UnitedHealth Group Accounting Consultant - Columbia, MD in Columbia, Maryland

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

This position will support Claims Accounting Financial systems , including validating financial data, reviewing accounting entries fed to the general ledger, and leading resolution of variances and issues identified. This role will also provide support to the Financial Close, and support audit requests. The Accounting Consultant will need to develop both technical and accounting expertise of the Claim Accounting process and serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on projects requirements gathering and testing . This role will also work with and provide support to other Financial Reporting and Regulatory areas, and both upstream and downstream customers

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the systematic processing of, and integrity of, Claim Financial Data from upstream source systems through our Claim Accounting Application, and to downstream sources

  • Ensure Financial Controls between our Claim Accounting Application and upstream sources, along with downstream Financial Systems and the General Ledger are sound and working properly

  • Support the Monthly Financial Close from a Claim Accounting perspective

  • Provide support and direction for the Annual Claim Accounting Audit and other internal and external audits

  • Function as Claim Accounting Financial SME to help resolve production issues and support development efforts

  • Promote financial data integrity, compliance and auditability of the financial systems

  • Develop, optimize and automate financial analyses and reporting

  • Identify and resolve technical, operational and organizational problems

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Health Administration, or Information Technology

  • 3+ years of experience in business/finance with analysis and reporting

  • Experience working with both IT and Accounting/Finance personnel

  • Experience working on projects and performing testing

  • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel and MS Access

  • Excellent analytical skills and demonstrated ability to automate processes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of SAS and SQL

  • Experience working with claim platforms and supporting financial systems interfaces

  • Experience working with claims and compliance items around timeliness of payments and accurate reporting

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your life's best work.(sm)

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.

Job Keywords: accounting, journal entries, audits, claim accounting, Columbia, MD, Maryland