Accountant II - Collegville, PA in Collegeville, PA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 7/22/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    1201 South Collegeville Road
    Collegeville, PA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:

Job Description

Schedule: Standard Monday-Friday

Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

You will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.

This role is a staff accounting role in the Centralized Accounting department. The function will be located in Collegeville, PA.  This position will report to a supervisor within the function and is responsible to a) record transactions and perform account reconciliations, b) maintain excellent working relationships with supervisor and customer base (e.g. BU Finance personnel), c) adhere to policies and procedures in accordance with Company policy and GAAP, d) maintain an appropriate control environment in accordance with Company and SOX policies and e) assist in phasing in incremental Business Units support while adhering to all corporate timelines around monthly close cycle.  The function itself will be responsible to transition general accounting work from Business Units into a centralized function to gain efficiency and standardization of approach.  This function will record journal entries, process account reconciliations, and perform period analysis of financial results and interact with BU Managers to ensure completeness and accuracy of BU financial statements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•        Record journal entries on behalf of Corporate and BUs for activities primarily associated with Prepaid Expenses, Inventory, Other Receivables, and Accrued Expenses as directed by the Centralized Accounting SOPs.

•        Perform Corporate and BUs account reconciliations primarily around Cash and Accounts Receivable, Prepaid Expenses, Inventory, Other Receivables, and Accrued Expenses.

•        Interact with and support Business Unit Managers, their staff and other internal customers.

•        Maintain a world class environment for processing journal entries and performing account reconciliations, including appropriate supporting documentation and innovative use of technology.

•        Review BU Balance Sheet accounts and Income Statements to identify large or unusual activity or balances.

•        Perform reporting using PeopleSoft and Hyperion Essbase.

•        For BU Finance month end close calls, provide support, documentation and understanding to enable month end sign offs.

•        Maintain adherence to the Company's accounting policies and controls over financial processes and reporting; meeting the requirements of audit and control functions – facilitate information during internal and external audits, including SOX testing.

•        Participate on department projects and six sigma initiatives to drive operational efficiencies.

•        Support PeopleSoft Financial System initiatives by providing participation on project teams, acting in a User Acceptance testing capacity as needed to ensure that existing functionality is maintained.

Supervision Exercised: N/A

Education Required: 
4-Year College / Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance
CPA preferred. CMA, MBA a plus

Work Experience:
3-7 years in public or private accounting experience
Technical accounting and reporting expertise, especially accounting close and related controls and processes
Experience with the PeopleSoft Financial Systems and Hyperion Essbase desirable

Strong competencies including Problem Solving, Analytics & Customer Focus
Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office products, with emphasis on Excel and Access


Important personal attributes include:

Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy, especially under the pressure of monthly close
Organized, collaborative and ability to prioritize tasks
Outstanding communication skills (both verbal and written)
Attention to detail, and exceptional follow-up ability
Highly motivated, process-driven
Solid interpersonal skills and leadership qualities
High level of integrity, strong ethics
Enhances value through creative ideas and solutions to complex information needs
Proactive, able to influence others and drive change


If you’re interested in career opportunities, but not ready to apply, join our talent network to stay connected to us and receive updates on the latest job opportunities and company news.

Group of people