Finance & Accounting Analyst - Columbia, MD

UHG Columbia, MD

About the Job

Opportunity to work for a Fortune 5 company’s Accounting division that is experiencing tremendous growth through acquisitions. This fast-growing niche business segment is planning to double in size over the next several years resulting in unparalleled advancement opportunities!

As a Finance & Accounting Analyst, you’ll work with an elite team of accounting and finance professionals who are writing the history of our organization and guiding our success as a global industry leader. That’s a lot of responsibility, but you will have the support and resources of a Fortune 5 industry leader behind you every step of the way.

This position is an entry level into the analysis of financial statements, creating audit support, and problem solving.  The successful candidate will be a key member of the Specialty Benefits Accounting Team who has technical curiosities, and is excited by uncharted processes and challenges.  You must love problem solving, and be eager to learn what drives our business and processes.


This Financial Accounting Analyst will be responsible for the preparation and analysis of financial statements, including balance sheets and income statements, based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Monitor financial systems, Identify errors, and prepare monthly correcting entries

  • Perform complex balance sheet reconciliations

  • Prepare documentation in support of external and internal audits

  • Participate on working groups and be part of User acceptance testing related to financial system implementations, and to develop and communicate innovative approaches for continued improvement in efficiency and effectiveness

  • Assist with or lead the quarterly close calls with entity executives

  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis and investigate issues providing explanations and proposing solutions

Required Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience in an Accounting role

  • Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance required

  • Journal entry experience is required

  • Intermediate use of Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Solid understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Insurance Industry Experience

  • Public Accounting Experience

  • Experience with Month End Closing and preparation of financial statements

  • Well-developed communication abilities with strong written and presentation skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills

  • Disciplined, focused, well-organized, results-driven

  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can 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: Journal entry, public accounting, month-end close, financial statements, GAAP, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, accounting, SQL, finance, administration, insurance, Columbia, MD, Maryland