Sanford Health Senior Accountant - Accounting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Senior Accountant | Accounting | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Department : Corporate Accounting - Sioux Falls

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Varies

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


The Senior Accountant provides timely and accurate reporting (in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and organizational objectives) and analysis to support leadership on financial decisions. Work is complex, consisting of both transactional accounting and multi-faceted financial analysis. Routinely identifies and analyzes detailed financial issues while keeping a broad, enterprise-wide perspective. Must understand relationships between all subsidiaries. Regularly identifies appropriate level of data for analysis; reports findings relevant to audience. Responsible for financial reporting and maintaining the general ledger system for assigned entities. Demonstrates expert knowledge of financial systems and procedures relevant to the enterprise and its subsidiaries. Collaborates with colleagues in accounting department and cross-functional areas to assure the integrity of financial information. Identifies areas for improvement and proactively addresses problems within scope of responsibility, while escalating issues to leadership as needed. Regularly makes recommendations for new processes and implementation of internal controls; modifies existing tools, techniques, and processes with approval from leadership. May serve as a project leader and a subject matter expert, keeping current on emerging professional issues. Collaborates with assigned departments and functional areas to stay current on projects and initiatives, while keeping leadership informed. Must have excellent communication skills and problem-solving skills. Must have solid understanding of the global accounting system and its applications. Must be able to organize and prioritize tasks effectively. Must demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail. Must demonstrate initiative and be able to maintain a high level of energy. Requires a professional commitment to continuous learning and development.


Shares information, thoughts and resources with other team members or colleagues. Participates in brainstorming sessions to share new ideas and complete group tasks. Adapts standard communication approaches when conducting dialogue with different audiences or conveying messages. Uses fact-finding techniques and diagnostic tools to identify problems. Participates in the testing, review and analysis of existing internal controls. Interprets major types of financial statements issued by the organization. Interprets profit and loss statements, balance sheets and financial forecasts. Follows regulations for entering and reporting the financial content in major accounting systems. Accurately gauges the impact and cost of errors, omissions, and oversights. Writes documents that are correct in mechanics - spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure. Performs at least 2-3 concurrent activities without reducing productivity.


We are seeking an experienced accountant to help support the corporate transition to a new ERP. In this role, this position will support the department by assisting with the technology and process updates that go along with an integration to a new ERP. We are seeking someone with a strong accounting background to be able to understand the process flow and be able to assist with the transition for other accounting staff.


Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or other Business-related degree with an Accounting minor required. Accounting degree is preferred.

Must have at least two years of related work experience, preferably in a healthcare environment.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or other professional certification is desirable but not required.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Job Function: Finance

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Varies

Req Number: WD03116