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Accountant - Technical - Hybrid

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Accountant - Policy
UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
Accounting Policy Consultant, Corporate Accounting Policy The Accounting Policy Consultant is a critical team member of the Corporate Accounting Policy group and owns responsibility for key enterprise projects.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supporting Business Operations by Responding to Technical Accounting Consultations:

    • Participate in due diligence for mergers and acquisitions - includes target financial statement analysis, external auditor workpaper reviews, review of transaction purchase and other agreements, target policy and internal control assessments, and advising on "day 2" accounting

    • Provide evaluations and timely resolution to complicated day-to-day accounting matters

    • Perform detailed research and document conclusions in technical accounting memos when necessary

    • Prepare accounting summaries for management and executive level leadership

    • Draft new accounting policies and review existing policies to ensure policy guidance reflects current accounting literature and interpretations

    • Develop accounting policies and perform maintenance for the enterprise's Corporate Accounting Policy Manual

    • Accounting support for tax, capital market debt and other treasury transactions including advice on structuring

    • Analyze accounting impact of legislative and other regulatory changes

    • Assist with business structuring including consideration of contract language and financial statement impacts

    • Lead the preparation of the annual testing of goodwill for impairment in accordance with U.S. GAAP

    • Facilitate and perform procedures and responsible for certain internal controls around accounting policies, goodwill impairment procedures and select stock compensation matters

    • Assist SEC reporting with various projects as need arises

    • Monitoring and Responding to Accounting Developments:

      • Monitor new accounting developments including FASB/IASB projects and communicate potential impacts to key stakeholders (i.e., Chief Accounting Officer, Controllers, Investor Relations, Segment Finance Leadership)

      • Identify emerging guidance for comment and assist with drafting comment letters to the standard setters

      • Assist with implementation of new accounting standards, as applicable

      • Leadership and Development:

        • Build strong partnerships with key stakeholders across the organization

        • Manage projects to ensure deadlines are met

        • Work with reporting team to facilitate cross-functional learnings and efficiencies

        • Mentor and develop 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:

          • 3+ years of public accounting or equivalent technical accounting experience including SEC and public company experience

          • Material accounting research experience in a broad range of transactions

          • Experience documenting complex accounting positions, including summarizing transactions and the related accounting literature

          • Strong understanding of and experience in U.S. GAAP

          • Strong written and verbal communication skills

          • Ability to prepare concise board and executive level summaries and presentations

          • Ability to prepare and present technical accounting trainings to internal business partners

          • Desire and ability to produce high quality, original documents with attention to detail

          • Ability to manage competing priorities and to meet tight deadlines

          • Ability to leverage relationships and communicate effectively within a team setting

          • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation
            To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
            Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
            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.
            Keywords: #UHGCorp

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