Senior Accountant - Accounting Policy in West Des Moines, IA at Athene Holding

Date Posted: 5/20/2020

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Job Description

We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best - and then we don't stop until we've set the bar even higher. We're ready to help you achieve more.


Assist the Company’s Accounting Policy team in the technical accounting and research function to ensure compliance with GAAP, Statutory, and SEC requirements.


  • Coordinate GAAP, Statutory, and SEC accounting policy activities, included but not limited to insurance liabilities and strategic transactions (e.g. mergers & acquisitions, reinsurance transactions).
  • Monitor and develop implementation plans for new and emerging accounting rules and pronouncements.
  • Prepare accounting policies and procedures to account for new and unusual transactions and provide technical accounting guidance.
  • Document and maintain accounting policies to ensure adherence to accounting and reporting regulations.
  • Work with relevant stakeholders across the Company to communicate new policy activity and ensure appropriate implementation and accounting considerations.
  • Support the Accounting Policy team with documentation of its relevant SOX controls.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, CPA strongly preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in accounting or auditing, preferably in the insurance industry
  • Extensive experience in GAAP and/or Statutory accounting
  • Experience in researching, resolving, and communicating technical accounting matters
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, in accordance with deadlines, and with a variety of stakeholders
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

NOTE:  Successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-employment background check.

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