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Supervisor, Accounting Service

Resp & Qualifications


The Accounting Supervisor is responsible for determining priorities, developing controls and procedures for staff to follow. Responsibilities include organizing, structuring and maintaining a controlled environment to support accurate, consistent and timely processing of financial transactions. This position supports the Manager in the coordination of the monthly financial close process and the annual Financial Audit; review of various account reconciliations and key analyses; completion of special projects; and guidance to staff on daily functions. The position assures the accurate processing of financial information in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Federal Government Regulations, and Corporate Financial Policies.



  • Coordinates, schedules and reviews detail activities for the monthly Financial Close process. Reviews and verifies the accuracy and efficacy of required journal entries and related support for various financial transactions. Responsible for ensuring the timely completion and integrity of monthly general ledger interfaces, including the implementation of corrective action plans. . Oversees the investigation and timely resolution of problems that arise during the close process. Establishes and maintains standard operating procedures and controls. Works with staff to develop and document procedures for the Department. Assists the Manager in the development and implementation of internal accounting controls, analytical tools and reports. Investigates and assists in the resolution of unusual trends or potential issues to assure data integrity and identify business and accounting issues.
  • Supervises assigned staff providing guidance, support, coaching, recognition and feedback consistent with CareFirst, Inc. Human Resource policies and practices. Prioritizes and assigns routine work and projects; resolves employee issues and provides developmental instructions. Motivates staff towards accomplishing goals and monitors work of subordinates. Trains and evaluates principle subordinates. Assists in interviewing and hiring selected applicants. Completes and provides input to performance reviews and promotion recommendations for staff.
  • Meets accounting operational and financial standards by contributing information to strategic plans and reviews; implementing production, productivity, quality, customer-service, safety, security, and health standards; resolving problems; identifying system improvements and by providing annual budget information; monitoring expenditures; identifying variances; implementing corrective actions.
  • Assists and supports the Manager with the coordination of the annual financial audit. Responsible for ensuring that requests from the external auditors are met timely and efficiently in a manner that allows for a smooth audit process. Assists the auditors by educating them on significant departmental and business practices as well as providing interpretive analysis of financial information.
  • Identify opportunities and help drive continuous process improvements and innovation within the department.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education Level:         Bachelor's Degree

Education Details:       Accounting, Finance, Business or related field

Experience:     3 years Progressive experience in an accounting role.


Skills and Abilities:

·         Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

·         Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.

·         Knowledge of generally accepted accounting procedures and principles.

·         Ability to analyze, consolidate, and interpret accounting data.

·         Highly proficient in Microsoft Office programs.

·         Strong, comprehensive knowledge of US GAAP principles.



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.

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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: 2.21.21

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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