This position assists the Controller with technical accounting issues, including tax preparation, compliance reporting, and policy management. The technical accountant is also tasked with supervision and maintenance of the accounting program for subsidiary companies. This person will also play an integral part to support monthly, quarterly and year-end close.
Join our medical group
Northwest Permanente is a self-governed (physician-led), multi-specialty group of 1,500 physicians, surgeons, and clinicians, caring for 630,000 members in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation's pre-eminent health care systems, a benchmark for comprehensive, integrated, value-based, and high-quality care.
Major Responsibilities / Essential Functions
Assist with timely month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing processes by performing the following:
Prepare, enter and proof journal entries and reconciliations
Review and approve journal entries and reconciliations
Collaborate with Northwest Permanente and Kaiser Permanente Health Plan colleagues to ensure deadlines are met on a timely basis.
Participate in cross-training within the department as needed.
Create and apply process improvements to current job duties
Collaborate and outreach to other departments as needed.
Perform technical accounting research and draft related position papers.
Liaison with external auditors to ensure timely sign off of technical accounting matters.
Serve as the accounting software subject matter expert.
Participate in valuations of outside companies on an as needed basis
Compliance and Policy Management
Prepare and manage specified tax filings and payments
Manage policies owned by Accounting, including drafting & implementing new policies, maintaining & enforcing current policies, and managing the approval chain process.
Fulfill compliance reporting requirements, including government reporting.
Assist with annual audit and tax provision work.
Stay current on legislation impacting Northwest Permanente, both directly and indirectly.
Support Finance department with budgeting questions and analysis.
Other duties and special projects as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or five (5) years equivalent work experience.
Minimum Work Experience
Minimum three (3) years of accounting or finance experience, including financial statement analysis
Minimum three (3) years of demonstrated spreadsheet skills and business writing skills
Strong technical accounting skills and knowledge of GAAP
Strong research and documentation skills
Demonstrated experience in a computer-based accounting system
Excellent skills in the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word
Strong written and oral communication skills, including explaining financial information.
Ability to work under time constraints
Solid interpersonal skills. Must be a self-starter with strong sense of initiative and follow-through.
Ability to work within various degrees of supervision, whether independently or as part of a team.
Preferred Work Experience and Qualifications
Advanced knowledge of computer applications and environments, including databases
Previous experience in a healthcare organization
Previous experience at Kaiser Permanente
Experience with inter-regional/inter-entity accounting concepts
Familiarity with the Sage Intacct accounting system
Knowledge of inter-entity accounting, including usage of Due To/Due From accounts
Equal opportunity employer
At Northwest Permanente, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Northwest Permanente believes that equity, inclusion, and diversity among our employees are critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
Physician Opportunities in Oregon & Southwest Washington. For more information please visit https://nwpermanente.com/jobs/About Us - Northwest Permanente is the Northwest’s largest physician-led, self-governed multispecialty group. We have opportunities available across the region in Portland, Salem, Oregon, and Longview, Washington. Northwest Permanente physicians practice medicine with a purpose that provides unparalleled opportunities for a meaningful and rewarding career in medicine.