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Supervising Senior Accountant

Location: 

New Haven, CT, US, 06510

Category:  Finance, Data & Analytics

Feel Good About Doing Good

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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We are a growing and purpose-driven community of professionals. Join us to discover how you can meet your goals and ours!

Overview

Responsible for Statutory accounting for worldwide insurance operations, IFRS accounting for Canadian insurance operations, or US GAAP accounting for charitable 501(c)(3) and investment management companies, or a combination thereof. Controls daily input of general ledger (G/L) activity and monthly closing of G/Ls. Monitors clearing account reconciliations. Prepares or oversees preparation of various monthly and quarterly management accounts and supporting schedules, including budget vs actual financial statements. Assists Director of Financial Reporting and Manager-of Statutory Reporting with preparation of Quarterly and Annual statements. Prepares or oversees preparation of audited financial statements and accompanying footnotes. Assists with preparation of year-end schedules for external audit and appropriate year end surveys as required by rating agencies and associations. Supervises accounting tasks performed of the Accountant and Associate Accountant. Demonstrates an advanced knowledge of accounting in working with Statutory, GAAP and IFRS accounting standards.

Core Responsibilities

  • Controls daily input of general ledger activity and closing of general ledger each month. Works on daily basis with general ledgers for insurance operations, investment management entities, and related Charitable entities (U.S. 501(c)(3) and Canadian Not-for-Profit entities).
  • Prepares quarterly and annual statements using Workpaper Manager (WPM) and/or monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements using QuickBooks.
  • Prepares annual audited financial statements and accompanying footnotes.
  • Supervises work of Accountant(s) and Associate Accountant(s) and provides training and education on job responsibilities and business operations.
  • Oversees monitoring of monthly clearing account reconciliations prepared by business areas.
  • Prepares or oversees preparation of depreciation, expense account analysis and allocation schedules.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, or year-end schedules, as requested by management, external auditor, and various year-end surveys.

Skills Qualifications

Required:
  • Substantial and demonstrable financial skills to be used in financial analysis and reporting
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills to support multi-tasking
  • Supervisory skills or ability
  • Strong oral, listening and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Sound judgment Systems/Technical Knowledge:
  • Ingenium, Life70
  • QuickBooks
  • Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Education

Required:
  • BS in Accounting
  • 4-6 years insurance industry experience or equivalent combination of training and experience

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