Financial Accounting Analyst - Employer & Individual - Eden Prairie, MN or Columbia, MD at United Health Group

Posted in Finance 24 days ago.

Type: Full-time
Location: Columbia, Maryland

Job Description:

This position is an entry level into the analysis of financial statements, creating audit support, and problem solving. The successful candidate will be a key member of the Specialty Benefits Accounting Team who has technical curiosities, and is excited by uncharted processes and challenges. You must love problem solving, and be eager to learn what drives our business and processes. This Financial Accounting Analyst will have 1-5 years' experience in a mid to large size corporate environment.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the preparation and analysis of financial statements, including balance sheets and income statements, based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Monitor financial systems, Identify errors, and prepare monthly correcting entries
  • Perform complex balance sheet reconciliations
  • Prepare documentation in support of external and internal audits
  • Participate on working groups and be part of User acceptance testing related to financial system implementations, and to develop and communicate innovative approaches for continued improvement in efficiency and effectiveness
  • Assist with or lead the quarterly close calls with entity executives
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis and investigate issues providing explanations and proposing solutions

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following characteristics:
  • Self-confident and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
  • A person who is proactive and a "quick study", is attracted to challenge and brings an energetic and forward thinking approach, along with high ethical standards.
  • Technical curiosity and inclination

Required Qualifications:
  • Degree in Business Administration or Accounting
  • Intermediate use of Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • Experience with Month End Closing and preparation of financial statements
  • Solid understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Insurance Industry Experience
  • Public Accounting Experience
  • Well-developed communication abilities with strong written and presentation skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Disciplined, focused, well-organized, results-driven.
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server
  • User acceptance testing experience with new accounting software

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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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