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Staff Accountant

Date:  Dec 28, 2021

Dallas, TX, US

Category:  Corporate and Professional Jobs
Job Type:  Day
Requisition ID:  596001

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.


Primary Purpose
Prepares reports and financial statements, performs analysis of accounting documents and reports, and prepares and posts journal entries to provide accounting expertise for the department.

Minimum Specifications


  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance, with at least eighteen hours of accounting courses.



  • Must have two years of financial or accounting experience.


Equivalent Education and/or Experience

  • May have an equivalent combination of education and/or experience in lieu of specific education and/or experience as stated above.



  • None


Required Tests for Placement

Skills or Special Abilities

  • Must have good analytical skills and be detail oriented.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in operating a PC and using word processing, spreadsheet and financial data base management software.
  • Must be knowledgeable about the particular mainframe computer system that supports financial, accounting and budget functions.
  • Must be able to demonstrate good organizational and interpersonal skills, and communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a diverse population of employees.



  1. Prepares journal entries, enters accounting data into the system, and performs account reconciliations to ensure accurate documentation and timely reporting of financial data.
  2. Prepares a variety of complex financial, accounting, or cost reports, researches records and other data, and performs analysis or reconciliations as required to produce accurate, complete and timely accounting reporting.
  3. Reviews and distributes documents and reports to appropriate parties, noting changes, making appropriate corrections, etc., to ensure accurate reporting.
  4. Acts as consultant to internal and external customers, and maintains a positive working relationship with management, departments, and employees to ensure efficient and timely resolution of accounting problems and related issues.
  5. Assists with the maintenance of hospital and departmental budgets to ensure accurate and timely development and maintenance of budget accounting procedures.
  6. Undertakes and completes special projects as assigned, and makes recommendations to the supervisor based on project results to ensure that appropriate departmental support is provided for accounting functions.


Job Accountabilities

  1. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and Parkland.
  2. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.
  3. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact the area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.


Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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