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Senior Accountant

companyKSM- Securian Financial Group
locationBay City, WI 54723, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/10/2023
Full Time

Are you looking for a position where you can leverage your accounting skills to execute on various GAAP / statutory external financial reporting as well as manage financial reporting tasks? This role supports accounting needs for Securian's individual life and individual annuity business, merger and acquisition integration, operationalization of organizational changes including new financial systems or tools, and other special and ongoing projects with a focus on process improvement.

Job Responsibilities included but not limited to:

  •   Executes relevant financial reporting tasks to support financial reporting cycles with particular focus on supporting individual life and annuity business line/actuarial resources.
  •   Quarterly financial reporting
  •   Continuously monitors completion of tasks and modifies calendar as necessary.
  •   Performs independent analysis and interpretation of financial results used with management and appropriate external parties.
  •   Coordinates and continuously improves the financial reporting process
  •   Review daily and monthly accounting activities.
  •   Provides financial leadership to Finance, Risk & Actuarial team based on inquiries and ever-changing economic and regulatory environment.
  •   Responsible for the completion of applicable reporting controls
  •   Responds to inquires made by internal and external clients, including auditors, state insurance departments, rating agencies and other regulatory authorities.
  •   Executes work streams related to integration of mergers and acquisitions (including reinsurance transactions and settlement statements) across multiple functional teams.
  •   Collaborate in the implementation and maintenance of emerging GAAP and statutory accounting and reporting polices and issues.
  •   Drives work streams related to finance related system implementations and upgrades and other ongoing financial reporting activities. 


  •   5+ years of experience with knowledge of general GAAP accounting principles in order to apply correct financial statement treatment. 
  •   General understanding of statutory insurance accounting principles / financial reporting
  •   Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  •   Proven organization and planning skills to direct/coordinate numerous activities for internal and external financial statement production and distribution.
  •   Communication skills to respond to questions and provide quality service to business and other stakeholders.
  •   Leadership skills to execute activities for certain special projects.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  •   General understanding of critical insurance and actuarial principles and life/annuity business preferred.
  •   CPA preferred

    **This position has a hybrid working model with days onsite at our Home Office in St. Paul, MN**

    Physical Job Requirements:

  •   Ability to utilize keyboard, mouse and computer for up to 8 hours per day
  •   Ability to work at least 40 hours per week
  •   Ability to utilize telephone or computer based meeting system for 2-4 hours per day
  •   Ability to perform grasping tasks throughout the entire work day (examples: handwriting, grasping of equipment/machines, paper manipulation, sorting, folding, handling stacks of paper)

    The physical job requirements described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of jobs.

    Securian Financial has been around for 140 years. We’re committed to giving back to our community, donating 15,000 employee volunteer hours this past year. We also provide extensive resources to our employees for professional development and growth and a number of diverse professional and social opportunities throughout the company. There’s a reason our employees have voted us as a best place to work year after year! In addition:

  •   Generous paid time off. We want you to take time off for whatever matters most to you!
  •   Tuition reimbursement program. We value continuous learning at Securian!
  •   Company-funded pension plan as well as 401K retirement plan – great resources to secure your financial future.
  •   Continuous opportunities for new challenges.
  •   Variety of health plan options as well as dental and vision plans.
  •   Paid maternity/paternity leaves.

    Securian Financial Group, Inc. does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital or familial status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, veteran status, status in regard to public assistance, status in a local human rights commission, or any other status or condition protected by local, state or federal law. If you are a job seeker with a disability and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please contact us by telephone 651-665-5522 (voice), 711 (telecommunications relay), or by email at

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