Accounting Manager

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 07-13-2017
Howard University Hospital (HUH) is a private, non- profit institution recognized for its ground breaking research and teaching programs. HUH has a rich tradition of leadership and service dating back to 1862. Over the course of its 150 year history of providing the finest primary, secondary, and tertiary health care services, HUH has become one of the most comprehensive health care facilities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and designated a DC Level 1 Trauma Center.
Competitive pay, 403-B Savings (Howard contributes a sum equal to 6% of your pay from your date of hire.  Howard matches up to 2% of what you invest. Both Howard’s contributions and the contributions that you make to the plan are yours, and you are immediately vested 100%. Comprehensive medical and dental plans Prescription Drug Benefits. Discount on optical wear at the HUH Optical Shop, Pet Insurance, Wellness Rewards Program, Tuition remission for employees and dependents, Low-cost onsite parking, SmartTrip Commuter Transit and Parking Benefits, and more!
Provide technical support and supervision to the processing and recording of financial transactions, advising, and reporting to management aspects of the financial operations in promoting fiscal responsibility. Provide proper compilation of financial data for the institution’s multi-million dollar operation in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Assist in the preparation of monthly financial statements and reports for the Hospital used by management for internal and external reporting purposes.
Reporting to this position are: Staff Accountants and Senior Accountants
Interact internally with department heads, vendors, consultants, auditors, and Hospital and University officials. Interact externally with vendors, consultants, and the general public.
  • Provide supervision to staff, which includes participating in the hiring process, training, job development, conducting evaluations, and initiating disciplinary actions.
  • Conduct and complete employees’ initial and annual competencies in a timely fashion.
  • Direct, monitor, and provide technical financial assistance to staff, department heads, and consultants.
  • Assign work to staff ensuring that the duties are properly and efficiently distributed.
  • Supervise monthly financial closing activities ensuring that all accounting subsystems (Accounts Payable, Payroll, Cash Processing, Inventory, Patient Accounting, Revenue Control, and General Accounting) are properly interfaced in the computerized general ledger system.
  • Review and analyze all entries before input into the primary financial system.
  • Review, analyze, and reconcile all cash accounts to ensure the financial integrity of the cash and investment balances that are reported to management.
  • Review all reports and analyses submitted to ensure accuracy of financial reports to management.
  • Responsible for internal and external auditors’ insight into the current operations of the Hospital.
  • Serve as coordinator and technical advisor during year-end external audit and preparation of the final audit of the financial statements.
  • Liaison with Management Services regarding data input, edit reviews, and the overall operation of the primary and subsidiary financial computer systems.
  • Provide technical financial assistance, review, and analysis of internal controls to ensure that current policies and procedures are followed in maintaining the financial integrity of the Hospital.
  • Serve as contact person for all management requests to ensure understanding of the department’s accounting areas.
  • Attend annual mandatory compliance training program, which addresses the prevention of fraud and abuse within the Hospital.
  • Participate in activities that detect and prevent fraudulent behavior and abuse.
  • Attend mandatory administrative and department meetings.
  • Assume other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
  • Ability to effectively supervise others and distribute work assignments in a fair and efficient manner.
  • Ability to provide technical financial assistance to staff, department heads, consultants, and auditors.
  • Ability to provide training to staff as necessary.
  • Ability to work with Management Services to update and maintain computer financial systems.
  • Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Competence in the understanding and application of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Competence in both oral and written English.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with staff, Hospital and University officials, and the general public.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
Five (5) years’ experience in a healthcare or public accounting environment.
Two (2) years’ supervisory experience in a healthcare environment.
One (1) year experience working with a computerized accounting system.

May be required to sit, write, type, calculate figures (finger dexterity), and operate a computer for extended periods of time.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:
  • Bachelor's
Required experience:
  • healthcare or public accounting: 5 years
  • supervisory: 2 years
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