Sr Accountant

July 29, 2022
Jacksonville, FL
Job Type




Demant is a leading international hearing healthcare company that develops, produces, and sells hearing solutions, accessories, diagnostic instruments, and personal communication. The group operates in a global market with companies in more than 30 countries, employees exceeding 14,000, and revenues of well over 2 billion USD. Demant has a strong presence in the US market and is looking for outstanding passionate talent committed to the goals and mission of the company. As one of the global market leaders in the hearing health care field, opportunities exist in many of our businesses, shared services, as well as new ventures and projects. Group companies collaborate in many areas and share resources and technologies.
Birdsong Hearing Benefits is Demant’s managed care company within the United States. Birdsong serves as a hearing benefits manager and third-party administrator in delivering hearing care benefits and services to health plans, employer groups and unions. Birdsong also provides oversight to its subsidiaries which include Advanced Hearing Providers, a workers compensation organization headquartered in Portland, OR, Your Hearing Network, a network of discount plans and providers headquartered in Somerset, NJ, AudioNet America, a third-party administrator and Great Lakes Provider Network both headquartered in Clinton Township, MI.

Birdsong Hearing Benefits seeks to hire a Senior Accountant to perform and coordinate accounting duties within our organization. The Senior Accountant’s primary responsibilities include preparing financial reports, performing account reconciliations, maintaining the general ledger, assisting with audit preparations, and performing other accounting duties as assigned.



  • Coordinating accounting functions and programs.
  • Preparing financial analyses and reports.
  • Preparing revenue projections and forecasting expenditure.
  • Assisting with preparing and monitoring budgets.
  • Maintaining and reconciling balance sheet and general ledger accounts.
  • Assisting with annual audit preparations.
  • Investigating and resolving audit findings, account discrepancies, and issues of non-compliance.
  • Preparing federal, state, local, and special tax returns.
  • Contributing to the development of new or amended accounting systems, programs, and procedures.
  • Performing other accounting duties and supporting junior staff as required or assigned.



Requirements and Must Have Criteria

  • Leadership and Operational Endurance: Success for this role must have at least 5-10 years of experience with demonstrated success as a member in finance with significant health care, provider, TPA, health plan, or medical device operational accountability.
  • Deep Healthcare/Health Plan/TPA with Preferred Hearing Aid Domain Expertise: Mission-oriented and energetic, the person must have a demonstrated track record of success in the US healthcare sector with a passion for finances. The ideal candidate should have experience in a health plan finance department and/or within supplemental benefits.
  • Interpersonal, Communication, and Relational Building Skills: Ability to relate to and effectively work with a diverse group of individuals, groups, and people collaboratively and diplomatically. Proven ability to engage internal and external constituencies. The person must possess an uncanny ability to handle and to resolve conflict in a productive and direct manner. Excellent oral and written communications are a must. The person must also exude high energy with a positive manner and a can-do attitude and excellent judgment.

Other Personal Characteristics and Experience

  • Ability to simultaneously balance and adjust to multiple changing priorities and make decisions with speed and accuracy.
  • A true team player who takes a collaborative approach with leadership and peers and other colleagues. Someone who is able and willing to regularly debate constructively, build consensus, and ultimately align around common objectives. A direct communicator who can foster the same among his/her level peers.
  • High level of proficiency and demonstrated effectiveness in problem-solving, and implementing new programs related to increased departmental and organizational operating efficiency.
  • Understanding of the US Managed Care Market including government programs and commercial.
  • Impeccable values, ethical standards, and a strong moral compass with integrity.
  • Business savvy and exceptional financial acumen.

Successful candidates for the Senior Accountant role will possess the following:

  • At least five to 10 years of financial/accounting experience
  • A solid financial team player with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
  • Experience working on the financing, due diligence, and integration relative to mergers and acquisitions is a plus.
  • Effectively interact with customers to understand their needs and explain data.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in person and via telephone with members, employer groups, brokers, physicians, and physician office staff using strong dialogue and customer service competencies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with non-technical administrators.


A Bachelor’s degree is required. Preference degree in Accounting or Finance.


Customer oriented- actions are dictated by customer needs, everyone has a direct impact on customer and patient, whether visible or not, commitment to quality drives customer satisfaction and loyalty, relentlessly compete to win and keep our customers.

Integrity- do what you say, be responsible for the business and its assets, do not be afraid to question the way things work, attack the issue not the person.

Innovation- be flexible and nimble, small changes can have a large effect, work smarter not harder

Team- we are better together, celebrate our successes, learn from our mistakes, we all help each other develop and grow through open dialogue and feedback, all our efforts are interconnected, our diversity makes us stronger.

Accountability - to oneself and others, you positively affect someone's life, you hold yourself and your team accountable, find learning moments in every experience.

The Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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