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Health Quest Systems, Inc. Staff Accountant in LaGrangeville, New York

Nuvance Health is a family of award-winning nonprofit hospitals and healthcare professionals in the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut. Nuvance Health combines highly skilled physicians, state-of-the-art facilities and technology, and compassionate caregivers dedicated to providing quality care across a variety of clinical areas, including Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Oncology, Orthopedics, and Primary Care.

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations. For more information about Nuvance Health, visit

TITLE: Staff Accountant

DEPARTMENT: Nuvance Health Corporate Finance

REPORTS TO: Controller

SUMMARY: Performs a wide range of complex duties related to keeping accounts and records in Corporate Finance. Analyzes General Ledger accounts to trace and correct discrepancies. Accumulates facts and information and summarizes in proper form for entry in the General Ledger. Completes process to ensure that Nuvance Health's detailed activity conforms to generally accepted accounting principles and practices.


Responsibility I

Prepares and processes monthly journal entries into the general ledger system to ensure proper recording of account transactions for Nuvance Health.

1.1 Compiles details necessary to properly reflect activity being journalized into Health Quest’s records for the month. Ensures all data is valid and conforms to GAAP.

1.2 Prepares and enters journal entries into the General Ledger ensuring correct account coding and attaching supporting backup.

1.3 Submits all journal entries to Senior Accountant for approval by the 6th working day following the end of the month.

1.4 Prepares and maintains necessary worksheets to support entries and all analytical work.

Responsibility II

Review and prepare month end balance sheet work papers

2.1 Reviews and analyzes monthly General Ledger activity in the balance sheet accounts to verify accuracy of the data

2.2 Reconciles accounts and researches all transactions that look to be discrepant

2.3 Prepares monthly journal entries to correct any discrepancies

2.4 Provides supporting documentation and analysis for review by upper management

Responsibility III

Responsible for unclaimed property process for Nuvance Health Bank Account

3.1 Maintains schedule of all unclaimed funds for Nuvance Health Bank accounts.

3.2 Performs required due diligence for submission of Unclaimed Property.

3.3 Prepares detailed forms for submission to NYS for Unclaimed Property

3.4 Submits Unclaimed Property filing to NY State and various other states when required.

Responsibility IV

Assists with various other functions throughout the year.

4.1 Prepares Schedules for Prepaid Rent and Prepaid Other.

4.2 Analyzes all Payroll Payables and various other account analyses.

4.3 Provides assistance as necessary with any special requests of the department.

4.4 Prepares Verizon & Lightower Allocations.

Responsibility V

Responsible for monthly reconciliations

5.1 Updates, reconciles and coordinates monthly expenses for Chazen Building (21 Fox Street) with a Chazen rep.

5.2 Reconciles A/R for HQ Lab with payments received.

5.3 Performs monthly reconciliations of the HQ Dental account, HQ Flex Spending account, and the HQ Worker’s Comp account.

Responsibility VI

Guest Relations – Demonstrated regard for the dignity and respect of all patients, family members, visitors, and hospital personnel as defined in the philosophy of Nuvance Health.

6.1 Displays a caring and courteous attitude and represents the hospital in a positive manner to all persons noted above.

6.2 Promotes and contributes positively to intra-departmental and inter-departmental relationships with no more than two complaints in a six-month period.

6.3 Maintains the confidentiality of employees and departmental information with no infractions.

6.4 Adheres to departmental and hospital dress codes as observed by supervisor, and wears a Nuvance Health picture identification badge 100% of the time.

6.5 Demonstrates willingness to assist co-workers and/or to accept additional assignments as requested to support department’s efficiency as observed by the supervisor.

6.6 Responds to all supervisors’ requests for information and assists in a timely and courteous manner.

6.7 Demonstrates a high level of mental and emotional tolerance and even temperament when dealing with people; uses tact, sensitivity and sound judgment at all times.


Education: Requires a BS degree in Accounting.

Experience: Requires a minimum of three years of experience in Accounting and related jobs in the organization.

License: N/A


Physical: Occasionally requires light physical effort as in periods of standing at files or worktables, repeated changes of position within the work routine or prolonged setting. Periodic eye or ear strain included in this level (less than 50% of the time).

Mental: Some irregularity in scheduled hours because of work requirements, occasional stress due to periodic or cyclical workload pressures.


Physical surroundings are pleasant and comfortable with no exposure to injury or other related hazards.

Requisition #: 27376

Primary Shift: Day

Hours Per Week: 40.00

External Company Name: Health Quest Systems, Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 1351 Route 55