Job Description

Awarded a Healthiest Employer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona aims to fulfill its mission to inspire health and make it easy. BCBSAZ offers a variety of health insurance products and services to meet the diverse needs of individuals, families, and small and large businesses as well as providing information and tools to help individuals make better health decisions.

This position is remote within the state of AZ only.  This remote work opportunity requires residency, and work to be performed, within the State of Arizona.

At Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ, we value caring, curious, collaborative, accountable, and inclusive employees.   If you embrace these same qualities, apply today!  We are currently seeking a dynamic accountant to join our growing financial reporting team.  This key role will focus on all month end closing responsibilities including journal entries, reconciliations, and reporting with a major focus on investment related activity.    

Purpose of the job

  • Analyze and evaluate data in one or more specialty areas including, but not limited to business operations/processes, budgets, and financial systems.  Tasks may include, preparing financial reports, technical report writing, monitoring budget, maintaining records, analyzing data, and developing budget forecasts.

Required skills/experience:

GAAP investment accounting, investment knowledge and proven automation efforts other than excel



Required Work Experience

  • 3 - 5 years of experience in healthcare industry & finance field in an accounting role with investment experience

Required Education

  • High School Diploma or GED in general field of study

Required Licenses

  • N/A

Required Certifications

  • N/A


Preferred Work Experience
  • 7 years of experience in finance field

Preferred Education

  • Master’s Degree in business, or related field of study

Preferred Licenses

  • NA
Preferred Certifications
  • N/A
  • Performs analysis of data and application of applicable professional principles and standards.
  • Applies knowledge of accounting functions or principles, general business practices, collection procedures, and/or applicable computer systems.
  • Demonstrates ability to research, investigate, analyze, reconcile, and evaluate data.
  • Interacts frequently with internal and external customers using both verbal and written communication skills to discuss financial processes or issues.
  • Works with both external and internal auditors on financial requests
  • Implements and maintains internal financial controls and measures
  • Has knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

Problem Solving

Asks questions/ability to analyze data and identify issues

Identifies issues and is able to resolve independently.  Actively seeks process improvements

Identifies less obvious issues timely and lays out solid options to consider.  Actively seeks process improvements

Technical Skills

Ability to learn and apply learned concepts.  Learn and use business application as required for job

Demonstrates good understanding of data and financial principles.   Proficient in Excel to create effective and efficient reports

Can simplify complex processes and willing to re-engineer processes from scratch.  Able to consider appropriate use of software/tools for each job


Observes work hours, manages PTO and notifies manager of schedule changes.  Utilizes existing processes and methods for efficiency

Begins to separate and combine tasks into an efficient workflow.  Finds ways to work smarter that produces the work in less time.

Identifies material factors in the analysis.   Able to lead team on multiple projects/tasks effectively by communicating, planning and meeting goals set.


Analyzes own work and checks for correctness.  Does not repeat errors

Contributes by peer reviewing co-workers work

Finds new ways to improve accuracy.  .

Interpersonal Skills

Respectful of others, builds credibility and rapport by responding timely to inquiries and admitting to mistakes.

Does not become defensive when encountering resistance.  Able to maintain composure under stress.

Able to confidently lead team(s) on projects and provide feedback and training

Time Management

Sets and meets reasonable deadlines.  Gives ample notice to management regarding delays or help needed

Able to plan projects and set priorities with some assistance from management

Leads projects independently with minimal assistance.  Keeping management well informed


Is proactive with little to no dead time

Asks why we do things.  Interested in expanding current knowledge and makes recommendations beyond specific assignments

Looks for new ways to improve.  Researches beyond specific assignment.  Makes suggestions and implements new ways to improve.


Communicates effectively with co-workers and other departments with little spelling and grammar errors

Able to effectively summarize/present assigned projects with overview and status

Able to summarize complex issues/projects.  Provides meaningful answers to questions regarding work performed



Required Job Skills

  • Intermediate skill in use of office equipment, including copiers, fax machines, scanner and telephones
  • Intermediate PC proficiency
  • Intermediate proficiency in spreadsheet, database and word processing

Required Professional Competencies

  • Prioritize, organize and self-manage in a high volume environment
  • Technical and Functional Expertise
  • Understanding the Business     
  • Achieving Results
  • Serving the Customer
  • Teamwork
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Required Leadership and Personal Effectiveness Competencies

  • Communicate professionally to both internal and external customers.
  • Act with diplomacy and sensitivity with our customers and internal departments.
  • Interpret and translate policies, procedures programs and guidelines to customers.
  • Analyze and research data, propose solutions to resolve issues.
  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy
  • Establish, contribute and maintain a positive and productive work environment.

Preferred Job Skills

  • Advanced PC proficiency

Preferred Professional Competencies

  • Knowledge of a wide range of matters pertaining to the organization's operations

Preferred Leadership Experience and Competencies

  • N/A

Our Commitment

BCBSAZ does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected group.

Thank you for your interest in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.  For more information on our company, see  If interested in this position, please apply.

Application Instructions

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