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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Accountant II – 1099 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

We take great strides to ensure our employees have the resources to live well, be healthy, continue learning, develop skills, grow professionally and serve our local communities. We invite you to apply for a career with Blue Cross.

Please note that effective Jan. 4, 2022, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana implemented a policy requiring any employee who enters any of our offices or who interacts in person with anyone for company business purposes to be fully vaccinated for COVID 19, unless legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation related to religious or medical exemptions. At this time, that policy is suspended and vaccination is not required to enter our facilities. Please note this is subject to change at any point in time to ensure compliance with company policy or government mandates and certain client facing roles may have separate protocols.

Residency in or relocation to Louisiana is preferred for all positions.

POSITION PURPOSE

Applies the principles of accounting within an assigned area of accounting and creating and interpreting financial and 1099 statements and reports.

NATURE AND SCOPE

  • This role does not manage people

  • This role reports to this job: Manager, ACCOUNTANTS PAYABLE

  • Necessary Contacts: All levels of BCBSLA personnel as needed.Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, financial institutions, external auditors and other regulatory agencies as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Bachelor's of Accounting, Finance, or related finance field required

  • Four years of related experience can be used in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.

Work Experience

  • 3 years of relevant accounting experience required

  • PeopleSoft experience preferred

  • 1099 Experience preferred

  • Commissions experience preferred

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong math, organizational and analytical skills.

  • Effective interpersonal and oral/written communication skills are necessary as well as the ability to work independently.

  • Must be able to complete tasks under time constraints.

  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft applications with a high level of competency in Excel

Licenses and Certifications

  • None Required

ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Examines, analyzes, and interprets accounting, commission and 1099 records for the purpose of giving advice or preparing statements.

  • Assist with monthly financial statements and other operating reports in order to present accurate and timely financial statements

  • Initiates and processes journal entries into various accounts to adequately reflect appropriate account balances.

  • Maintain accurate W-9 information on all vendors within Peoplesoft.

  • Reconciles general ledger, accounts payable, 1099 and accounts receivable accounts and resolves differences in order to close the books accurately on a monthly and/or year-end basis.

  • Process Board of Director payments and expense reports.

  • Assist Accounts Payable Manager and/or lead on special projects as needed within the department.

  • Accountable for complying with all laws and regulations associated with duties and responsibilities.

Additional Accountabilities and Essential Functions

The Physical Demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Accountabilities and Essential Functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned, within your scope of responsibilities.

  • Job duties are performed in a normal and clean office environment with normal noise levels.

  • Work is predominately done while standing or sitting.

  • The ability to comprehend, document, calculate, visualize, and analyze are required.

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Additional Information

Please be sure to monitor your email frequently for communications you may receive during the recruiting process. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those most qualified will be contacted. To monitor the status of your application, please visit the "My Applications" section in the Candidate Home section of your Workday account.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please contact recruiting@bcbsla.com for assistance.

In support of our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians, Blue Cross encourages the good health of its employees and visitors. We want to ensure that our employees have a work environment that will optimize personal health and well-being. Due to the acknowledged hazards from exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, and in order to promote good health, our company properties are smoke and tobacco free.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana performs background and pre-employment drug screening after an offer has been extended and prior to hire for all positions. As part of this process records may be verified and information checked with agencies including but not limited to the Social Security Administration, criminal courts, federal, state, and county repositories of criminal records, Department of Motor Vehicles and credit bureaus. Pursuant with sec 1033 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, individuals who have been convicted of a felony crime involving dishonesty or breach of trust are prohibited from working in the insurance industry unless they obtain written consent from their state insurance commissioner.

Additionally, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a Drug Free Workplace. A pre-employment drug screen will be required and any offer is contingent upon satisfactory drug testing results.

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