Lead Core Accountant
Significant accounting close and consolidations accounting and reporting within Controllers Finance Subsidiary Consolidations and Accounting Close team. Variety of financial accounting and related activities along with involvement with and exposure to a variety of related functions throughout the Controller s organization. This role will both utilize candidate s existing accounting skills and further develop their related accounting, reporting and accounting close knowledge as well.
Every day is a new challenge, and you' re continually looking for ways to improve our team s operations and financial accounting and reporting, allowing us to get better at what we do, in the most efficient way possible. You are a team player that likes to collaborate with others and pitch in when it' s all hands on deck. You move fast while keeping your attention to detail, and you tap into your problem-solving skills to support business objectives.
Prepare monthly elimination, adjusting and recurring journal entries
Perform complex balance sheet account reconciliations, including Investment in Subsidiaries.
Perform as part of the accounting close for Controller s Division
Monthly and quarterly close & consolidations process
Responsible for more complex accounting areas including, but not limited to Equity Accounting and Intercompany cash settlement.
Perform monthly and quarterly consolidation Controls
Partner with outside auditors and Internal accounting team(s) to prepare and participate in audited financial statements process.
Provide data and support to corporate departments
Review, Analyze and Interpret consolidated data to ensure proper accounting, reporting and controls
Ability to work collaboratively across departmental functions including strong communications with applicable business partners
Ensures compliance with company policies, internal controls, and GAAP.
Monitors and analyzes department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
advise on financial reports required by governmental regulations
Other duties and special projects as assigned
Strong analytical ability
Advanced level Microsoft Office skills required, especially MS Excel
SAP/BW experience a plus.
Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives.
Ability to interpret and assess impact of information found in a variety of source documents and good problem solving abilities.
Ability to work well and communicate with various levels within the organization and to work closely as required with other functional areas such as tax, treasury, and operating companies accounting leaders.
Thorough understanding of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), preferred.
Strong problem solving, analytical and accounting skills.
Strong organizational skills and High attention to detail and accuracy required.
Four-year college degree majoring in accounting, preferred.
5 plus years of accounting consolidation and reconciliations experience, preferably within the Life insurance or other financial services industry.
Overtime required during peak periods.