Lincoln Financial Group Specialist, Accounting in Parsippany, New Jersey
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Work Arrangement: Work from Home
Relocation assistance: : is not available for this opportunity.
Pay Range: $48,900 - $103,600
Bonus Potential: 5%
Requisition #: 69655
The Role at a Glance:
As an Accounting Specialist, you will be responsible for performing monthly and quarterly accounting 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 for your assigned area(s) of Accounting responsibility. You will prepare, record, analyze and report standard accounting transactions and ensure the integrity of accounting records for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with accepted accounting policies and principles. In this role, you will also be expected to execute process improvements as identified and be able to work with minimal supervision.
What you'll be doing:
Preparing, recording, analyzing, and reporting accounting transactions and ensuring the integrity of accounting records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with accepted accounting policies and principles, and compliance with internal controls and SOX.
Promoting and enhancing organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives.
Performing 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.
Supervise and review integrated team members work through review and posting of journal entries, review of reconciliations, and all other areas of assigned responsibilities.
Preparing financial statements, such as balance sheets, profit-and-loss statements.
Determining classifications and recording financial transactions applying accounting technique, standard practices and accepted accounting policies and principles.
Communicating to management on recognized trends of issues/concerns.
Identifying, researching, and resolving discrepancies or out of balance situations amongst assigned General Ledger Accounts.
Performing and delivering on routine assignments/project while simultaneously leveraging and applying knowledge of assigned area(s) of responsibility.
Maintains a thorough understanding of the business operations, financial reporting and the general ledger structure.
Provides internal and external audit support as needed.
Ad hoc analysis in support of management.
Carrying out duties in compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines. Complying 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.
Performing other duties as required.
What we're looking for:
1 - 3+ Years of experience in Accounting that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's)
Ability to apply concepts such as probability, statistics, modeling, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical solutions.
Works with mathematical concepts such as averages and/or variances.
Evaluate trends in data or information.
Ability to analyze information and evaluate the implications of a course of action or solution.
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.
Demonstrated strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. management, peers and colleagues); proven ability to develop collaborative approaches.
Demonstrates excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and multi-task while maintaining strict attention to detail.
Demonstrates strong project management skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines.
Confident, comfortable communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment.
Demonstrates a sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines.
Thinks critically with excellent analytical, interpretative, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to multi-task and work independently.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
- CPA strongly preferred
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:
A clearly defined career framework to help you successfully manage your career
Leadership development and virtual training opportunities
Competitive 401K and employee benefits (https://hrdirectdocs.lfg.com/misc/HR/Recruiting/BenefitsResourcesGuide.pdf)
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
Work from Home : Employees will work from home and are not required to work in a Lincoln office on a regular basis.
Lincoln will evaluate the following when setting the successful candidate's wage rate:
• Prior work or industry experience.
• Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
• Unique skills
About The Company
Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 200 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 $324 billion in end-of-period account values as of June 30, 2021.
Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America and Best Employers for Women by Forbes magazine as well as one of Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies, 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.
Lincoln is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive (https://www.lfg.com/public/aboutus/companyoverview/diversityinclusion?audience_page_id=1422918942386) 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.
Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Dedicated to diversity and inclusion, we earned perfect 100 percent scores on the Corporate Equality Index and the Disability Equality Index. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/lincolnfinancialgroup) , Twitter (https://mobile.twitter.com/lincolnfingroup) , LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/4307?trkInfo=tas%3Alincoln+financial%2Cidx%3A3-1-3&trk=tyah) , and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/lincolnfingroup/) . Sign up for email alerts at http://newsroom.lfg.com
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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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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. Opportunities throughout LFG are available to employees and applicants and are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. We have a drug free work environment and we perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.