Accounting Consultant

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Job Description

Corporate Reporting (CR)- communicates the financial results of the Allstate Corporation and its subsidiaries to external users (shareholders, analysts, governmental agencies, etc.). Specifically, CR does the following:

  • Prepares and files the quarterly and annual SEC Forms 10-Q and 10-K, as required for all publicly traded companies as well as file the quarterly statutory financial statements required by state insurance departments and the NAIC.
  • Enforces and ensures compliance over financial reporting through the implementation of new accounting standards and reporting guidelines issued by the FASB, SEC and NAIC.
  • Manages external financial reporting to support and enable Allstate’s ability to achieve business objectives including access to capital markets and life insurance product offerings.

Corporate Accounting (CA) – is responsible for consolidation of all field data and statistical transactions, monthly closing processes, and reporting of consolidated GAAP & Statutory financial results. CA is comprised of the following teams: Enterprise Processes, Consolidations, Expense Accounting & Allocations, Commission Accounting, Property Liability Premium/Claims Accounting, Roadside Services, Direct State Reporting, Allstate Financial Close, Close Support, A&H Accounting, Broker/Dealer, and Allstate Financial Projects.

Job Summary:

The Corporate Accounting and Reporting Associate within the Life Consolidations unit is responsible for executing the day to day activities of the team. The Consultant II is expected to manage their assignments based on prioritization and direction and raise issues as appropriate. When compared to an Analyst III, the Consultant II has a wider scope of responsibilities, is responsible for more complex tasks, and is expected to work more independently.

The Corporate Accounting and Reporting Associate is responsible for:

  • Monthly close and related processing and development and preparation of analysis for the consolidated Life financials (e.g. account analysis, preparation of journal entries)
  • Preparing and analyzing account reconciliations for the Life elimination companies, including those related to more complex accounting processes
  • Completing SOX controls
  • Preparing quarterly/annual statutory and/or GAAP financial statements and schedules/exhibits
  • Preparing analytical schedules, analyzing variances, and providing analytical support based on individual review and internal customer requests
  • Participating in and initiating process improvement projects
  • Implementing, reporting, and communicating the impact of business and accounting related initiatives on assigned processes and financial statements
  • Working collaboratively within the team and across the department

Job Qualifications

The skills required are:

  • Intermediate – Knowledge of GAAP – Life insurance and reinsurance knowledge a plus.
  • Intermediate – Ability to multi-task and work with multiple customers and suppliers while consistently meeting required reporting deadlines.
  • Intermediate – Knowledge of financial statement reporting and related analysis.
  • Intermediate – Ability to assemble and communicate findings to areas requesting analytical information.
  • Intermediate – Organizational and referencing skills related to workpapers, financial statements and schedules prepared.

Experience Required:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting
  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred
  • 2 + years of related accounting experience
  • SAP accounting system a plus
  • Intermediate PC skills in Microsoft Office

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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