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Senior Financial Accountant

Resp & Qualifications

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES include, but are not limited to:

Duties and Responsibilities

Verification of general ledger data through development and maintenance of monthly reconciliations/analyses of reported activity to source and/or supporting documentation. Process includes:

  • The resolution of outstanding issues through research and analysis as well as the initiation of corrective control measures – procedural or transactional. 
  • Application of analytical accounting software tools and techniques for compiling, integrating and analyzing data, including trending analyses. 
  • Providing timely and informative information regarding the status of reconciliations and related projects to management.

Special projects, as necessary. Will include application of accounting and research techniques toward resolution of outstanding material issues or the implementation of new processes.  Advanced analyses and trending of financial information are performed to verify the integrity of data in the financial statements.  Interpretation of contractual arrangements and designing the appropriate transactional accounting flow.

Review of existing and new business arrangements and processes with a critical and discerning approach in order to design the appropriate accounting and related processes.  This design includes the recommendation of efficient and cost effective methods and processes while maintaining an environment with sound accounting controls.  Use of technology to enhance speed and cost effectiveness is required.

Preparation of monthly  journal entries including the compilation of related supporting documentation (transactional or analytical) in a timely manner to meet divisional goals and deadlines. This process requires a thorough understanding of the activity to be recorded as well as proficient analysis of the underlying supporting data ensuring that activity is accurately and correctly recorded.

Strengthen departmental effectiveness through cross-training, documentation of procedures and assistance in responding to audit requests.  Assistance and guidance to less experienced staff.

Position requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant field and a minimum of 3-6 years of accounting experience, which must include experience in development and maintenance of financial reconciliations and related schedules. Must be able to coordinate multiple competing priorities.  Additionally, incumbent must have proven superior analytical and problem solving skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment. A thorough understanding of GAAP is required. Experience in the health care industry is helpful and accounting certification (CPA) is  preferred. PC skills should include a functional knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word. Some IBM main frame experience is a plus. Familiarity with Microsoft Access and Oracle financial systems is preferable.



Department: Accounting Operations National Accounts & Analysis

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.

Must demonstrate resilience and effectively work in a fast paced environment with frequently changing priorities, deadlines, and workloads that can be variable for long periods of time. 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.

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

Where To Apply

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Closing Date

Please apply before: 11/09/2019

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.


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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