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Accounting Specialist

Company: Advocate Health Care
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Our Corporate Support & Operations Services are equally committed to advancing Advocate's goal of building lifelong relationships with patients by delivering the best health outcomes and highest level of service through an integrated approach to care and wellness.Purpose:Assists in the preparation and review of components of the financial statements for the organizations assigned. This includes preparing journal entries, performing account reconciliation's, and reviewing transactions to ensure proper financial reporting in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Accounting specialists also act as liaisons with the organizations operational departments for specific financial questions or concerns.Accountabilities:Responsible for coordinating, recording and reconciling cash receipts for proper reporting.Responsible for non~Epic miscellaneous billing functions and the appropriate follow~up for outstanding receivables associated with that billing.Prepares and records journal entries in the general ledger, as assigned.Ensures assigned reconciliation's and other financial reporting responsibilities are completed in an accurate, neat and timely manner with adequate support to ensure prompt reporting of data.Monitors and reconciles detailed subsidiary ledgers to general ledger.Acts as a liaison between departments, facilitates communications, and addresses issues accordingly.Assists with the preparation of requested documentation during internal and external audits.Performs administrative duties and other duties as assigned. Position Requirements:Education Required: Associate's Degree in Accounting.Experience Required: Typically requires 2 years of experience in accounting support.Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel software, general ledger system, accounts payable system, misc. billing system, fixed asset system, and other accounting systems as appropriate.Aptitude to work with detail accurately.Possess analytical skills specifically in the area of financial reports.Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.Ability to work effectively as a team member.Capability to independently organize and prioritize the workload.May require lifting up to 10 lbs. occasionally.Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.Exposed to normal office environment.This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.About Advocate Health CareAdvocate Health Care, named among the nations Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the states largest integrated childrens network, the states largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the areas largest home health care companies, and the regions largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Keywords: Advocate Health Care, Downers Grove , Accounting Specialist, Other , Downers Grove, Illinois

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