UnityPoint Health Assistant Accountant-Central Billing Office in West Des Moines, Iowa

The Assistant Accountant - Central Billing Office is responsible for financial record keeping to support accounting operations. All Assistant Accountants will perform accounting support and project management functions.

Payment Reconciliation

  • Prepare daily reconciliation between postings to patient accounts in billing system and batch deposits.

  • Research variances between bank deposits and remittances.

  • Research non-patient deposits received in lockbox and local bank accounts.

  • Allocate lockbox deposits to appropriate facilities.

  • Monitor and research any returned items.

  • Frequent communication with Central Billing Office and affiliate personnel when researching any issues/discrepancies identified.

Accounting Support

  • Prepare and document monthly general journal entries to reflect proper account balances at month end.

  • Maintains and expands knowledge of general ledger and all systems which interface with the general ledger.

  • Assist with internal and external audits by answering questions and providing supporting documentation.

  • Responsive to questions and inquiries demonstrating excellent customer service.

Project Management

  • Perform special projects as assigned.


  • High school diploma

  • Associate's degree preferred


  • General bookkeeping, cash posting to customer database, reconciling detail records to batch deposit.

  • Central Billing Office in healthcare related field experience preferred.


  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications with at least intermediate skill level in Microsoft Excel.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work as team member, creating and maintaining effective working relationships.

  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.

  • Epic billing system, Hyland/OnBase imaging software experiene preferred.

Requisition ID: 2019-56075

Street: 4949 Westown Parkway

Name: 9010 Administration

Name: Finance

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: M-F, 8-5

External Company Name: UnityPoint Health

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org