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Accountant I

at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services

Posted: 11/16/2020
Job Reference #: 5458
Keywords: billing, compliance

Job Description

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is a large and growing, non-profit community-based provider of behavioral health services with locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Pinal, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai Counties. We are a well-established voice in the community with more than 115 sites, over seven hundred employees, and 40 years’ experience.

Join Southwest Behavioral & Health for exceptional growth opportunities driven by our promote-from-within philosophy. We provide an EXCELLENT compensation and benefits package, including immediate participation in our 403(b) program with 40% company match after 1 year of service. Generous PTO includes 3 weeks of vacation your 1st year (available after 6 months) and accruals after 2, 5 and 10 years of service! We offer 100% company-paid medical, dental, STD, LTD, and Life coverage for employees. Other great benefits include 10 paid holidays, sick time, vision, tuition reimbursement prescription drug discounts, chiropractic services, and much more!.

We are looking for an Accountant I to join our Finance Team!

Accountant I reports directly to the Accounting Manager. Responsible for all payments of goods and services that are necessary for the basic operation of the department & company as a whole. Receives general direction for specific projects and is required to work independently with minimal direction on daily operation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the direction and guidance of the Accounting Manager, this Accountant I will perform the following functions:

  • Maintains highest discretion in department and confidentiality.
  • Responsible for all Accounts Payable functions including:
    • Matches invoices to receivers and POs when applicable.
    • Verifies proper approval signatures on invoices and receivers.
    • Verifies mathematical extensions on invoices.
    • Verifies taxes are correct when applicable.
    • Maintains/updates vendor files.
    • Prints all checks and reports as required.
    • Distributes signed checks.
    • Assists with the preparation and distribution of the annual 1099 Forms.
    • Transmits the weekly Check Register to the bank.
    • Pays prompt attention to telephone inquiries (i.e. vendor research).
    • Assists in the annual audit.
  • Assists with Accounts Receivable functions including:
    • Obtains claims data and other information to accurately apply cash receipts.
    • Posts cash receipts, electronic fund transfers and credit card payments on a timely basis as needed.
    • Prepares weekly bank deposits or as needed.
  • Generates journal entries for accruals, cash postings, and billing adjustments.
  • Creates checks for the client accounts for rent, food and personal allowances.
  • Prepare accurate invoices for Probation, Pretrial and the HOPWA Food Program.
  • Prints out the maintenance work orders for HOPWA billing every month.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of identified problems.
  • Adheres to assigned working hours and breaks.
  • To ensure compliance & adequate services, additional job duties may be required to meet the needs of the program and or department

Education & Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree plus 1-year experience, or H. S. Diploma plus 3 years direct experience, preferably in a behavioral health or hospital setting.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is a large and growing, non-profit community-based provider of behavioral health services with locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Pinal, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai Counties. We are a well-established voice in the community with more than 115 sites, over seven hundred employees, and 40 years’ experience.

Join Southwest Behavioral & Health for exceptional growth opportunities driven by our promote-from-within philosophy. We provide an EXCELLENT compensation and benefits package, including immediate participation in our 403(b) program with 40% company match after 1 year of service. Generous PTO includes 3 weeks of vacation your 1st year (available after 6 months) and accruals after 2, 5 and 10 years of service! We offer 100% company-paid medical, dental, STD, LTD, and Life coverage for employees. Other great benefits include 10 paid holidays, sick time, vision, tuition reimbursement prescription drug discounts, chiropractic services, and much more!.

We are looking for an Accountant I to join our Finance Team!

Accountant I reports directly to the Accounting Manager. Responsible for all payments of goods and services that are necessary for the basic operation of the department & company as a whole. Receives general direction for specific projects and is required to work independently with minimal direction on daily operation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the direction and guidance of the Accounting Manager, this Accountant I will perform the following functions:

  • Maintains highest discretion in department and confidentiality.
  • Responsible for all Accounts Payable functions including:
    • Matches invoices to receivers and POs when applicable.
    • Verifies proper approval signatures on invoices and receivers.
    • Verifies mathematical extensions on invoices.
    • Verifies taxes are correct when applicable.
    • Maintains/updates vendor files.
    • Prints all checks and reports as required.
    • Distributes signed checks.
    • Assists with the preparation and distribution of the annual 1099 Forms.
    • Transmits the weekly Check Register to the bank.
    • Pays prompt attention to telephone inquiries (i.e. vendor research).
    • Assists in the annual audit.
  • Assists with Accounts Receivable functions including:
    • Obtains claims data and other information to accurately apply cash receipts.
    • Posts cash receipts, electronic fund transfers and credit card payments on a timely basis as needed.
    • Prepares weekly bank deposits or as needed.
  • Generates journal entries for accruals, cash postings, and billing adjustments.
  • Creates checks for the client accounts for rent, food and personal allowances.
  • Prepare accurate invoices for Probation, Pretrial and the HOPWA Food Program.
  • Prints out the maintenance work orders for HOPWA billing every month.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of identified problems.
  • Adheres to assigned working hours and breaks.
  • To ensure compliance & adequate services, additional job duties may be required to meet the needs of the program and or department

Education & Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree plus 1-year experience, or H. S. Diploma plus 3 years direct experience, preferably in a behavioral health or hospital setting.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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