Accounting Manager - Ontario, CA

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OptumCare California is looking for an Accounting Manager to lead Corporate Accounting functions in its Inland Empire office. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Mentor, coach, train and develop accounting staff
  • Build employee morale, motivation and loyalty and foster a team-like environment
  • Provide support to the Accounting Director
  • Lead the month-end close process for functional areas including SG&A, Accounts Payable, Group Practice Accounting and Cash Management; ensure that all financial transactions are recorded accurately and timely as well as analyzing and reviewing financial statements and variances
  • Review and approve monthly journal entries and supporting schedules prepared by the accounting supervisors
  • Review account reconciliations and supporting schedules within designated functional areas, ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and Sarbanes - Oxley control requirements
  • Prepare monthly trended SG&A report and variance analysis; collaborate with the FP&A team in explaining variances to forecasts, budgets and prior periods by researching activity drivers
  • Review new contracts and new initiatives, assess financial impact, summarize accounting treatment and provide guidance to accounting staff
  • Execute special projects within functional areas
  • Proactively identify issues and implement process improvements to streamline accounting and system-related processes
  • Develop, prepare, and maintain documentation pertaining to business processes and systems operations
  • Provide documentation for year-end audit process
  • Prepare routine and ad hoc schedules, statements, reports and analytics as necessary
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required; active status preferred
  • 5+ years of increasingly responsible experience in accounting
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience
  • Experience successfully managing multiple requests, assessing priorities, and achieving solutions under deadlines
  • Extensive experience with general ledger functions and the month-end / quarter-end / year-end close processes
  • In-depth knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles; ability to effectively use accounting knowledge to collaborate with varying levels of employees and senior management to drive sound business decisions
  • Advanced Microsoft applications skills (Excel, Word, Access)
  • Advanced analytical and information gathering skills; ability to evaluate and prioritize detailed data
  • Ability to develop and improve processes and provide alternative recommendations to issues within areas of responsibility

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA
  • Experience with Hyperion Smartview / Essbase, PeopleSoft, BlackLine
  • Healthcare industry experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare and its affiliated medical practices are Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCare and its affiliated medical practices is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job keywords: Accounting Manager, Accounting, Finance, Ontario, CA, California