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UnitedHealth Group Lead Accounts Payable Specialist - San Antonio, TX in San Antonio, Texas

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Accounts Payable Lead position is an integral part of the accounting team with responsibilities for ensuring accuracy, timeliness, correct coding and completeness of accounts payable payments. This position will also perform a variety of routine and non-routine accounting functions in accordance with established procedures in the accounts payable function. The AP Lead will serve as a resource for other team members regarding accounts payable practices and policies as well as coding SME.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Inputs invoices into the accounting system

  • As assigned, reconciles and documents vendor accounts which include interacting with the vendor representation

  • Works with business leaders to identify correct cost center allocations and ensure invoices are in line with business

  • Coordinates new vendor onboarding with multiple departments to ensure risk is minimized

  • Cross-trains on all key responsibilities across accounts payable functions

  • Researches and trouble shoots AP questions or issues

  • Adhere to AP procedures and policies and acts as a resource for AP team members

  • Serve as a resource to staff by answering questions and assisting with the distribution of work

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent and an Associate’s degree in a related field required. (Two additional years of comparable work experience beyond the required years of experience may be substituted in lieu of an associate’s degree)

  • Six or more years of accounting and/or finance related experience

  • Experience in account reconciliations

  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, Excel, Word and Outlook

  • Ability to pay close attention to detail

  • Skill in data entry 10-key by touch

  • Highly organized and multi-task oriented person who can work independently

  • Ability to communicate with business contacts and co-workers in a courteous and professional manner even in a fast-paced, high-volume environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Healthcare finance experience

  • Associates’ degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Experience overseeing the workload for management

Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 380,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

WellMed was founded in 1990 with a vision of being a physician-led company that could change the face of healthcare delivery for seniors. Through the WellMed Care Model, we specialize in helping our patients stay healthy by providing the care they need from doctors who care about them. We partner with multiple Medicare Advantage health plans in Texas and Florida and look forward to continuing growth.

OptumCare is committed to creating an environment where physicians focus on what they do best: care for their patients. To do so, OptumCare provides administrative and business support services to both owned and affiliated medical practices which are part of OptumCare. Each medical practice part and their physician employees have complete authority with regards to all medical decision-making and patient care. OptumCare’s support services do not interfere with or control the practice of medicine by the medical practices or any of their physicians.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment

Job Keywords: Lead Accounts Payable Specialist, San Antonio, TX, Texas

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