Accountant

Posted: 02/18/2021

Department Function: Finance
Summary of position: Under the supervision of the Controller, manage the General Ledger, including collection and processing of payments, bank reconciliations, AR aging schedule, resolving posting discrepancies, month-end closing, and maintenance of weekly/monthly standard reports.
Essential Functions:
Patient and Grants A/R, Cash, Bank reconciliations                                                 50%
Monthly Adjusting entries and Accruals          15%
Standard Reports Preparation and Analysis   15%
Other duties as assigned                                 20%              

  • Reconcile patient account posting
  • Answer communications (phone, mail and email) regarding any billing or claims-related concerns.
  • Prepare reports for and participate in Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) weekly meetings.
  • Count and record cash collected and prepare cash deposit.
  • Travel to multiple clinic sites to collect fees from all AHS Family Health Center locations on a weekly basis.
  • Reconcile monthly bank statements to the GL.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and up-to-date records for various Journal Entries.
  • Post and review payments received to appropriate accounts.
  • Assist in balancing accounts receivable, reconciling statements as needed.
  • Assist in preparing financial and statistical reports as directed
Minimum qualifications:
  • 2-3 years of experience working in an accounting setting.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred.
  • Experience with FQHC AR/collections, a plus
  • Bilingual, a plus
  • Highly organized, self-starter
  • Patience to perform daily functions
  • Customer service skills
  • good work ethic - team player
Physical Requirements and Working Environment:
  • Frequently work in a seated position at a desk, frequent walking.
  • Respond and react immediately to verbal instructions/requests and to auditory signals from equipment and personnel.
  • Physically close and distance visual activities involving objects, persons, and paperwork, as well as discriminate depth and color perception.
  • Perform mathematical calculations for billing transactions and administration. 
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using appropriate grammar, vocabulary, word usage, and interpersonal skills.
  • Typing and computer skills needed to process and submit claims online, and to communicate with personnel.
Knowledge:
  • Experience with general office software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Access)
  • Experience with MIP or other accounting software, preferred
Skills and Abilities:
  • Work Habits:
    • Accept constructive criticism with a positive attitude
    • Regular and punctual attendance
    • Show initiative and responsibility
    • Exercise efficient time management
    • Organized and ability to multi-task
  • Patient relationships
    • Approach patients in a professional manner
    • Adapt communications to individual’s ability to understand
    • Maintain confidentiality (HIPAA)
  • Staff relationships
    • Work as a team member
    • Show leadership
    • Follow established policies and procedures
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Use medical terminology appropriately
  • Provide services in courteous and pleasant manner
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Maintain personal grooming appropriate to the health care profession