The CHRISTUS Health Plan Staff Accountant is responsible for supporting statutory financial reporting and general accounting functions. This includes supporting the senior accountants and management in preparation of annual and quarterly NAIC statements, assisting in the preparation of monthly journal entries, and preparation of monthly account reconciliations. This position acts as a backup to the Accounting Lead and is expected to accurately perform the critical work activities of that position such as performing month end close procedures.
Responsible for the accounting functions of CHRISTUS Health Plans. Ensure data integrity, consistency and accuracy through the proper application of accounting principles. Prepare and post eliminating entries as required on a monthly/quarterly basis.
Assist Senior Accountants with journal entries, reconciliations, analysis, and special projects as needed including bank reconciliations, tax package schedules, social accountability schedules, and unclaimed property reporting.
Responsible for monthly balance sheet reconciliations for assigned CHRISTUS Health general ledgers and additional monthly balance sheet accounts for other general ledgers as assigned. Ensure supporting documentation and/or subledger(s) exists and the documentation is accurate and ties to the appropriate balance sheet account on the ledger. Ensure deadlines and due dates are met for all reconciliations.
Responsible for preparation of all required interim and final audit work papers and tax schedules for assigned general ledgers. Ensure that work papers and/or schedules are completed by the required due date. Workpapers and/or schedules should be accurate and tie to supporting documentation and/or general ledger. Variances should be analyzed and explained.
Assist in the development and implementation of detailed accounting procedures for all areas of responsibility.
Assist in the development of the annual budget for all assigned CHRISTUS Health general ledgers. Work with appropriate departments to gather information required for annual budgets.
Complete special projects and analyses as requested by Senior Manager of Corporate Accounting and/or Senior Accountants.
Other support during month-end close and other critical periods as required.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Accounting or Finance
CPA or CPA eligible actively pursuing certification
Must be able to work in a team environment, prioritize and organize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
Advanced verbal and interpersonal skills to effectively interface with stakeholders and vendors.
Ability to initiate and follow through on projects and work independently with minimal supervision required
Experience in a deadline-oriented, multi-tasking environment
CPA or CPA eligible pursuing certification strongly preferred
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.