Health Facility Auditor

State of Vermont - Department of Vermont Health Access
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Location: Washington County,
About the Job

The Division of Rate Setting (DRS) within the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) has an immediate opening for an energetic and talented full-time Health Facility Auditor II. If you’re looking for a great work life balance this auditor position may be for you? Do you enjoy diving into audited financial statements autonomously as well as continuing to grow your accounting and financial knowledge? Are you looking for meaningful collaboration with other friendly auditors and a work environment passionate for continual improvement? This may be the best fit for you.

A working knowledge of Accounting practices and/or Auditing practices are key to being successful in this position, as well as a willingness to learn and grow!

The Health Facility Auditor position has the following responsibilities:
· Performs review of cost reports submitted by nursing facilities to determine allowable costs for Medicaid reimbursement and ensuing rate.
· Apply the State and Federal rules governing the nursing facility rate setting process to issues of considerable complexity.
· Follow a comprehensive audit plan to complete desk reviews thoroughly and consistently.
· Examine provider accounting records such as the general ledger entries, invoices, detailed trial balance sheets, and reclass or adjust entries made in error by the CPA performing the required year-end audit.
· Communicate requests for information and findings clearly with nursing facility providers.
· May also be assigned cross-training opportunities to review Private Non-medical Institutions (PNMIs) providing residential childcare services for Vermonters.

Desired Qualifications:
· Experienced accountant familiar with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and who is able to understand the information contained in audited financial statements.
· Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.
· Strong writing and editing skills, including the ability to write letters, reports, and written decisions.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in a health care or regulatory environment.

Note: There will be a skills assessment test to be taken at the Division as part of the hiring process.

· Ability to read, understand, and apply laws, rules, and regulations of significant complexity.
· Advanced Microsoft Excel skills including the ability to build and edit complex spreadsheets, formulas, and create graphs and charts from large amounts of data.
· Ability to problem solve by performing independent research on how to resolve the issue.
· High level of organizational skills with the ability to prioritize activities and act under the guidance of management.
· Ability to test and check own work and that of others to ensure that there are no errors in calculations or written work.
· Significant knowledge of English usage, grammar, and spelling in writing and in speaking for excellent, effective communications.
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships through good interpersonal skills.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

As part of our values of transparency, integrity, and service, we are committed to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility as part of our person-centered culture. We actively celebrate our colleagues' and future colleagues' different abilities, racial identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, and gender. Everyone is welcome and supported here.

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