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Accounting Consultant - Home & Community Eden Prairie, MN Hybrid




Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

This Accounting Consultant role is a key position on the Optum Home & Community – Senior Community Care accounting team.

If you are located in Eden Prairie, MN, you will have the flexibility to Work from home and the office in this hybrid role* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare support and journal entries for our internal and external delegated risk accounting
  • Prepare complex journal entries, month-end analytical review, financial close reporting and account reconciliations; reviews and approves work prepared by other accounting staff
  • Support External Billing
  • Medical and SG&A reporting for risk products
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis and investigate issues providing explanations, interpretations and proposing solutions
  • Prepare documentation in support of external and internal audits
  • Prepare and support annual tax filing functions for various entities
  • Working extensively with large excel files and data along with working jointly with FP&A and UHC intersegment teams
  • Serve as a resource and mentor to other staff

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 3+ years of accounting experience
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, V-Lookups)
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Hyperion Smartview/Essbase, Peoplesoft Financial System and SAS
  • Public accounting experience
  • Normal month end close responsibilities, primarily internal reporting
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Detailed and well organized
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Works independently in a self-directed manner

Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.