Accounting Specialist (Purchasing)

Community Health Group is a locally based non-profit health plan that ensures access to high quality, culturally sensitive health care for underserved communities throughout San Diego County. We treat our 300-member, multi-lingual staff like family, encouraging an atmosphere of collaborative teamwork, continuous learning, personal growth, and promotion from within. Recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in San Diego, CHG offers its employees such benefits as tuition reimbursement, a meditation room and yoga classes, a monthly Breakfast With The CEO, and memorable events throughout the year. 

We know that by serving our employees well, they, in turn, will better serve our nearly 300,000+ membership. We have been recognized consistently for the excellence and sensitivity of our customer service by members, physicians, vendors, and a full range of health care providers. We are accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and proud of our continuing company-wide Quality Initiatives.

We are currently recruiting for: Accounting Specialist



Perform various and diverse purchasing and accounting functions to support the Finance department.   Will require a self-starter who can prioritize, multi-task and work well with vendors and CHG staff.



Works closely with all departments necessary to ensure that the processes, programs and services are accomplished in a timely and efficient manner in accordance with CHG policies and procedures and in compliance with applicable state and federal regulations including CMS and/or Medicare Part D, DHCS and DMHC.



Performs purchasing functions:

  • Completes sales purchases, including equipment, machines, goods, and services for CHG

  • Maintain an inventory of office supplies

  • Verifies specifications and price of purchase requests from various departments by  corresponding with suppliers for quotations; obtaining recommendations from suppliers for substitute items

  • Obtains approval from requisitioning department, prepares purchase orders and forwarding them to suppliers.

  • Performing buying duties and monitors orders to ensure supplies are received.

  • Obtains multiple bids as required,

  • Verifies bills from suppliers against bids and purchase orders; verifying receipt of items by verifying items received to items ordered;

  • Assigns tags to new capital assets

  • Manages the inventory of all company cell phones, IPADS, and WIFI devices.   


    Performs general accounting functions:

  • Prepares and records weekly deposits for all bank accounts

  • Prepares monthly reconciliations and recurring journal entries

  • Maintains various spreadsheets such as Repairs and Maintenance and Provider Refund Log

  • Reviews monthly cellular bill to ensure costs are accurate and allocated to the correct cost center.  

  • Maintains inventory of check stock for all bank accounts.





  • AA Degree



  • One to two years of purchasing and accounting experience

  • Proficient with Excel and Word

  • Experience with purchase order software

Good oral and written communication skills