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Accenture Bonds & Equity Investment Accountant in Cleveland, Ohio

Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent and innovation led company with 738,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.

Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability. We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Accenture Song.

These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients succeed and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities.

The Bonds & Equity Investment Accountant is part of the Investment Accounting group which is responsible for the accounting and reporting for a global insurance company's Invested Assets comprised of fixed maturity securities, and includes private equity, hedge funds, commercial residential loans, and bonds and equity securities.

The team's specific responsibilities include reconciliation of transactional data from various sub ledgers (Aladdin, Clearwater, Investran and LMS) to the general ledger and ultimately the client's financial statements, as well as all related external reporting for investments (10-Q/K, Financial Supplement, STAT Audited Financials and Investment NAIC reporting). The team is also responsible for the implementation of new accounting systems as it relates to Invested Assets, implementation of new GAAP and STAT accounting standards as it relates to investments, establishing the accounting for new transactions and/or new investment types and management of the risks, controls and client audit as it relates to investments and supporting Investment FP&A.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute and manage accounting processes related to the monthly and quarterly accounting close to ensure accuracy of the company's Invested Assets data

  • Prepare and review the company's statement of cash flows for investments

  • Execute and manage the preparation of certain Investment disclosures for the company's 10-Q/K and Financial Supplement. These include all Investment, Lending, Fair Value, VIE Footnotes and Investment MD&A

  • Lead in new initiatives for process improvements and systems implementation, in coordination with other areas of the organization

  • Prepare annual investment related NAIC STAT reporting exhibits, schedules and disclosures

  • Point of contact and support for the various business unit and corporate controllers

  • Coordinate with various areas in the organization to develop an understanding of new investment transactions and to provide guidance/support that ensures the accounting results from these investments are accurately recorded in the company's ledgers across multiple bases (GAAP and Insurance Statutory)

  • Support management with ad-hoc analytical requests

  • Cross-train with other team members within Investment Accounting and provide support as deemed necessary

  • Liaise with Operations, Treasury and other teams within the client

  • Ensure compliance with relevant policies and procedures

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Investment Accounting and one or a combination of the following: Insurance, Financial Services and/or Finance & Accounting

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in a quantitative field (e.g., Finance, Accounting, Math, Statistics); Advanced Degree: CPA or CFA is preferred

  • Solid practical knowledge of bonds and equity securities. In addition, knowledge of other investment products is preferred

  • Experience in accounting and reporting for Investments

  • Strong controllership mindset or financial reporting role at a public company; insurance sector experience a plus, audit background is preferred

  • Strong knowledge and experience of financial instruments, including fixed income and equity securities, loans, alternative investments, and more

  • Strong knowledge and experience of GAAP accounting pronouncements, US GAAP and US insurance statutory disclosure and reporting requirements for Invested Assets

  • Computer proficiency with a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Professional Skills:

  • Innovative, improvement mindset

  • Comfort with uncertainty and fluidity, and can work in an angle manner

  • Clear/critical thinking and excellent written/verbal communication skills

  • Organizational skills and ability to multitask with a variety of systems and processes to meet competing deadlines

  • Highly motivated, attention to details. Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Self-starter with the ability to work effectively and clear communication in a cross-functional team with varied backgrounds

  • Ability to manage a broad range of stakeholders

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Information on benefits is here. (https://www.accenture.com/us-en/careers/local/total-rewards)

Role Location Annual Salary Range

California $63,200 to $154,800

Colorado $63,200 to $133,700

New York $58,500 to $154,800

Washington $67,300 to $142,400

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