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Accounting Specialist

Job ID: 34183
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Faculty Physicians
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Performs professional level accounting and business functions in centralized Accounting offices or performs institutional functions in a department that are of an accounting or business nature. Incumbents work under the general direction of an administrative superior, independently handling a wide variety of accounting support activities.

The Accounting Specialist will provide services for the Department of Pediatrics. It is essential the selected candidate possess:
- Advanced Excel skills;
- Good foundation in accounting principles and practices;
- Proven written and oral communication skills;
- The ability to work successfully in a team environment;
- Comfort with rapidly changing priorities;
- Ability to multi-task and produce detail-oriented work.

1. Analyzes and interprets data, reports, etc. and makes recommendations based upon results of analysis. Formats reports in easily understood tables or graphs for the purpose of explaining and supporting financial standings or operational decisions.
2. Analyzes financial and operational (Staffing, Administrative, etc. ) trends, prepares budgetary recommendations and provides supporting analysis and guidance to managers to help establish goals and objectives for the work unit or department. Participates in CQI initiatives by interpreting data and making recommendations for operational improvements.
3. Communicates and interprets results of data analysis and/or makes recommendations to other UNCHCS staff, insurance companies, outside agencies, vendors, etc.
4. Maintains and reviews various databases of financial information as received from various sources throughout the Health Care System. Analyzes and ensures integrity of data with regard to GAAP or regulatory guidelines. Brings anomalies and corrective guidance to the attention of appropriate individuals.
5. May provide daily operational or processing guidance to lower level accounting support staff
6. Perform professional accounting functions to ensure compliance with GAAP and state and federal regulations on an institutional basis.

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● No licensure or certification required.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● If a Bachelor's degree: No prior experience required.
● If an Associate's degree: Two (2) years of experience in accounting or auditing .
● If a High School diploma or GED: Six (6) years of experience as an Accounting Technician, including three (3) years of experience at an advanced level.

Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

Preferred Qualifications:
● Excellent computer skills
● The ability to organize materials and information for optional efficiencies and understanding
● Experience working in a clinical setting is highly desirable
● Experience with a wide variety of current UNC Financial Systems is strongly preferred.

Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Faculty Physicians

Organization Unit: SOM Ped Admin 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System. 

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
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