Corporate Accountant & Internal Auditor

Location US-MI-Ann Arbor
# Positions
Current Opening


Accountant & Internal Auditor

At Altarum, we integrate objective research and client-centered consulting skills to deliver comprehensive,
systems-based solutions that improve health and health care. We demonstrate leadership in identifying, understanding, and solving critical systems issues that impact the health of diverse and changing populations.

We are currently seeking an accountant to oversee the outsourced general ledger and payroll functions of the Institute.  The position, reporting to the director of accounting, includes understanding, examining, evaluating, monitoring and developing effective operations and internal controls to ensure the accurate preparation of the financial statements and payroll.  As such, this person needs thorough understanding of both accounting and payroll principles. 


  • Manages the relationship and guides the outsourced staff by coordinating activities, establishing controls, and answering questions.
  • Maintains accounting and payroll controls by following, preparing and recommending policies and procedures.
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing transactional financial information.
  • Answers accounting and payroll procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations.
  • Makes recommendations for non-compliance or other improvements by analyzing current business flows and procedures.
  • Prepares account entries by compiling and analyzing account activity.
  • Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents; maintains a reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Complies (with the assistance of the legal team) with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or other Internal Audit related fields.
  • CPA and/or CIA licensed candidate preferred.
  • 5 + years’ experience in public accounting or internal audit.
  • Familiarity with IT systems and controls.
  • Payroll experience a must.
  • Hands-on experience with Ceridian is a big plus!



Altarum Institute is a nonprofit systems research and consulting organization that has been servicing government and private sector clients since 1946. Combining the analytical rigor of a research institution with the business agility of a consulting firm, the Institute is uniquely positioned to deliver practical, systems-based health and healthcare solutions to its clients. Altarum’s nonprofit status ensures that the public interest is always preeminent in our work. Our dedication to social responsibility is evident in all that we do, serving the public good with integrity and enabling others to do the same. Altarum develops and promote best practices in the application of information technology to health and health care. Applying systems research principles and analytic objectivity, we work to increase access to health information; improve the organization and usability of health information; and develop new knowledge from health information. We work to achieve these goals by addressing all aspects of information technology —policy and planning efforts, system design and development, information exchange, and the management and evaluation of specific information technology and strategies.


Altarum's dynamic work environment emphasizes integrity, personal commitment, and teamwork. In addition to the meaningful and challenging work, Altarum offers an outstanding benefits program that includes paid time off, tuition reimbursement, 401k (5% employer contribution), a flexible work environment, and much more. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us. 

Altarum Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.


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