Senior Accountant - Financial Reporting in West Des Moines, IA at Athene Holding

Date Posted: 7/16/2020

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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.


The Senior Accountant will oversee the reporting process for one of Athene’s most complex life entities. This includes preparation of and assistance with analysis for the company’s statutory financial statements, management reports, and related financial statement disclosures. This position reports to the Manager of Statutory Financial Reporting but works independently with peers and leaders across the organization.


  • Performs the statutory financial statement preparation for assigned entity and/or functions.  Includes journal entry preparation as well as coordinating work requirements and deadlines with other departments.
  • Reviews and analyzes statutory statements and schedules for assigned entity.  Researches and resolves variances and inconsistencies by conducting initial investigation and applying accounting techniques.
  • Completes statutory filing requirements for assigned entity including quarterly and annual statements as well as various state surveys and questionnaires.  Ensures that financial statements and supporting schedules are completed timely, accurately, and in accordance with SSAP.
  • Reviews and completes information requests from insurance regulatory authorities.  Responsible for Company compliance with state specific requirements.  Responds to regulatory requests and questions regarding filing requirements.
  • Assists with annual external audits and examinations including the preparation of work papers, analysis of data, and information gathering.  Prepares SSAP basis annual financial report including footnotes.
  • Responds to other departmental requests involving financial information and assists with departmental projects as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required.
  • 5 or more years of accounting experience required; with experience in public accounting or insurance industry preferred
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to draw conclusions from research and report on findings
  • Experience with accounting systems required; preferably with Oracle and Essbase
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work within a fast-paced environment are key
  • Proficient with MS Office products such as Word and Excel; candidates with advanced Excel skills preferred
  • Completion of CPA and/or FLMI designations preferred

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

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