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JPA Health is hiring!

About JPA Health 

JPA Health Company is a fully integrated marketing, communications, advocacy, medical communications and learning experiences agency serving clients from emerging biotech and wellness sectors to established pharmaceutical companies and federal clients. We work exclusively within the health space. We share our clients’ commitment to making people healthier. In fact, some might say we are obsessed with improving and protecting lives. 

JPA is diverse in many ways, but we have these things in common: We like our jobs, clients, and each other. We build each other up. We work collaboratively. We push ourselves to think bigger, be better and do more.  Check out our sizzle reel here! 

The Role  

JPA Health is seeking a Staff Accountant for our growing Agency.  The Staff Accountant is an essential member of the Finance and Accounting team, reporting to the Finance Director and providing support to the wider Operations team.  

This position is a hybrid role reporting to our Washington, D.C. office approximately 2 days per week.  

Responsibilities:

  • Manage accounts payable function, including new vendor setup, processing and coding vendor invoices, reconciling purchase orders, preparing weekly payments, and managing vendor relationships. 
  • Manage accounts receivable function, including preparation and delivery of client invoices, recording incoming payments, and managing collections. 
  • Reconcile daily bank activity, including coding of payments and regular monitoring of cash balance.  
  • Prepare GAAP-basis balance sheet account reconciliations as part of month end close process.  
  • Process employee payroll, including calculating wages, deductions, and taxes while ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local payroll regulations 
  • Assist in employee onboarding, including providing time and expense entry training to new employees and freelancers. 
  • Monitor the finance shared inbox and respond to requests timely. 
  • Work alongside account teams to set up new jobs within ERP system. 
  • Manage and make regular updates to contract tracker, and initiate action items as needed.  
  • Assist with documentation and support gathering for annual financial audit.  
  • Assist with ad hoc projects and agency-level financial analysis. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 2 – 5 years of related accounting experience. 
  • Proficient in GAAP-basis account reconciliations and general ledger management. 
  • Experience in managing receivables, payables, and payroll functions.  
  • Experience working with ERP systems (NetSuite and/or Deltek a plus). 
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel (i.e. lookups, pivot tables, and formula logic). 
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, with excellent organizational and analytical skills. 
  • Strong sense of customer service with a proactive approach to managing multiple priorities and identifying opportunities for process improvements. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment. 
  • Agency or professional services experience preferred.  

More About JPA Health

JPA Health offers you the opportunity to work with purpose as you achieve extraordinary results for our clients. You will elevate your career in an environment that thrives at the intersection of wellness, connection, and compassion. Our mission to help people live healthier lives begins with you. 

Our approach prioritizes compassion to ensure you and your family flourish. We promote flexibility with adaptable work arrangements for a balanced personal and professional life. Our Collaboration Days are designed to strengthen relationships and enhance well-being. Respect, inclusion, camaraderie, and connection – this is the heart of our agency’s ethos. We elevate each other. We work collaboratively. And we push ourselves to think bigger. 

At JPA Health, we are committed to fostering a culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). We believe that our strength lies in the diversity of our team, and we strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and heard. We are dedicated to promoting equity in all aspects of our work, ensuring that all employees have equal access to opportunities and resources. We are inclusive, welcoming individuals of all races, genders, sexual orientations, religions, national origins, disabilities, and ages. Our commitment to DEI extends beyond our organization, influencing the work we do and the partnerships we build. We believe that by embracing DEI, we can drive innovation, enhance our services, and contribute to a healthier society. 

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position with JPA Health, please contact us for assistance at Recruiting@jpa.com.