Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) The Associate Director, Accounting functions as an integral member of the team and is responsible for overseeing the following areas within General Accounting:, cash management, SG&A, Taxes, stand-alone financial statements, and other management reports for multiple business units within Optum Washington. Manages the day-to-day operations of the Shared Services and SG&A teams, as well as the training, supervision and review of accounting staff assigned to duties within the function. You have strong communication and interpersonal skills, with an outstanding ability to build relationships with the lane leads, senior management, and peers. You have an interest and ability to take charge of various accounting processes and projects, while driving efficiencies and standardization. You desire to play a critical role in regional growth and strategy. You are self-motivated, detail oriented and have a commitment to continuous improvement. You enjoy working in a fast-paced, complex environment. You pay great attention to detail and deliver results under deadlines as well as working effectively cross-functionally in a rapidly changing environment. You'll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Primary Responsibilities: Overseeing the revenue and all clinical SG&A accounting lanes for the clinics, including GL close, monthly and quarterly reporting requirements, monthly estimates and explanations Leading future integration projects and initiatives Monitoring balance sheet accounts for accuracy and completeness via the account reconciliation process. Monthly sign offs of balance sheet prior to close Partnering with the leadership team on regional strategy, projects, acquisitions, and growth Leading the team through change in a positive and intentional way, with a focus on staff development and team building Analyzing monthly performance and variance analysis, including monthly trends, YoY, MoM, etc. Partnering with regional finance on forecasting, variance analysis, budget preparation, and monthly reporting needs Maintaining and supporting financial internal control environment, including documentation and self-testing Integrating new businesses Participating in regional leadership meetings and initiatives Liaising with OptumCare and Care Delivery Finance and local market executive management Collaborating with other functional areas within OptumCare: Care Delivery FP&A, Financial Data Management, General Operations Monitoring and proactively tracking risks and opportunities Providing operational and technical accounting expertise to ensure compliance with GAAP, Company policies, and various applicable rules and regulations Supporting the Company's strategic and operational planning initiatives, as applicable Managing, mentoring and assisting staff Ad hoc and special project ownership 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: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance 10+ years of progressive work experience in accounting 7+ years past management / supervisory experience Solid technical knowledge of GAAP; ability to effectively use accounting knowledge to collaborate with varying levels of employees and management to drive sound business decisions Experience in the financial close process and general understanding of underlying complexities Demonstrates proficiency in practical application of internal control skills Dedication to leadership and team development Ability to work in a matrix environment Ability to effectively summarize and articulate financial results Excellent PC skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other financial reporting tools Preferred Qualification: CPA / CMA or other equivalent licensure or certification To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, or New York City Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $97,300 to $176,900. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada/New York City residents is $97,300 to $176,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives. All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer 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. UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.