1.* Technical skills and abilities must include an above average knowledge of accounting principles and concepts related to financial reporting and budgeting and the ability to analyze, compare, interpret and suggest solutions to accounting and finance issues while maintaining great attention to detail and accuracy. Dedication to the timely completion of all tasks, effective listening skills and the ability to ask educated questions at appropriate times. Inclinations to be a self-motivator and to apply creativity and conceptualization skills effectively with management. Promote a positive attitude toward other staff members. The ability to work independently and also as part of a team. Good command of the English language. Demonstrate punctuality and meet set department deadlines. Maintain a professional attitude at all times. Communicate effectively with assigned department financial managers and staff. Consistently adhere to departmental standards for professional office environment. Constantly be aware of and adhere to UPHS employment policies and procedures. (A paper manual is available by request from your department administrative assistant and an electronic copy is available online at http://uphsxnet.uphs.upenn.edu/hr/.)
2.* This role is expected to: Work closely with Accounting Manager in maintaining day-to-day operations of the Accounting Department; Work well with operational management with timely communications and provide a customer service orientation of financial services to all constituencies; Identify and recommend functions for automation as appropriate; Provide timely and accurate service to Department Directors, Administration, CFO, and other customers during the monthly close and budget process; Promote team playing within work group; Manage and complete special projects as assigned from managers and controller in a timely and accurate fashion; Prepare ad-hoc analyses and variance explanations as assigned and in support of the month end close process; Support of Annual Operating Budget Process as assigned; Maintains necessary schedules and documentation for monthly closings, quarterly reviews, and annual audit; Reviews financial data for accuracy, reasonableness, and completeness; Applies GAAP and HUP Financial Reporting Standards without exception; Provides assistance as necessary with special projects, operating budget, and financial audit; Provides financial support to Controller and Department Directors as required.
Manage and complete special projects as assigned from manager, controller and senior leadership in a timely and accurate fashion.
Develop Ad-Hoc detailed analysis to assist in understanding results
Provide accurate explanations and investigate variances between actual and budget.
Review, reconciliation and analysis of assigned departments/areas.
Attend meetings and other committee meeting as assigned
All other duties as assigned
Various monthly Journal Entries and monthly/quarterly reports
Prepare accurate monthly financial analyses for select key ancillary areas.
Assist with quarterly and year-end financial audits as needed
Assist in preparation and submission of monthly and quarterly financial summary data presentations as needed.
Direct contact for HUP departments as they prepare their annual budgets
Assists in annual operating budget process as needed.
Train and support Hospital Department Directors in interpretation of monthly results and make recommendations for cost savings or process improvement
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