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Senior Accountant

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Support I 
Requisition #:  91247



Maintains effective and efficient financial records in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Reconciles and analyzes complex consolidated, entity, service line, and department financial records. Maintains accounting records for significant entity or focus area. Works closely with Corporate Finance leadership, campus leadership, and Financial Operations Managers and Analysts to monitor actual financial performance compared to budget. Helps prepare and review financial reports for internal and external audiences (e.g., Executive Team, Finance Committee, and Board of Trustees).


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting


  • No professional certifications required


  • 5 years of experience in corporate accounting or finance


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Experience in public accounting
  • Master's degree in Business Administration


  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Able to assume responsibility for accounting records of significant entity or focus area
  • Strong organizational, analytical, research, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail with focus on goals and objectives
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Able to work in a team environment, collaborating and communicating with staff across all levels
  • Capable of working independently, without constant supervision 
  • Proven ability to prioritize/complete tasks and manage multiple assignments/deadlines
  • Excellent presentation, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Proficient in computerized accounting systems and Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint


  1. Performs month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close processes for significant entity or focus area.
  2. Records period-end and corrects journal entries.
  3. Reconciles interfaces into general ledger, including accounts payable, payroll, revenue, project activities, and system allocations.
  4. Prepares financial reports in varying formats utilizing multiple data sources.
  5. Helps generate monthly financial packages to distribute to Finance department management, senior leaders, internal partners, board, and board sub-committees.
  6. Completes account reconciliations, budget variance, and other financial statement analyses.
  7. Acts as finance connection for assigned cost centers and/or entities to help operational managers understand Finance department reports, policies, and processes that may address facility-level variances, results of operations, reclassifications, or other journal entries as well as issues and recommends opportunities for improvement. 
  8. Prepares audit work papers for year-end financial audit, involving compliance, regulatory, and other assigned audits (e.g., A-133 and benefit plan).
  9. Helps compile 990 tax returns and other tax-related documents requested by third-party firms.
  10. Utilizes customer service approach to fulfill job duties and support additional assignments (e.g., research of technical accounting guidelines and investigation of transaction details).
  11. Assists supervisor and other leaders by helping resolve issues.
  12. Identifies opportunities to improve processes.


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.


No potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1575 Northeast Expressway, Bldg 1, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Finance/Accounting - Accounting

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Pediatric, Healthcare