Aetna Junior Accountant in Chicago, Illinois

Req ID: 41968BR


bswift is currently seeking an experienced Junior Accountant to join our team. We are looking for career-minded, talented individuals, seeking to grow their skills and grow with the organization.

Located in downtown Chicago, bswift offers software and services that streamline benefits, HR and payroll administration for employers and public and private exchanges nationwide. bswift offers various billing and insurance carrier reconciliation services to customers in conjunction with the delivery of benefits administration services and technology. The primary focus of this role will be on healthcare exchanges, although there are also COBRA and Retiree administration customers as well.

The Junior Accountant is responsible for client billing analysis and reconciliations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare monthly insurance carrier bills and payments along with the underlying reconciliation

  • Process ACH and Wire Transfers for payments to carriers

  • Analyze and report daily client, cash activity and reconcile various client, bank accounts to cash applications

  • Act as an internal control check point by performing routine reconciliations and checks to confirm data credibility. Analyze data for consistency, accuracy, and reasonableness

  • Lead carrier payment implementations with the client services team

  • Manage internal and external inquiries regarding carrier payments and reconciliations

  • Partner regularly with the Client Service teams and Call Center to ensure vetting, integration and sharing of processes, and that information is shared in a timely manner with a focus on the overall client relationship with bswift

  • Continuously work with the team to improve the processes, workflow, and controls and maintain/manage process documentation


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

Experience desired:

  • Two to three years of experience in accounting specifically for revenue, billing and cash position

  • Experience with reconciling activities; as well as, process improvement

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills (V-Lookup, Pivot Tables, etc.)

  • Solid understanding of accounting principles

  • Strong understanding of internal controls processes, familiarity with SOX compliance concepts

  • Strong communication skills, ability to be client-facing

  • Values collaborative team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members

  • Self-starter with positive personality who can contribute to bswift culture demonstrates initiative and an eagerness to learn

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting


Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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Job Function: Customer Service