Staff Accountant - Hybrid
Success within a company doesn’t just happen. It requires committed teams of talented people who understand and embrace an organization’s goals and work together at the highest level to achieve them. As a member of the Health Support Center (HSC) team, you’ll work collaboratively with a great group of people to serve Lifepoint’s diversified healthcare delivery network of hospitals and care sites across the nation. We know that providing high-quality care depends on our ability to find, keep and empower creative and determined people who share in our commitment to our mission: Making communities healthier.
What do you need to be successful at Lifepoint Health? Here are the top traits we’re looking for:
We offer competitive pay for all employees based on the market, role, skill set and experience.
Growth opportunities and succession planning
Our succession planning initiatives identify an internal bench of top talent and offer development opportunities to prepare them to fill crucial roles in the organization as they become available.
Insurance (for eligible employees)
We’re committed to you and your family feeling supported and secure – our benefits include medical, eye, prescription, life insurance, and more.
Collaborative work environment
We know that providing high-quality care depends on our ability to find, keep and empower creative and determined people who work together to advance our mission – making communities healthier.
Paid time off (for eligible employees)
At Lifepoint, we believe in a strong work-life balance and offer competitive paid time off.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
As a Lifepoint employee, you and your family will have access to counseling and relationship support, legal services, financial services and more.
Staff Accountant - Hybrid
Lifepoint Health is a leader in community-based care and driven by a mission of Making Communities Healthier. Our diversified healthcare delivery network spans 29 states and includes 63 community hospital campuses, 32 rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals, and more than 170 additional sites of care across the healthcare continuum, such as acute rehabilitation units, outpatient centers and post-acute care facilities. We believe that success is achieved through talented people. We want to create places where employees want to work, with opportunities to pursue meaningful and satisfying careers that truly make a difference in communities across the country.
Reporting to the VP of Finance – Enterprise Business Services, the Staff Accountant will be responsible for the standardization of finance data (chart of accounts, organization structure, etc.), designing and building the future state design, identifying, and communicating change impacts to business stakeholders and implementing the technology to support a large-scale transformation project.
This position is responsible for business process development, including the development of policies and procedures, documentation, and underlying data in key areas including General Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Intercompany Transactions, Accruals, Billing, Inventory, Revenue Recognition, Inventory Valuation, Standard Costing and Business Unit Reporting, etc.
The role will be part of a cross-functional team environment that is responsible for providing business process and systems expertise, implementation team and end user support, and participation in the development of future state design process flows, providing perspective on current state processes and challenges while being open-minded to new ways of working.
Interpret employer policies and procedures, entity procedures and applicable laws. Consult with managers, providing guidance and education on appropriate compliance.
Understand the detailed components of finance processes within healthcare.
Work with Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) transformation team to design, configure, and test ERP system(s) as needed.
Maintain catalogues of and specifications for reports, interfaces, and customizations in conjunction with IT.
Identify opportunities for improvement, standardization, and consolidation in current operations.
Assist in developing and supporting the organization's new chart of accounts that standardizes account codes, facilitates financial reporting, and positions the organization for future growth.
Document current state financial practices and future state financial practices, document changes to policies and procedures as required.
Facilitate the process of standardizing finance data and related terms.
Define and document integration requirements with other systems (e.g., clinical systems, budgeting, etc.).
Assist cross functional teams in understanding the accounting aspects of configuration decisions, process decisions, and financial reporting requirements.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Regular and reliable attendance.
Access to and/or works with sensitive and/or confidential information.
Exhibit an understanding of healthcare regulatory and compliance (e.g., HIPAA). Skilled in the application of policies and procedures. Knowledge of Business Office Standards and Recommended Practices.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance. Advanced Accounting or Finance degree, or CPA/MBA, preferred.
3 -8 years of general accounting experience; 2-4 years in a health care environment preferred.
Solid understanding of GAAP.
Strong understanding of accounting and finance processes in a healthcare environment.
Solid background in financial reporting and business process improvement methodologies.
Technical expertise in ERP systems, with the ability to translate business requirements into system configuration for finance module(s).
Familiarity with ERP implementation and configuration processes.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders at all levels.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Detail-oriented, organized, and able to work independently or as part of a team.
Ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Sarbanes-Oxley experience a plus.
Minimum overnight travel (up to 25%) by land and/or air
Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran
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