Investment Accountant

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Posted: 03/20/19 Category: Professional Job Number: 7318

Position: Investment Accountant
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Job Description
The Investment Accountant will provide timely and accurate investment data and Investment accounting for the General Account Invested Assets on a Statutory, GAAP, Management, and Tax basis. Responsible for performing investment research, analysis and proper accounting treatment of investment positions to support strategic investment operations and initiatives.

Responsibilities
  • Provide proper investment accounting treatment of General Account Invested Assets under applicable Statutory, GAAP, Management and Tax basis
  • Support an effective Investment Accounting function for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility by identifying risks
  • Advise management on the identified risks and financial implications
  • Provide timely and accurate trade research, confirmation and settlement of fixed income and derivative instruments across a multi asset manager platform for General Account Investment Operations
  • Responsible for the proper setup, maintenance, pricing and accounting of invested assets in accordance with Statutory, GAAP and TAX reporting requirements to support accurate financial reporting
  • Resolve discrepancies and take actions on matters and inquires on General Account Invested Assets from portfolio management and multiple asset managers

Communications
  • Prepare and communicate concise and focused technical financial documents, presentations, and communications
  • Support the preparation of industry and governmental surveys for area(s) of responsibility (memos, fact sheets, collateral materials) which direct the reader to salient points for a wide range of technical and nontechnical audiences

Collaboration
  • Collaborate effectively with applicable key stakeholders across the enterprise to facilitate the accurate and timely completion of the tax process for assigned area(s) of responsibility
  • Maintain current and emerging accounting/financial reporting regulatory rules and requirements, assess the impact, and collaborate with management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future strategies

Internal Controls and Requirements
  • Maintain investment accounting’ s internal control system to ensure SOX compliance
  • Identifies and recommends process improvement and procedural or accounting changes to enhance departmental effectiveness
  • Maintain current and emerging accounting/financial reporting regulatory rules and requirements, assess the impact, and collaborate with management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future strategies

Education
  • Undergraduate Degree or 4+ years of comparable work experience; educational concentration in Accounting, Finance, or business is preferred

Experience
  • 3-5+ yrs. of experience in Investment Accounting that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position
  • Educational experience and/or proficiency in:
    • GAAP, SOX 404, and Compliance Requirements
    • Financial Services or Insurance Investment Accounting experience is preferred
    • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) with advanced ability to use Microsoft excel including use of Industry Tools (Bloomberg, PAM for Investments, Axiom, PeopleSoft)
  • A demonstrated track record of consistently meeting and/or exceeding performance expectations
  • Possess a bias for action and avoids workplace distractions
  • Drives performance targets to completion

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