Sr. Accounting Consultant

UnitedHealth   •  

Overland Park, KS

Industry: Healthcare


8 - 10 years

Posted 245 days ago

This job is no longer available.


Position Description

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

Here's an idea. You raise your game as a Senior Accounting Consultant and we'll raise your impact by using your work to help make life better for millions of people around the globe. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, is bringing technology, data and people together to help shape health care performance around the world. So bring your solid track record for innovation and accomplishment as a high level accounting analyst to an organization where the challenges are greater and every day is an opportunity to do more.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain general ledger accounts and related activities for the production of financial statements and reports for complex groups

  • Support month end financial close activities

  • Apply accounting knowledge and critical thinking skills to diagnose technical issues

  • Partner with IT to prioritize functional needs and deploy viable solutions

  • Organize and support testing efforts in advance of scheduled code release activities

  • Perform work in a self-directed manner and work with less structured, more complex issues

  • Serve as a resource and mentor other staff

  • Provide leadership on projects and initiatives to improve the accounting and finance function

  • Act as a business champion to recommend innovative ways to support constant growth

  • Contribute to the development of requirements for new system functionality


You should know that it takes some time to adjust to the pace of this intense, high performance environment. You'll need to navigate a variety of complex systems and teams. You'll also need to be rigorous in your approach to formalized development processes and systems security.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with concentration in Accounting, Finance or equivalent

  • 7 or more years of professional accounting experience

  • 5 or more years of experienceworking with multiple Oracle E-Business Suite accounting modules

  • 3 or more years of project management supportexperience (i.e. documentation of requirements, testing, coordination of resources, supporting code deployments)

  • Expert level of understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and financial statements

  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-graduate degree with concentration in Accounting, Finance, Business or equivalent

  • Healthcare experience

  • Hyperion Essbase, PeopleSoft Financials, or Microsoft Access

  • Agile project methodology experience

  • Experience with Oracle E-Business Suite version (R12)
  • Experience with setup and configurations of Oracle ERP accounting and inventory modules

  • SQL writing experience using Oracle tables