Sr Financial Accountant
Western & Southern Life

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Overview

Summary of Responsibilities:

Perform Enterprise financial accounting, reporting, and executive level analysis. Prepares and reviews journal entries on a day-to-day basis to properly record financial transactions. Prepares regulatory, external and internal financial reporting. Prepares financial analysis, presenting results to business unit and shared service leadership. Participate as a subject matter expert on technical accounting matters and as a team leader/member on special projects. Works with minimal supervision and is responsible for making an established range of decisions, escalating to management when necessary.
Responsibilities

Position Responsibilities:

  • Prepares complex general ledger accounting entries, reconciliations and reporting for life insurance subsidiaries and non-life entities, on both a statutory and GAAP basis. Executes as an accounting subject matter expert on complex accounting topics, collaborating with business partners to educate and ensure complete and accurate accounting.
  • Executes comprehensive analysis of financial results for business unit and shared service leadership. Partners with organizational peers (i.e. IT Budget Analyst, Senior Business Operations Analyst, and Business Unit Financial Analyst) to support business unit decision making, budget analysis and strategic initiatives. Presents results to management on a monthly and ad-hoc basis.
  • Prepares regulatory, external and internal reporting for distribution to management, Board of Directors, regulators and rating agencies.
  • Acts as project lead/department representative on strategic initiatives, including new system implementation, product development and financial oversight of enterprise initiatives.
  • Reviews routine general ledger accounting entries, financial reporting, and reconciliations. Assists in providing direction to and development of associates through mentoring and feedback.
  • Researches, evaluates, and implements new accounting guidance. Maintains technical accounting expertise of other statutory and GAAP accounting principles. Formalizes results in technical accounting memos.
  • Owns the implementation and maintenance of effective processes and procedures for completing and improving work. Retains ownership of certain core systems, driving additional efficiencies and ROI.
  • Leverages operational excellence to identify, evaluate and implement changes to improve efficiency and reduce risk.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management
Qualifications

Selection Criteria:
  • Demonstrated working knowledge, understanding and experience interpreting, utilizing and applying statutory and GAAP accounting rules and regulations. Cite examples that demonstrate proficiency in this area.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret financial statements and apply a broad business perspective in summarizing results.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully acting as the lead on projects as well as a resource to other accountants.
  • Possesses and demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience communicating to and influencing opinion in large and small groups.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in problem-solving situations.
  • Must provide examples from work experience of going above and beyond the call of duty to assist team members.
  • Cite examples of self-motivation and proactive personal development.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt communication styles and successfully articulate technical information to associates as well as various levels of management.
  • Proven agility handling multiple priorities within a fast-paced financial environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with integrity and maturity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality, emphasizes the need to deliver quality products and/or services; defines standards for quality and evaluates products, processes and/or services against those standards; builds quality into each step of the process.
Work Setting:
  • This position works in an office setting and remains in a continuous stationary position for long periods of time while working at a desk, on a computer or with other standard office equipment, or while in meetings. Position requires substantial movement of wrists, hands and fingers for continuous computer work.
Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting and/or finance.
Computer Skills and Knowledge of Hardware & Software Required:
  • Proficient in general ledger accounting and spreadsheet applications.
  • Working knowledge of word processing and presentation applications.
Certifications & Licenses (i.e., Series 6 & 63, CPA, etc.):
  • Certified public accountant with CPE requirements met or candidate pursuing CPA certification preferred.
Position Demands:
  • Extended hours required during peak workloads or special projects.


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