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Benefits Accountant

Company: Meredith Corporation
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Benefits Accountant will provide the accounting and reporting of Meredith's benefit and deferred compensation plans, including 5500 and 11-K filings, as well as Section 16 SEC filings. The Benefits accountant will serve as a backup to the Compensation accountant who accounts for stockholder's equity accounts and manages Meredith's relationship with the Stock Transfer Agent and the administrator of the equity purchase and compensation programs. This position is instrumental in meeting Section 16 SEC deadlines and includes a variety of functions involving interactions with senior management and directors, as well as the legal department. This individual will also assist with accounting for Meredith's pension plans.Essential Job Functions25% - Compiling, completing, and reviewing benefit plan audits, including 5500, 11-K filings, and all related items20% - Accounting for Meredith's restructuring related items including severance plans, other benefit plans, and related reconciliations.10% - Assisting (as backup) in accounting and reporting for Meredith's stockholders' equity accounts and completing monthly reconciliations for stockholder's equity and benefit related accounts.10% - Maintaining data regarding stock ownership percentages and supporting the proxy filing.10% - Completing and reviewing SEC Form Filings including Forms 3, 4, and 5.10% - Pension accounting10% - Performing other functions and projects as assigned.5% - Completing benefit, compensation, and other related items in Meredith's quarterly and annual filings.Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements - All must be met to be considered.Education:Bachelor's degree in Accounting or FinanceExperience:Two years in a combination of accounting or financial analysis experience preferred.Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:* Self-driven, motivated, and goal oriented, with the ability to work well in a team environment.* Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills, with the ability to work and communicate effectively within all levels of the organization.* Proven creative problem-solver, with good attention to detail and ability to multi-task and work with minimal supervision in a deadline-oriented environment.* Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, with the ability to quickly collect, organize, interpret, analyze and present financial data in an accurate and concise manner.* Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize under tight timeframes.* Understanding of basic accounting principles* Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite* Oracle Financial and Hyperion systems experience preferred, but not required% Travel Required (Approximate):

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