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Associate Director, Accounting

Company: Optum
Location: Everett
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Optum is seeking an Associate Director, Accounting to join their team full time located in Everett at 1800 41st St. - There is the opportunity to telecommute.

The Associate Director, Accounting functions as an integral member of the accounting team and is responsible for overseeing the following areas within General Accounting: Accounts Payable, Payroll, Banking, SG&A, Taxes, stand-alone financial statements, and other management reports for multiple business units within Optum Washington. Manages the day-to-day operations of the Shared Services and SG&A teams, as well as the training, supervision and review of accounting staff assigned to duties within the function.

The Associate Director, Accounting is responsible for and not limited to the following:

Essential Duties and Functions:
Overseeing the Shared Services and all non-clinical SG&A accounting lanes for the Washington Market, including AP, payroll, and taxes. - Includes GL close, monthly and quarterly reporting requirements, monthly estimates and explanations.
Leading future integration projects and initiatives
Monitoring balance sheet accounts for accuracy and completeness via the account reconciliation process. - Monthly sign offs of balance sheet prior to close.
Partnering with the leadership team on regional strategy, projects, acquisitions, and growth
Leading the team through change in a positive and intentional way, with a focus on staff development and team building
Analyzing monthly performance and variance analysis, including monthly trends, YoY, MoM, etc.
Partnering with regional finance on forecasting, variance analysis, budget preparation, and monthly reporting needs
Maintaining and supporting financial internal control environment, including documentation and self-testing
Integrating new businesses
Participating in regional leadership meetings and initiatives
Liaising with OptumCare and Care Delivery Finance and local market executive management
Collaborating with other functional areas within OptumCare: Care Delivery FP&A, Financial Data Management, General Operations
Monitoring and proactively tracking risks and opportunities
Providing operational and technical accounting expertise to ensure compliance with GAAP, Company policies, and various applicable rules and regulations
Supporting the Company's strategic and operational planning initiatives, as applicable
Managing, mentoring and assisting staff
Ad hoc and special project ownership

Required Experience and Credentials :
Bachelor's in Accounting
10+ -years of progressive work experience in accounting
7+ -years past management / supervisory experience
Strong technical knowledge of GAAP; ability to effectively use accounting knowledge to collaborate with varying levels of employees and management to drive sound business decisions
Excellent PC skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other financial reporting tools required
Strong analytical and information gathering skills; ability to evaluate and prioritize extensive detailed data
UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

Preferred Experience and Credentials:
CPA / CMA or other equivalent licensure or certification
Prior experience with a large ERP system

Employees are required to screen for symptoms using an approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe.

Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a worksite building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained.

Interested in learning more? - Let's talk!

Keywords: Optum, Everett , Associate Director, Accounting, Executive , Everett, Washington

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