Accountant I - Accounting & Fiscal Services - Accounting Admin
Department: Acct Admin
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
Experience and Education
Bachelor's degree in business with minimum six (6) hours college accounting courses.
Posts and maintains ledger accounts.
Reconciles salary reports, bank statements, and general ledger trial balances.
Prepares deposit slips and maintains cash control records, basic profit and loss statements, and trial balances of subsidiary ledgers reconciling discrepancies.
Calculates unit cost information and monthly billings for reimbursement of expenditures.
Assists in preparing more complex financial records and operating reports, preparing less complex special reports and analyzing accounting data for planning estimates and other similar items.
May assist accounting clerks by clarifying work problems, such as allocation of income and expense, closing, correcting or adjusting journal entries, preparation of special exhibits and schedules, and other similar items.
Provides orientation and training for staff members on procedures, system functions, and activities required to perform job.
Plans daily work flow and work distribution; compiles and monitors daily production reports for work group; monitors performance standards; advises supervisor of performance deficiencies and advises supervisor of all system and procedural issues which require analysis and resolution; makes recommendations for re-training of employees.
Provides input to Billing Coordinator for performance appraisals and personnel issues.
Resolves complex problems and questions by contacting insurance companies, places of employment, federal and state agencies, or patients. This includes, but is not limited to, researching and resolving special payment assignments as requested.
Works on special projects relating to issues specific to the area of assignment; makes recommendations for changes in procedure to increase productivity.
Posts physician payments received from insurance companies and patients to invoices Responsible for electronic processing relating to Medicaid and Medicare, as well as other carriers converted from manual processing. Updates the Financial Status Classification (FMC) of a patients; prepares journal vouchers; generates invoices.
Monitors ongoing quality control which includes researching, tracking documenting and reporting on pertinent issues.
Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: (a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; (b) Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; (c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); or (d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.
Performs other duties as assigned.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.