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Accountant 3

  • ... Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 74838 per year
  • Posted on: Mar 12, 2024       Expires on: Apr 26, 2024

Accountant 3   

JOB TITLE:

Accountant 3

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Phoenix Arizona United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Full job description

AHCCCS

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Accountability, Community, Innovation, Leadership, Passion, Quality, Respect, Courage, Teamwork

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizonas Medicaid agency, is driven by its mission to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective health care to Arizonans in need.
AHCCCS is a nationally acclaimed model among Medicaid programs and a recipient of multiple awards for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility.


AHCCCS employees are passionate about their work, committed to high performance, and dedicated to serving the citizens of Arizona.
Among government agencies, AHCCCS is recognized for high employee engagement and satisfaction, supportive leadership, and flexible work environments, including remote work opportunities.
With career paths for seasoned professionals in a variety of fields, entry-level positions, and internship opportunities, AHCCCS offers meaningful career opportunities in a competitive industry.


Come join our dynamic and dedicated team.

Accountant 3

Job Location:

Address: 801 E.
Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Posting Details:

Must reside in the state of Arizona

Salary: $70,000 - $74,838

Grade: 22

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This position offers the ability to work a hybrid remote work schedule.

Job Summary:

This position will perform financial functions related to the quarterly manual processing of HEALTHII payments to health plans using Health Care Investment Fund (HCIF) funds as State Match.
This position also will prepare quarterly transfers of State Match capitation expenditures to the HCIF allocated to the appropriate eligibility categories.


Under limited supervision, this senior level accountant position works independently applying knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) announcements, Federal and State laws, regulations and policies governing AHCCCS' programs, State Accounting Rules (Arizona State Accounting Manual), and AHCCCS policies and procedures.
This position applies basic principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of governmental accounting focused on accounts payable as well as cash and accrual accounting.
Also, this position has substantial knowledge of the methods and techniques of development of data processing related to large financial systems.
Finally, this position has knowledge of financial research methodologies.

Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Communicate quarterly with DHCS staff to obtain dollar amounts and due date of the quarterly manual HEALTHII directed payments to the health plans.
    In addition, this position will manually enter and process these HEALTHII payments into AZ360, the State accounting system.
    Notify DHCS staff of the payment date for the HEALTHII direct payments.
  • Calculate monthly requirement of capitation component based on date of payment member months.
    Prepare quarterly transfers of State Match capitation expenditures to the Health Care Investment Fund (HCIF) to the appropriate eligibility categories.
  • Utilize AZ360 Business Intelligence reports for the monthly reconciliation of HCIF fund.
Prepare revenue and expenditure reports on an accrual basis to reconcile against the AZ360 fund balance.
As well as preparing revenue and expenditure reports on a cash basis to reconcile against the AZ360 fund cash balance.

  • Monitor and report on HCIF revenues and expenditures utilizing InfoAdvantage reports, ensure HCIF and Hospital Assessment funds are not integrated.
  • Assist Financial Operation Administrator with creating and revising any Health Care Investment Fund standard work procedures, completion of ISA and IGA transfers, and assist with special projects.
  • Prepare quarterly transfers of State Match administrative expenditures (payroll and consulting) to the Health Care Investment Fund utilizing a maximum of 1% of the assessment dollars.
  • Analyze the appropriateness of the quarterly invoicing amount in relation to payments to ensure the invoicing amounts are adequate.
    Report on any potential cash flow issues.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge:
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements; Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) announcements; Federal and State laws, regulations and policies governing AHCCCS' programs; State Accounting Rules (Arizona State Accounting Manual); and AHCCCS policies and procedures
  • Basic principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of government accounting
  • Financial reporting on an accrual and cash basis of accounting
  • Accounts payable and general ledger processing system to include processing payments, preparing transfers/journal entries, electronic payment processing, researching system issues and reconciliation of transactions and fund balances
  • Customer care practices and techniques for providing efficient and effective customer service to health plans and providers
  • Financial research methodologies
  • Efficient organization, time management and prioritization techniques
  • Problem identification/resolution techniques
  • Workload management

Skills:
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite products
  • Effective written and verbal communications
  • Analysis, interpretation and communication of financial data
  • Reconciliation of multiple funds on an accrual and cash basis
  • Spreadsheet and database development as well as data warehouse queries and development to prepare revenue and expenditure reports for various funds
  • Work techniques required in maintaining payable records through automated accounting systems
  • Effectively provide high-quality customer service dealing with escalated and/or complex situations within established guidelines

Abilities:
  • Monitor and ensure the flow of work processes and procedures
  • Research issues/problems to determine the nature of the problem, provide resolution and questions
  • Create and maintain various information tracking worksheets and reconciliations in Excel
  • Write reports summarizing financial data compilation, interpretation and analysis
  • Work independently as well as with others
  • Coordinate various assignments and establish priorities
  • Write operating procedures for work assignments
  • Work effectively and efficiently to perform multiple tasks and meet established timelines

Qualifications:

Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in accounting or closely related field required; Two years experience in accounting or equivalent.


Preferred: Experience in government/fund accounting.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.
  • Successfully pass fingerprint background check, prior employment verifications and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agencys ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
  • Travel may be required for State business.
    Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.
    12.
    ) AND have an acceptable driving record for the last 39 months including no DUI, suspension or revocations and less than 8 points on your license.
    If an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months, a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required prior to driving for State Business.
    Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.

If this position requires driving or the use of a vehicle as an essential function of the job to conduct State business, then the following requirements apply: Drivers License Requirements.


All newly hired State employees are subject to and must successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).

Benefits:

Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Paid Vacation and Sick time off (13 and 12 days per year respectively) - start earning it your 1st day (prorated for part-time employees)
  • Paid Parental Leave-Up to 12 weeks per year paid leave for newborn or newly-placed foster/adopted child (pilot program).
  • Other Leaves - Bereavement, civic duty, and military.
  • A top-ranked retirement program with lifetime pension benefits
  • A robust and affordable insurance plan, including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance
  • Participation eligibility in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
  • RideShare and Public Transit Subsidy
  • A variety of learning and career development opportunities

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive.
Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right.
An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.


Retirement:

Lifetime Pension Benefit Program
  • Administered through the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
  • Defined benefit plan that provides for life-long income upon retirement.
  • Required participation for Long-Term Disability (LTD) and ASRS Retirement plan.
  • Pre-taxed payroll contributions begin after a 27-week waiting period (prior contributions may waive the waiting period).

Deferred Retirement Compensation Program
  • Voluntary participation.
  • Program administered through Nationwide.
  • Tax-deferred retirement investments through payroll deductions.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by emailing careers@azahcccs.
gov.

Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 12, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

74838 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710391052-0a97f39c029101970f2b7a340577837d

LOCATION:

Arizona United States

CITY:

Phoenix

Job Origin:

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Full job description

AHCCCS

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Accountability, Community, Innovation, Leadership, Passion, Quality, Respect, Courage, Teamwork

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizonas Medicaid agency, is driven by its mission to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective health care to Arizonans in need. AHCCCS is a nationally acclaimed model among Medicaid programs and a recipient of multiple awards for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility.

AHCCCS employees are passionate about their work, committed to high performance, and dedicated to serving the citizens of Arizona. Among government agencies, AHCCCS is recognized for high employee engagement and satisfaction, supportive leadership, and flexible work environments, including remote work opportunities. With career paths for seasoned professionals in a variety of fields, entry-level positions, and internship opportunities, AHCCCS offers meaningful career opportunities in a competitive industry.

Come join our dynamic and dedicated team.

Accountant 3

Job Location:

Address: 801 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Posting Details:

Must reside in the state of Arizona

Salary: $70,000 - $74,838

Grade: 22

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This position offers the ability to work a hybrid remote work schedule.

Job Summary:

This position will perform financial functions related to the quarterly manual processing of HEALTHII payments to health plans using Health Care Investment Fund (HCIF) funds as State Match. This position also will prepare quarterly transfers of State Match capitation expenditures to the HCIF allocated to the appropriate eligibility categories.

Under limited supervision, this senior level accountant position works independently applying knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) announcements, Federal and State laws, regulations and policies governing AHCCCS' programs, State Accounting Rules (Arizona State Accounting Manual), and AHCCCS policies and procedures. This position applies basic principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of governmental accounting focused on accounts payable as well as cash and accrual accounting. Also, this position has substantial knowledge of the methods and techniques of development of data processing related to large financial systems. Finally, this position has knowledge of financial research methodologies.

Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Communicate quarterly with DHCS staff to obtain dollar amounts and due date of the quarterly manual HEALTHII directed payments to the health plans. In addition, this position will manually enter and process these HEALTHII payments into AZ360, the State accounting system. Notify DHCS staff of the payment date for the HEALTHII direct payments.
  • Calculate monthly requirement of capitation component based on date of payment member months. Prepare quarterly transfers of State Match capitation expenditures to the Health Care Investment Fund (HCIF) to the appropriate eligibility categories.
  • Utilize AZ360 Business Intelligence reports for the monthly reconciliation of HCIF fund.
Prepare revenue and expenditure reports on an accrual basis to reconcile against the AZ360 fund balance. As well as preparing revenue and expenditure reports on a cash basis to reconcile against the AZ360 fund cash balance.
  • Monitor and report on HCIF revenues and expenditures utilizing InfoAdvantage reports, ensure HCIF and Hospital Assessment funds are not integrated.
  • Assist Financial Operation Administrator with creating and revising any Health Care Investment Fund standard work procedures, completion of ISA and IGA transfers, and assist with special projects.
  • Prepare quarterly transfers of State Match administrative expenditures (payroll and consulting) to the Health Care Investment Fund utilizing a maximum of 1% of the assessment dollars.
  • Analyze the appropriateness of the quarterly invoicing amount in relation to payments to ensure the invoicing amounts are adequate. Report on any potential cash flow issues.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge:
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements; Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) announcements; Federal and State laws, regulations and policies governing AHCCCS' programs; State Accounting Rules (Arizona State Accounting Manual); and AHCCCS policies and procedures
  • Basic principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of government accounting
  • Financial reporting on an accrual and cash basis of accounting
  • Accounts payable and general ledger processing system to include processing payments, preparing transfers/journal entries, electronic payment processing, researching system issues and reconciliation of transactions and fund balances
  • Customer care practices and techniques for providing efficient and effective customer service to health plans and providers
  • Financial research methodologies
  • Efficient organization, time management and prioritization techniques
  • Problem identification/resolution techniques
  • Workload management

Skills:
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite products
  • Effective written and verbal communications
  • Analysis, interpretation and communication of financial data
  • Reconciliation of multiple funds on an accrual and cash basis
  • Spreadsheet and database development as well as data warehouse queries and development to prepare revenue and expenditure reports for various funds
  • Work techniques required in maintaining payable records through automated accounting systems
  • Effectively provide high-quality customer service dealing with escalated and/or complex situations within established guidelines

Abilities:
  • Monitor and ensure the flow of work processes and procedures
  • Research issues/problems to determine the nature of the problem, provide resolution and questions
  • Create and maintain various information tracking worksheets and reconciliations in Excel
  • Write reports summarizing financial data compilation, interpretation and analysis
  • Work independently as well as with others
  • Coordinate various assignments and establish priorities
  • Write operating procedures for work assignments
  • Work effectively and efficiently to perform multiple tasks and meet established timelines

Qualifications:

Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in accounting or closely related field required; Two years experience in accounting or equivalent.

Preferred: Experience in government/fund accounting.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.
  • Successfully pass fingerprint background check, prior employment verifications and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agencys ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
  • Travel may be required for State business. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record for the last 39 months including no DUI, suspension or revocations and less than 8 points on your license. If an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months, a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required prior to driving for State Business. Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.

If this position requires driving or the use of a vehicle as an essential function of the job to conduct State business, then the following requirements apply: Drivers License Requirements.


All newly hired State employees are subject to and must successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).

Benefits:

Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Paid Vacation and Sick time off (13 and 12 days per year respectively) - start earning it your 1st day (prorated for part-time employees)
  • Paid Parental Leave-Up to 12 weeks per year paid leave for newborn or newly-placed foster/adopted child (pilot program).
  • Other Leaves - Bereavement, civic duty, and military.
  • A top-ranked retirement program with lifetime pension benefits
  • A robust and affordable insurance plan, including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance
  • Participation eligibility in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
  • RideShare and Public Transit Subsidy
  • A variety of learning and career development opportunities

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.


Retirement:

Lifetime Pension Benefit Program
  • Administered through the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
  • Defined benefit plan that provides for life-long income upon retirement.
  • Required participation for Long-Term Disability (LTD) and ASRS Retirement plan.
  • Pre-taxed payroll contributions begin after a 27-week waiting period (prior contributions may waive the waiting period).

Deferred Retirement Compensation Program
  • Voluntary participation.
  • Program administered through Nationwide.
  • Tax-deferred retirement investments through payroll deductions.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by emailing careers@azahcccs.gov.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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