McKesson Senior Accountant in The Woodlands, Texas

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. At McKesson Specialty Health, our products and services span the full continuum of specialty patient care. From the initial phases of a product life cycle and the distribution of specialty drugs, to fully integrated healthcare technology systems, practice management support, and ultimately to patient care in the communities where they live, we empower the community patient care delivery system by helping community practices advance the science, technology and quality of care.

We have a vision —that the long-term vibrancy of community care will be achieved through the leadership of physicians committed to clinical excellence and innovation, enabled by close collaboration with our organization and our deep clinical, operational and technological expertise. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson Specialty Health you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. You’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Current Need

This position will strategically help to lead the Vantage Oncology accounting and month-end close functions for a number of Joint Ventures. The primary focus of this role is working with the Accounting and Finance teams to identify process improvement opportunities and drive them to completion while leading all month-end close activities. To be successful the candidate needs to be able to influence and persuade stakeholders throughout the organization and must embrace change throughout all levels of the organization.

Another main aspect of the role is to assist the management team with talent development to help build a strong accounting team who is positioned well to help foster and promote an environment that is conducive to accurate and reliable financial reporting. The candidate must be a talent champion, true believer in team development and empowerment, and be able to create a team atmosphere of continuous improvement to exceed the expected results.

The essential skill requirements of this role are (1) being able to motivate and empower staff, (2) embracing constant change and working in an environment where change is encouraged and an impact can be made, (3) strong analytical and accounting skillsets, and (4) being able to be proactive and lead a task or project to completion with guidance, when needed.

Position Description

This position will be responsible for:

  • Preparing, submitting and reviewing journal entries

  • Supervising staff accountant(s) and reviewing their work product

  • Maintaining and reconciling general ledger accounts (including complex accounting elements such as: Joint Ventures, lease accounting, revenue recognition, reserve assessments, and soft accruals).

  • Providing a record of assets, liabilities and other financial transactions and ensuring that the records are in accordance with internal controls over financial reporting under SOX.

  • Working closely with Finance and accounting leadership to close the books monthly.

  • Preparing and reviewing P&L expense analyses to compare current month activity with prior periods.

  • Preparing rent analyses to ensure proper recording of monthly rents and adjustments.

  • Preparing and/or interpreting reports and records for the management team

  • Ensuring that transactions are recorded properly in the financial statements and booking adjustments, when needed

  • Analyzing P&Ls and Balance Sheets for various business units and ensuring that the activity is appropriate and as expected

  • Researching and troubleshooting various transactions that arise

  • Responding to Finance team inquiries and requests

  • Supporting accurate intercompany recording and reporting, including proper eliminations

  • Assisting the management team through monthly close, analytics, and control activities

  • Participating in monthly, quarterly and annual reporting for the Joint Ventures

  • Participating in approval and review of monthly reconciliations

  • Leading and/or participating in ad hoc projects and analyses

  • Working closely with all McKesson Specialty Health accounting functions

  • Supporting multiple internal and external customers

  • Identifying opportunities for McKesson best practices and manage implementations of solutions for process improvements

  • Team management and talent development

  • Working, as needed, to meet the various competing priorities and deadlines within the established timeframes

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Under supervision of accounting leadership, effectuates the month end close processes in complex accounting areas and reviews work of others to include but not limited to: preparation of journal entries, account variance analysis, balance sheet reconciliation review and internal control compliance.

  2. Prepares and submits for review balance sheet reconciliations as assigned

  3. Ad hoc analysis as requested

This description is general in nature and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned as needed to meet company goals.

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum five years’ experience in public accounting or general industry accounting.

Critical Skills

  • Advanced Excel skills (daily use of vlookups, pivot tables, heavy data manipulation, sumifs, if statements) required

  • Experience with monthly close, analytics, and control activities

  • Experience with monthly, quarterly and annual reporting for a client group

  • Experience with monthly reconciliations and ad hoc analysis

  • Talent development experience required

  • Experience supervising staff helpful

  • Health care experience preferred.

  • CPA or parts passed preferred.

Additional Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience with PeopleSoft, Blackline, nVision reporting, Image Now, and Essbase beneficial

  • Typing and 10-key proficiency desired

  • SAP experience helpful

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills to effectively interact with a wide variety of people

  • Demonstration of understanding of complex accounting elements

  • Flexibility to meet departmental deadlines


4-year degree in accounting or related field or equivalent experience

Physical Requirements

General Office Demands

Benefits & Company Statement

McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

Agency Statement

No agencies please.

Job: Finance and Accounting

Organization: McKesson Specialty Health

Title: Senior Accountant

Location: Texas-The Woodlands

Requisition ID: 18001449