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Senior Accountant (7234)

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE

Job Description

Just like the patients we serve, Children's is growing quickly and hiring a Senior Accountant to oversee general ledger accounts and ensures accuracy of financial statements by maintaining records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss or other financial activities.  Perform variance analysis and interpret results.  Analyzes financial data in order to prepare reports, analysis and forecasts.  Lead projects, acts as leader on the team, and provides training and guidance to other staff members. 

Essential Functions/Competencies

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Defines operational standards, organizes department-level activities to achieve optimum service delivery/systems/care/processes, setting high performance objectives for strategic projects and department objectives.  Holds self and others accountable to meet stated objectives, outcomes, goals, timetables and commitments, adhering to standards even in the face of unforeseen circumstances.

  • Prepares journal entries
  • Prepares and analyzes reports and effectively communicates findings
  • Maintain and reconcile general ledger and account balances
  • Support month end closing process
  • Perform financial statement analysis including actual to budget variance explanations, trending analysis, developing expectations
  • Asist with internal and external audits and other reporting
  • Communicate and establish relationships with internal and external customers and vendors
  • Answer ad hoc requests
  • Continuously seek efficiencies in processes, make and implement recommendations to improve accounting processes and procedures
  • Work on special projects as needed
  • Capable of  constructively engaging with various management levels
  • Maintain working knowledge of GAAP
  • Ensures compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), governmental regulations, contractual obligations, and internal policies.
  • Assists in maintaining and updating internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Performs and/or assists in technical accounting research and implementation.


Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.


Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section



  1. Performs other duties as assigned




  • Ability to communicate complex concepts in simple form to non-finance users to understand the appropriate use and limits of information provided
  • High level of systems analysis and problem solving skills necessary in order to develop and implement new procedures and solutions
  • Ability to utilize critical thinking skills, do strategic planning and project management
  • High sense of purpose and urgency and strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and identify priorities in a fast-paced, highly visible environment while maintaining attention to detail
  • Strong people and interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships; team player
  • Fosters creativity, innovation and divergent thinking in self and others
  • Ability to effectively implement change
  • Demonstrated experience teaching, mentoring and developing skills sets, where appropriate
  • Ability to take complex analytical data and synthesize it in reportable and understandable context
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are required
  • GAAP knowledge required


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting required
  • Four years of experience in business, accounting, or related field required including working with financial systems
  • Master of Accounting or MBA preferred
  • CPA preferred



Job Details

Date Posted January 10, 2019
Date Closes April 10, 2019
Requisition 961634-12110
Address 8200 Dodge Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Corporate Finance
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Based on Experience
SOC Category 13-2011.01 Accountants
Zipcode 68114

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Homeowners and Auto
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Credit Union
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Parking
  • Health Fair
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Achievement Awards
  • Bonus Plan
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Cost Accounting
  • Finance Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Non-Profit Accounting
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Microsoft Office

Course(s) relevant to the skills listed for this position

At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • And More ...