Position Profile

June 24, 2017

POSITION TITLE: Accountant III (Reimbursement Department)

REPORTING TO: Reimbursement Director

LOCATION: Martinez, CA

OUR CLIENT: This government office is a health services department.

Mission
The organization cares for and improves the health of all people in the county, with special attention to those who are most vulnerable to health problems.

  • We provide high quality services with respect and responsiveness to all.
    · We are an integrated system of health care services, community health improvement and environmental protection.
    · We anticipate community health needs and change to meet those needs.
    · We work in partnership with our patients, cities and diverse communities, as well as other health, education and human service agents.
    · We encourage creative, ethical and tenacious leadership to implement effective health policies and programs.
    · We have a department-wide goal to reduce health disparities by addressing issues of diversity and linguistic and cultural competence

    The organization seeks a Reimbursement/Cost Accountant to learn the Reimbursement Accounting function and grow into the Director of Reimbursement position.

    SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Under general direction, will perform complex accounting assignments and exercise considerable judgment in applying accounting principles to interpret data and deliver solutions. Participate in the analysis and implementation of financial standards, policies and procedures.

    Assists Reimbursement function in the preparation of cost reimbursement reports, and claims for reimbursement in the Health Services Department; provides direction to other staff as needed, and performs related work as required.

    EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:
    Minimum Qualifications:

    Experience: Three to five years of full-time professional accounting experience, with at least three years of cost accounting experience. Health care accounting experience is a plus

    PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

    Knowledge of:

  • Generally accepted accounting principles, techniques and standards.
    · Governmental accounting.
    · Cost accounting and budgeting.

    Ability to:

  • Interpret and apply laws, codes, regulations, accounting pronouncements and accounting guidelines and manuals.
    · Gather, evaluate and analyze complex data.
    · Exercise good judgment and discretion in handling of confidential matters.
    · Deal tactfully, diplomatically and objectively with other county and non-county staff, external auditors and the public.
    · Write and speak clearly and concisely.
    · Produce reports, spreadsheets and other statistical data on a personal computer.
    · Work harmoniously with co-workers and as a team player.

    Ability to successfully perform these Typical Tasks:

  • Prepares and reviews journal vouchers, transfer of funds, and other financial documents.
    · Reconciles and maintains various financial schedules and subsidiary ledgers.
    · Reconciles general ledger and fund control accounts.
    · Reconciles subsidiary ledgers to the general ledger.
    · Reviews, analyzes and maintains a variety of trust funds.
    · Reconciles, reports and remits payroll withholding and FICA taxes.
    · Reconciles W-2 earnings.
    · Maintains the County's fixed asset ledger.
    · Calculates interest earnings and prepared allocation schedules.
    · Calculates and prepares depreciation schedules for enterprise funds.
    · Reviews and analyzes financial transactions and balances for accuracy, completeness and authorization.
    · Assists in the preparation of the countywide Cost-Allocation Plan and State Controller's Report and submits them to appropriate agencies.
    · Assists in the preparation of a wide range of tasks as part of the on-going budget process, including compiling, tabulating, analyzing, and reviewing financial data for the administration of the County budget.
    · Prepares detailed accounting work papers on a personal computer including worksheets, schedules and flowcharts.
    · Recommends policy and procedure changes.
    · Documents work processes for assigned tasks.
    · Reviews and analyzes changes in legal and procedural requirements for financial, budgetary, tax and accounting operations.
    · Maintains records on a variety of bonds on the property tax rolls, such as the 1915 Act, Mello-Roos and general obligation bonds.
    · Apportions property taxes and refunds, tax settlements, homeowners' reimbursement and other revenues to all taxing agencies in the County.
    · Performs a variety of financial, statistical, budgetary, tax and accounting analysis reports.
    · Establishes procedures for obtaining levy information for the new tax year and authorizes new tax amounts for bills.
    · Participates in the development, maintenance and enhancement of accounting systems.
    · Interacts with various representatives of County Departments, outside agencies, etc.
    · Provides lead direction and assists with resolving work-related issues.
    · Performs other related duties as required.

    EDUCATION:
    Must have Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business, administration, finance, accounting or a closely related field.

    REWARDS:
    Competitive salary, excellent and abundant benefits, and an opportunity to lead a department which is very important to the organization. Growth opportunities within the department and the County.

    CONTACT INFORMATION:

    To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume (in Word format only; no PDF please), cover letter and salary history to: (please put job title in the subject line of your email)
    LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY PLEASE; NO RELOCATION PROVIDED.


    Lisa K. Locke
    Locke and KEY Executive Search
    Phone: 510-533-2005
    Fax: 510-533-2055
    Email: lklocke@lockeandkey.com
    Website: http://www.lockeandkey.com/