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Health Care & Medicine
Senior Accountant II
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Children's National Health System | Silver Spring, MD
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent work experience.
  • CPA preferred, but not required

Minimum Work Experience
5 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
  • At least 5+ years of relevant experience. Previous experience working as a senior accountant in a large, complex organization
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of major accounting software packages.
  • Public accounting experience preferred, but not required
  • Complete understanding of the entire financial process, specifically month end close
  • Ability to identify problems and find creative, effective solutions.
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and similar programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, meet deadlines and handle confidential materials.
  • Demonstrate ability to lead, train and supervise.
  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and take on new tasks with high level of difficulty.
  • The individual will be expected to work with minimal up-front guidance and take ownership of his / her work product. The individual will work closely with all major functional leaders of the Organization. 

Functional Accountabilities

Financial Analysis

  • Review account reconciliations and analysis
  • Prepare more complex account reconciliations and analysis
  • Perform research to comply with departmental monthly performance requests
  • Assist with special projects and provide support to the accounting managers
  • Collect and analyze data to report on the organizational progress relative to our established targets .
  • Provide strategic support and address management needs for financial information through routine or ad hoc financial reports and analysis.
  • Monitor and ensure timely identification and compliance with evolving accounting guidance, provide US GAAP interpretation and prepare technical memorandums that document issues in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner
  • Communicate and explain accounting issues and evolving accounting guidance to the management team

Financial Reporting

  • Review GL entries required to record the activities of the various business units
  • Prepare complex GL entries required to record the activities of the various business units
  • Assist with the monthly financial close process
  • Other duties as assigned

Operations Management

  • Work (Liaise) with Business Units and/or Specialty Practice staff to develop value-adding information to facilitate the Finance Department’s effectively partnering with internal clients.
  • Continually improve processes and facilitate the department's ability to respond to financial information needs/requests.
  • Continually explore new methods to improve operations, work with management team to gain acceptance, and support implementation efforts.
  • Communicate operational issues and progress toward goals to other members of the management team.
  • Back-up month-end duties assigned to other Senior Accountants.


  • Liaise with inter-departmental staff to coordinate information transfers to ensure timely and accurate preparation of recurring financial reporting packages, including Business Operations, Physicians Practice, Accounting, Finance, Treasury, Financial Planning and others as needed

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.