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Lead Accountant, Pharmacy (located in CT or NY)

Emblem Healthcare-Home Health & Hospice • Farmington, CT

Posted 1 month ago

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ConnectiCare is a leading health plan in the state of Connecticut.  ConnectiCare’s mission is to make it easy for members to get the care they need. A local company for over 35 years, ConnectiCare has a full range of products and services for businesses, municipalities, individuals and those who are Medicare-eligible. A subsidiary of EmblemHealth, ConnectiCare leads the individual and small group markets in the state, and is ranked among the top commercial health plans in the nation, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

We’re looking for individuals who want to make a difference in the communities we serve. If you want to join a local team and help change the way health care is delivered, ConnectiCare is the place for you.

Purpose: The Lead Accountant will ensure integrity of accounting function by recording transactions timely and accurately in journal entries. Completion of monthly/quarterly account reconciliations. Drive understanding and analysis of pharmacy expenses and rebates partnering with the Pharmacy team. Perform financial analyses and explanations of variances to budget. Assess process and implement improvements/efficiencies.


  • Prepare monthly journal entries to ensure timely and accurate financial statements. Review and approval of monthly journal entries, account reconciliations and underlying supporting documentation Provide guidance and training to junior staff and offshore team, where appropriate, to enhance their accounting and reporting skills and ability to meet reporting deadline
  • Prepare and analyze monthly/quarterly account reconciliations in a standardized format to ensure balances are properly supported
  • Produce monthly reports indicating results of the period, established trends, variances to budget, significant items for the period, etc.
  • Manage the timely collection of pharmacy rebate receivables interacting with the business, as well as timely intercompany invoicing and settlement
  • Identify and assist in the implementation of process improvements (e.g. automation) in order to make the monthly financial close process more efficien
  • Keep abreast of GAAP accounting pronouncement
  • Special projects


  • Bachelor ’s degree in accounting required, CPA a plus
  • 3-5 years of experience in an accounting environment, health insurance industry experience a plus
  • Supervisory experience is a plus
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office Products including Excel and Access; Oracle Cloud experience a plus
  • Possess and apply knowledge of accounting principles and procedures with minimal direct supervision
  • Solid understanding of GAAP accounting
  • Ability to develop, engage, and motivate staff
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must be a self-starter who is detail-oriented and proactive with focus on accuracy, in an environment with changing priorities and time constraints
  • Possess and apply knowledge of accounting principles and procedures with minimal direct supervision
  • Ability to remediate/streamline processes
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Analytical way of thinking
  • Consistently meet deadlines

 Essential Job Requirements

  • Typical office environment, with no substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions
  • May be required to sit for long periods of time

ConnectiCare is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V

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

Job ID: 19-034
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