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Accounting Consultant - 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. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life's best work.(sm)

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely * from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in running the day-to-day PCM (pharmacy and client payments) striving for operational excellence and improving our Net Promoter Scores
  • Partner with other departments, including Retail Network Ops, Provider Relations, Claims Operations and IT for payment batch/checks monitoring, payment tracer questions and other ad hoc processes
  • Assists in the audit process and work with outside auditors regarding accounting and reporting issues
  • Assist with complex reconciliations that involve Billing and Payment data. In addition, perform, analyze, and report on findings of the reconciliation
  • Resolve high level financial reporting issues
  • Prepares reporting for client performance guarantees and CMS/state regulators for prompt pay compliance
  • Generate standard and ad hoc reports as required
  • Develop innovative approaches for continued improvement in efficiency and effectiveness
  • Assist with data mining/reporting in claims data warehouse via online reporting tools, MS excel, and MS access
  • Develop and maintain internal control structure and procedures for financial reporting
  • Review the work of others, serve as a mentor/leader, and sought out as an expert on complex or critical issues
  • Prepare documentation in support of external and internal audits
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis and investigate issues providing explanations and interpretation
  • Assist with the month and quarterly end close process for assigned businesses or groups
  • Performs work in a self-directed manner and works with less structured, more complex issues

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 Accounting
  • 4+ years of Accounting experience
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, v-lookups, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior PCM experience
  • Healthcare accounting experience
  • Experience in large matrix organizations
  • Data mining/query, analytics, experience with MS office, Oracle, Noetix, ServiceNow, Peoplesoft, Hyperion SmartView/Essbase, and Blackline a plus
  • Serves as a key resource on complex and/or critical issues
  • Solves complex problems on own; proactively identifies new solutions to problems
  • Solid analytical skills: detail oriented, as well as ability to see ‘big picture’
  • Ability to work and contribute in a team environment, as well as work independently
  • Takes initiative and accountability for work product and able to meet deadlines
  • Plans, prioritize, organize, and complete work to meet established objectives

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.

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California/Colorado/Connecticut/Nevada/New York City/Washington residents is $67,800 to $133,100. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

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.