Senior Staff Accountant

  • Location FRANKLIN, TN (CHS Corporate)
    Full Time
  • Department Controller's Office
  • Field Finance and Accounting
  • Location FRANKLIN, TN (CHS Corporate)

  • Department Controller's Office

  • Field Finance and Accounting

  • Full Time

Job Description

Community Health Systems is one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers. Developing and operating healthcare delivery systems in 47 distinct markets across 16 states, CHS is committed to helping people get well and live healthier. CHS operates 79 acute-care hospitals and more than 1,000 other sites of care, including physician practices, urgent care centers, freestanding emergency departments, occupational medicine clinics, imaging centers, cancer centers and ambulatory surgery centers.



The Senior Accountant position will work on an individual and team basis within the Financial Reporting department. He or she is responsible for timely and accurate reporting of financial information including the preparation of detailed accounting analyses, reconciliations, both internal and external financial accounting reports and other special projects as assigned. This person will deliver consistent and accurate information on a timely basis. This individual must be able to manage multiple priorities, display an extremely high level of organizational skills and display honesty and integrity when producing, delivering and distributing accurate and detailed financial information. In addition, a high level of confidentiality must be maintained at all times.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This position will primarily perform duties related to the Company’s accounting for claims-based liabilities, debt, intangible assets and monthly/quarterly/annual preparation of internal and external financial statements. Primary duties will include:

  • Supervising staff accountant’s preparation of various reports/analyses, including those related to interest expense, health-claim reserves and outstanding debt;
  • Reviewing and/or preparing account reconciliations on a periodic basis;
  • Maintaining monthly accruals for various accounts including deferred financing fees and health-claim payments;
  • Prepare and maintain schedules on a monthly basis in support of the preparation of the statement of cash flows;
  • Account for debt refinancing transactions as needed;
  • Prepare and/or review journal entries for monthly, quarterly and annual accounting adjustments;
  • Assist in preparing or compiling support for annual integrated audit;
  • Perform technical accounting research and prepare supporting documentation contemporaneously;
  • Perform ad hoc accounting analyses or complete special projects, including those related to financing transactions or acquisitions and divestitures.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


General Skills:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time management capabilities
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and understanding of Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to multi task
  • Possess a professional demeanor
  • Detail-oriented


Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software and Database software. In addition, AS/400 knowledge would be a plus.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: The environment is an office space within a corporate office facility. Part-time or full-time completion of job duties remotely may be allowed or required. Position may require a flexible schedule, extended hours or weekends to accommodate company needs.


Certificates and Licenses: CPA License preferred


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four-year degree in Accounting;
  • Minimum of 1 - 3 years of experience in an accounting environment required;
  • Experience in preparation of account reconciliations and rollforwards preferred.


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