Entry Level Accountant

Northbrook, Illinois
Not Specified
Sep 02, 2016
Nov 01, 2016
Job Type
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Career Level
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Not only are we a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we offer a competitive salary with extensive benefits including:

  • Ample opportunity for career movement across the enterprise
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible schedules with work/life balance
  • Generous paid time off
  • Diverse and inclusive work environment

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Job Description

The Accountant within Corporate Accounting & Reporting is responsible for executing the day to day activities of the team they are assigned to within the department. This supports the broader Corporate Reporting team that communicates the financial results of the Allstate Corporation and its subsidiaries to internal and external users (shareholders, analysts, governmental agencies, etc.). In addition, the accountant will work cross functionally to support Corporate Accounting to consolidate all field data and statistical transactions, complete monthly closing processes and report financial results.

Job Responsibilities

The Accountant will be a key member of the team, responsible for the following items:

  • Monthly close and related processing and analysis (e.g. account analysis, preparation of journal entries)
  • Preparing and analyzing account reconciliations, including those related to accounting processes
  • Completing SOX controls
  • Preparing quarterly/annual statutory and/or GAAP financial statements and schedules/exhibits
  • Preparing analytical schedules, analyzing variances, and providing analytical support based on internal customer requests
  • Participating in process improvement projects
  • Implementing, reporting and communicating the impact of business and accounting related initiatives on assigned processes and financial statements

Job Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance
    • CPA or CPA candidate a plus
  • 0-2 years of prior accounting and/or financial reporting experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Office
  • Knowledge of SAP accounting system a plus
  • General knowledge of GAAP
    • Insurance knowledge a plus
  • Ability to multi-task and work with multiple customers and suppliers while consistently meeting required deadlines
  • General knowledge of financial statement reporting and related analysis
  • Ability to research, assemble and communicate findings to areas requesting analytical information
  • Organizational and referencing skills related to work papers, financial statements and schedules
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a team

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

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