Staff Accountant, Reporting

Finance Carmel, Indiana Thursday, August 15, 2019


Position at CNO Financial Group, Inc.

Are you a CPA or on your way to becoming a CPA?  Do you enjoy the complexity of digging into the financials in support of a publicly traded enterprise?  Do you prefer the predictability that comes from a career in corporate finance?  Please read on.

CNO Financial Group (NYSE: CNO) provides a variety of insurance and financial products through brands such as Bankers Life, Colonial Penn, and Washington National.  Headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, we employ of 3,200 full-time associates and also have offices in Chicago and Philadelphia. 
The Staff Accountant, Reporting is responsible for assisting with the accounting entries and preparing financial statements for four legal entities (including Washington National Insurance Co.).

Financial reporting is a team-sport at CNO.  This team reviews nearly all financial reporting from across the enterprise.  They ensure for accuracy and reliability.  The work that they do is reviewed by top corporate executives as well as investors.  Success in this position could be a springboard to many areas through CNO.

Responsibilities include:

* Assists with the preparation of quarterly and annual financial reporting including GAAP and statutory financial statements and regulatory filings for 4 legal entities.
* Prepares journal entries with support that provides adequate audit evidence.
* Prepares sections of the statutory Annual Blue Books for 3 entities.
* Assists with the performance of cross check and other quality control procedures.
* Assists with the maintenance of the books and records to support the accounts of the legal entities. 
* Assists with the performance of procedures to assure that the accounting and reporting functions are in compliance with all applicable accounting rules and requirements.
* Provides documentation and analysis that supports the needs of the * Assistant Controller. Identifies potential issues for review with the Assistant Controller.
* Provides supporting documents for journal entries and reconciliations.
* Helps accumulate accounting and financial information.
* Remains current on accounting rules and financial reporting developments.
* Assists in providing commentary to explain significant fluctuations between actual results for the current and prior year. 
* Assists in preparing forms to calculate RBC.
* Assists in the calculation of key performance indicators and with the preparation of STAT to GAAP reconciliations.
* Contributes to the maintenance of a strong internal control environment meeting SOX objectives.
* Assists with special projects to improve the financial reporting process.

If you want to interview, here's what you'll need:

* Bachelors in Accounting or Finance
* CPA (or working towards CPA) preferred, proficient in Microsoft Office, familiar with accounting and reporting software.

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