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Associate Accountant

Full Time - 40 Hours
Day Shift 
M-F 8:30a-5p

Rated as one of the Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S., the heart of LMC is our 557-bed modern state-of-the-art facility. Winning the prestigious, "Summit Award" from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction, "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation, all contributing to our reputation for giving our patients the highest quality care.  Lexington Medical Center was voted one of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work” for 2019!

We are located in heart of the Midlands, right outside of Columbia, SC, and one of the most successful integrated healthcare systems in the Southeast. As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.

Job Summary

Responsible for monitoring and maintaining general ledger accounts and records for short term assets and liabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

•Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
•Minimum Years of Experience: 4 Years of experience in accounting
•Substitutable Education & Experience: Associate degree in accounting or related field and 1 years of experience in accounting
•Required Certifications/Licensure: None
•Required Training: Experience and knowledge of computerized accounting systems.

Essential Functions

  • Review requests for travel advances and reimbursement to ensure compliance with hospital policy and procedures.
  • Prepare/update cash summary daily.  Balance cash to posting per Patient Care System.  Reconcile clearing accounts monthly.
  • Calculate, prepare check requests, and make regular deposits or wire transfers for payroll, insurance and investment accounts.
  • Reconcile cash for operating, payroll, insurance and spending accounts.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries as assigned for General Ledger input.
  • Prepare sales tax report monthly.  Coordinate audit as requested.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review employee purchase account to ensure collection from employees.
  • Assist external auditors in appropriate areas of their work.
  • Maintain records for miscellaneous cash receipts.
  • Process and maintain cash transactions for LMC Foundation.
  • Load Accounts Payable and BAR outboxes into PeopleSoft General Ledger.
  • Prepare unclaimed property annual report.
  • Maintain and send out W-9’s for all locations.
  • As developments occur or significant concerns arise, advise and update supervisor and other personnel as appropriate.
  • Maintain an optimistic and professional image and exhibit excellent customer relations to patients, visitors,  physicians, and co-workers.  Show courtesy, compassion, and respect.  Conform to service excellence policy and "House Rules."Perform other duties as may be assigned by authorized personnel, or as required in an emergency (i.e., fire or disaster).
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina