Technical Accountant and Policy Consultant

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Radnor, PA, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Atlanta, GA (Georgia); Fort Wayne, IN (Indiana); Greensboro, NC (North Carolina); Omaha, NE (Nebraska); Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania)

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #60275

 

About the Company

 

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

 

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $238 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018.

 

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.

 

The Role

 

The position will research and analyze business transactions and related structures and provide technical accounting guidance to senior business executives across LFG. This role will ensure company-wide accounting policies for his/her assigned area of responsibility are up-to-date and compliant with existing & newly approved accounting standards and regulations. In addition, s/he is responsible for the proper documentation & maintenance of LFGs accounting policies & procedures. S/he will act as a resource to applicable stakeholders regarding technical accounting policy & compliance issues.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Communicates new and emerging technical accounting policy developments and related regulatory developments to managers and executives throughout LFG.
  • Identifies accounting issues/concerns and recommends mitigation solution(s) to management.
  • Identifies and resolves more complex issues with internal and/or external auditors in a collaborative manner.
  • Maintains knowledge on current and emerging accounting standards for assigned area(s) of responsibility, assess the impact, and collaborates with management to ensure proper application of accounting standards.
  • Obtains input from appropriate management before making external statements or providing information that could impact the corporation.
  • Oversees and reviews new disclosures for the 10K and 10Q. Ensures accuracy and completeness of financial statement footnotes for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Prepares and reviews accounting policies for more complex accounting transactions and ensures compliance with accepted accounting policies and principles.
  • Provides input to preparation of comment letters on proposed accounting guidance to Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as needed, on behalf of LFG.
  • Provides technical accounting support on M&A activities and strategic initiatives by identifying any accounting issues during due diligence process and developing/integrating technical accounting policies for acquired companies, as needed.

 

Education & Experience

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  • 4 Year/Bachelor's degree, concentration in Accounting preferred or equivalent work experience (Minimum Required)
  • 3 - 5+ years of experience in Accounting that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position preferably in the financial services/life insurance industry and/or within a public company (Required)

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This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy.  An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information.  Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications.  If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.

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