Job Description Controller / Accounting Manager


Accounting Manager
Kansas City Life Insurance Company, a recognized leader in the insurance industry, is seeking an energetic, self-motivated individual to join our Controller department. The ideal candidate would meet the following requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in accounting; CPA designation and advanced degree preferred
  • At least 6 years of financial accounting and reporting experience, preferably in the life insurance industry
  • Experience in GAAP, statutory accounting, and SEC reporting
  • Experience in product line analysis, FINRA reporting, broker/dealer accounting and operations, internal control compliance, budget & cost accounting, and pension and benefits accounting preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and practical knowledge of systems and databases preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • High professional ethics in all aspects, specifically in accounting and governmental regulations
  • Ability to lead by example, delegate tasks, and manage a variety of assignments
  • Regular and reliable attendance and punctuality is an essential function of this position.
  • Implement and administer review and control procedures to identify errors and inconsistencies in financial data
  • Provide direction and support for staff analysts regarding specific financial statement deliverables, including the verification of general ledger balances and financial statement line item balances
  • Perform consolidation and generation of financial statements
  • Perform financial statement analytics, variance analysis, and review and validate financial statements
  • Perform research and analysis of recent accounting standards and changes for both statutory and GAAP
  • Assist in the preparation of audit workpapers for internal and external auditors and regulatory examinations
  • Administer the application programs of key financial systems
  • Assess and assist in the design, implementation, and testing of financial internal controls for the Finance Division. Serve in an advisory capacity to other operational areas in regard to internal controls
  • Contribute to the success of the Finance Division through the completion of special projects and directives as assigned.
Kansas City Life Insurance Company
ATTN: Human Resources Department
3520 Broadway
P.O. Box 219139
Kansas City, MO 64121-9139

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