• Cost Accountant

    Job Locations US-MT-Kalispell
    Requisition ID
    Accounting / Financial Services
    Pay Period Status
  • Overview

    This full time position provides accounting and analytical support to the Senior Analyst responsible for reimbursement and cost accounting at NWHC. Assigned tasks include maintaining two (2) Meditech cost accounting databases, generating and analyzing reports from these systems as requested, preparation of Medicare Cost Reports for both hospitals and general monthly accounting duties related to Sr. Analyst’s area(s) of responsibility.


    1. *Cost Accounting System Maintenance and Support

     Responsible for maintaining integrity of two (2) Meditech cost accounting databases:
    •  Monthly transfer of General Ledger  (GL) data into Cost Accounting module
    •  Monthly reconciliation of GL to CA
    •  Maintain and update cost accounting rules at the service unit level
    •  Maintain standard cost information
    •  Review patient level data for completeness to ensure integrity

    2. *Medicare Cost Reporting  

     Responsible for preparing Medicare Cost report for two (2) facilities:
    •  Prepare Medicare cost reports in an accurate and timely manner. 
    •  Assist in cost report audit
    •  Maintain and update files related to cost report preparation
    •  Update filed cost report files with settlement information


    3. *General Accounting Support

     Perform routine accounting duties for corporation(s) supported by Sr. Analyst
    •  Prepare monthly journal entries for corporation (s)
    •  Maintain and update statistics files for corporation(s)
    •  Maintain subsidiary ledgers for corporation(s)
    •  Assist Sr. Analyst in preparation of internal use management reports

    4. *Productivity Reporting

          Process and report weekly productivity metrics for assigned NWHC entities.


    5. *Reimbursement accounting  

     Assist in preparation, review and analysis of contractual reserves, bad debt reserves and 
     third-party agency calculations for assigned areas.


    6. *Survey’s & Community Benefit Data Collection  

     Assist in preparation of various survey’s and/or community benefit data collection as is
     requested through-out each year.


    1. BS in Finance or Accounting; CPA or MBA preferred.
    2. Minimum 3 years of hospital experience.
    3. Possess knowledge of cost accounting systems, financial statements, general ledger reconciliation processes; Meditech system experience a plus.
    4. Computer skills: Excel required, Word and PowerPoint preferred.
    5. Effective written and verbal communication skills.
    6. Strong ability to manage a diverse workload and work under time constraints.
    7. Strong ability to communicate knowledge of process and the ability to be flexible to change.
    8. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; self directed, and also as a member of a team.


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