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Senior Accountant




Job Number: 118760
Offered Through: Brilliant Financial Search
Job Location: Chicago, IL
Job Type: Permanent
Degree: Bachelors Degree
Job Post Date: 10/18/2018
Job Description:
An industry leading insurance organization is seeking a strong Senior Accountant to join its progressive corporate accounting team.  The Senior Accountant will report to the Accounting Manager and will be responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of statutory financial accounting data in a variety of areas.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Perform month-end closing activities, including preparation of various journal entries, variance analysis, audit schedules and distribution of cost center reports and financial statements.
Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations on a monthly basis.  Reconcile complex balance sheet accounts and investigate/resolve variances.
Prepare and review a variety of financial statements such as expense analysis, trial balances, balance sheets, income statements and other related reports.
Prepare and distribute customized financial reports by established monthly deadlines while ensuring for the quality, timeliness and integrity of data.
Provides guidance on accounting matters such as implications of new accounting pronouncements or classification of transactions.
Evaluate monthly financial results with Accounting Manager noting business results and trends.
Provide support for the monthly forecasts and annual budgets.
Assist with monthly board reports.
Act as a resource during the annual audit.
Participate in documentation and testing of key internal controls.
Perform special projects, as required, to assist the department and the Company in achieving its goals and objectives.
 
Qualifications:
 
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required.
3 years of related accounting experience with demonstrated progression.
Insurance industry and statutory accounting experience required.
CPA or CPA tracking preferred.
Experience with Microsoft suite of products with intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel.
Experience with ERP and reporting systems preferred.
Excellent communication skills.

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