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Providence Health & Services Senior Accountant in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Senior Accountant to work in our Health Plan office in Portland, Or. The Senior Accountant is responsible for the preparation and review of Health Plan financial statements. Performs analysis of the operating statement, balance sheet, and other financial reports. Will prepare or review monthly account reconciliations, and journal entries. Each Senior Accountant will be called upon to be the department 'expert' on specific areas of accounting applications or functions, such as banking, revenue, medical expense, administrative expense, and/or specific lines of business. In addition, he or she is responsible for implementing, and complying with, System Financial Compliance and Control Policies including Technical Accounting Bulletins.


  • Adhering to a rigid deadline on closing the books for financial statement preparation and meet rigid regulatory reporting deadlines.

  • Managing multiple priorities in a fast paced, changing environment with non-negotiable due dates.

  • Using multiple financial and operating systems to produce monthly financial reports. (Facets, Hyperion, Lawson, data warehouse, Strata)

Essential Functions:

  • Prepares monthly financial statements and critically reviews for trends and variance analysis

  • Prepares financial reporting for senior management

  • Prepares or reviews journal entries

  • Prepares or reviews the monthly reconciliation of account balances. Ensure accounts are accurately reconciled and timely

  • Participate on project teams providing financial support and representing Accounting requirements (i.e.: financial forecasts, administrative expense analysis, GL set up, etc.) Projects may include new lines of business, geographic expansion, system upgrades

  • Responsible for provider accounting which includes medical expense accounting for all accounts related to the recording of medical expenses

  • Responsible for bank relationship and all reporting related to bank activities

  • Assists in the accurate, complete and timely preparation of appropriate audit schedules. Assist the auditors to make sure their needs are met

  • Supports the internal control framework of the Health Plan Accounting Department

  • Use reporting tools, analytic skills and accounting knowledge to isolate and correct problems. Investigate inquiries concerning variances in revenues, expenses and account balances

  • Manages own workload to meet reporting and special requests' deadlines


Required Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or equivilent education and experience

  • 3 years Progressive Accounting experience

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Graduate level education: CPA

  • Healthcare industry experience

  • Leadership experience

  • Statutory Accounting experience

  • Access experience

About Providence in Oregon: As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Accounting

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 312368