Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

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.

Mininum Qualifications
B.S. degree in Accounting or Finance, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or CPA eligible

1 - 2 years of accounting experience; Healthcare experience preferred

Minimum Qualifications
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal: Strong communication skills to work with all levels within the organization writing/correspondence/reporting.

Writing /Composing : Correspondence, Reports.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required
Strong Excel skills preferred (i.e. pivot tables, etc.)
PeopleSoft experience preferred

Job Attributes

Demonstrates a beginning knowledge of financial statements and relationships, GAAP, and accounting practices and procedures
Ability to analyze and evaluate data and draw meaningful conclusions
Possesses excellent communication skills with the ability to work effectively in a team environment
Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to manage time and adhere to deadlines
Self-starter with the ability to effectively follow difficult issues to resolution
Ability to accomplish goals
Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism
Exhibits a desire to learn

Work Schedule: Eligible for Hybrid Telecommute

Application Instructions

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