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Position Details: Senior Accountant

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Openings: 1



·         Responsible for the accounting of complex transactions typically associated with advanced accounting such as verifying the accuracy of journal vouchers and accounting classifications assigned to various records; processing and summarizing financial transactions; preparing income and balance sheet statement; assisting in the preparation of financial reports (e.g., for shareholders, policy owners, regulatory authorities and management) and state and federal tax returns.

·         Works with both internal and external sources to ensure proper reporting of financial data.

·         Completes and provides a complete analysis of accounting topics relevant to the area.

·         Identifies, researches and recommends solutions to areas of concern in relation to accounting information.

·         Seeks out potential areas of improvement (for example, workflow, automated processes), by documenting business processes, identifying controls and deficiencies, testing identified controls, and mapping internal financial statements to business processes.

·         Develops nonstandard reports and statements.  Prepares information for use by a higher authority; communicates methodology and areas of concern.

·         Participates on project teams or leads project teams.

·         Responsible for adherence to the company's framework of internal controls.

·         Reviews and analyzes budget to actual variances and related operation reporting for Division managers.

·         Assists with the preparation of the divisional budget.

·         May be responsible for the quarterly and annual preparation and review of statutory financial reporting.

·         May have supervisory responsibilities, or review work or train other accountants.



·         Bachelors degree in Accounting or equivalent education/experience. 

·         Minimum of 5 years of experience, with degree.


Behavioral & Leadership Competencies

·         Solid knowledge of accounting area preferred (for example, investments, insurance products, premium, tax).

·         Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing, ability to handle multiple projects, willingness to take on new projects, customer service approach. 

·         Work effectively individually and within a team, organizational and prioritization skills, effective judgment.



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