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Senior Accountant Special Projects

Primary Location: Phoenix, AZ
Additional Locations: AZ-Phoenix
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Description:
  • Complete special projects as assigned across functional areas within the finance group.
  • Assist areas of responsibility for annual budget and quarterly revisions.
  • Identify and interpret new reporting and disclosure requirements.
  • Coordinate accounting matters with other departments and locations.
  • Assist with month-end and quarter-end accounting close process through but not limited to:
    • Preparation of journal entries (accruals, prepaid and expense transfers), account reconciliation and verifying accuracy of the general ledger.
    • Variance analysis for Balance Sheet and Income Statement accounts.
    • Review of journal entries and account reconciliations prepared by others.
    • Completion of accurate and timely financial reporting and analysis.


Fundamental Components:
  • Complete special projects as assigned across functional areas within the finance group.
  • Assist areas of responsibility for annual budget and quarterly revisions.
  • Identify and interpret new reporting and disclosure requirements.
  • Coordinate accounting matters with other departments and locations.
  • Assist with month-end and quarter-end accounting close process through but not limited to:
    • Preparation of journal entries (accruals, prepaid and expense transfers), account reconciliation and verifying accuracy of the general ledger.
    • Variance analysis for Balance Sheet and Income Statement accounts.
    • Review of journal entries and account reconciliations prepared by others.
    • Completion of accurate and timely financial reporting and analysis.


Background Experience:
3-5 years relevant experience.
Bachelor's Degree Required; Accounting or Finance Degree; CPA preferred

Additional Job Information:
  • Senior accountant position with emphasis on special projects, to conduct moderate to complex financial reporting and analysis.
  • Strong communication skills are important due to constant interaction with other business units to coordinate accounting and budget/revision activities.


Required Skills:
Finance - Profit and Quality Vigilance, General Business - Maximizing Work Practices, General Business - Turning Data into Information

Desired Skills:
General Business - Communicating for Impact, Leadership - Developing and Executing Strategy, Leadership - Driving a Culture of Compliance

Functional Skills:
Finance - Financial analysis - closing, planning, forecasting processes, Finance - Financial analysis - P&L support

Technology Experience:
Desktop Tool - TE Microsoft Excel, Operating System - Windows

Clinical Licensure:
N/A

Potential Telework Position:
No

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

Candidate Privacy Information:
Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

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