Senior General Ledger Accountant

UW Physicians - Seattle, WA

Position Summary
The Senior Accountant – General Ledger has principal responsibility to coordinate general ledger account transactions to ensure timeliness, completeness and accuracy.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or related field.

3 years of progressively complex and comprehensive accounting experience.

Certification Requirements:
None required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to calculate, prepare, and issue bills, invoices, account statements, and other financial statements according to established procedures.
Ability to check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
Ability to classify, record, and summarize numerical and financial data to compile and keep financial records, using journals and ledgers or computers.
Ability to compile statistical, financial, accounting or auditing reports and tables pertaining to such matters as cash receipts, expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, and profits and losses.
Ability to debit, credit, and total accounts on computer spreadsheets and databases, using specialized accounting software.
Ability to use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
Able to compile, code categorize, calculate, tabulate, audit or verify information or data.
Analytical and financial skills with knowledge of desktop computer applications to prepare necessary analyses and reports.
Consistent exercise of discretion and judgment.
Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to convey a positive and professional image in person, and to interact effectively with diverse personalities and backgrounds.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Must be highly organized, detail oriented, and able to manage multiple competing priorities with a high degree of speed and accuracy.

Proficiency with Windows based software and Microsoft Office Suite products in a network environment.
Knowledge of ADP GL, SAGE ERP, BizInsights, and Business Objects preferred.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Perform monthly posting and review of journal entries.
Coordinate and monitor monthly, quarterly and semi-annual contracts, transfers and settlements.
Perform monthly allocations.
Coordinate preparation of general ledger account reconciliations and ensure accounts are reconciled timely and accurately.
Assist with monthly close process and report production and distribution.
Implement and prepare financial reports from the general ledger as needed
Prepare budget files and allocations for general ledger.
Prepare annual audit schedules.
Work with Accounting Manager and Controller to improve existing processes, spreadsheets and reports and to maintain documentation of critical close and reporting processes
Perform special projects and other related assignments or duties, as requested.
PRIVACY AND COMPLIANCE CONDUCT: Employee exemplifies strong professional ethics and values through his/her actions that embrace and promote a culture of compliance. S/he protects the privacy of patients and conducts all business with the utmost confidentiality in line with UW Medicine’s Service Culture Guidelines. S/he is committed to conducting business in a responsible and ethical manner.

COMMUNICATION: Employee listens attentively and expresses ideas clearly and concisely. S/he is able to speak and write in a variety of settings and styles and convey messages that result in the desired effect. S/he can provide constructive feedback to others that promotes positive exchange.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Employee can be relied upon to consistently deliver on commitments and promises. S/he maintains reliable and predictable attendance and demonstrates a willingness to take responsibility for his/her own work. S/he accepts responsibility for positive and negative outcomes of his/her judgments and refocuses efforts when appropriate.

COMMITMENT AND TEAMWORK: Employee develops and promotes positive working relationships with peers, management and other departments within UW Medicine. S/he demonstrates a positive attitude, shares information and knowledge and promotes the mission, vision and values of UWP and the UW Medicine Health System. S/he provides honest and constructive feedback to others and respects differing values, opinions and viewpoints.

PROFESSIONALISM: Employee demonstrates an attitude, demeanor, commitment, and appearance that reflect UW Medicine Service Culture Guidelines. S/he is committed to personal excellence and ongoing professional development. S/he has the ability to deal with stressful situations and expresses opinions and points of view appropriately.

ADAPTABILITY AND TIMELINESS: Employee is willing to contribute to and carry out new ideas or methods to improve efficiency and is willing to adapt to change. S/he uses his/her time effectively and efficiently. S/he concentrates his/her efforts on the most important priorities first.

CUSTOMER/PATIENT FOCUS: Employee is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of all internal and external customers. S/he achieves service excellence by adding value to the customer request. S/he views situations from the customer’s point of view and keeps the customer’s needs in mind at all times.

The duties and responsibilities listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job description may be updated from time to time when duties and responsibilities change as business necessitates.

Compliance Requirements
All non-management positions require adherence to the UWP Code of Conduct and UWP Billing Compliance Policies and related training requirements. Incumbents must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the confidentiality of employee information, UWP plans, initiatives, and financial information, and patient privacy rights. Job duties must be performed with minimum access to and use of UWP, employee, and/or patient information. Incumbents are required to promptly report all compliance concerns.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:
Must be able to perform work, with or without accommodation, within a normal office environment involving sitting, standing, keyboarding, and occasional reaching, stretching, bending, moving about, and lifting up to 10 pounds. Must be able to meet all productivity and quality standards required for the position with or without accommodation.

UW Physicians is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Persons with a Disability.