Accounting Specialist

Posted: 10/31/2021

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 functions as an Account Clerk II, and is allowed greater independent decision-making authority with minimal supervision.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides billing office customer service; records customer obligations, payments and refunds; contacts individuals with delinquent accounts; maintains accounts
  • Performs accounting and clerical functions to support other personnel; serves as a source of information and instruction for employees, supervisors, managers, and the director on financial issues
  • Researches, tracks, and resolves accounting problems
  • 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
  • Responsible for the handling of delinquent collection accounts.  Including, but not limited to, sending to collection agency and determining any write offs
 
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 experience with business software including proficiency (Excel) spreadsheet applications
  • Knowledge and experience in working with automated financial information systems including integrated and non-integrated subsidiary systems
  • Knowledge and experience with Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance billing
  • Knowledge and understanding of business and government terminology, office procedures, equipment and services offered within Health and Human Services
  • Ability to relate to people, demonstrate respect, and to communicate effectively in both written and oral formats, as well as to understand, interpret, and complete complex oral and written instructions
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively relate to coworkers, customers, and vendors
  • Ability to protect and practice discretion with confidential information
  • Ability to demonstrate reliability, resourcefulness, initiative, good judgment, attention to detail, plan, organize, and prioritize work
  • Ability to successfully complete placement test
 
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Type of Position: Full Time Position

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