Staff Accountant, Reporting Team

Northbrook, Illinois
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Jul 10, 2018
Sep 08, 2018
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Job Description

The Team

Corporate Reporting (CR) - Communicates the financial results of the Allstate Corporation and its subsidiaries to external users, which includes completing all Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and the preparation of audited US Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP) basis financial:

  • Prepares and files the quarterly and annual SEC Forms 10-Q and 10-K, as required for all publicly traded companies as well as file the quarterly statutory financial statements required by state insurance departments and the NAIC.
  • Enforces and ensures compliance over financial reporting through the implementation of new accounting standards and reporting guidelines issued by the FASB, SEC and NAIC.
  • Manages external financial reporting to support and enable Allstates ability to achieve business objectives including access to capital markets and life insurance product offerings.

Job Summary:

The department is responsible for the financial reporting for The Allstate Corporation and subsidiaries. This includes completing all SEC filings and the preparation of audited US GAAP basis financial statements for various subsidiary companies.

The Accounting Consultant II is responsible for:

  • Assisting with the preparation of all Allstate SEC reports, GAAP audit reports and financial reporting sections of shareholder external communications, such as the quarterly earnings release and Investor Supplement
  • Coordinating the preparation of materials for certain committee meetings, such as the Audit Committee and Disclosure Committee
  • Assisting with XBRL tagging process
  • Assisting with team projects
  • Implementing process improvements
  • Other miscellaneous responsibilities and projects
  • Working collaboratively within the team and across the department

Job Qualifications

The skills required are:

  • Attention to detail when preparing work and process documentation
  • Organizational and referencing skills related to financial statements and supporting schedules prepared and received from suppliers
  • Asks questions to understand the work assigned
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently
  • Ability to multi-task and work with multiple customers and suppliers while consistently meeting required reporting deadlines
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to assemble and communicate information and results
  • Knowledge of financial statement reporting and related analysis
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office products (including PowerPoint)
  • Familiarity with Workiva or Wings (software used in reporting) a plus

Experience Required:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting
  • Knowledge of GAAP (preferred)
  • Public accounting experience (preferred)
  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred
  • 1-3 years of related accounting experience
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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