Senior Accountant

American Heart Association   •  

Dallas, TX

Industry: Healthcare


5 - 7 years

Posted 44 days ago


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


Under the guidance of the Director, Finance Operations, the Senior Accountant, Operations assists in the management of the Association’s general liability and casualty master insurance program and supports the needs of the National Insurance Committee. This position works closely with external insurance consultants, insurance brokers, auditors and actuaries. The Senior Accountant, Operations works with subject matter experts in the development of financial policies and procedures. This position assists in the preparation of the finance department budget, benefit financial statements and ad-hoc financial analysis.


Essential Job Duties:

Manages the day to day operations of the Master Insurance General and Casual Liability Program working with the National Volunter Insurance Committee and insurance broker

Analyzes data and provides variance analysis to form conclusions and/or make recommendations to management

Writes policies and procedures which includes reviewing technical material and forming practical operating conclusions for implementation

Leads and/or participates in special projects impacting the infrastructure of the organization, according to establsihed deadlines, working individually and/or with cross-functional teams

Works with AHA's actuary to ensure timely and accurate reporting of AHA's post-retirement benefit obligations

Prepares the annual financial statements for the 401(a) and 403(b) retirement plans

Provides Customer Service

Required Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

Approximately five years accounting experience

Understands principles and practices of general accounting

Understands internal control environment

Exposure in the day to day management of general liability and casualty insurance program and operational risk

Skilled in PC applications including Windows, Excel, Word, Power Point.

Skilled in computer accounting applications (ie, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne).

Ability to learn, think, reason, and solve problems.

Ability to interact with all levels of staff and volunteers, insurance consultants and actuaries.

Ability to analyze numbers and interpret findings, both orally and in writing.

Ability to communicate with people both in person and by telephone.

Ability to work independently.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Requisition ID 2018-3428