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UnitedHealth Group Staff Accountant - Eden Prairie, MN in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain general ledger accounts and related activities to produce financial statements and reports

  • Reconcile, analyze and review general ledger accounts in preparation for month end close

  • Prepare journal entries and reviews accounting classifications, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles

  • This role is also in a changing environment as the company continues to grow

  • Prepare documentation in support of external and internal audits

  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis and investigate issues providing explanations and interpretation

  • Analyze and prepare financial statements, including balance sheets and statements of financial position

  • Assist with or lead the month end quarterly end close process for assigned businesses or groups

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent

  • Intermediate level in Excel (including Vlookups, sumifs, pivot tables)

  • 6+ months of accounting experience in a professional or academic setting

  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Adaptable to constant change due to company growth

  • Solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and financial statements

  • Communicates in an effective manner

  • Demonstrates the drive and motivation to deliver high quality results based on thorough analysis

  • Possesses sound business knowledge and strong decision-making skills

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota, Staff Accountant

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