Alabama DMH / Accounting Assistant II

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JOB TITLE: Accounting Assistant II
OPEN DATE: 08/12/2022
CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
JOB LOCATION: Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility Tuscaloosa, Alabama
NUMBER: 22-25
• Range 67 ($32,925.60- $55,056.00 Annually).
• Salary will be commensurate with experience and State of Alabama Personnel guidelines.
• 12 paid holidays.
• 1 personal leave day accrued each January.
• 13 sick leave days.
• 13 annual leave days accrued in the first year of employment.
• Longevity bonus annually after 5 years of employment.
• Continuous opportunities for acquiring CE’s needed for maintaining professional license.
• Very low-cost health and dental insurance through the Alabama State Employee Insurance Board.
• Defined retirement benefit (not impacted by economic downturns) and a pre-retirement death benefit through the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
▪ After 1 year, the minimum amount of the pre-retirement death benefit paid to your designated beneficiary is at least equal to your current or previous fiscal year annual salary.
• Graduation from a standard high school.
• 24 months or more responsible clerical accounting experience.
• Preference will be given to individuals with patient account billing experience.
• Creates and maintains fiscal records.
• Maintains requisitions and verify codes.
• Completes documents such as receipts, checks, social security, and VA inquiries, and etc.
• Computes/files claims/posts data to maintain patient financial accounts, deposits, and withdrawals in a timely manner without valid complaint.
• Contacts patients and/or other responsible parties by correspondence, telephone, and/or in person in order to explain account procedures.
• Receives, counts, and deposits money (i.e., cash, checks, and money orders) to provide accountability for funds received by the Facility for patient accounts.
• Compiles, updates, maintains, and retrieves information pertaining to patient funds.
• Copies and reproduces contracts and files.
• Completes reports, exchanges information with requesting parties, and maintains records for documentation and future reference.
• Prepares and maintains records of non-consumable property.
• Takes (or assists in taking) physical inventory of non-consumable property.
• Knowledge of Accounting principles and practices.
• Knowledge of billing practices, procedures, and generating payment vouchers.
• Ability to use a personal computer, various software programs, and general office equipment.
• Ability to reconcile purchase requisitions.
• Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
• Ability to make mathematical calculations with reasonable speed and accuracy.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to be courteous and professional with patients, employees, and the general public.
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
• Ability to prepare, create, and disseminate data.
• Ability to multi-task functions.
• Applicants will be rated based on an evaluation of their job-related training, abilities, experience, and education, and should provide adequate work history identifying experiences related to the duties and minimum qualifications as mentioned above.
• All relevant information is subject to verification.
Drug screening and security clearances will be conducted on prospective applicants being given serious consideration for employment whose job requires direct contact with patients.

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Only work experience detailed on the application will be considered. Applications should be submitted by the deadline to be considered. Announcements open until filled will remain open until a sufficient applicant pool is obtained. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure the application will be considered for the position. Copies of License/Certifications should be uploaded with your application. A copy of the academic transcript is required. Appointment of successful candidate will be conditional based on receipt of the official transcript provided by the school, college, or university.


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