Account - Senior Staff Accountant
Odessa Regional Medical Center was founded in 1975 by 14 obstetricians, pediatricians, and family practitioners as Odessa Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Through the years, the hospital grew and evolved into a full-service healthcare facility and the name was changed to Odessa Regional Hospital in 1995.
In June 2007, Odessa Regional Hospital purchased Alliance Hospital and changed its name to Odessa Regional Medical Center to reflect its larger campus and more comprehensive services. In 2015, ORMC acquired Basin Healthcare Center. The hospital has 225 beds and has approximately 250 physicians on staff and has over 700 employees.
Today, ORMC offers a wide spectrum of healthcare services, including advanced diagnostic imaging technology, emergency care, innovative surgical procedures, maternity care, comprehensive cardiac services and general medical care.
About the Position:
The Senior Accountant is a member of the accounting team and will work among a team of other accountants and financial analysts. This position will be responsible for preparing monthly journal entries, account reconciliations and financial statements, while adhering to internal control procedures. The Senior Accountant also provides support during audits, surveys and assists the Controller in ad-hoc projects for ORMC.
Gathers and compiles necessary data to use in the preparation of monthly journal entries, with appropriate support, for posting to general ledger.
Verifies all journal entries are accurately completed, properly uploaded and posted to the general ledger on time.
Oversees financial close processes with specific focus on reporting hospital expenses. Completes research, answers questions and provides guidance to peers, department heads and Administration and Corporate teams.
Determines appropriate priorities based on work demands.
Produces timely and accurate financial information including but not limited to financial statements, general ledger, journal entries, account reconciliations and analysis, supporting work papers and management reports.
Displays initiative to see process through to completion and offers assistance without being asked in order to meet accounting group deadlines. Keeps Controller informed of any roadblocks or other obstacles as they arise.
Consistentaly provides outstanding service to all patients, physicians, fellow employees and guests. Utilizes interpersonal skills effectively in working with all indivduals having interactions with the office.
Develops and / or demonstrates a progressing understanding of hospital accounting on a GAAP accounting basis.
Coordinates timely submission of all balance sheet accounts and clears any reconciling items before the close of the following month.
Reconciles daily hospital bank deposits and completes monthly bank account reconciliation to general ledger.
Assists with preparation of annual expense budget.
Retrieves and presents supporting documentation for audit and cost report requests.
Ensures problems or concerns regarding the Accounting Department and other related areas are communicated to the Controller.
Consistantly responds to requests in a timely manner.
Prepares all work accurately, well organized and with adequate supporting documentation.
Alert to the detection of errors in own work and the work of others and takes appropriate corrective actions.
Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.
Demostrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressfull situations.
Displays knowledge of hospital policies and the functions of the other departments.
Communicates effectively verbally and in writing to fulfill position responsibilities.
Completes other ad hoc projects at the request of the Controller.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
- A minimum of five (5) years experience (or equivalient) in financial accounting or auditing.
- Experience with GL system, preferably Axiom and Lawson and month end close processes.
- Must be familiar with Microsoft Office products and possess advanced Exel skills.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
- Additional languages preferred.
- Understand general concepts and princples of accounting and finance and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) requirements.
- Prior use of Axiom, Lawson, OnBase and or API a plus.
- Experience in a matrix organization and recent experience with hospital operations preferred.
- Must demonstrate highly developed organizational, analytical and time management skills.
- Problem solving and research skills a plus.
- For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled