• Accountant

    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    General Accounting - Sacramento
    Hours / Pay Period
    Mercy Healthcare Sacramento
    Rancho Cordova
    Standard Hours
    Mon-Fri (8-5PM)
    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-Accountant:


    This position is responsible for reconciling, analyzing, creating journal entries and reconciliations, and creating various tax filings for the general ledger accounts of various Dignity Health hospitals and related facilities.




    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. 


    Core Duties: 

    • The Accountant accumulates information to prepare accurate and timely journal entries for the general ledger monthly close in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Dignity Health’s processes and procedures
    • Prepares monthly balance sheet account reconciliations and account analysis that requires an intermediate knowledge of accounting
    • The incumbent generates financial reports that require intermediate to advanced computer skills
    • Works with department supervisors, managers, directors, administrative, and other staff to identify issues and works with supervisor to recommend solutions to the issues that arise
    • Approved solutions are implemented and monitored by the incumbent on an ongoing basis
    • The incumbent gathers, compiles, and reports financial information for various reporting purposes, both internal and external - This may include regulatory filings
    • Major challenges to this position are identifying and resolving problems that arise by understanding the way business is done and opportunities for improving the efficiency of the general ledger department or the department under review
    • The Accountant is expected to function effectively within a team and participate constructively to produce results in a cooperative way
    • This position has the authority to post routine journal entries as directed, prioritize assigned work load to most efficiently meet deadlines, and work with supervisor to evaluate best practices for analytical review
    • Incumbent continually seeks to make suggestions, offer solutions and act upon both internal and external customer needs, concerns and priorities


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Two plus (2+) years of direct accounting experience is required
    • Bachelor’s Degree; equivalent professional experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s Degree
    • GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles)
    • Analytical and review skills
    • Accounting concepts and theory
    • Ability to work with and encourage others
    • Ability to work independently while maintaining proactive communication with direct supervisor
    • Knowledgeable in personal computer applications, including spreadsheet (intermediate to advanced Excel preferred) and general ledger processing software (e.g. Lawson, SAP, etc.)
    • Occasionally may need to travel to supported facilities - Travel would be during normal work hours

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Healthcare or hospital experience is strongly preferred
    • Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in Accounting or Finance strongly preferred


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