Job Description

Homer, AK

Full Time

Work Hours: Days


We invite you to join our team of professionals at South Peninsula Hospital located in scenic Homer, Alaska. As the largest employer in the community, we offer an extraordinary work/life balance, as well as competitive pay and benefits. Our employees enjoy a rewarding career with astounding opportunities for growth and professional advancement, and the ability to explore the natural habitat and beauty of Alaska. 

You will be captivated by Homer, a small, charming seaside community surrounded by gorgeous and bountiful mountains, beaches, glaciers, sea life, wildlife, amazing fishing and hunting, and breathtaking views of Kachemak Bay. You will be impressed with the surrounding schools, museums, art galleries, fine dining options, and seaside accommodations.

Let your next adventure take you to Homer, Alaska, long known as the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.” Whether you are an experienced professional, or just starting your career, we invite you to explore career opportunities with South Peninsula Hospital. Working at South Peninsula Hospital is not just a job – it’s a career. You will absolutely love it here!


The Senior Accountant’s primary duties are to maintain the accuracy and integrity of South Peninsula Hospital financial records while assisting the CFO and Director of Accounting with day-to-day analytical needs of financial data. 


The position of Senior Accountant is a confidential position and plays a key role in the operations of the General Accounting Department, working collaboratively with a team of financial professionals. The Senior Accountant position is exempt under the laws of the FLSA.  The Senior Accountant reports to the Director of Accounting.


The South Peninsula Hospital is a combined 22 bed Acute care hospital and 28 bed long term care facility located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula in South-Central Alaska.  The working environment is generally pleasant, clean and well maintained.  The position requires a moderate amount of mobility.  The ability to reason, speak and have basic manual dexterity is essential.  There is the need to attend meetings and classes both inside and outside the Hospital setting and to participate in interviews or provide training within the Hospital building. Physical demands are moderate and may include sitting, standing for prolonged periods, walking, stooping and occasional lifting.  Most work is performed inside, and the work is generally of a positive nature.


You will be a good fit for this job if…

  • You enjoy working for an organization that is growing and challenging the General Accounting department daily to move the organization forward.
  • You possess a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and  confidential situations.
  • You enjoy working for people that care about their employees and want to create a great workplace.
  • You have a high level of attention to detail and are adept at problem-solving.

This individual should have extensive knowledge of computer software applications to include:  Evident/CPSI, word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (MSWord, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint). Able to operate such general office machines as a, personal computer, adding machine by touch, FAX and photocopier.  Work requires continual attention to detail in composing, typing, data entry and proofing materials; establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.  Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.


Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance. In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, 15 years of relevant experience may be considered.

Work Experience:
Minimum of four (4) years of accounting related experience in a healthcare environment is required.

Additional accounting training/course work preferred.

Minimum of five (5) years of experience with computerized accounting systems.


  1. Performs all job functions in a safe manner.
  2. Identifies safety hazards in the department and the workplace.
  3. Reports all injuries per Hospital policy.  All reports must be made within 24 hours.



  1. Review audit listings for errors, report errors to Director of Accounting, enter corrections for audit listing errors prior to releasing interface journals (payroll, miscellaneous cash) to the general ledger.
  2. Maintains records, procedures, reports and files in a neat orderly manner for ease of information retrieval through hard copy or scan file.
  3. Maintain fixed asset records, and keep assets up to date in CPSI.
  4. Reconciles bank accounts and preparation of cash proof as required.
  5. Process bills for payments and patient refunds through Accounts payable.
  6. Maintains accurate financial records for the facility.
  7. Prepares the following:
    1. Monthly general and standard journal entries
    2. Monthly account reconciliations
    3. Financial Statement Preparation
    4. Year-end audit schedules
    5. Cost report schedules
    6. Federal and State Regulatory Reports
    7. Annual budget documents in collaboration with CFO
    8. Analysis of budget schedule for accuracy
    9. Assists with the following:
      1. Accounts payroll and other analyst with job duties.
      2. Special projects as requested by the Director of Accounting.
      3. Reconciling of the Kenai Peninsula Borough capital projects on a monthly basis.
      4. Year-end inventory process.
      5. Processing patient accounting and miscellaneous cash by the 10th of each month.
      6. Acts in a confidential capacity to the CFO whom formulates, determines or effectuates management policies.
      7. Labor distribution and budget process for management.
      8. Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and SPH’s regulations, laws, and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.
      9. Serves on the Revenue Cycle Committee and UM Committee as needed and prepares necessary committee reports.
      10. Works closely with management, Human Resources Department, particularly on personnel matters.
      11. Assist accounting staff with other duties and serves as back-up to accounts payable.
      12. Performs other related duties as assigned which may generate from the Director of Accounting or CFO.
        1. Is able to complete all of the above tasks with little or no assistance from other staff.
        2. Will serve as backup for payroll functions including but not limited to payroll processing, reporting to various agencies, and transmission of biweekly payroll.
        3. Verify the accuracy of the general ledger accounts, ensuring proper use of correct accounts and amounts reflected.
        4. Prepare check requests to process payments and obtain proper approval as required for payment.

        29. Prepare purchase orders for annual maintenance and lease agreements.

        1. Prepare accounts payable batches for the controller to review and sign off on.
        2. Vendor Maintenance including but not limited to, complete credit applications for review, set up new vendors in payable module, obtain W-9 from new vendors, send sales tax exemption cards to vendors.
        3. Completes, reviews, process and sends annual 1099 and 1096 reports.
        4. Review and investigates outstanding items on vendor statements in a timely fashion.
        5. Prepares monthly journal entry of all accrued accounts payable liabilities.
        6. Closes the accounts payable module monthly in accordance with monthly schedule.
        7. Maintains records, procedures, reports and files in a neat orderly manner for ease of information retrieval through hard copy or scanned file.
        8. Open all accounts payable inter-office mail and vendor mail in a timely fashion.
        9. Performs other related duties as assigned which may generate from the Director of Accounting or CFO.
        10. Is able to complete all of the above tasks with little or no assistance from other staff.

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