Under the direction of the Manager of System Finance and Accountant III, the Accountant II is responsible for organizing and implementation of certain financial functions related to the System and its entities general ledgers as well as preparing balance sheets and statements of operations,. The System Accountant II utilizes an advanced level of accounting knowledge regarding practices and concepts to accomplish tasks. The position requires independent judgment and analysis.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops and maintains the financial records for all of Benefis Health Systems (BHS) entities, affiliates
and/or other unrelated entities, including preparation of journal entities, adjustments, preparation of monthly financial statements and reconciliation of accounts.
Assists independent third party and regulatory auditors in conducting audits from preparation of documentation used by the auditors through final audit.
Identifies the data required and the internal/external means to gather that data. Prepares quantitative analyses within required deadlines and maintains financial policies and procedures.
Assists with System-wide capital and operating budgets.
Assists with grant reporting, including computation of annual indirect cost, semiannual federal financial status reporting, request draw downs of grant funds, and reconciliation of grants
Acts as a financial resource for operational departments to assist in understanding financial information to help them make the best business decisions possible.
Completes accurate financial questionnaires, surveys, and reports for customers by stipulated deadlines.
Utilizes performance improvement principles to assess and improve quality.May Include:
Oversight for payroll and accounts payable processing.
Responsible for the collection and compilation of benefit plan information and internal reporting, financial audit work paper documentation and preparation of all related tax returns.
Responsible for collection of current monthly departmental statistics for financial reporting and determination that reported statistics are accurate.
Performs year end inventory and reconciles petty cash counts.
Responsible for maintaining fixed assets for System to include additions and retiring of assets as well as calculating and posting depreciation.
Performs other duties as assigned or as needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Adheres to dress code.
Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures.
Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.
A combination of 4 years of finance/accounting education and 2 years of work experience. Or 4 years of work experience and 2 years of finance/accounting education.
As a not-for-profit community health system, Benefis is driven to provide the highest level of care. We serve nearly 230,000 residents across a 15-county region that is bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont combined. Benefis is the largest non-governmental employer in the Great Falls area, with more than 3,000 employees.Benefis has 530 licensed beds (that includes 146 beds in long-term care, 71 in assisted living and 20 beds at Peace Hospice of Montana) and partners with over 250 area physicians.Our hospital has been recognized for its exceptional work in quality care by providing a wide range of programs and services to help you live the best life possible. We’re here to help you “Live well.”Benefis Health System came about when two Christian-based hospitals became one. Our founders believed in providing good care to all in need, and trusted that this would be accomplished. The Benefis name was derived using Latin root words: "Bene-" meaning good, and "fis-" for faith and trust. It’s these same root words that make up such terms as ‘beneficial’ and ‘confidence’.Benefis has been a trusted provider of care for more than 125 years. And our name speaks to o...ur commitment: good care one can put faith in.Benefis is consistently ranked among America’s top hospitals by the nation’s leading healthcare ratings organizations for a range of services, including cancer care, joint replacement, stroke treatment, wound care and home health.To learn more about our services, continue looking through our website at WWW.BENEFIS.ORG or call 406.455.5000.
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