Accountant Senior

Banner Health - Phoenix, AZ3.8


If you’re looking to leverage your abilities to make a real difference – and real change in the health care industry – you belong at Banner Health. With facilities in six western states, we’re committed to not only providing the finest care possible, but to advancing the way care is provided. To achieve our vision, we seek driven professionals who embrace change and who possess the passion and skills to make it happen.

This team provides General Ledger accounting and reporting for Banner Health systems. The department is responsible for providing the data for monthly and yearly financial statements as well as quarterly and yearly audits. This team is perfect for someone that is a true leader and enjoys constant change.

The Senior Accountant will be posting entries, completing bank reconciliations, and balance sheet reconciliations for their assigned areas. You will not only enjoy a flexible schedule, but you will also work in a fast pace environment with a strong and supportive team. In addition, you will have the opportunity to partner with other departments such as finance and operations and be part of making a difference in healthcare.

Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

- About Banner Health Corporate
Within Banner Health Corporate, you will have the opportunity to apply your unique experience and expertise in support of a nationally-recognized healthcare leader. We offer stimulating and rewarding careers in a wide array of disciplines. Whether your background is in Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Managed Care Programs or Public Relations, you'll find many options for contributing to our award-winning patient care.

About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

- Job Summary

This position prepares complex accounting analyses and reconciliations to support general ledger input, and may lead specialized functions such as budgeting, reporting, or special accounting applications.

Essential Functions

  • Computes and posts the most complex transactions into the financial systems. Prepares complex financial reconciliations and analyses, and acts as a technical resource and liaison to facility finance, department managers, and coworkers on system and financial issues.

  • Researches and corrects errors in the general ledger.

  • Interfaces with management including department leaders to assist with financial data gathering, disseminating, and/or interpretation in order to ensure accuracy of financial information.

  • Provides financial modeling resources to special projects assigned to the department by management for analysis and educates users of the assigned financial reporting system in the preparation and use of reports.

  • Prepares timely and accurate reports and presentations for state and federal agencies, management, and auditors to satisfy mandated reporting requirements policy, law or management needs. Maintains accurate statistical, contractual or other financial databases, as assigned.

  • May serve as Cost Center/Program CFO (as assigned), which includes initiating and assisting in identification and implementation of operating improvements and efficiencies and assisting department managers with budgeting and financial report interpretation.

  • May lead the budget process for a facility, which includes preparation & distribution of budget materials, training facility managers, monitoring progress to ensure timely completion, and summarizing budget status at periodic check points.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    Requires Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field or equivalent.

    Requires proficiency level typically attained with 5 years in health care finance including demonstrated abilities in the areas of financial statement preparation and analysis.

    Strong analytical, statistical, and modeling skills are essential. The incumbent must be knowledgeable in computer applications and office desktop software. Must be able to work with minimal supervision and prioritize multiple projects and use sophisticated software programs. Excellent human relations, organizational and communication skills are required.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.