This role supports the organization and execution of monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial close processes and plays a lead role in researching, recommending, implementing accounting policies and procedures.Position Description:Prepare moderately complex reports and analytics to summarize current and projected company financial information.? These may include balance sheets, income statements, and other financial reports on a monthly, quarterly, and/or annual basisAssist in the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial close related to separate account and broker dealer reporting requirementsAssist in the research and development of technical and operational accounting policy memoranda, as well as? the identification and implementation of new accounting standards and/or evolving industry developments impacting the organization Research and assist in the preparation of external financial reporting data related to Statutory and/or U.S. GAAP requirementsReview and verify financial data for accuracy, and recommend and implement process improvementsDeliver succinct analysis of financial data tailored to the needs of different customers Develop and post journal entries and accruals.Assist in establishing, modifying, documenting, and implementing accounting processes and control procedures.Assist in request processes in conjunction with internal and external audits, as well as other examinations.Manage multiple, often competing priorities and other duties as assignedKnowledge & Experience: ? ? Bachelor?s degree in accounting or finance required ? ? 5 or more years accounting/finance experience required; technical accounting policy experience, including within the insurance industry, is highly preferred ? ? Public accounting experience, particularly Big 4, is a plus ? ? CPA status (active or in pursuit) is preferred ? ? Demonstrated strong analytical skills ? ? Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel, with advanced Excel skills preferred ? ? Ability to analyze and interpret accounting principles and new accounting standards, and determine impact on the organization ? ? Good communication skills, with the ability to write memos, procedures, and other organizational correspondence ? ? Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, demonstrating accuracy and thoroughness ? ? Willingness to seek increased responsibilities by offering to help peers and management ? ? Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
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