Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary:

The Staff Accountant is responsible for full-cycle accounting functions related to assigned areas in order to

ensure timely and accurate financial reporting in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting

principles (GAAP). The position is responsible for analyzing financial data and working closely with key

stakeholders to determine proper accounting treatment as well as document variance explanations. The

Staff Accountant position is responsible for assisting with recurring accounting activities including but not

limited to: general ledger close-out, account analysis and reconciliations, and sub-system reconciliations.

The Staff Accountant will also identify and recommend changes in accounting systems and procedures

where applicable. This position works independently but will receive guidance and strategic direction from

the Financial Accounting team.


Minimum Qualifications:

B.S. Degree in Accounting or Finance; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or CPA eligible

One - Two year(s) of Accounting Healthcare experience preferred

Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact).

Writing /Composing : Correspondence, Reports.

Other Skills: Analytical, Design, Mathematics , Research, Statistical, P.C., MS Word , MS Excel

Work Schedule: Flexible,Telecommute

Application Instructions

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