Aetna SR Consolidations Accountant in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 38017BR

POSITION SUMMARY

Aetna is looking for a Senior Consolidations Accountant to assist in fulfillment of the Company's internal and external financial reporting obligations, internal control objectives and financial system design and operation.

Fundamental Components:

-Responsible for the preparation, review and distribution of financial statements and related information and analysis for internal and external constituents including SEC filings and internal management reporting.

-Responsible for the preparation, review, reconciliation and maintenance of schedules and analyses supporting internal management and SEC financial information and disclosures.

-Provide information and assistance to facilitate the completion of annual GAAP financial statement audits and quarterly reviews.

-Identify and support the implementation of new reporting and disclosure requirements related to SEC rules and regulations and GAAP reporting and other related rules and regulations.

-Provide accurate, timely and insightful analysis in response to ad hoc management requests and issues.

-Assist in the implementation of Company initiatives including: improved management information requirement, financial information systems, financial planning and analysis tools, new products and services and internal control enhancements. --Participate in and support the design, operation, enhancement and monitoring of the Company's internal control structure including: reconciliation controls (g/l accounts, subsidiary systems and financial reporting systems), adherence to accounting policies and procedures, management representations, etc.

-Prepare account analyses and roll-forwards to help identify unusual results, trends, issues, necessary accruals, etc.

-Work with appropriate responsible parties (i.e., actuaries, segment finance, department managers, etc.) to resolve.

-Responsible for various elements of the Company's monthly financial close process including: recording of journal entries, maintenance and reconciliation of financial systems, analysis of outcomes versus expectations and investigation of variances, communication of status to management, etc.

-Support accounting policy objectives including review of policy documents, participation in standard setting process, assisting in determining acct policy implications of new business initiatives, implementation of business solutions, update of internal policies and procedures, etc.

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired:

-3 years of experience in accounting, finance or relevant positions (generally required).

-Demonstrated organizational and communication skills required.

-Demonstrated ability to achieve results.

-Proficient in Microsoft Excel.

-Prefer knowledge of Oracle and/or HFM.

EDUCATION

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Functional - Finance/Financial reporting and analysis - GAAP reporting/1-3 Years

Functional - Finance/Financial reporting and analysis - system operation/1-3 Years

TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCES

Technical - Reporting Tools/Oracle Reports/1-3 Years/End User

Technical - Reporting Tools/Hyperion Enterprise/1-3 Years/End User

Technical - Aetna Applications/EMIS Financial/1-3 Years/End User

REQUIRED SKILLS

General Business/Applying Reasoned Judgment/FOUNDATION

General Business/Communicating for Impact/ADVANCED

General Business/Maximizing Work Practices/ADVANCED

DESIRED SKILLS

General Business/Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen/ADVANCED

Leadership/Anticipating and Innovating/FOUNDATION

Technology/Leveraging Technology/ADVANCED

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

The candidate will have the opportunity to work on various projects and initiatives, including implementation of a new HFM consolidation tool and process improvement projects involving various financial systems including Oracle. This position will provide an opportunity to learn and interact with various areas within the Company including Financial Systems, Planning and Analysis, Treasury, Tax, SEC, Investments, and various Business Units.

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Financial Services