Lead Financial Accounting & Reporting Analyst

Job ID: J126962
Company: Highmark Health
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Jul 3, 2018

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JOB SUMMARY

The job plays a key role in the oversight of accounting functions related to financial and regulatory reporting including preparation and review of financial and regulatory reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or Statutory Accounting Principles (SAP).  The incumbent takes a lead role in technical research, policy development and other project activities required of the organization to ensure proper application of GAAP and SAP rules and regulations.  Detailed responsibilities vary by department but may include the following: preparation and/or review of financial statements, footnotes, consolidation, insurance department filings, benefit plan accounting, monthly close activities, technical accounting position papers, etc. 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare and/or review audited financial statements, including footnotes, insurance department filings, board reports and investor relations reports.
  • Lead cross-functional efforts to draft and implement new or revised accounting policies and implement processes and applications that have a direct impact on the Company's financial statements.
  • Provide GAAP and/or SAP interpretation and prepare technical position papers that document issues in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner, for evolving accounting guidance.
  • Coordinate annual audit with external audit firm; act as liaison with external audit firm during fieldwork.
  • Implement financial reporting, systems, and process improvements to ensure best practices. 
  • Mentor and develop staff members.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

Required

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance

Substitutions

None

Preferred

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration/Management or Accounting

EXPERIENCE

Required

  • 6 years in Public Accounting or Consolidated Accounting or Financial Reporting with a large Public Regulated Company, or 7 years experience in Finance and Accounting

To include

  • 3 years in GAAP Accounting or STAT Accounting

And

  • 3 years in Financial Reporting

Preferred

  • 1 - 3 years in External Audit
  • 1 - 3 years in the Health Insurance Industry

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Required

  • None

Preferred

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - Non-Specific

SKILLS

  • Written & Oral Presentation Skills
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Problem-Solving
  • Analytical Skills
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Financial or Accounting Systems
  • Internal Controls
  • Leadership
  • Oral & Written Communication Skills

Language (Other than English)

None 

Travel Required

0%  - 25%


PHYSICAL, MENTAL DEMANDS and WORKING CONDITIONS

Position Type

Office-based

Teaches / trains others regularly

Occasionally

Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site

Rarely

Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)

Never

Physical work site required 

No

Lifting: up to 10 pounds

Constantly

Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds

Does Not Apply

Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds

Does Not Apply

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement: This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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