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JOB SUMMARY Analyzes and reviews financial data, prepares financial statements and reports requiring advanced application and use of concepts, theories, principles, practices, regulations, and terminology of accounting, independently. Applies applicable regulations, policies and procedures.
The Senior Accountant analyzes and reviews financial data, prepares financial statements and reports requiring advanced application and use of concepts, theories, principles, practices, regulations, and terminology of accounting independently while following applicable regulations, policies, and procedures. This position is an integral role supporting the accounting and financial management of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Office of Population Health.
Key Responsibilities: * Manage Accounts Receivable for Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN): invoicing, cash receipts, bank reconciliations, collections, finance charges, credit memos, bad debt reserve calculations and write-offs. * Perform monthly and year-end financial close processes for multiple companies and cost centers timely and accurately. * Approve and verify transactions * Reconcile complex transactions and accounts * Prepare complex journal and closing entries * Perform Balance sheet reconciliations * Perform Inter-company reconciliations * Analyze and report income statement variance explanations. * Format, design, and prepare moderate to complex financial reports and schedules as needed * Analyze, review, and present information and summary reports in a professional manner * Evaluate and recommend improvements in accounting system procedures while ensuring accurate application of accounting principles * Assist with internal and external audits
Core Accountabilities: * Independently deliver on objectives with understanding of how they impact the results of the Office of Population Health and other related organizations within Vanderbilt * Proficiently utilize multiple sources of data to analyze and resolve complex problems * Serve as an accounting liaison to the operations teams for the multiple entities and cost centers comprising the Office of Population Health * Work collaboratively, in a dynamic environment, with all levels of staff and departments * Demonstrate the aptitude to quickly learn and understand the VUMC accounting and financial systems
Requirements: * Bachelor's degree in accounting * 3-5 years of relevant accounting experience * Advanced experience with balance sheet reconciliations * Advanced Excel skills * Excellent written and verbal skills
Preferred: * CPA * Experience with Workday * Experience with QuickBooks or similar * Experience managing accounts receivable * Knowledge of VUMC financial systems
Additional Information: * Ability to work well in a fast paced; rapid growth; collaborative environment. * Successful history of setting priorities, keen analytic, organization and critical thinking skills which support and enable sound decision making. * Detail oriented with strong organizational and analytic skills. * Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects. * Ability to complete routine and non-routine tasks timely and accurately. * Demonstrate personal qualities of professionalism, integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of VHAN and VUMC.
Our professional administrative functions include critical supporting roles in information technology and informatics, finance, administration, legal and community affairs, human resources, communications and marketing, development, facilities, and many more.
At our growing health system, we support each other and encourage excellence among all who are part of our workforce. High-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt Health for professional growth, appreciation of benefits, and a sense of community and purpose.
Organizational Impact: Independently delivers on objectives with understanding of how they impact the results of own area/team and other related teams. Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes multiple sources of data to analyze and resolve complex problems; may take a new perspective on existing solution. Breadth of Knowledge: Has advanced knowledge within a professional area and basic knowledge across related areas. Team Interaction: Acts as a "go-to" resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small project teams.
Core Capabilities :
Supporting Colleagues: - Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy, and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance e and gain knowledge in new areas. - Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships. - Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences. Delivering Excellent Services: - Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them. - Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions. - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness. Ensuring High Quality: - Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly. - Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring. Managing Resources Effectively: - Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure. - Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area. - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities. Fostering Innovation: - Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches. - Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges. - Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
Relevant Work Experience
Vanderbilt Health recognizes that diversity is essential for excellence and innovation. We are committed to an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive and to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. EOE/AA/Women/Minority/Vets/Disabled
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.