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Staff Accountant
Job# 2768
Location:  Des Moines, IA
Education Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
Other Requirements:  Include:

  • 4-6 years’ accounting experience, insurance accounting background a plus.
  • Great Plains experience preferred, but not required.
  • Must have experience with GAAP (both cash based and accrual based).
  • Ideal candidate will think beyond what they are assigned to do (bigger picture including the cause and effect of what is done in this role).
  • Ability to effectively use a personal computer and specific programs for spreadsheet applications such as Excel.
  • Must be assertive enough to ask questions at all levels and have strong organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Salary Range:  $55k to $65k Negotiable DOE, midpoint $61k
Description:  Our Client is looking for outstanding candidates to fill a Staff Accountant role.  In this job you will process all aspects of billing for fully insured, self-funded and individual products, including analysis and QA.  You will be responsible for reviewing the accuracy of accounts payable transactions and preparing end of year 1099’s for accounts payable vendors.  In addition, you will prepare daily manual deposit and post all manual cash received daily, including the reconciliation of cash received and complete accounting journal entries in accordance with GAAP.  You will also be responsible for financial account analysis and reconciliations.  This is an opportunity to keep attention to detail and tap into your problem-solving skills to support the analysis needs of the department.  Our Client is currently working in a manual, paper-driven process but are working towards automation.  Job duties and responsibilities include:

  • Generate fully insured, self-funded and individual bills.  Perform analysis and QA to ensure accuracy and completeness for release to external customers.
  • Prepare journal account entries ensuring compliance with GAAP by compiling and analyzing account information from multiple sources.
  • Reconcile financial accounts by collecting and analyzing accounting information and recommend financial action if applicable.
  • Prepare daily deposit and post all manual cash received and complete cash balancing.
  • Manage the Claims Accounts Receivable (A/R) process.
  • Responsible for the preparation of 5500 forms for groups.
  • Responsible for accounts payable processing accuracy and preparation of 1099’s for accounts payable vendors to ensure accurate reporting of IRS data.
  • Responsible for verifying new vendors added to Great Plains software.
  • Responsible for processing claim check reissues to ensure accuracy and validity.
  • Review and post debit and credit memos to move money or complete A/R adjustments.
  • Backup resource for cash receipts posting daily transactions for reconciliation.
  • Assist with external audits, including work paper preparation.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

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