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Corporate Services Sr. Accountant - Remote - 2220554

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group

Accounting & Finance
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

UnitedHealth Group is a health care and well-being company that’s dedicated to improving the health outcomes of millions around the world. We are comprised of two distinct and complementary businesses, UnitedHealthcare and Optum, working to build a better health system for all. Here, your contributions matter as they will help transform health care for years to come. Make an impact with a diverse team that shares your passion for helping others. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

UHG Corporate Services Finance is looking for a motivated Senior Accountant to be part of our Accounting team. This position is responsible for the day-to-day governance and delivery of the Corporate Services suite of accounting objectives. This is a newly created role that will have exposure and impact at an enterprise level as a process lead for real estate transactions & accounting. This position will be a partner to customers in finance and operations to ensure that business decisions are supported by accurate accounting and are properly recorded. It is the responsibility of this position to ensure financial controls are in place, monitored and remediated when necessary.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Financial management of:
    • Lease accounting: prepare, document and record lease transactions, including transactions that require technical accounting
    • Fixed asset accounting and asset management: close out projects, create assets, maintain appropriate useful life of asset, manage depreciation schedules, evaluate capitalization versus expense
    • A suite of real estate-based balance sheet reconciliations and their corresponding analysis, including property taxes, lease accounting, vendor accruals and reimbursement, prepaids, etc.
    • Unique real estate transactions to determine accounting treatment and document the conclusions. Present conclusions to internal UHG customers. Ensure transactions are properly included in the forecast
    • Month-end entries and reporting & analysis in support of Corporate Services balance sheet; including accuracy of legal entity and intercompany accounting
    • UHG Food Service program
  • Assist with the consolidation & reporting of all Corporate Services results during month-end and forecast cycles
  • Primary source of input for UHG’s proprietary lease accounting system; monitor and ensure accounting controls are operating effectively
  • Support the Corporate Services M&A team by providing both tactical and theoretical accounting guidance to incoming acquisitions
  • Partner with Corporate Services Transaction Management for lease contract review
  • Audit support for Corporate Services Finance

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent field
  • 2+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Demonstrated experience:
    • Managing balance sheet reconciliations
    • Working as a member of a cross-functional team
    • Supporting a month-end close process
    • Providing customer support in a highly matrixed organization
    • Researching US GAAP accounting policies and translating the findings into practical application
    • Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Office products

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensed CPA (or expired CPA)
  • Experience with lease accounting (ASC 842)
  • Experience with fixed asset accounting
  • PeopleSoft & Hyperion Essbase experience

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes – an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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.