Senior Accountant (Accounting Operations and Support)


New Haven, CT, US, 06510

Category:  Finance, Data & Analytics

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The Knights of Columbus is a tax-exempt Catholic fraternal benefit society that provides financial security to members and their families through our life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, investment and annuity products. Charity is at the core of our missions: our profits are donated to help those in need and to support our faith - $1.73B over the past ten years.


While we have many employees who are not Catholic, we follow the Church’s teachings in our investment strategies and our employee benefits. As part of our religious mission, we support the pro-life cause by contributing to the March for Life and pregnancy resource centers, we oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia, we are evangelists for the Catholic faith, and we help Christians who are facing religious persecution in the Middle East.  We all work together to support our two million members as they volunteer to help others in their parishes and communities around the world.


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Responsible for accounting for worldwide insurance operations, Canadian insurance operations, investment management companies, charitable 501(c) (3), or a combination thereof. Controls general ledger (G/L) activity and monthly closings. Monitors account reconciliations. Prepares or oversees the preparation of various monthly and quarterly management accounts and supporting schedules. Assists with the preparation of Quarterly and Annual statements and audited financial statements and accompanying footnotes, as needed. Assists with the preparation of year-end schedules for external audits and appropriate year-end surveys as required by rating agencies and associations. Demonstrates an advanced capability to work with accounting standards.

Core Responsibilities

  • Controls general ledger activity and closing of general ledger each month, including insurance operations, investment management entities, and charitable entities (U.S. 501(c) (3) and Canadian Not-for-Profit entities).
  • Oversees monitoring of monthly account reconciliations prepared by business areas.
  • Prepares or oversees the preparation of depreciation, expense account analysis, and allocation schedules.
  • Assists with preparation of quarterly and annual statements using SAP S/4 Hanna, and annual audited financial statements and accompanying footnotes, as needed.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, or year-end schedules, as requested by management, external auditors, and various year-end surveys.
  • Contributes to process improvement initiatives that enhance the efficiency and accuracy of financial reporting.

Skills Qualifications


  • Substantial and demonstrable financial skills to be used in financial analysis and reporting
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills to support multi-tasking
  • Strong oral, listening and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Sound judgment

Systems/Technical Knowledge:

  • Exposure to large-scale enterprise, financial systems (e.g. SAP)
  • Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint



  • BS in Accounting
  • 4-6 years of industry experience or equivalent combination of training and experience; insurance finance experience preferred.


The wage range for this role takes into account a broad array of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to: skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.  The range below applies as long as the work is performed in Connecticut; the Knights of Columbus reserves the right to adjust the wage range if the position is performed in another location.  At the Knights of Columbus, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $85,400-$140,900.

Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a majority of the workday.

KofC Cares

Our mission is focused on family and faith, and we support our employees in seeking a balanced life.


Employee benefits include:


Time Away: 13 paid holidays per year in addition to vacation and paid sick leave, and flexible workweek schedules.


Professional Development: Certifications, designation, and tuition reimbursement.


Retirement Benefits: 401(k) retirement savings plan with matching company contributions, and cash balance retirement plans fully funded by the company.


Health and Wellness:


  • Short-term disability and term life insurance fully paid for by the company;
  • Up to 12 weeks of childbirth leave under STD policy.
  • One week of fully paid parental leave for all new parents, including adoptive and foster parents.
  • A variety of health insurance options, including premium-level family coverage and a pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions. The Order's health plans do not cover abortion, sterilization, or contraception, and the Order has helped advocate for other employers who do not want to provide coverage.
  • Long-term disability insurance;
  • Dental insurance;
  • Vision insurance;
  • Health club membership reimbursement;
  • Employee Assistance Program


Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford