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Accounting & Reporting Analyst
Job Ref # 29485
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Location:
Corporate
8100 Greenbriar St
Houston, TX 77054

Category: Finance and Accounting

Job Type: Full-Time

Posted Date: July 27, 2022

JOB SUMMARY

At Houston Methodist, the Accounting and Reporting Analyst position is responsible for identifying and compiling information for various governmental reports, including Medicare & Medicaid Cost Reports, Annual Tax Returns, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) claims, etc. Assists in researching government program rules and other complex issues. Prepares federal and state tax returns and ensures timely payment of taxes due. Interfaces across the organization with various system departments as well as government and business partner auditors. Reports financial information for various state and census surveys. Assists in annual operating budgets and maintains monthly budget information. Responsible for monthly closing duties which include journal entry preparation and account analysis.

Requirements:

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 20%

  1. Interfaces across the organization with various system departments as well as external business partners and auditors. Responds to information requests from across the organization and a variety of government agencies. (EF)
  2. Effectively and proactively communicates with all stakeholders to research and resolve issues and discrepancies in a timely manner. Contributes to a positive working environment (EF)

SERVICE - 20%

  1. Prepares and submits the annual Medicare cost report for each Houston Methodist (HM) hospital and assists in cost report amendments, audit, appeals and reopening process. (EF)
  2. Independently prepares federal and state tax returns and ensures that taxes are paid timely. (EF)
  3. Extracts correct and accurate financial data from appropriate sources to report to and/or seek reimbursement from various government agencies. (EF)
  4. Prepares month end net revenue (N/R) and accounts receivable (A/R) valuation accurately and timely. (EF)
  5. Prepares journal entries with appropriate supporting documentation and assists in other monthly and year-end net revenue (NR) and accounts receivable (AR) valuation. (EF)

QUALITY/SAFETY - 20%

  1. Assists in researching government regulations (i.e. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), etc.) and ensures that reports and tax returns are in compliance. (EF)
  2. Confirms accuracy of data elements in reports and budget system through in-depth analysis and works to resolve inaccuracies. (EF)
  3. Brings issues/concerns to the attention of department management. (EF)

FINANCE - 20%

  1. Manages and analyzes big data files to support internal and external reporting for operations and, as needed, to respond to requests for information. (EF)
  2. Utilizes resources effectively and efficiently. Demonstrates responsible financial stewardship. Manages own time effectively and prioritizes work to achieve maximum results. (EF)

GROWTH/INNOVATION - 20%

  1. Seeks out opportunities to grow knowledge of Medicare reimbursement, tax regulations and the budget system. Shares knowledge and learnings with team. (EF)
  2. Proactively manages own professional development. Completes My Development Plan. (MDP). (EF)
  3. Proactively problem solves when challenges present themselves. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

o Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

o One year experience in accounting or finance preferred

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

o Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

 

o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations

o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

o Working knowledge of Medicare reimbursement, tax and/or FEMA rules preferred

o Strong knowledge of general software applications

o Strong accuracy, attention to detail and time management skills

o Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

o Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate with all levels of the organization

o Strong knowledge of accounting principles

 

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Work Attire Yes/No

Uniform No

Scrubs No

Business professional Yes

Other (dept approved) No

 

On-Call* Yes, as required by entity/department for operational need

 

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.

 

Travel**

May require travel within Yes

Houston Metropolitan area

 

May require travel outside Yes

of Houston Metropolitan area

 

**Travel specifications may vary by department.

 

Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________

Company Profile:

Houston Methodist is one of the nation’s leading health systems and academic medical centers. Houston Methodist consists of eight hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, its flagship academic hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, and seven community hospitals throughout the greater Houston area. Houston Methodist also includes an academic institute, a comprehensive residency program, a global business division, numerous physician practices and several free-standing emergency rooms and outpatient facilities. Overall, Houston Methodist employs more than 27,000 employees and is supported by a wide variety of business functions that operate at the system level to help enable clinical departments to provide high quality patient care.

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