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University of Rochester Staff Accountant - 224110 in Rochester, New York

Staff Accountant

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Strong Memorial Hospital

Full/Part Time


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Position Summary:

UR Medicine Labs is the largest medical lab in Western New York, performing over 10 million patient tests per year. We are currently looking for a Staff Accountant to join our department's finance team.

This role entails performing professional accounting work that supports department operations. Qualified candidates must have accounting knowledge and the ability to apply general accounting theory, techniques and practices. This role also supports several patient invoicing processes while adhering to all HIPPA regulations related to protecting the privacy of patient data.

Specific Responsibilities:

40% - Financial Operations

Under general direction and with some latitude for independent judgment:

  • Analyzes ledger accounts to confirm completeness and accuracy of data.

  • Judges the reasonableness of account balances.

  • Examines accounting documents to assure that transactions are properly supported in accordance with University policy and procedures.

  • Initiates corrective action and/or recommends solutions.

  • Prepares routine reports, maintains backup documentation, and summarizes ledger transaction detail.

Performs the abovementioned for specific ledger accounts and expense spend categories which includes, but is not limited to understanding vendor service contracts, purchasing and financial modules in the online Workday application, and departmental finance procedures.

40% - Client Invoicing Support

In addition to providing pathology services and lab testing for all Strong Memorial Hospital (SMH) and University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) patients, UR Medicine Labs provides these services for medical practices and nursing homes outside of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). The department finance team invoices these "clients" on a monthly basis.

The responsibilities supporting this function include, but are not limited to:

  • Updating internal software (Soft AR) with client patient data using reports sent from nursing homes that summarize the billing type per patient.

  • Backup Staff Accountant responsible for all client invoicing.

15% - Specialized Testing Invoice Support

Utilizes Soft AR software to enter patient test charges for lab testing that does not fall within the standard tests offered on site at UR Labs.

5% - Team Communication/Participation

  • Attends team meetings and provides updates on new nursing home clients, service contracts, etc.

  • Creates standard operating procedures to allow for backup of responsibilities when needed.

  • Initiates corrective action when finding errors and/or inconsistencies in data. Consults with and/or refers matter to supervisor when error trends indicate a system or procedural issue.

  • Recommends improvements, adaptation, and changes in policy and procedures.


Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related discipline, and 1 year of professional accounting experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Intermediate to advanced Excel skills, and experience with other Microsoft Office applications strongly preferred.

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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