corporate and subsidiary financial statements (both GAAP and SAP) by ensuring accurate and timely data entry of financial information from various system and manual sources. Reviews, analyzes, investigates and reports on significant fluctuations between financial statements of different time periods.
• Provides internal and external auditors with consolidated reconciliations, schedules and adjustments, including explanations and answering questions necessary to complete the annual audit. Investigates any unusual transactions or activities. Coordinates with other Company departments to resolve inaccuracies.
• Performs analysis on cost trends and allocations; proposes and implements updates to allocation tables as appropriate.
• Mentors new team members on Cambia policies, assists in onboarding as requested.
• Prepares ad-hoc analyses as requested.

Additional General Functions for Staff Accountant III:
• The review and analysis of cost allocations in compliance with CAS, development of policies and procedures in support of company’s internal controls, account and report reconciliations, and development internal and external accounting reports, including audit schedules and support.
• Provides support and coordination for the operation of complex financial systems to ensure accuracy, integrity and consistency. May provide ad-hoc assistance, training and guidance to departmental staff.
• Prepares monthly corporate and subsidiary financial statements (both GAAP and SAP) by ensuring accurate and timely data entry of financial information from various system and manual sources. Reviews, analyzes, investigates and reports on significant fluctuations between financial statements of different time periods.
• Researches and reports on current and proposed accounting and auditing standards, guides and other pronouncements.
• Prepares and presents regular and ad-hoc analysis to Management on a variety of Company historic and proposed activities, including implications for current and future operations.
• Supports department in re-forecasts and budgeting for assigned accounting functions.
• Coordinates the administration and operation of complex financial systems; participates in the design, development and testing of financial system updates and enhancements, including updated internal controls as applicable.
• Works closely with internal and external auditors to ensure the timely completion of audits, resolving questions or audit issues as they arise.
• Reviews and analyzes administrative cost and budget reports, including variances to budgets and forecasts, while providing insights and implications for current and future operation
• Provides support and assistance to Accountants I and II in their routine job functions.

Minimum Requirements:
• The Staff Accountant II will have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business with 1 to 3 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. CPA, CMA or MBA preferred.
• Based on area of expertise, demonstrated application of accounting knowledge in the following areas:
o Financial Reporting and General Accounting: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Statutory Accounting Principles (SAP) for Health Care Service Contractors and Health Maintenance Organizations as promulgated by the NAIC.
• Ability to problem solve questions related to assigned functions (including proposed answers).
• Ability to think analytically and to make sound judgments from analysis.
• Ability to plan and organize own work.
• Ability to work flexible hours during periods of heavy workloads.
• Technologically competent and able to learn new systems currently used by the Company.
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment with all levels of staff and management.
• Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing with stakeholders.

Additional Minimum Requirements for Staff Accountant III:
• The Staff Accountant III will have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business with 3 to 5 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. CPA, CMA or MBA preferred.
• Based on area of expertise, demonstrated application of in-depth accounting knowledge.
• Leadership abilities in a project setting and cross-functional teams.
• Demonstrated ability to plan and organize own work, projects and the work of others in the department, with minimal supervision.
• Ability to research and prepare ad-hoc reports.
• Ability to research and report accounting guidance (existing and new transactions/guidance).

This is a multiple level position depending on experience.

At Cambia, we advocate for transforming the health care system. You aren’t satisfied with the status quo and neither are we. We're looking for individuals who are as passionate as we are about transforming the way people experience health care. We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug and tobacco-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law. A drug screen and background check is required.

Cambia’s portfolio of companies spans health care information technology and software development; retail health care; health insurance plans that carry the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brands; pharmacy benefit management; life, disability, dental, vision and other lines of protection; alternative solutions to health care access; and free-standing health and wellness solutions.

We have over a century of experience in developing and providing health solutions to serve our members. We had our beginnings in the logging communities of the Pacific Northwest as innovators in helping workers afford health care. That pioneering spirit has kept us at the forefront as we build new avenues to improve access to and quality of health care for the future.

Complete details: https://careers-cambiahealth.icims.com/jobs/26779/staff-accountant/job