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UnitedHealth Group Senior Accountant - Eden Prairie, MN in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Careers with Optum. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on an elite team. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

This position is a key member of the OptumHealth Accounting Team who has technical curiosities, and is excited by uncharted processes and challenges. You must love problem solving, and be eager to learn what drives our business and processes.

As a Senior Accountant you will be responsible for the preparation and analysis of financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly journal entries

  • Perform complex balance sheet reconciliations

  • Prepare documentation in support of external and internal audits

  • Participate on working groups to develop and communicate innovative approaches for continued improvement in efficiency and effectiveness

  • Assist with or lead the quarterly close calls with entity executives

  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis and investigate issues providing explanations and proposing solutions

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in Business Administration or Accounting

  • Intermediate use of Excel, Word and Powerpoint

  • Experience with Month End Closing and preparation of financial statements

  • Solid understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP)

  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location.

  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas, In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Well-developed communication abilities with strong written and presentation skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills

  • Disciplined, focused, well-organized, results-driven

UnitedHealth Group is an essential business. The health and safety of our team members is our highest priority, so we are taking a science driven approach to slowly welcome and transition some of our workforce back to the office with many safety protocols in place. We continue to monitor and assess before we confirm the return of each wave, paying specific attention to geography-specific trends. We have taken steps to ensure the safety of our 325,000 team members and their families, providing them with resources and support as they continue to serve the members, patients and customers who depend on us.

You can learn more about all we are doing to fight COVID-19 and support impacted communities: click here (https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/newsroom/addressing-covid.html) .

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.

Keywords: accountant, GAAP, financial accounting analyst, journal entries, #RPO