Specialist, Accounting (REMOTE)

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Posted 7 days ago United States Salary undisclosed
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Job Description

**Alternate Locations:** Work from Home; Atlanta, GA (Georgia); Austin, TX (Texas); Bakersfield, CA (California); Baltimore, MD (Maryland); Baton Rouge, LA (Louisiana); Birmingham, AL (Alabama); Boise, ID (Idaho); Boston, MA (Massachusetts); Buffalo, NY (New York); Canonsburg, PA (Pennsylvania); Charlotte, NC (North Carolina); Chicago, IL (Illinois); Cincinnati, OH (Ohio); Cleveland, OH (Ohio); Columbia, SC (South Carolina); Columbus, OH (Ohio); Concord, NH (New Hampshire); Dallas, TX (Texas); Deerfield Beach, FL (Florida); Denver, CO (Colorado); Detroit, MI (Michigan); Dover, NH (New Hampshire); Durham, NC (North Carolina); Edina, MN (Minnesota); Edison, NJ (New Jersey); Ellicott City, MD (Maryland); Fayetteville, SC (South Carolina); Florence, SC (South Carolina); Fort Lauderdale, FL (Florida); Fort Wayne, IN (Indiana); Fort Worth, TX (Texas); Gainsville, FL (Florida); Glen Allen, VA (Virginia); Glendale, CA (California); Greensboro, NC (North Carolina); Greenwood Village, CO (Colorado); Hartford, CT (Connecticut); Houston, TX (Texas); Huntsville, AL (Alabama); Indianapolis, IN (Indiana); Irvine, CA (California); Jacksonville, FL (Florida); Johnson City, TN (Tennessee); Kansas City, KS (Kansas); La Jolla, CA (California); Lexington, KY (Kentucky); Los Angeles, CA (California); Louisville, KY (Kentucky); Lutherville, MD (Maryland); Madison, WI (Wisconsin); Memphis, TN (Tennessee); Miami, FL (Florida); Milwaukee, WI (Wisconsin); Minneapolis, MN (Minnesota); Nashville, TN (Tennessee); New York, NY (New York); None; Norwood, OH (Ohio); Omaha, NE (Nebraska); Orlando, FL (Florida); Palm Desert, CA (California); Paramus, NJ (New Jersey); Parsippany, NJ (New Jersey); Philadelphia, PA (Pennsylvania); Phoenix, AZ (Arizona); Pittsburgh, PA (Pennsylvania); Plano, TX (Texas); Plymouth Meeting, PA (Pennsylvania); Portland, ME (Maine); Portland, OR (Oregon); Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania); Raleigh, NC (North Carolina); Richmond, VA (Virginia); Rochester, NY (New York); Rockville, MD (Maryland); Rolling Meadows, IL (Illinois); Rye Brook, NY (New York); Sacramento, CA (California); Salt Lake City, UT (Utah); San Antonio, TX (Texas); San Diego, CA (California); San Francisco, CA (California); San Ramon, CA (California); Schaumburg, IL (Illinois); Scottsdale, AZ (Arizona); Seattle, WA (Washington); Southfield, MI (Michigan); St. Louis, MO (Missouri); Syosset, NY (New York); Tampa, FL (Florida); Toledo, OH (Ohio); Tupelo, MS (Mississippi); US All Regions; US Midwest; US Northeast; US Southeast; US Southwest; US West; Vienna, VA (Virginia); Virginia Beach, VA (Virginia); Walnut Creek, CA (California); Washington, DC (District of Columbia); Westlake Village, CA (California); White Plains, NY (New York); Windsor, CT (Connecticut); Woodmere, OH (Ohio)

**Work Arrangement:** Work from Home

**Relocation assistance:** : is not available for this opportunity.

**Pay Range:** $48,900 - $103,600

**Bonus Potential:** 5%

**Requisition #:** 68886

**General Purpose of Job**

This position will be responsible for performing monthly and quarterly close processes and preparation of related deliverables. This includes Journal Entry preparation, account reconciliations, process improvements and research as needed. This role will be expected to perform and deliver on routine assignments while simultaneously working on ad hoc projects leveraging and applying knowledge of his/her assigned area(s) of Accounting responsibility. S/he will prepare, record, analyze and report standard accounting transactions and ensures the integrity of accounting records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with accepted accounting policies and principles. This role will also be expected to execute process improvements as identified and be able to work with minimal supervision.

**Duties and Responsibilities**

Maintains knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends for assigned area(s) of responsibility, assesses the impact, and collaborates with management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future solutions.

Promotes and enhances organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives within assigned area(s) of responsibility.

Performs and delivers on routine assignments/projects while simultaneously leveraging and applying knowledge of his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.

Identifies and communicates to management process improvements that reduce workloads or improve quality for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.

Prepares, records, analyzes and reports accounting transactions and ensures the integrity of accounting records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with accepted accounting policies and principles

Performs standard accounting activities, including preparing, classifying, recording, maintaining, and reconciling the General Ledger accounts, sub-ledgers and subsystems in compliance with accepted accounting policies and principles

May prepare financial statements, such as balance sheets, profit-and-loss statements.

Determines classifications and records financial transactions applying accounting technique, standard practices and accepted accounting policies and principles.

Communicates to management on recognized trends of issues/concerns.

Identifies, researches and resolves discrepancies or out of balance situations amongst assigned General Ledger Accounts.

Ensures the integrity of accounting records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with accepted accounting policies and principles, and compliance with internal controls and SOX.

Conducts quality assurance checks on his/her journal entries and post to General Ledger Accounts.

**Additional Position Responsibilities**

Carries out duties in compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines. Complies with all company and site policies and procedures.

Remains current in profession and industry trends.

Makes a positive contribution as demonstrated by: - Making suggestions for improvement - Learning new skills, procedures and processes

Performs other duties as required.

**Education and Experience**

4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) (Minimum Required)

1 - 3+ Years experience in Accounting that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position (Required)

**Travel Requirements**

Travel Type: National Domestic

Travel Amount; Possibly up to 10%

**Language Skills**

Ability to read, analyze and interpret both internal and external documents such as general media/publications, professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations, policies, proposals, and standard operating procedures.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

**Mathematical Skills**

Apply concepts such as probability, statistics, modeling, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical solutions.

Works with mathematical concepts such as averages and/or variances.

**Reasoning Ability**

Ability to evaluate information and the implications of a course of action or solution.

Ability to interpret and apply common sense understanding to carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Evaluate trends in data or information.

**Other Skills and Abilities**

Ability to perform under stress in cases of emergency, critical or hazardous situations.

Ability to work with others in a team environment.

Demonstrated solid relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. management, peers and colleagues).

Demonstrates excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and multi-task while maintaining strict attention to detail.

Demonstrates solid project management skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines.

Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative style.

Demonstrates the ability to use sound judgment and discretion regarding confidential information.

Finds common ground and can gain collaboration among management, colleagues and peers; can influence outcomes without directing or commanding.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Successfully completes regulatory and job training requirements.

**Certifications**

CPA preferred, but not required.

**Physical Demands**

Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle & feel & talk, hear & see.

The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk & reach with hands & arms.

Employee must be able to work more than 40 hrs per week.

**What's it like to work here?**

At Lincoln Financial Group, we love what we do. We make meaningful contributions each and every day to empower our customers to take charge of their lives. Working alongside dedicated and talented colleagues, we build fulfilling careers and stronger communities through a company that values our unique perspectives..... click apply for full job details