Accountant at Houston Methodist (Houston, TX)

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Job Summary
At Houston Methodist, the Accountant position is responsible forvarious monthly closing duties which include journal entry preparation, cash transaction analysis, account analysis, financial statement preparation, executive management report preparation and distribution and preparation of statutory required reports for assigned Houston Methodist entity. Interfaces across the organization with various system departments as well as external business partners auditors to complete audit engagements and assist with tax preparation. Also interfaces with government agencies as appropriate.



Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

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  1. Interfaces across the organization with various system departments as well as external business partners auditors to complete audit engagements. Responds to information requests from across the organization. (EF)
  2. Effectively and proactively communicates with all stakeholders to resolve issues and discrepancies in a timely manner. (EF)
  3. Actively participates in meetings and huddles using positive communication and makes positive contributions that contribute to department success. (EF)

  1. Prepares journal entries with appropriate supporting documentation. (EF)
  2. Maintains assigned general ledger accounts through monthly reconciliation. (EF)
  3. Performs one or more of the following activities as assigned: (EF)
    • Manages and reconciles bank accounts daily and reconciles postings to subsidiary systems.
    • Prepares audit schedules in support of external audits.
    • Acts as backup for cash management module daily bank reporting.
    • Acts as backup for non-patient AR billing module as needed.

  1. Assists leadership with monthly financial statement analysis. (EF)
  2. Follows FASB accounting standards in addition to government regulations (i.e. IRS, CMS, FEMA, state comptroller) in support of accuracy and timeliness. (EF)

  1. Supports management in the preparation of tax returns and audit schedules and month- end and year- end closing processes ensuring completeness and accuracy. (EF)
  2. Prepares and distributes financial reports and accounting data to appropriate stakeholders. (EF)
  3. Performs one or more of the following: (EF)
    • Processes investment manager and commercial bank fee invoices
    • Utilizes resources effectively and efficiently, demonstrating responsible financial stewardship. Manages own time effectively and prioritizes work to achieve maximum results in a timely manner.

  1. Proactively problem solves when challenges present themselves. (EF)
  2. Proactively manages own professional development. Completes My Development Plan. (MDP) (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.



o Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or related field


o One year experience in accounting preferred


o Professional Accounting Certification preferred (Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), etc.


o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations

o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

o Working knowledge of general software applications

o Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles

o Strong accuracy and attention to detail

o Strong organizational skills and ability to manage deadlines

o Strong analytical and problem solving skills

o Excellent oral and written communication skills

o Strong teamwork skills

o Familiarity with Enterprise Resource Productivity (ERP) systems


Work Attire Yes/No

Uniform No

Scrubs No

Business professional Yes

Other (dept approved) No

On-Call* No

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.


May require travel within Yes

Houston Metropolitan area

May require travel outside Yes

of Houston Metropolitan area

**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job:

Company Profile:

Houston Methodist (HM) is one of the nation's leading health systems and academic medical centers. HM consists of eight hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, its flagship academic hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and seven community hospitals throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area. HM also includes an academic institute, a comprehensive residency program, a global business division, numerous physician practices and several free-standing emergency rooms and outpatient facilities. Overall, HM employs over 25,000 employees. Houston Methodist is supported by a wide variety of business functions that operate at the system level to help enable clinical departments to provide the best patient care and service in a spiritual environment.
In 2019 Houston Methodist and its physicians treated more than 6,333 international patients from more than 76 countries. Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services' consulting and education divisions also provide advisory services and training and development to health care organizations around the world.
More Information on Houston Methodist
Houston Methodist operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, Houston, TX, Houston, TX, Katy, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, Sugar Land, TX and The Woodlands, TX. It has 22000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance, Life insurance and 401(K). To see all jobs at Houston Methodist, click here.
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