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Financial Analyst (Accounting Operations Analyst)

Resp & Qualifications

PURPOSE:

Responsible for collecting, analyzing,and interpreting financial data, analysis related to invoices and expenses in Oracle EBS Accounts Payable and Ariba Procurement system. Having thorough understanding of Procure to Pay process and ensuring that the company’s goods or services are both adequately invoiced, received approved and payments disbursed within established internal control policies, as well as preparing reports, presentations and recommendations for leaders of the business. Interfaces regularly with managers and task leads.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Prepares various accounting and financial reports, analyzes and verifies data and financial reports to produce the financial results for assigned business units and challenge accounting processes. Create and or review invoices, expense accounts, vouchers, and check requests to ensure that they conform to company policies and guidelines. Utilize Oracle Account payable module and Ariba procurement system to ensure invoices are processed, validated, and audited for accuracy and ensures compliance with internal controls by following all proper policies and procedures. Examine and analyze daily and weekly reports to reconcile purchase orders, address invoice exceptions and rejections, and make necessary adjustments and or communicate to appropriate resource for resolution. 

Investigates and researches problem account reconciliation on an as-assigned basis in order to improve controls over general ledger, subsidiary ledgers, and balance sheet activity. Analyzes trends, calculates and verifies data. Interfaces with other areas to develop reporting specifications, methods and procedures, and prioritizes requests. Serve as the liaison between vendors, business owners, internal and external auditors, departments, specifically procurement and accounts payable. Develop professional relationships with stakeholders across the group and be a champion of best practice processes being implemented. Be an innovative accounting professional and with expertise in the system and business, user acceptance testing, process improvement and end-user training. Effectively develop and implement operational process and systems improvements. Ability to adapt and quickly grasp business priorities to identify optimal solutions.

Performs analysis, gathers, compiles and interprets financial data to ensure compliance with applicable regulations or guidelines, identify trends and provide insight for decision making. Collaborate with team members to meet daily goals, find solutions to current process boundaries/pain points, and go beyond an issue to find the root cause to prevent future occurrences.  Actively participate in shifting responsibilities for invoice receipt, processing, and disbursement approval from Procurement to Accounts Payable department. As part of this change, will be responsible for creating invoices within Ariba, ensuring that exceptions to the three-way match are elevated to the appropriate parties and monitoring the resolution of three-way match exceptions, based on defined protocols.  Actively engage and participate in tasks related to system reviews, implementation, and training.  Develop standard operating procedures and detailed process narrative documentation for team development, cross training, and audit support.

Analyzes and prepare, monthly account reconciliation, processing of invoices, and other procure to pay analytical reports for business partners upon request. Respond to internal and external auditors, management, and finance department inquiries.

Responds to management and executive inquiries, handles special requests, researches entry to moderately complex accounting issues. Prepares financial data for presentation to upper management. Establish relationships within the business as well as with vendors to ensure accounts are brought current and to rebuild/continue AP rapport. Ability to show leadership in training and development of AP Staff in the areas of invoicing and payments through the procurement system and process. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: Position requires a BS in Accounting or Finance or equivalent technical training, and a minimum of 1-3 years of Accounting/Finance experience.  Additionally, this position requires thorough PC and mainframe skills and excellent analytical skills.  The ability to work both independently and as a member of a team, and the ability to practically apply technical accounting practices and concepts to moderately complex transactions beyond basic detailed rules and instructions.  Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) is also desired.

Abilities/Skills: This position requires strong analytical skills, excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), strong PC and financial systems, strong problem-solving skills, ability to work independently and as a team member, and ability to train team members.

Must be able to 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.

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

Closing Date

Please apply before: 2.21.2021

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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