Accountant II

Accountant II- Collegeville, Pennsylvania - M-F

Look for more than answers. Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It's about providing clarity and hope.

You will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You'll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It's this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.

Basic Purpose:

This role is a staff accounting role in the Centralized Accounting department. The function will be located in Collegeville, PA. This position will report to a supervisor within the function and is responsible to a) record transactions and perform account reconciliations, b) maintain excellent working relationships with supervisor and customer base (e.g. BU Finance personnel), c) adhere to policies and procedures in accordance with Company policy and GAAP, d) maintain an appropriate control environment in accordance with Company and SOX policies and e) provide Business Unit support while adhering to all corporate timelines around the monthly close cycle. The function itself will be responsible to perform general accounting in a centralized function to gain efficiency and standardization of approach, with collaboration from BU Finance and other corporate areas. This function will record journal entries, process account reconciliations, and perform period analysis of financial results and interact with BU Managers to ensure completeness and accuracy of BU financial statements.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Record journal entries on behalf of Corporate and BUs for activities primarily associated with Prepaid Expenses, Inventory, Other Receivables, and Accrued Expenses as directed by the Centralized Accounting SOPs.Perform Corporate and BU account reconciliations primarily around Cash and Accounts Receivable, Prepaid Expenses, Inventory, Other Receivables, and Accrued Expenses.Interact with and support Business Unit Managers, their staff and other internal customers.Maintain a world class environment for processing journal entries and performing account reconciliations, including appropriate supporting documentation and innovative use of technology.Review BU Balance Sheet accounts and Income Statements to identify large or unusual activity or balances.Perform reporting using PeopleSoft and Hyperion Essbase.For BU Finance month end close calls, provide support, documentation and understanding to ensure BU Finance comfort around their monthly financial statements, as it relates to our accounting processes.Maintain adherence to the Company's accounting policies and controls over financial processes and reporting; meeting the requirements of audit and control functions - facilitate information during internal and external audits, including SOX testing.Participate on department projects and six sigma initiatives to drive operational efficiencies.Support PeopleSoft Financial System initiatives by participating on project teams, acting in a User Acceptance testing capacity as needed to ensure that existing functionality is maintained.

Supervision Exercised: N/A

Qualifications:

Education Required:

4-Year College / Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance

CPA preferred. CMA, MBA a plus

Work Experience:

-3-7 years public or private accounting experience

-Technical accounting and reporting expertise, especially in relation to accounting close and related controls and processes

-Experience with PeopleSoft Financial Systems, Hyperion Essbase and Blackline systems desirable

-Strong competencies including Problem Solving, Analytics & Customer Focus

-Strong computer skills - Microsoft Office products, with emphasis on Excel

Other:

Important personal attributes include:

-Ability to highly accurate work, especially under the pressure of a monthly close

-Organized, collaborative and ability to prioritize tasks

-Outstanding communication skills (both verbal and written)

-Attention to detail, and exceptional follow-up ability

-Highly motivated, process-driven

-Solid interpersonal skills and leadership qualities

-High level of integrity, strong ethics

-Enhances value through creative ideas and solutions to complex problems

-Proactive, able to influence others and drive change
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