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Accountant I, Accounting, Full Time (1 year experience preferred)

Company: Arkansas Children's
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Work Shift:Time Type:Full timeDepartment:CC407080 AccountingSummaryThe Staff Accountant I position is responsible for performing various accounting functions including reconciling accounts, preparing reports and maintaining accurate accounting records. This position is responsible for daily, monthly, and yearly closing duties as well as other special projects as assigned. The Budget staff accountant is responsible for assisting with the development, completion and publishing of the annual budget.DescriptionPRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for reconciling assigned balance sheet accounts to the general ledger, posting payroll or other routine assignments.
  • Accountant is responsible for reconciling assigned accounts each month. Reconciliations should be submitted for supervisor review each month.
  • Accountant is responsible for researching and resolving all reconciling differences within 30 days. Status of all reconciling items should be footnoted and reconciliation should be properly formatted. Footnotes should identify resolution of reconciling item and an expected date of resolution. Accountant should communicate concerns or unusual general ledger activity to supervisor as identified.
  • Accountant is responsible for maintaining account reconciliation instructions.
  • Accountant should have a thorough understanding of how their assigned accounts work and should be able to verbally communicate the process to customers.
  • Accountant assigned to post payroll on a weekly basis will be responsible for posting payroll to the general ledger and for ensuring that payroll taxes are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for monthly closing or budget maintenance duties.
    • Accountant is responsible for posting assigned journal entries according to the Accounting Department month-end closing schedule.
    • Accountant is responsible for preparing assigned reports and schedules according to the Accounting Department month-end closing schedule.
    • Accountant should have a thorough understanding of these duties including the ability to analyze journal entries and their impact on financial statements.
    • Accountant is responsible for maintaining journal entry instructions.
    • Accountant is responsible for coordinating with other accountants or other departments to ensure information is obtained in a timely manner.
    • Budget accountant is responsible for researching material revenue or expense variances on a monthly basis.
    • Budget accountant will update the budget system with actual data each month.
    • Responsible for assigned daily duties and other reports or schedules as requested by management.
      • Accountant is responsible for completing assigned daily duties, reports or schedules in an accurate and timely manner.
      • Accountant is responsible for maintaining up-to-date instructions for assigned daily duties and scheduled reports.
      • Accountant should communicate with internal and external customers in a professional manner.
      • Accountant is responsible for completing special projects as assigned by supervisor or other Financial Administration management personnel.
      • Budget accountant will assist with maintaining the personnel budget request system.
      • Budget accountant will assist with preparing personnel budget reports for hospital administration.
      • Budget accountant will assist with analyzing data and reporting information for benchmarking purposes (PACT).
      • Other related duties as assigned.
      • Responsible for year-end closing or annual budget duties.
        • Accountant is responsible for preparing year-end schedules and journal entries as assigned.
        • Accountant is responsible for completing year-end reconciliations for assigned accounts making sure all account balances are correct and no audit adjustments are required.
        • Accountant is responsible for meeting year-end deadlines according to the Accounting Department year-end closing schedule.
        • Accountant will assist with the budget as requested.
        • Budget accountant will assist with the planning, development, and completion of the annual budget.
        • Budget accountant will assist with binding and publishing the annual budget.
        • Accountant should be a team player working to accomplish departmental goals and special projects.
          • Accountant is responsible for utilizing time in an efficient manner.
          • Accountant is responsible for making supervisor or other department management personnel aware of time available for special projects.
          • Accountant is responsible for utilizing resources in an efficient manner.
          • Accountant is responsible for suggesting recommendations which improve processes for assigned responsibilities or other departmental processes.
          • Accountant will function as backup for temporary vacancies for similar positions as necessary.
          • Accountant will maintain and promote internal controls and compliance with all Hospital policies and departmental guidelines.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
            • Required - Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university - Field of Study: AccountingEXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
              • Preferred - Minimum 1 year of experience preferredCERTIFICATION / LICENSE / REGISTRY REQUIREMENTS
                • Preferred - Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (Active or Inactive) (AR) (License)SKILL REQUIREMENTS
                  • Required - 10 key by touch
                  • Required - Strong verbal and written communication skills.
                  • Required - Good working knowledge of Excel and Word.
                  • Required - Good analytical skills and be detail oriented.
                  • Required - Able to meet deadlines and multi-task.Children are at the center of everything we do. Arkansas Childrens is the only hospital system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows our organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas.As Champions for Children, Arkansas Childrens Hospital has joined the elite 6 percent of hospitals in the world that have Magnet Status . Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is the most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes.Arkansas Childrens is driven by four core values: safety, teamwork, compassion and excellence. These values inform every decision and every action, from the aggressive pursuit of zero hospital infections to treating each family with dignity, kindness and concern. These core values fundamentally guide our work at Arkansas Childrens.For more than a century, Arkansas Childrens has continuously evolved to meet the unique needs of the children of Arkansas and beyond. Today, Arkansas Childrens is more than just a hospital treating sick kids our services include two hospitals, a pediatric research institute, a foundation, clinics, education and outreach, all with an unyielding commitment to making children better today and healthier tomorrow.Arkansas Childrens reaches more children in more ways where they live, learn and play. Our system includes a 336-bed hospital in Little Rock with the states only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, and research institute as well as a nationally-recognized transport service. We are nationally ranked by U.S. News World Report in four specialties (2017-18): Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery, ranked No. 37; Neonatology, No. 38; Pediatric Pulmonology, ranked No. 47; and Pediatric Urology, ranked No. 48. A sister campus, Arkansas Childrens Northwest , opened in February 2018, bringing 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services to children in that corner of the state.Arkansas Children's provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. Further, Arkansas Children's will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Keywords: Arkansas Children's, Little Rock , Accountant I, Accounting, Full Time (1 year experience preferred), Accounting, Auditing , Little Rock, Arkansas

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