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Senior Accountant - Controllership Operations - Hybrid at Cigna

Posted in Accounting 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Bloomfield, Connecticut

Job Description:

The Healthcare Accounting team is seeking a creative thinker to document, assess, and drive process improvements for financial transaction processes and controls.Controllership Operations plays a key role in leading risk and control due diligence, financial statement accuracy and completeness while enabling dynamic reporting for business decisions. This highly visible role supports the US Commercial Chief Accounting Officer and other members of the Accounting Senior Leadership team. The position also regularly interfaces with areas outside of Commercial Healthcare including Evernorth, HealthSpring, Corporate Accounting and Internal Audit. Based on analysis of the existing process and control environment, this position will work with various business leaders to develop structure and discipline for reporting increasingly material business lines and connect with key stakeholders in a complex global structure.


  • Analyze and evaluate financial processes to identify risks of financial transaction misstatements, existence and effectiveness of control activities, and create recommendations and key actions to remediate unacceptable levels of risk

  • Actively partner with both the production and project teams to understand business and financial processes

  • Act as a control and risk analysis resource to the accounting team for new initiatives and projects

  • Develop and foster strong collaboration, value others perspectives and be inquisitive

  • Independently manage Controllership projects

  • Assess the controls impacts of new technology and business process initiatives within the US Commercial segment.

  • Ability to identify and expose business opportunities and implications when re-engineering existing processes or projects


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, information technology, or related field; MBA preferred.

  • Minimum of 8 years accounting experience.Auditing or Sarbanes-Oxley experience preferred.

  • Requires in-depth understanding of accounting principles, control procedures, and audit standards, practices and techniques.

  • Must be able to shift comfortably between micro and macro, desk level discussions, and senior leader report-outs

  • Proven ability to develop strong working relationships and establish a high level of credibility across lines of business and organizational levels

  • Highly motivated, self-starter, sense of urgency and shows initiative. Learns quickly and is open to change.

  • Strong business acumen, with proven ability to leverage knowledge base to quickly come up to speed in new business areas and new types of projects

  • Understanding of information technology, including experience with automated business process controls and IT dependent controls, is a plus.

If you will be working at home occasionally or permanently, the internet connection must be obtained through a cable broadband or fiber optic internet service provider with speeds of at least 10Mbps download/5Mbps upload.

About The Cigna Group

Doing something meaningful starts with a simple decision, a commitment to changing lives. At The Cigna Group, we're dedicated to improving the health and vitality of those we serve. Through our divisions Cigna Healthcare and Evernorth Health Services, we are committed to enhancing the lives of our clients, customers and patients. Join us in driving growth and improving lives.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: for support. Do not email for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

The Cigna Group has a tobacco-free policy and reserves the right not to hire tobacco/nicotine users in states where that is legally permissible. Candidates in such states who use tobacco/nicotine will not be considered for employment unless they enter a qualifying smoking cessation program prior to the start of their employment. These states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington State.

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