Experience:
5+ years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
9/14/2017
Job Category:
Accounting
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
Lead Accountant
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
SUMMARY STATEMENT: This position is responsible for providing technical and general accounting assistance to the Asst. Director of Finance. Primary responsibilities include manage the monthly financial closing, reporting and the annual budget process, monthly budget analysis for the physician groups; provide assistance to Asst. Director in overseeing physician compensation calculation process and for handling special projects as needed. 1. Manage the production of internal and external financial reports a. Manage the development of internal reports for Department Managers. b. Manage the preparation of financial analyses for management and executives. c. Interact with accounting staff to ensure completion of analytical analysis for the monthly financials. 2. Participation in the budget process. a. Aid in the preparation of operational as well as capital budgets for the above mentioned financial statements on an annual basis. b. Contribute to monthly budget variance reporting and analysis for all financials as mentioned above. 3. Physician Compensation Process: a. Assist Asst. Director of Finance in reviewing the physician compensation calculation and payment requests submission. b. Identify the areas of improvement for accuracy of calculation and the tameness of payment request submission. 4. Accounting Liaison c. Assist department management in identifying and communicating their financial management needs. d. Respond to department, physician and other requests for financial data and interpretation of financial reports, ledgers, policy and accounting regulations. e. Review accounting ledgers on a monthly basis to insure that revenue and expenses are properly recorded. 5. Facilitate the completion of department policies and procedures. 6. Completion of various special projects as assigned.

Job Qualifications
CAP Preferred MBA Preferred 5+ years experience Position requires an extensive knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, a working knowledge of fund accounting and healthcare accounting. Skill in managing the maintenance of accounting systems and in producing financial reports for medical groups and physician networks. Ability to analyze accounting processes and practices and recommend necessary changes to improve accuracy, compliance and efficiency. Demonstrated working knowledge of computerized general ledger and subsidiary systems with an understanding of the flow of information and the ability to recommend enhancements and modifications as necessary. Skill in utilizing personal computer spreadsheet and word processing applications to prepare reports and presentations, to analyze financial data and prepare communications to various university personnel. Skill in analyzing information, practices or systems to identify problems, identify patterns, trends and relationships, formulate logical and objective conclusions, recognize alternatives and their implications, and prepare reports. Demonstrated competence in accounting and business practices to advise department personnel regarding pertinent issues. Written communication skills to prepare clear and concise correspondence at a level appropriate for the intended audience. Oral communication skills to correspond with various levels of University personnel and ability to deliver oral presentations. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff within the Accounting department, with other office personnel and with outside departments. Demonstrated skill in leading professional personnel including the delegation of responsibility, motivation and development of professional skills and attitudes. Ability to evaluate impact on workload of projects and to meet specified deadlines. Ability to work independently in setting priorities to ensure that responsibilities are carried out in an accurate and timely fashion. Ability to adjust working hours and, if necessary, work overtime to meet the needs of the office and reporting deadlines. Working knowledge of Lawson and Kaufman Hall system preferred.

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.