Accounting Manager - Carlsbad or Irvine, CA or Eden Prairie, MN at United Health Group

Posted in Finance 24 days ago.

Type: Full-time
Location: Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Job 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)

This position performs duties related to Corporate Accounting functions for the Specialty Pharmacy business of OptumRx, part of UnitedHealth Group. As an Accounting Manager, you'll work with an elite team of accounting and finance professionals who are writing the history of our organization and guiding our success as a global industry leader. This role will have direct reports.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the month end and quarter end close process for the Specialty Pharmacy business of OptumRx
  • Perform higher level accounting functions such as intercompany and eliminations
  • Perform monthly close analysis to facilitate understanding of monthly results against the financial plan by coordinating with multiple finance leads
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis and investigate issues providing explanations and interpretations
  • Prepare documentation in support of external and internal audits
  • Performs work in a self-directed manner and works with less structured, more complex issues
  • Develop innovative approaches for continued improvement in efficiency and effectiveness
  • Provide leadership on projects and initiatives to improve the accounting and finance function
  • Interface with business leaders and build relationship in support of Specialty pharmacy accounting
  • Serve as a resource and mentor to other staff

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • 5+ years of professional accounting experience
  • Public accounting experience
  • Advanced level of proficiency with MS Excel, MS Office product suite
  • Advanced level of understanding of generally accepted accounting principles, financial statements and intercompany transactions
Preferred Qualifications

  • Project management or process improvement experience
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience
  • MBA or CPA
  • PBM or Healthcare experience
  • Oracle, Hyperion Essbase, PeopleSoft financials
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment while positively influencing other functional areas

UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow.

Already Fortune 6, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good.

Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant - and built for speed.

Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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