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Financial Accountant I

Resp & Qualifications

PURPOSE:
Under supervision and general direction of senior-level accounting personnel, perform entry-level professional accounting responsibilities, including, but not limited to, preparing basic financial statements, journal entries, reconciliation of financial data, and preparation of financial reports from the General Ledger.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Verification of general ledger data through development and maintenance of monthly reconciliations/analyses of reported activity to source documentation. Process includes resolution of outstanding issues through research and initiation of corrective control measures – procedural or transactional.  Provide timely and informative information regarding the status of reconciliations and relevant projects to management.  Works with internal and external suppliers of information to ensure accuracy of journal entries and schedules.

  • Preparation of monthly  journal entries including relevant supporting transactional or analytical documentation, in a timely manner to meet divisional goals and deadlines.

  • Special projects as necessary: Will include application of accounting and research techniques toward resolution of outstanding material issues;  simple analyses and trending of financial information are performed to verify the integrity of data in the financial statements.

  • Strengthen departmental effectiveness through cross-training, documentation of procedures and assistance in responding to audit requests.


QUALIFICATONS:

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant field OR ieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.

Licenses/Certifications Preferred:
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Knowledge and understanding of accounting software.
  • Proficient with user interface and query software (Microsoft Access).
  • Proficient with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software (i.e., Oracle PeopleSoft).
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment.
  • Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence. Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging.





 

Department

Department: Financial Accounting

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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