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Accountant - Accounts Payable (Accounting Senior Analyst) at Cigna in St. Louis, Missouri

Posted in Accounting 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Accounts Payable Team is looking for an energetic, nimble analyst to assist the Global Accounts Payable Manager with process improvement in our extremely fast pace environment and driving change in the way we pay our suppliers and business partners. Delivers specific delegated tasks assigned by a supervisor in the Accounting/Financial Reporting job family. Responsible for moderately complex activities associated with maintaining ledger accounts and for developing financial statements and reports. Responsible for analysis and interpretation of financial information. Utilizes independent judgment and discretion to identify trends, variances, and key issues and provides recommendations for adjustment. Responsible for conducting moderate to complex financial analysis projects and/or reporting. Completes day-to-day Accounting/Financial Reporting tasks without immediate supervision, but has ready access to advice from more experienced team members. Tasks involve a degree of forward planning and anticipation of needs/issues. Resolves non-routine issues escalated from more junior team members.

Major Duties

  • Performs a broad range of basic Accounting and Accounts Payable functions.

  • Responsible for the quality, accuracy and completeness of the Supplier Master.

  • Support audit requests and acts as a subject matter expert for A/P regarding transactions unable to be completed by the outsourced business partner.

  • Oversee the 1099 reporting processing

  • Manage several non-standard A/P Batch processes to ensure transactions remain compliant with all applicable processes and controls.

  • Analyze and verify internal consistency, completeness, and mathematical accuracy of account documents and payment batches; making corrections or adjustments if required.

Additional duties to be assigned as a Senior Analyst

  • Oversee process improvements and other project initiatives that support company integration initiatives

  • Drive ongoing Process improvements, efficiencies and effectiveness

  • Assume direct analytical role with responsibility for supplier maintenance, change requests and related reporting.

  • Assume direct analytical role with responsibility for A/P accounting entries, including review, challenge, accuracy and approval related to non-standard invoices

  • Adherence to SOX and audit controls

  • Generate standard and repeatable Metric reporting and manage staff production towards metric improvement

  • Take the lead on issue resolution and problem solving


  • High School Diploma; Bachelor's degree preferred

  • 2-5 years of Accounting, Finance, Payments or disbursement experience

  • Strong analytical skills to interpret and evaluate financial requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrates ability to work in a fast-paced, multitasking environment with tight deadlines

  • Ability to work independently and as a team player

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software is required

  • Working knowledge of Oracle Financials or similar ERP financial suite a plus

  • Healthcare or Insurance industry experience a plus

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. We offer an integrated suite of health services through Cigna, Express Scripts, and our affiliates including medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products. Together, with our 74,000 employees worldwide, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation.

When you work with Cigna, you'll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people's lives while working together to make the world a healthier place. What difference will you make? To see our culture in action, search #TeamCigna on Instagram.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

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