Sr. Accountant (1.0 FTE, Days)

Category: Finance & Accounting
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Location:  Menlo Park CA 94025
Req: 10082
FTE: 1

Finance & Accounting

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries
with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

Under general supervision of Accounting Manager, the Senior Accountant is responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of financial report related to the Faculty Practice Organization including the development of the monthly Contractual Allowance Reserves and AR Net Down, as well as payment to physicians. Performs diverse and specialized assignments, in assigned area of expertise, in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. May determine methods and procedures on new assignments and may provide guidance to other lower level personnel.

Essential Functions

  • Ensures the accuracy and timely reporting for all Faculty Practice Organization related accounts.

  • Responsible for overall Hospital Statistics maintenance.

  • Assists in monthly, quarterly and annual period close process, as assigned.

  • Designs, implements and maintains internal controls, reports for financial systems and interfaces.

  • Prepares and/or reviews account reconciliations, cost reports, billings, bank reconciliations and various other financial reports, as assigned.

  • Provides information to auditors and management as needed; prepares audit schedules as necessary.

  • Recommends procedures and implements corrective action wherever indicated in operations, areas out of compliance with hospital policy, internal controls and accounting policies, as assigned.

  • Reviews and/or prepares federal, state and other regulatory reports, ensuring compliance with established guidelines, as assigned.

  • Reviews and/or prepares financial transaction and/or general ledger journal entries and supporting documentation for approved financial transactions journals to ensure their accuracy and takes necessary action to correct any errors.

  • Reviews, maintains, reconciles and updates general ledger accounts, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related field/discipline from an accredited college or university

Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.  Medicare Cost Report experience preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to analyze and develop solutions to complex problems.

  • Ability to apply judgment and informed decisions.

  • Ability to communicate complex concepts in simple form to non-finance users to understand the appropriate use and limits of the information provided.

  • Ability to communicate effective in written and verbal formats including summarizing data, presenting results.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Ability to manage, organize, prioritize, multi-task and adapt to changing priorities.

  • Ability to work effectively both as a team player and leader.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in accounting.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirement related to the functional area

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements for GAAP, tax issues, and financial reporting.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.