Financial Reporting Staff Accountant

Security Benefit - Topeka, KS (30+ days ago)3.5


Security Benefit (SB) is seeking a Financial Reporting Staff Accountant to work in its Finance Department. SB fosters strong partnerships to provide insightful and customized retirement solutions for employers and individual investors nationwide. Through a broad advisor network and its nationally recognized money managers, SB provides mutual funds, annuities and retirement plans and programs. As an industry leader in service technology, SB affiliates also offer business processing and broker/dealer solutions tailored to the financial services marketplace. This position will work out of our office in Topeka, Kansas or Overland Park, Kansas.

General Accountabilities:
The Financial Reporting Staff Accountant performs accounting work for the financial reporting function in accordance with Statutory Accounting Principles (SAP) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This role is responsible for financial reporting and accounting, including but not limited to preparation of journal entries, financial statement preparation and analysis, account reconciliations, and other special projects within financial reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with the SAP/GAAP accounting close including the preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations in accordance with the accounting close calendar
Assist in updating and maintaining the close calendar system
Prepare and review financial statements and supporting schedules
Analyze financial statements to understand trends in the business and ensure the accuracy of reported results, communicate analysis to key stakeholders
Assist with the SAP/GAAP audit and preparation of SAP/GAAP audit reports
Provide support for internal/external auditors by gathering data, preparing schedules, and responding to inquiries
Assist with the preparation of regulatory filings
Perform responsibilities in compliance with internal control environment
Develop and maintain effective and efficient relationships with internal and external customers as well as business partners
Support an environment of continuous improvement

Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Accounting
Master’s degree in Accounting preferred
CPA or willingness to obtain CPA designation a plus
Insurance industry experience a plus
Focused on customer satisfaction and consistently works to provide a high level of satisfaction
High level of interpersonal skills and integrity
Self-starter with a collaborative approach who values and encourages teamwork
Strong analytical skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Willingness to develop industry related knowledge
Ability to work independently, make decisions and effectively communicate with all levels of management
Flexible team player
Intermediate to advanced experience with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook or similar programs
Strong time management skills with the ability to meet critical deadlines
Consider joining our progressive team in our nationally recognized company. Apply online at https://www.securitybenefit.com/careers. EOE