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Cigna Intern – Senior Accountant In Bloomfield

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    Job Description:

    Responsible for general accounting functions and the preparation of reports and statistics reflecting earnings, profits, cash balances, and other financial results. Formulates and administers approved accounting practices throughout the organization to ensure that financial and operating reports accurately reflect the condition of the business and provide reliable information necessary to control operations. Responsible for coordinating, conducting, and documenting financial analysis projects or financial reporting.  Conducts or participates in the most complex financial analysis projects and/or reporting. Presents results and recommendations to management. Develops and improves financial analysis and forecasting analytical methodologies. Bachelor’s degree in accounting and five or more years of significant experience.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for Healthcare Accounting daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual production activities. This includes all GAAP, STAT journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, ledger analysis, intercompany analysis and eliminations primarily related to claims, refunds, and cost containment. Also supports management reporting and analysis.
    • Contribute to the Accounting Shared Services Organization success by actively participating in and assuming new responsibilities across multiple functional areas.
    • Supervise, train and develop Accounting Staff including global service providers. Manage and ensure active participation by team in the performance management process.
    • Maintain a well-designed and effective internal control environment. Perform quarterly and year end Sarbanes-Oxley and Model Audit Rule compliance responsibilities.
    • Deliver process improvements utilizing lean six sigma tools, robotics, and other automation tools that drive enhanced operational efficiency that eliminate complex manual processes.
    • Manage to ensure 100% compliance with CIGNA’s balance sheet reconciliation policy for all balance sheet accounts. Supervise the performance of such reconciliations, and certify to their accuracy.
    • Form strong partnerships with IT operations, tax, actuarial, finance, and audit (internal & external) areas to facilitate strong accounting compliance. Troubleshoot and work to bring finality to issues affecting financial reporting and controls, and to keep apprised of new issues/products that may affect financial reporting results.
    • Provide Accounting subject matter expertise and support as needed to support Accounting and Finance Organization initiatives.
    • Lead and/or support other special projects, as assigned by management, or as deemed necessary to support departmental, divisional, and company priorities and business objectives.

    Job Requirements/Qualifications:

    • Degree in Accounting is required, CPA or MBA a plus.
    • Minimum of five years professional experience and prior supervisory experience required. Prior general ledger accounting and financial reporting experience also required.
    • Insurance industry experience is desired.
    • Proficient in supervising staff of diverse experience levels, and customize supervisory style to optimize employee productivity and morale.
    • Thrives working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. Overtime required, particularly during the quarter end and year end closing process.
    • Cultivates strong relationships with operational matrix partners. Can clearly communicate accounting information/requirements in a format easy to absorb by non-accountants.
    • Possesses a strong working knowledge of current GAAP, Statutory Accounting Principles, Sarbanes-Oxley and Model Audit Rule requirements.
    • Possesses strong analytical skills to effectively and efficiently interpret and evaluate financial results.
    • Experienced in the design and evaluation of internal controls over financial reporting.
    • Currently possesses Intermediate or Advanced Microsoft Excel skills. Can also demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office software. Experience with Oracle general ledger software a plus.

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