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Accounting Specialist

  • Location: Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, 50392
  • Salary: 23.15
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 7 days ago

Long term contract Opportunity!

Position:  Senior Accounting Analyst
Location: Des Moines, IA 50392
Term: 12 Months Contract

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Provides a unique opportunity for someone to find innovative solutions to drive the success of this high priority initiative
  • Work with actuarial and IT subject matter experts to obtain a thorough understanding of their new processes; identify areas in the process that pose financial statement risk; and consult with them on what controls should be implemented to appropriately mitigate the risks identified
  • Identify, design, document, and test new LDTI processes and controls, both interim (for recast) and end state
  • Provide coordination and support to multiple business units to ensure consistency of controls between business units where appropriate
  • Help identify risks and controls through the financial reporting processes to move data from the updated actuarial systems into financial reporting tools
  • Participate in dry run preparation for model runs and ensure the process is properly controlled
  • Document process flows and risk and control matrices after the dry run process across various stages of control environments
  • Keep specific and detailed documentation of the evolution of control environments from manual to automated, to ease the burden of auditing multiple control environments
  • Assist in identifying controls over key disclosures
  • Assist in developing training materials for key stakeholders where process changes have been made and controls have been impacted
  • Work with the Governance Team to ensure controls are properly embedded into governance where possible
  • Organize all relevant audit work into concise packages which can be shared with auditors

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):

  • 8 to 10 years of relevant experience required
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or equivalent experience
  • Internal controls experience required
  • Strong knowledge of the rules of Sarbanes Oxley and Model Audit Rule required
  • Strong knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley and Model Audit Rule; internal controls or process documentation experience required
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to develop effective visuals to assist in communication
  • Self-motivator and team player
  • Ability to see the vision of the overall project and align your work to achieve project goals

Desired Skills:

  • CPA or other applicable certifications preferred
  • IT general controls experience and/or IT experience highly preferred
  • Knowledge of operational risks preferred
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to clearly and concisely articulate key findings and recommendations to stakeholders

Nice to Have:

  • Knowledge of operational risks
  • Ability to develop effective visuals to assist in communication
  • IT general controls experience

If this sounds like the perfect fit,Apply Today!