Financial Reporting Accountant

Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company is seeking a detailed and self-driven individual to join the accounting operations and systems team within the Accounting and Financial Reporting department. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President Financial Reporting and Analysis, this individual will work in a highly collaborative team to complete a variety of detailed and traditional accounting and financial reporting activities, plus reconciling the interfaces between the policy administration systems, data warehouse and general ledger. You will also assist senior staff with tasks related to tax reporting, testing accounting transactions for new products and systems enhancements, executing internal control processes for MAR compliance and documentation, and assisting with various audits of company records. Experience with application testing and using technology to improve accounting processes and reports, and aptitude and desire to apply and streamline technology solutions to accounting processes are necessary. Tasks are performed on behalf of multiple legal entities within the Guggenheim Insurance family of companies which will inevitably involve interacting with peers in Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company and Guggenheim Insurance as well as affiliated entities and Guggenheim Partners Accounting.

This positon is located on the north side of Indianapolis IN.

Specific Responsibilities Include

  • Reconciles interfaces between the policy administration systems, data warehouse and general ledger, including but not limited to new business, in-force policy activity, agent commissions, and other financial transactions.
  • Assists in accurate and timely product tax reporting (state and federal).
  • Assists in testing of accounting transactions resulting from new product development or system updates.
  • Performs data entries including GAAP journals, general recurring journals and miscellaneous entries, as necessary, to meet the monthly closing schedule requirements.
  • Prepares general ledger account reconciliations and bank reconciliations.
  • Executes internal control processes for accurate and timely MAR compliance and documentation.
  • Assists with various audits of company records, working with external auditors and internal auditors.

Skills & Experience Required

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent training and experience in Accounting, Finance or related discipline
  • 1 - 3 years accounting and reporting experience, preferably in the financial services and/or insurance industry
  • Exposure to general ledger applications helpful (EAS preferred)
  • Experience with application testing and using technology to improve accounting processes and reports is necessary.
  • Excellent oral, written, listening, and presentation skills and ability to clearly articulate complex information to others
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and issues of all types
  • Ability to work effectively with all departments and affiliates to ensure integration of strategic goals and principles
  • "Technically minded" with aptitude and desire to apply and streamline technology solutions to accounting processes
  • Advanced working knowledge of basic office and PC applications, including MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and superior communication skills.

In addition, the ideal candidate will be or have

  • Ownership and accountability
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Able to multi-task and continue to execute under pressure
  • Internally driven and self-motivated
  • Initiative and self-driven to increase knowledge and exposure to Accounting/Finance practices and procedures

About Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company, a subsidiary of Guggenheim Partners, provides financial services to institutional and retail customers through fixed annuity products distributed through networks of independent marketing organizations (IMOs) and agents nationwide. For more information about Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company, please visit: www.guggenheimlife.com.

To succeed in the Guggenheim culture, candidates must be self-starters and strive for results. We are looking for people, who operate as business owners, adhere to the highest standards and think creatively to realize opportunities, wherever they may be.

Guggenheim Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diversified and inclusive workforce.


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