Buckingham Search

Senior Accountant

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

A publicly-traded, multi-billion-dollar insurance and financial services company, is seeking a talented and motivated Senior Accountant to join the Accounting team in downtown Chicago! This is a fantastic role for a strong performer who is looking to greatly expand their knowledge within a multi-faceted insurance company (P&C, life, health) that has exposure to SEC, GAAP, and statutory accounting. This organization has a proven track record for developing its people for higher roles within the department as well as other functions and across its operating entities.


  • Prepare and review monthly journal entries
  • Prepare and/or review monthly account reconciliations
  • Consolidate company operating information for internal and external financial reporting
  • Work with internal and external auditors and provide necessary support
  • Prepare analytical schedules, analyze variances, and provide support for internal requests
  • Actively identify, lead, manage, and complete process improvement projects
  • Prepare quarterly and annual financial statements
  • Additional responsibilities, as assigned


  • BA/BS degree in Accounting
  • 5-8 years of experience in corporate accounting - insurance / financial services experience is a plus
  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred
  • Familiarity with US GAAP, familiarity with statutory accounting principles is a plus
  • Experience navigating a large ERP environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office products - intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • Experience in Workday and Blackline a strong plus

Posted On: Thursday, March 9, 2023

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