Accountant I

| Madison, WI
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Who We Are

WPS Health Solutions is a leading not-for-profit health insurer in Wisconsin. Our services offer health insurance plans for individuals, families, seniors, and group plans for small to large businesses. We process claims and provide customer service support for beneficiaries of the Medicare program and manage benefits for millions of active-duty and retired military personnel across the U.S. and abroad. In 2021, WPS Health Solutions celebrated 75 years of making health insurance easier for those we serve. Proud to be military and veteran ready.

Our Culture

WPS' Performance-Based Culture is where the great work and innovations of our people are seen, fueled, and rewarded. We accomplish this by creating an inclusive, empowering employee experience, focusing on People, Work, and Conditions. This results in people bringing their authentic selves to work every day in an organization that successfully adapts to business changes and new opportunities. We are guided by our Purpose: Together, making health care easier for the people we serve.

In 2021, WPS Health Solutions was recognized for several awards including:

  • Madison, Wisconsin's Top Workplaces
  • Top Workplace national cultural excellence awards for Remote Work and Work-Life Flexibility
  • Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces® with the further honor of Achievers "Elite 8" winner in the category of Culture Alignment


Role Snapshot

Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting?

Do you live in the Madison, WI area and would like a hybrid role with the frequent trips to the Madison campus?

If so, this role is for you!

The Financial Reporting Accountant will assist in the daily, monthly, quarterly and annual preparation of supporting financial information for WPS financial statement schedules to be used by external and internal stakeholders. In addition, the Financial Reporting Accountant will assist in analysis of historical financial performance.

  • General ledger entries related to assigned revenue and/or expense areas and maintain audit support for related entries and accruals.
  • Analysis of company revenues and expenses and provide reasoning for month-to-month and year over year changes.
  • General ledger account reconciliations and audit support for balances.
  • Accounting policy and procedure documentation
  • Provide assistance in the preparation of WPS and subsidiary companies monthly financial statements and management reports, in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, for use by external and internal stakeholders.
  • Assist in the preparation of statutory financial statements in compliance with statutory accounting guidelines.
  • Assist with regulatory filings, including but not limited to: annual 1099 reporting, Unclaimed Property, Schedule 5500A, CMS Medicare Part D- HPMS, etc.
  • Ad-hoc analysis and projects as requested.
  • Continuous focus on identifying and implementing process improvements.
  • Ensure clear and concise communications with other finance and operational departments and external vendors.


How do I know this opportunity is right for me? If you:

  • Enjoy a wide variety of work tasks and opportunities for special projects
  • Like to work independently once tasks and deadlines are learned
  • Have proven experience in suggesting and implementing process improvements
  • Possess strong Microsoft Office (especially Excel) skillsets


What will I gain from this role?

  • Gaining a variety of accounting experience, including bank reconciliations and cash commissions
  • Working on a wide variety of work functions in an ever-changing environment
  • Continuous performance feedback


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent post high school and/or related work experience
  • Must be CPA eligible
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and related Microsoft Office products


Preferred Qualifications

  • Some Accounting experience and a desire to gain more
  • Excellent reading comprehension, written communication, calculation, presentation, and interpersonal skillsets.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (including Outlook, Word, Excel, Access).
  • A high level of confidence, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude.


Work Location

Must live in the Madison, WI area. This role is being offered as a hybrid role with the frequent trips to the Madison campus

Benefits

  • Remote and hybrid work options available
  • Performance bonus and/or merit increase opportunities
  • 401(k) with dollar-per-dollar match up to 6% of salary (100% vested immediately)
  • Competitive paid time off
  • Health, dental insurance, Teladoc starts DAY 1
  • Review additional benefits here


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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
More Information on WPS Health Solutions
WPS Health Solutions operates in the Insurance industry. The company is located in Madison, WI, Green Bay, WI, Rothschild, WI, Omaha, NE, West Frankfort, IL and Hampton, VA. WPS Health Solutions was founded in 1946. It has 2082 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 5 open jobs at WPS Health Solutions, click here.
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