Sr Accountant Job

Children's Health - Accounting Careers

Job Number: 53386

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 1-7-2018


Position Summary:

Monitors and maintains the General Ledger accounts and business transactions of the organization, applying the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) that include analytical work and thorough review of financial records. These duties include, but are not limited to, journal entries, account reconciliations, variance analysis of interim financial statements and ad/hoc reporting. Provides customer service for both internal and external customers, including training/instruction of general ledger usage for internal customers. Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual Health System financial consolidations, eliminating entries and footnote and MD&A prep. Responsible for all investment, debt, and pension and retirement accounting, including preparation of related annual financial statements. Reviews and approves certain balance sheet reconciliations prepared by the staff accountant and may interface with external audit staff as needed.

Job Profile:

  • Requires in-depth professional knowledge and practical/applied expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines within the broader professional field
  • Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; demonstrates awareness of the industry, including regulatory, evolving customer demands, and the factors that differentiate the organization in the market
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead projects with manageable risks and resource requirements
  • Solves complex problems and takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information
  • Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies
  • Works independently, receives minimal guidance
  • Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated Health System financial statements, including schedules, footnotes and MD&A in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Prepare monthly eliminating entries for the Health System financials.
  • Review, reconcile and prepare monthly entries related to investments and debt for the Health System.
  • Prepare pension, benefit and single audit financial packages and audit schedules; coordinate information gathering from internal and external customers; and answer auditor inquiries.
  • Prepare and post monthly journal entries according to established guidelines and time frames.
  • Perform monthly account variance analysis for balance sheet and income statement accounts for the financial review process and prepare and record adjusting entries as necessary.
  • Prepare audit schedules and answer audit questions as needed.
  • Review and approve selected account reconciliations prepared by Staff Accountant.
  • Prepare ad hoc reports as requested by management.


  • Minimum 3-5 years of related experience required

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.
  • Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.
  • Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.
  • Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
  • Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
  • Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.


  • Four-year Bachelor's degree in Accounting required

Licenses and Certifications:

  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant) preferred

Physical Demands:

  • Sedentary - Exerting up to 10lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.

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