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Financial Reporting Accountant

Company: F&G
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

Summary

FGL Holdings-the F&G family of insurance companies-is committed to helping Americans prepare for and live comfortably in their retirement. Through its subsidiaries, F&G is a leading provider of annuity and life insurance products. For nearly 60 years, we have offered annuity and life insurance products to those who are seeking safety, protection and income solutions to meet their needs.

At F&G, we believe our culture is what makes our company great. In 2018, we received a Top Workplace award, which we credit to our employees' shared cultural values: Collaborative, Authentic, Dynamic and Empowered. We believe that by embracing these values, we will continue to build and strengthen the company, while being a great place to work. We recruit talented and committed individuals to join our team, and we provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.

TheFinancial Reporting Accountant will perform various duties to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting for FGL Holdings and its subsidiaries. Areas of responsibility include preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations; assistance with monthly close calendars; preparation of financial statement and footnote disclosures; and other monthly close responsibilities required for SEC and statutory reporting. The Financial Reporting Accountant will also support the Financial Reporting team with requests from internal and external auditors, senior management and rating agencies.

Organization

The Financial Reporting Accountant will report to the Manager, Financial Reporting. He/she will work with other members of the Financial Reporting team.

Duties and Responsibilities

The range of tasks to be performed may include, but may not be limited to, the following:


  • Preparing components of the GAAP and SEC financial statements and reporting packages as assigned, including related footnotes, schedules and analysis
  • Preparing components of the statutory-basis financial statements, including related footnotes, schedules and analysis
  • Preparing reconciliations and analysis of general ledger accounts and other financial data
  • Executing internal controls designed to mitigate identified risks within the financial reporting process
  • Preparing journal entries, evaluation and supporting analysis
  • Performing designated tasks within the monthly close management process
  • Assisting with requests of both internal and external auditors
  • Identifying opportunities for process improvement and/or internal control enhancements
  • Assisting with ad hoc requests, special projects and other duties related to financial reporting and analysis, as assigned
  • Assisting with the coordination of close activities

    Experience and Education Requirements

    The experiences and/or education requirements required (or preferred) for this position include:

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
    • Minimum 2 years of experience in financial reporting, accounting or auditing
    • Life insurance or financial services experience preferred
    • Big 4 public accounting experience preferred
    • CPA license preferred

      Skills and Abilities

      A successful candidate will possess the following skills and abilities:

      • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills necessary to establish and maintain effective collaboration
      • Engaged by a dynamic work environment where innovation and creativity is encouraged
      • Highly motivated and demonstrated ability to take initiative
      • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with professionals at all levels
      • Self-directed individual who encourages empowerment of their team members, enabling each individual to make an impact
      • Experience with understanding key data
      • Ability to successfully work on multiple tasks/projects to meet critical deadlines
      • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
      • Strong organizational and time management skills
      • Authentic leader who is transparent with others regarding decisions made and delivers on commitments
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Excel, Word)
      • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
      • Ability to create complete and accurate documentation of work performed
      • Strong problem solving skills

        Other

        This position will require a limited amount of travel (i.e., 10%) within the U.S.

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Keywords: F&G, Des Moines , Financial Reporting Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Des Moines, Iowa

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