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Fair Haven Community Health Care Senior Staff Accountant in new haven, Connecticut

Fair Haven Community Health Care 

FHCHC is a forward-thinking, dynamic, and exciting community health center that provides care for multiple generations at nearly 140,000 office visits in 19 locations. Overseen by a Board of Directors, the majority of whom are patients themselves, we are proud to offer a wide range of primary and specialty care services, as well as evidence-based patient programs to educate patients in healthy lifestyle choices. As we grow and are able to bring high-quality health care to more areas that need access, we continue to put our patients first in everything we do. The mission of FHCHC is “To improve the health and social well-being of the communities we serve through equitable, high quality, patient-centered care that is culturally responsive.”

For over 50 years, we have been a health care leader in our community focused on providing excellent, affordable primary care to all patients, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Fair Haven is proud to have a diverse and motivated team of professionals who are constantly seeking ways to enhance and improve the health and well-being of all patients.  We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality medical and dental care, regardless of ability to pay.

Job purpose

The Senior Staff Accountant is an experienced professional who will play a crucial role within the organization and will be supporting key strategic initiatives and core operations in the Finance Department.  As a Senior Staff Accountant, this individual will assist the Controller with management of accounting records and ensure accurate and compliant financial operations at Fair Haven Community Health Clinic, Inc., which are consistent with federal and state accounting standards, regulations and policies.   

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Controller, the Senior Staff Accountant will be involved in the day-to-day accounting activities of the Agency, which includes ownership of various accounting responsibilities, maintenance of journal entries within the general ledger; and assistance with preparations for Agency reporting, including monthly close.  Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Upload Operating Account monthly cash activity

  • Reconcile Agency bank and investment accounts to monthly statements

  • Prepare monthly journal entries and maintain account reconciliations and schedules for Balance Sheet accounts (i.e.: Prepaid Expenses, Accrued Expenses, Due To/From, etc.)

  • Maintain Fixed Asset schedule and related Depreciation journal entries

  • Reconcile the monthly AMEX statement and compile all documentation to support statement charges

  • Analyze and report on billing account write-offs

  • Cross train with goal of expanding skillset and serve as schedule coverage, including Accounts Payable, Payroll and Purchasing 

  • Assist with periodic and annual audits

  • Provide support in analyzing transactions as requested by the Controller and/or VP of Finance

  • Other projects/responsibilities as assigned.   

    Qualifications

    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a minimum of 3 years of accounting experience is required. Knowledge and expertise in accounting software experience also required.  Healthcare experience is a plus.  Experience with MIP accounting software is highly desirable.

    The selected candidate will have:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including skilled in Excel

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Keen attention to detail, including thorough review of work product

  • Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills; organizational skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment and/or independently

  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a deadline driven environment

  • Ability to maintain strictest confidentiality

  • This position will work with internal and external parties to develop, upkeep and report to our collaborative stakeholders and related parties

     

      Direction of Others

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    OSHA Status

    Category III—Low Risk Position

    Generally works in an office environment with no exposure to bloodborne pathogens

    Physical requirements

    Physical Demands: Requires walking, bending, sitting, standing, writing, reading, telephone use, data input into computer, pulling medical records, Mental Demands: Ability to cope with continual changing priorities under potentially stressful conditions. Manual Dexterity Required:  Ability to use a keyboard, telephone.

    American with Disabilities Requirements:

    External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.

    Fair Haven Community Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FHCHC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

     

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