Lincoln Financial Group Director, Accounting Policy in Chicago, Illinois
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Remote : Work at home employee residing outside of a commutable distance to an office location.
Relocation assistance: is not available for this opportunity.
Requisition #: 71372
The Role at a Glance
As a Director of Accounting Policy, you will research and analyze business transactions and related structures and provide technical accounting guidance to senior business executives across LFG. This position provides an opportunity to be at the forefront of accounting policy change and operate as part of a dynamic team in a challenging environment. In this role you will ensure company-wide accounting policies are up-to-date and compliant with existing and newly approved accounting standards and regulations. In addition, you will be responsible for the proper documentation and maintenance of LFGs accounting policies and procedures. You will also act as a resource to applicable internal/external stakeholders regarding technical accounting policy and compliance issues. This role has direct exposure to key decision makers throughout the organization and is an excellent role for those transition out of public accounting.
What you'll be doing
Consults / analyze on more complex technical accounting matters for assigned area(s) of responsibility, ensuring proper application of accounting standards, and working with internal and external (e.g. auditors) stakeholders to address and enforce policy compliance.
Maintains accounting policies for assigned area(s) of responsibility.
Champions and enhances organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives.
Serves as a resource to team members and applicable internal/external stakeholders on more complex technical accounting policy and compliance issues for assigned area(s) of responsibility.
Maintains knowledge on current and emerging accounting standards, assesses the impact, and collaborates with management to ensure proper application of accounting standards.
Prepares and reviews accounting policies for more complex accounting transactions and ensures compliance with accepted accounting policies and principles.
Oversees and reviews new disclosures for the 10K and 10Q. Ensures accuracy and completeness of financial statement footnotes for assigned area(s) of responsibility.
Identifies accounting issues/concerns and recommends mitigation solution(s) to management.
Communicates new and emerging technical accounting policy developments and related regulatory developments to managers and executives throughout LFG.
Provides input to preparation of comment letters on proposed accounting guidance to Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as needed, on behalf of LFG.
Provides technical accounting support on M&A activities and strategic initiatives by identifying any accounting issues during due diligence process and developing/integrating technical accounting policies for acquired companies, as needed.
Identifies and resolves more complex issues with internal and/or external auditors in a collaborative manner.
Obtains input from appropriate management before making external statements or providing information that could impact the corporation.
Carries out duties in compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines. Complies with all company and site policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as required.
What we’re looking for
5 - 7+ years of experience in accounting that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position.
4 Year/Bachelor's degree, concentration in accounting preferred or equivalent work experience.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Understanding and knowledge of state and federal accounting laws, including Statutory Accounting Principles, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), Sarbanes-Oxley provisions, SEC regulations, and compliance requirements of other statutes.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Successfully completes regulatory and job training requirements.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as policies, proposals, and standard operating procedures.
- External audit experience or experience within accounting policy in the financial services/life insurance industry is preferred.
What’s it like to work here?
At Lincoln Financial Group, we love what we do. We make meaningful contributions each and every day to empower our customers to take charge of their lives. Working alongside dedicated and talented colleagues, we build fulfilling careers and stronger communities through a company that values our unique perspectives, insights and contributions and invests in programs that empower each of us to take charge of our own future.
What’s in it for YOU:
A clearly defined career framework to help you successfully manage your career
Leadership development and virtual training opportunities
Competitive 401K and employee benefits (https://hrdirectdocs.lfg.com/misc/HR/Recruiting/BenefitsResourcesGuide.pdf)
Free financial counseling, health coaching and employee assistance program
Tuition assistance program
A leadership team that prioritizes your health and well-being; offering a remote work environment and flexible work hybrid situations
Effective productivity/technology tools and training
Pay Range: $87,700 - $159,900
Actual base pay could vary based on non-discriminatory factors including but not limited to work experience, education, location, licensure requirements, proficiency and qualifications required for the role. The base pay is just one component of Lincoln’s total rewards package for employees. In addition, the role may be eligible for the Annual Incentive Program, which is discretionary and based on the performance of the company, business unit and individual. Other rewards may include long-term incentives, sales incentives and Lincoln’s standard benefits package.
About The Company
Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 200 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.
Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $324 billion in end-of-period account values as of June 30, 2021.
Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America and Best Employers for Women by Forbes magazine as well as one of Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.
Lincoln is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive (https://www.lfg.com/public/aboutus/companyoverview/diversityinclusion?audience_page_id=1422918942386) environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Dedicated to diversity and inclusion, we earned perfect 100 percent scores on the Corporate Equality Index and the Disability Equality Index. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/lincolnfinancialgroup) , Twitter (https://mobile.twitter.com/lincolnfingroup) , LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/4307?trkInfo=tas%3Alincoln+financial%2Cidx%3A3-1-3&trk=tyah) , and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/lincolnfingroup/) . Sign up for email alerts at http://newsroom.lfg.com
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This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.
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Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, Veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.
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Lincoln Financial Group ("LFG") is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Opportunities throughout LFG are available to employees and applicants and are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. We have a drug free work environment and we perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
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