Staff Accountant

Silver Spring, Maryland-Silver Spring
Sep 15, 2020
Oct 20, 2020
Full Time
This position will primarily be responsible for the accounting of specific financial activity according to generally accepted accounting principles and the monthly closing process. The position will assist the Accounting Manager and Assistant Controller in maintaining the integrity of the general ledger, as well as the financial reporting systems and processes. Completes various analyses, including account reconciliation and verification of system interfaces, and draws conclusions and recommends solutions or improvements as a result. Functions as a resource to the Accounting Manager and Assistant Controller. Supports the mission of Children's National Health System.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree - Finance or Accounting (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
1 year - In the accounting field using a large ledger system; public accounting experience. (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Thorough knowledge of GAAP. Complete understanding of the entire financial process, including all aspects of accrual accounting.
Experience with computerized accounting systems and spreadsheet software.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.
Able to meet deadlines and work cooperatively with individuals both inside and outside the organization.

Functional Accountabilities

Departmental Operations
1. Use automated methods to the fullest extent possible to improve efficiency and accuracy of financial operations.
2. Ensure adequate retention and storage of corporate financial records.

Financial Reporting
1. Prepare GL entries required to record the activities of the accounts being monitored.
2. Assist with the monthly financial close process.
3. Other duty as assigned.

Financial Analysis
1. Prepare account reconciliations and analysis.
2. Perform research to comply with departmental monthly performance requests.
3. Assist with special projects and provide support to the Accounting Managers.

1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities
Audit Support
1. Aide in the annual audit process.

Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
4. Maintain confidentiality at all times

Customer Service
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things

Children's National Health System is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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