Accounting Assistant

Sheboygan County
Job Description
The Health & Human Services Department has an opening for an Accounting Assistant. This full time, 40 hour per week position has a starting salary of $16.67/hr. to $23.34/hr. based on qualifications.
 
PURPOSE AND SUMMARY
Responsible for providing accounting support. Keys daily worksheets to the general ledger system, ensures files are complete and maintained as needed, handles billing and accounts payable duties, and assists other department personnel. Performs all of the functions of an Account Clerk I, but has the ability to work independently, with greater decision-making authority, and requires less supervision.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES
In addition to the duties of an Account Clerk I, duties include but are not limited to: Audits and Validates purchased service invoices for proper authorization, contracted rates and units. Processes invoices for payment. Audits and Validates non-client specific invoices. Verifies invoice compliance against contract, codes account numbers, verify vendor information, mileage, and correct rate. Obtains prior authorization from third party insurance for client services. Maintains client master information for private insurance, Medical Assistance, and Medicare. Prepares, edits, verifies, posts claims, submits manual and electronic claims for payment for clients that have single or multiple third party payment sources. Processes electronically and manually, EOB’s and coordinating payments from Private Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. Applies payments to individual client accounts that have single or multiple third party payment sources. Prepares private pay billing statements monthly and monitors client A/R balances. Processes NSF checks. Responsible for the handling of delinquent collection accounts.  Including, but not limited to, sending to collection agency. Training other Account Clerks. Perform backup duties for other accounting positions within the department, which can include but are not limited to: Provide backup contract management duties including purchase of service contract monitoring with emphasis on vendor relationships, adherence to budget restraints, coordination with program needs, and review of vendor financial information to evaluate compliance with County and State contracting requirements. Assist in the preparation of the department’s annual budget process, single audit report preparation, and annual program reconciliation reporting. All other duties as assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
A minimum of high school graduation or equivalent, strong customer service and interpersonal skills required. Two years related experience and post-secondary education preferred. Knowledge and understanding of business and government terminology, office procedures, and equipment. Ability to write business letters, correspondence, and memos. Proficient skill in using (Excel) spreadsheet application. Training and/or experience in working with automated financial information systems, and integrated and non-integrated subsidiary systems. Knowledge and experience with Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance billing. Knowledge of services offered within Health and Human Services. Ability to relate to people, demonstrate respect, and to communicate effectively in both written and oral formats. Ability to understand, interpret, and complete complex oral and written instructions. Ability to efficiently and effectively relate to coworkers, customers, and vendors. Ability to work with complex math and accounting issues. Ability to demonstrate reliability, resourcefulness, initiative, and good judgment. Ability to demonstrate attention to detail. Ability to protect and practice discretion with confidential information. Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work. Ability to successfully complete placement test. Must have access to a car, a valid driver's license, automobile insurance, and the ability to efficiently travel as needed.
 
Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24th, 2017.
 
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