UnityPoint Health Staff Accountant II in West Des Moines, Iowa

The Staff Accountant II analyzes and maintains detailed accounting and statistical records to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.

This person will own the miscellaneous receivables section of our balance sheet. They’ll be a resource for the assistant accountants to work with for invoicing and payment application questions, as well as being a resource for customers if the assistants are unable to help.

Accounting & Finance Principles

  • Prepares, documents, and analyzes monthly general journal entries to reflect proper account balances at month end.

  • Analyzes and reconciles accounts monthly for financial statement accuracy and adherence to generally accepted accounting principles and UnityPoint Health general financial policies.

  • Utilizes effective problem solving and analytical skillsets to identify potential issues/outliers and recommends appropriate resolutions.

  • Prepares and reviews monthly financial statements and investigates unusual variances.

  • Analyzes monthly revenues and expense reports and investigates variances from budget; follows up with departmental directors and managers as needed.

  • Supports other departments and affiliates, as necessary, in preparation of budgets, including ongoing performance monitoring and reporting.

  • Maintain focus on process improvement opportunities within the department and individual accounting team to increase the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the department and impact our business operations.

  • Maintains and expands knowledge of G/L system and all systems which interface with the G/L.

  • Prepares audit work papers for Internal and External third party audits of financial statements and provides follow-up on outstanding items.

  • Prepares and submits various external reports and/or surveys in accordance with applicable deadlines.

  • Supports members of the UnityPoint Health financial leadership team by providing consultation, recommendations, research, and review related to major departmental assignments.

  • Responsible for resolving questions, inquiries, complaints and/or disputes with Finance departmental customers and organizational points of contact as it relates to accounting matters demonstrating excellent customer service.

Project Management

  • Participates in special projects as assigned, including performance and process improvements.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting.

  • CPA preferred.


  • One (1) year accounting experience.

  • Experience in healthcare accounting preferred.


  • Must have knowledge of general accounting, financial statement presentations and statistical presentation necessary to support financial reporting.

  • Use of Microsoft Office, particularly spreadsheets.

  • 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.

Requisition ID: 2019-56037

Street: 4949 Westown Parkway

Name: 9010 Administration

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Days; Monday - Friday

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