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Sinai Health System STAFF ACCOUNTANT in Chicago, Illinois

About Sinai Health System

Located on Chicago’s West and Southwest Side, Sinai Health System is comprised of Mount Sinai Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Sinai Children’s Hospital, Sinai Community Institute, Sinai Medical Group, and Sinai Urban Health Institute.

The entities of Sinai Health System collectively deliver a full range of quality inpatient and outpatient services, as well as a large number of innovative, community-based health, research and social service programs. We focus our collective depth of expertise and passion to improve the health of the 1.5 million people who live in our diverse service area. With our team of dedicated caregivers, Sinai Health System is committed to building stronger, healthier communities.

A partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community

Staff Accountant

The Staff Accountant is a key team member in the monthly close process and assists in the preparation, issuance, and analysis of monthly financial reports. This self-driven, detail oriented professional must possess strong problem-solving skills, be well organized, and can work well under pressure.

Essential Functions and duties

  • Responsible for month-end expense review and accruals for assigned categories

  • Assist in month-end close process by gathering data, updating analysis reports, and recording journal entries as required

  • Assist with the preparation of monthly financial reporting schedules

  • Assist in year-end external audit and annual tax return preparation by gathering supporting documents and preparing schedules

  • Prepare monthly balance sheet account and bank reconciliations and research/resolve any reconciling items on a timely basis

  • Assist in daily reconciliation of cash and posting from the Patient Accounting System to the bank accounts and General Ledger.

  • Special projects as needed and additional duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or related field.

  • 2+ years’ experience in general accounting, month-end close, and reconciliations

  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Excel

  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office suite including Word, Excel, and Power Point)

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Must be detail oriented with ability to multi-task and maintain a strong focus on quality, accuracy and attention to detail

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Willingness and eagerness to learn and take on new tasks

  • Self-Starter

  • Ability to operate with minimal supervision

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Analytical and detailed-oriented

  • Strong communication and customer service skills

  • Confidence in relating to management staff outside accounting department

  • Ability to relate to vendors and employees in a professional manner.

  • Action-oriented and eager to embrace new opportunities and though challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

  • Leadership skills

  • Ability to direct work with accounting team and earn respect of colleagues

REQUIRED LICENSES, Certificates, Registrations:

  • CPA preferred