Dignity Health

  • Accountant

    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hours / Pay Period
    Dignity Health System Office
    Standard Hours
    8-5 pm
    Work Schedule
    8 Hour
  • Overview

    Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a 22-state network of more than 9,000 physicians, 63,000 employees, and 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging and surgery centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY17, Dignity Health provided $2.6 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unpaid cost of government programs. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


    Position Summary:

    This position is responsible for performing intermediate level Corporate Accountant reporting and financial tasks for
    Dignity Health Corporate Accounting. The position works in a cooperative team environment to provide value to
    internal and external customers.




    Dignity Health and Sponsoring congregations are committed to furthering the healing ministry of Jesus.  Resources are dedicated to: delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services; serving and advocating for our sisters and brothers who are poor and disenfranchised; and collaborating with others in the community to improve the quality of life. 


    Job Specific Duties:

    • Provides financial analysis as needed by senior management, Corporate Finance and IT Business Services. This includes provision of benchmarking, General Ledger Account analysis, and Asset Management and Construction in Progress Reporting.
    • Reviews project scope of work and recommends correct accounting methodology according to SOP 98-1.
    • Performs the general accounting functions necessary to properly book entries to other Dignity Health facilities (inter company).
    • Prepares journal entries, monthly general ledger account reconciliation, and account or sub-ledger account analysis in a professional manner.
    • Continually seeks to understand and act upon customer needs, concerns and priorities. Meets customer expectations and requirements and gains
      customer trust and respect.
    • Works closely with IT Analysts to accurately maintain and record transactions.
    • Functions effectively within the team and participates constructively to produce results in a cooperative effort.
    • Interacts successfully with senior management, Corporate Finance and IT Business Services.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Performance Expectations: 

    1) Take responsibility for his/her own actions
    2) Know and comply with applicable laws and rules, including applicable Federal health care program requirements, the Dignity Health
    Standards of Conduct and Dignity Health policies and procedures as they apply to his/her particular job responsibilities
    3) Seek guidance as provided in the Dignity Health Standards of Conduct and/or policies when in doubt about his/her responsibilities
    4) Refrain from involvement in illegal, unethical or otherwise improper acts
    5) Promptly report any potential or suspected violation of Dignity Health Standards of Conduct, Dignity Health policy or applicable laws or
    6) As requested, assist Dignity Health personnel and authorized outside personnel in investigating all allegations of violations
    7) Meet training requirements within designated timelines assigned
    8) Understand and accept consequences for failure to comply with Dignity Health Standards of Conduct


    Minimum Qualifications:


    • A minimum of 2 years direct accounting experience including experience with providing visible sponsorship and guidance of major change initiatives (required).


    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance (required).


    • Training in and/or strong working knowledge of personal computer applications including spreadsheet and general ledger processing software such as Lawson, SAP, etc. (required).

    Special Skills

    • Special skills required include: knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles); analytical and review skills; knowledge of accounting concepts and theory; ability to work independently or as team member; and good interpersonal skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:


    • A minimum of 3 to 5 years direct accounting experience (preferred).


    • Training in and/or strong working knowledge of current general ledger applications in Lawson and intermediate to advanced level Microsoft Excel (preferred).


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