This is a shared position between OHSU HR Service Center and the Student Health Clinic. The accountant is responsible for the coordination and development of accounting policies and procedures, reconciliation of Benefits and Student Health accounts (in excess of $200M combined), as well as verifying and paying bills. The accountant will work closely with OHSU Central Financial Services (CFS) to develop and maintain an account reconciliation process involving tracing and investigating transactions, providing justification for transactions, and taking corrective action on any erros. The accountant will serve as the primary contact between OHSU Central HR and CFS.
This accountant position is alsoresponsible for monitoring expenditures and deposits for the Benefits and Student Health accounts.The position will also perform ad-hoc financial and budget reports as needed by benefits and student health.
This position is expected to gain a basic understanding of the OHSU employee and student health benefits and services. The position will be required to have a detailed understanding of the accounting of these areas but should also have a broad knowledge of the programs administered in order to best serve the departments.
Account reconciliation . Responsible for monthly reconciliation of all Benefits and Student Health accounts. This involves detailed investigation of expenditures and deposits into all accounts (approximately 12 accounts). Reconciliations will often involve speaking with vendors regarding bills or deposits, reviewing account history and bills, as well as using systems including Oracle, Discoverer, Cognos and Businessolver to investigate transactions. Procedures for account reconciliation will need to be documented and updated as needed.
Account monitoring . Use systems including Oracle and Cognos to review expenses and deposits to all Benefits and Student Health accounts. Responsible for transfers between accounts and making deposits to the Cashiers office. Work with CFS to review account balances and make transfers periodically but particularly at the end of each fiscal year. Will work with CFS to ensure that necessary reserves are maintained and monitored for accounts.
Bill paying . Process all payables for HR. Use Businessolver and bills submitted from vendors to submit monthly payments to vendors. Document procedures for bill-paying and improve processes around billing.
Primary contact for CFS. Serve as the primary contact between CFS and Central HR. CFS will contact the accountant directly when any data or response is required from an area within Central HR including, Benefits, Retirement and Records. Investigate, respond to and triage requests as necessary. Attend regular meetings with CFS stay informed about issues and projects.
Ad-hoc analysis. Perform reporting and analysis, as requested, including expenditure reports, data gathering for projects such as OPE budgeting and GAAP required actuarial reports.
Other duties as assigned. May be asked to serve as a back up to the Benefits team by providing customer service to employees via phone and in person.
Completion of Bachelors degree in accounting or finance and two years of professional accounting experience or equivalent combination of work and education.
Understanding of basic accounting principles (GAAP) and ability to apply them when reconciling accounts and resolving accounting problems.
Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
Experience with Microsoft Office suite, including Access.
Superior customer service skills.
Highly effective working in team environment.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Excellent problem solving and time management skills.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
Completion of college level courses in Human Resources.
Experience in reconciling complex and high dollar value accounts.
Experience with Oracle, Cognos, and/or Discoverer.
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