Highmark Health Lead Financial Accounting & Reporting Analyst, Medicaid in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


General Overview:

The job plays a key role in the oversight of accounting functions related to financial and regulatory reporting including preparation and review of financial and regulatory reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or Statutory Accounting Principles (SAP). Specifically, this position‘s focus is on the Medicaid industry and the preparation and submission of a variety of state specific Medicaid reports. These reports are typically very granular and data intensive which will require the utilization of automated and manual queries as well as analysis of MLR, revenue, and claims trends by various aid categories. The incumbent takes a lead role in technical research, policy development and other project activities required of the organization to ensure proper application of GAAP and SAP rules and regulations. Detailed responsibilities vary by department but may include the following: preparation and/or review of financial statements, footnotes, consolidation, insurance department filings, benefit plan accounting, monthly close activities, technical accounting position papers, etc.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepare and/or review audited financial statements, including footnotes, insurance department filings, board reports and investor relations reports.

  • Lead cross-functional efforts to draft and implement new or revised accounting policies and implement processes and applications that have a direct impact on the Company's financial statements.

  • Provide GAAP and/or SAP interpretation and prepare technical position papers that document issues in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner, for evolving accounting guidance.

  • Coordinate annual audit with external audit firm; act as liaison with external audit firm during fieldwork.

  • Implement financial reporting, systems, and process improvements to ensure best practices.

  • Mentor and develop staff members.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 6 years in Public Accounting or Consolidated Accounting or Financial Reporting with a large Public Regulated Company, or 7 years’ experience in Finance and Accounting (To include: 3 years in GAAP Accounting or STAT AccountingAND 3 years in Financial Reporting)

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration/Management or Accounting

  • 1 - 3 years in External Audit

  • 1 - 3 years in the Health Insurance Industry

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - Non-Specific

  • Medicaid industry and reporting experience

  • 1 - 3 years experience with database queries

Referral Bonus: Level 1


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