Specialist, Investment Accounting

Date: Jul 12, 2024

Primary Location: Radnor, PA, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Work from Home; Fort Wayne, IN (Indiana); Greensboro, NC (North Carolina); Omaha, NE (Nebraska); Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania)

 

Work Arrangement:

Remote : Work at home employee residing outside of a commutable distance to an office location.

 

Relocation assistance:  is not available for this opportunity.

 

Requisition #: 73210

 

The Role at a Glance

This role will provide timely and accurate investment and derivatives data accounting and reporting for the General Account Invested Assets on a Statutory, GAAP, Management, and Tax basis. S/he will be responsible to perform securities research, analysis, and proper accounting treatment of Lincoln Financial Groups (LFG) investment positions to support strategic investment operations and initiatives.

What you'll be doing

•    Collaborates effectively with applicable key stakeholders across the enterprise to facilitate the accurate and timely completion of the investment accounting process for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
•    Communicates identified risks and financial implications to management.
•    Ensures completion of responsibilities in an accurate and timely manner.
•    Identifies and communicates to management process improvements that reduce workloads or improve quality for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.
•    Maintains investment accounting's internal control system to ensure SOX compliance. Recommends enhancements.
•    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.
•    Performs and delivers on routine assignments/projects while simultaneously leveraging and applying knowledge of their assigned area(s) of responsibility.
•    Prepares & communicates concise & focused technical financial documents, presentations, and communications (memos, fact sheets, collateral materials) which direct the reader to salient points for a wide range of technical and non-technical audiences.
•    Prepares earning memos and analysis on key metrics for the general account team.
•    Prepares financial foot note information for SEC, GAAP and statutory reporting.
•    Promotes and enhances organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives within assigned area(s) of responsibility.
•    Provides accounting information on fixed income and derivative investments for existing and developing investment strategies for compliance with accounting/reporting regulations to appropriate key stakeholders and investment accounting team members.
•    Provides proper investment accounting treatment of General Account Invested Assets under applicable Statutory, GAAP, Management and Tax basis.
•    Provides technical research on new and existing general account investments and derivatives.
•    Resolves discrepancies and take actions on matters and inquires on General Account Invested Assets from portfolio management and multiple asset managers.
•    Supports an effective function for his/her assigned area(s) by identifying risks; researching technical investment accounting issues; and gathering all necessary information.
•    Supports the preparation of industry and governmental surveys for area(s) of responsibility. 

What we’re looking for

•    4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) - Minimum Required
•    Prior experience working in investment accounting or accounting systems is needed 
•    Technical knowledge in investment accounting 
•    Demonstrates strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills, identifying the appropriate resources and tools to drive solutions.
•    Demonstrates strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. management, peers and colleagues) and external parties (asset managers, reinsurers, other external partners); proven ability to develop collaborative approaches.
•    Demonstrates ability to identify and recommend processes improvements.
•    Demonstrates excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and multi-task while maintaining strict attention to detail.
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
•    Successfully completes regulatory and job training requirements.

 

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, insights and contributions and invests in programs that empower each of us to take charge of our own future. 

 

What’s in it for you:

  • Clearly defined career tracks and levels to help you successfully manage your career

  • Leadership development and virtual training opportunities

  • PTO/parental leave

  • Competitive 401K and employee benefits

  • Free financial counseling, health coaching and employee assistance program

  • Tuition assistance program

  • A leadership team that prioritizes your health and well-being; offering a remote work environment and flexible work hybrid situations

  • Effective productivity/technology tools and training

 

Pay Range: $53,500 - $92,500 

 

Actual base pay could vary based on non-discriminatory factors including but not limited to work experience, education, location, licensure requirements, proficiency and qualifications required for the role. The base pay is just one component of Lincoln’s total rewards package for employees.  In addition, the role may be eligible for the Annual Incentive Program, which is discretionary and based on the performance of the company, business unit and individual.  Other rewards may include long-term incentives, sales incentives and Lincoln’s standard benefits package.

 

About The Company

Lincoln Financial Group helps people to plan, protect and retire with confidence. As of Dec. 31, 2023, approximately 17 million customers trust our guidance and solutions across four core businesses – annuities, life insurance, group protection and retirement plan services. As of December 31, 2023, the company had $295 billion in end-of-period account balances, net of reinsurance. Headquartered in Radnor, Pa., Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. Learn more at LincolnFinancial.com.

 

Lincoln is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

 

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Be Aware of Fraudulent Recruiting Activities

If you are interested in a career at Lincoln, we encourage you to review our current openings and apply on our website. Lincoln values the privacy and security of every applicant and urges all applicants to diligently protect their sensitive personal information from scams targeting job seekers. These scams can take many forms including fake employment applications, bogus interviews and falsified offer letters.

Lincoln will not ask applicants to provide their social security numbers, date of birth, bank account information or other sensitive information in job applications. Additionally, our recruiters do not communicate with applicants through free e-mail accounts (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or conduct interviews utilizing video chat rooms. We will never ask applicants to provide payment during the hiring process or extend an offer without conducting a phone, live video or in-person interview.  Please contact Lincoln's fraud team at fraudhotline@lfg.com if you encounter a recruiter or see a job opportunity that seems suspicious.

 

Additional Information

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 or 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, Veteran 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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