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Business Analyst
Job Code:2019-02-010
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Minimum60,190
Salary Midpoint75,238
Position Closes:
Open Until Filled

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:

Primary Function:
The Business Analyst will have a variety of responsibilities that can often be very complex depending on many issues. They will be responsible for the revenue cycle management and calculation for Cherokee Indian Hospital (CIHA). They will need to quickly understand data challenges in regards to the Accounting Software.

Job Description:
Monitors and maintains business processes.  This includes the integrity of the accounting system the data management system, and the RPMS system and it’s relation to business processes.

Calculate value of unbilled net patient service revenue.

Calculate the contractual allowance to apply against net patient service receivables.

Prepare reports on net patient service revenue trends and details requested by Business Office Manager.

Review financial statements for proper GAAP presentation.

Prepares drawdown requests for capital and tribal projects.

Addresses tax issues.

Approves general ledger transactions.

Gives advice on financial statement transactions.

Compiles return on investment analysis.

Assists auditors, grantors, vendors and others with financial information.

Collaborate with the Business Applications Coordinator to streamline, sustain and maintain the accounting/financial system.

Gathers and Analyzes information to identify trends, opportunities, and risk.

Maintains constant communications with the Controller to advise and inform.

Maintains records for special projects, 

Maintains all reports, records, files and logs as required.

Performs all duties according to established safety guidelines and CIHA policies.

Performs other duties as required by supervisor.

A Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting is required. Certified Public Accountant in the state of North Carolina and/or Masters in Business Administration is preferred. Must have a minimum of four (4) years experience in an accounting position. Nine to 12 months would be necessary to become proficient in most phases of the job.

Job Knowledge:
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and  Federal Funding Regulations and must possess special advanced accounting technical knowledge. Must be skilled in the use of specific software used by the division, computers, calculator, typewriter, copy machine, facsimile, and other related office equipment. Requires the ability to maintain specified records, documents/reports. Must have administrative skills and be able to communicate, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to work independently and as a member of a team.

Complexity of Duties:
Develops new systems to meet accounting and related financial reporting requirements. Constantly evaluates and modifies existing systems to meet operational requirements. Must understand all ramifications and effects of any changes to systems. Must use problem-solving skills and be able to analyze data in performing job duties.

Supervision Received:
Works under the general guidance of the Controller of CIHA within established guidelines for divisional accounting procedures. Has latitude for independent thinking in the attainment of goals and objectives.

Responsibility for Accuracy:
Deals with exact and precise figures/data. Most errors would be detected within the accounting systems and proofing procedures. This position provides financial data to the CIHA on which operational of financial decisions are based. Undetected errors could range from minor to significant in effect. Responsible for the accuracy of work of subordinates.

Contacts with Others:
Has frequent contact with Controller, coworkers, CIHA directors, auditors, governmental agency employees, vendors and the general public to exchange or provide information. Tact, decorum and professional etiquette are required in the exchange of information.

Confidential Data: 
Has access to most CIHA financial data, vendors, personnel files, memos and financial standing of affairs. A part of the financial information is public record; however, much is not and should be kept confidential. Must adhere to all CIHA confidentiality policies and procedures.

Mental/Visual/Physical Effort:
Close concentration and attention to detail are required for sustained periods of time. Subject to frequent interruptions requiring varied responses. Job duties routinely require visual acuity, manual dexterity and the ability to speak, hear, walk, sit, stand, bend, and reach with arms and hands.

Works in a normal business office setting with occasional visits to outside locations.

Customer Service
Consistently demonstrates superior customer service skills to patients/customers by displaying Spotlight on Success I CARE behaviors and skills. Ensure excellent customer service is provided to all patients/customers by seeking out opportunities to be of service. Consistently demonstrates superior customer service skills and acts as a positive role model for all employees. Immediately addresses service issues and follows up to ensure patient/customer satisfaction.