Accountant Wanted


Hospice of Northern Central Ohio



Full Job Description

You will be challenged, supported, and valued for your experience and unique perspective.

Join a team where your hard work pays off in more than just your paycheck and team work is celebrated. As you build your future at Hospice of North Central Ohio (HNCO), you will quickly learn that giving patients an end of life experience on their terms is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to help our patients spend the rest of their days comfortable and free from pain. Supporting the community along with our patients and families has been a part of our culture since 1984.

HNCO is seeking an Accountant who will manage the transaction accounting and asset accounting functions of the organization including general ledger management, payroll management, asset accounting, and financial reporting. Responsibilities also include analyzing trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses. The Accountant reports the organization’s finances to management and offers suggestions about resource utilization, tax strategies and assumptions underlying budget forecasts. This position is also in charge of the accurate, timely completion and submission of all the billing, collections, accounts receivable, and payroll functions of the organization.

Your Work Hours: M-F 8 am-4:30 pm

You will enjoy these benefits!

  • Competitive salary
  • Full benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision
  • Retirement savings plan with a generous company match
  • Generous PTO
  • Paid holidays
  • Flexible hours for a healthy work/life balance
  • Employee Appreciation Events
  • Opportunities to serve at community events
  • Continuing education funds

What You’ll Do:

  • Manages all daily accounting operations and accounting information systems including general ledger functions, payroll functions, asset accounting and financial reporting
  • Collects, analyzes, and reports key operating statistics through the effective utilization of information systems
  • Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information
  • Documents financial transactions, recommends actions, substantiates transactions, reconciles any discrepancies, and maintains financial security by following internal controls
  • Assists the Director of Finance with current financial status by collecting information, preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports
  • Controls the fixed and current organizational assets, ensuring that proper controls are in place to prevent loss or shrinkage
  • Assists the Director of Finance in the preparation of the annual budget and prepares budget variation reports
  • Reconciles Medicare quarterly reports produced by the fiscal intermediary with the billing information system, and assists the Director of Finance in the preparation of the annual Medicare cost report
  • Prepares/assists with all requested documentation for annual internal and external audits; maintains professional relationships with outside auditors, banks, government surveyors, etc.; arranges for audits as required and appropriate
  • Ensures maximum third-party reimbursement through efficient billing and collections operations, effective accounts receivable management and a thorough understanding of cost reimbursement principles
  • Accurately processes and bills Medicare, Medicaid, private payer and patient claims in accordance with payer requirements and organization policy
  • Maintains accurate records on all insurance contracts and completes all insurance requirements
  • Maintains comprehensive working knowledge of payer contracts and ensures that payers are billed according to contract provisions and obtain new payer contracts as needed
  • Maintains comprehensive working knowledge of government billing regulations including Medicare and Medicaid regulations and serves as a resource for appropriate organization personnel
  • Monitors aged accounts receivable and resubmits bills to overdue accounts, requests to write-off within reason uncollectable accounts, and prepares bad debt reports for the Director of Finance
  • Collaborates with the Director of Finance in successfully reconciling the billing system reports with the general ledger
  • Supervises and reconciles cash receipts and bank deposits according to policy
  • Maintains accurate 403b files; records and corresponds with 403b Administrator as needed
  • Manages payroll practices and assures compliance with state and federal regulations, including wages, salaries and benefit regulations in conjunction with the payroll service company
  • Accurately enters employee and payroll data, including timesheet information, into the payroll information system; prepares employee paychecks including withholding calculations accurately and in accordance with applicable federal and state regulations; works with the management team in resolving employee payroll problems
  • Ensures financial record systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and in compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations and CHAP accreditation standards
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance required, or equivalent experience.
  • Three to five years of progressively responsible accounting experience in a hospice or healthcare environment preferred
  • One to three years of healthcare billing experience required; hospice billing experience, preferred
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license with current automobile insurance and reliable transportation accessible for travel while on HNCO business


  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures and principles
  • Intermediate understanding of accounting and reporting standards, gaining experience in researching as it relates to accounting issues
  • Experience with creating financial statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
  • Awareness of business trends
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent math skills
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office products)
  • Excellent observation, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Good written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Flexible and able to manage multiple and competing priorities
  • Ability to work well in a time-sensitive, fast-paced environment and take appropriate action
  • Shows initiative and creativity in completing tasks
  • Ability to analyze information and make sound financial decisions in the best interest of Hospice
  • Work independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Maintain confidentiality of protected health information and general hospice information in accordance with applicable laws and HNCO policy
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior and HNCO core values

Organization Information

For 30+ years, Hospice of North Central Ohio has been a leader in making the final months of life and the grief journey as joyful, comfortable, and meaningful as possible. We are the area’s most comprehensive and experienced resource for expert, compassionate end-of-life support. We are a non-profit, community-oriented organization serving Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Morrow, and Richland counties.

At Hospice of North Central Ohio, we focus on a Quality, Comfortable End-of-Life Experience

Hospice is about life. It’s about…

  • Giving patients the option to have an end-of-life experience on their terms
  • Having freedom from pain and spending the rest of their days comfortably, whether in a home or other place of residence
  • The opportunity to focus their time on getting ready for their life transition
  • Spending precious moments with those closest to them

Holistic Comfort and Support

With Hospice of North Central Ohio, patients and families receive the emotional, spiritual, physical and practical support they need. This includes pain and symptom management, direction, emotional and spiritual support, assurance, and many more targeted services.

Focus on What’s Most Important

Our non-profit hospice recognizes that our purpose is to provide quality end-of-life services rather than focusing on the bottom line. HNCO’s revenue is reinvested into program offerings and services.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Hospice of North Central Ohio is an equal opportunity employer and fully supports and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations.