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Senior Accountant – Variable Comp in Overland Park, KS at Netsmart

Date Posted: 5/2/2018

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Job Description

Company Overview:

Netsmart Technologies is the largest supplier of enterprise-wide software solutions for health and human services providers. We became the industry leader through the creation of cutting edge software solutions to meet our client’s needs. This level of creation and product evolution is only made possible by assembling a team of the best and the brightest talent in the industry.

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for the calculation, maintenance, analysis and forecasting of all variable compensation. This position is the main contact for all individuals with a variable compensation plan. This position will work closely with the financial planning and analysis team, Human Resources and Payroll.  This position will also be responsible for preparing journal entries and reconciliations for the monthly general ledger close as well as assisting in the preparation and distribution of various financial reports.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform Monthly calculations of all variable compensation plans
  • Implement controls to ensure accuracy of calculations and data integrity
  • Prepare Monthly/Quarterly variable compensation earnings reporting and analysis, review for reasonableness and trends
  • Support communications efforts including plan distribution and monthly/quarterly participant payment recaps and payment questions
  • Preparation of monthly/quarterly accruals and deferrals, reconcile actual vs. accruals where variances arise
  • Provide analytics and support in the development of new plans or plan changes
  • Generate reports and data sufficient for presentation
  • Answer inquiries
  • Collaborate with HR in their efforts to evaluate the design of Compensation Plans
  • Collaborate with management and executive team as needed to provide performance reporting
  • Consult with managers and HR partners on compensation issues
  • Help innovate and improve compensation systems and reports
  • Prepare and post journal entries, including the maintenance of standard journal entries. Adhere to monthly closing calendar deadlines and communicate any issues on a timely basis.
  • Prepare general ledger account reconciliations
  • Assist with annual external audit. Complete requested materials. Assist in preparing assigned schedules for the annual audit and interim reporting periods
  • Special projects as needed 
  • Provide support to the Finance Controller.

Experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • 3+ years of experience in an analytical role, preferably in compensation but not required, experience with a technology company preferred
  • Solid understanding of basic financial and accounting concepts
  • Proficient computer skills including strong working knowledge of Excel and accounting systems
  • Strong analytical skills and experience in analyzing the effectiveness of variable compensation programs
  • Demonstrated ability to handle a variety of assignments simultaneously and to work under deadline pressure and extra hours if needed on assignments
  • Ability to communicate effectively with varying levels throughout the organization.
  • Commitment to precision and meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information

In Addition to a Competitive Salary, Successful Candidates Will Receive:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance available Day 1
  • Life Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability
  • 401(k) Plan/EAP

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Netsmart’s policy is to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category.


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