Senior Accountant II

Silver Spring, Maryland-Silver Spring
Aug 03, 2021
Sep 07, 2021
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 Managers in maintaining the integrity of the general ledger, as well as the financial reporting systems and processes. This position will assist the staff accountants with analyses, including account reconciliation and verification of system interfaces, and assist them in drawing conclusions and recommend solutions or improvements as a result. This position will perform complex analyses, including account reconciliation and verification of system interfaces. In addition, this position functions as a resource to the Accounting Managers and the Controller and supports the mission of Children's National Health System.
This position will lead, coach, evaluate and partner with 1 - 3 staff accounts.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree Accounting or Finance or equivalent work experience.

Minimum Work Experience
5 years At least 5+ years of relevant experience. Previous experience working as a senior accountant in a large, complex organization (Required)

Functional Accountabilities
Audit Support
  • Aide in the annual audit process. Assist in preparing assigned schedules for the annual audit.
Financial Analysis
  • Review account reconciliations and analysis
  • Prepare more complex account reconciliations and analysis
  • Perform research to comply with departmental monthly performance requests
  • Assist with special projects and provide support to the accounting managers
  • Collect and analyze data to report on the organizational progress relative to our established targets.
  • Provide strategic support and address management needs for financial information through routine or ad hoc financial reports and analysis.
  • Monitor and ensure timely identification and compliance with evolving accounting guidance, provide US GAAP interpretation and prepare technical memorandums that document issues in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner
  • Communicate and explain accounting issues and evolving accounting guidance to the management team
Financial Reporting
  • Review GL entries required to record the activities of the various business units
  • Prepare complex GL entries required to record the activities of the various business units
  • Assist with the monthly financial close process
  • Other duties as assigned
Operations Management
  • Work (Liaise) with Business Units and/or Specialty Practice staff to develop value-adding information to facilitate the Finance Department's effectively partnering with internal clients.
  • Continually improve processes and facilitate the department's ability to respond to financial information needs/requests.
  • Continually explore new methods to improve operations, work with management team to gain acceptance, and support implementation efforts.
  • Communicate operational issues and progress toward goals to other members of the management team.
  • Back-up month-end duties assigned to other Senior Accountants.
  • Liaise with inter-departmental staff to coordinate information transfers to ensure timely and accurate preparation of recurring financial reporting packages, including Business Operations, Physicians Practice, Accounting, Finance, Treasury, Financial Planning and others as needed

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  • Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

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

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

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

Childrens National Hospital 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.