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Staff Accountant (Public Accounting Exp.)

Location:Dresher, PA
Level:Full Time
Category: Finance

Description

Section 1: Position Summary

This position will provide accounting support for the TPA Solutions business with responsibility for the monthly close process, prepare and reconcile balance sheet and income statements in compliance with accounting standards, and ensure appropriate support for audit purposes. This position will also assist with transitional accounting and integration of recently acquired entities.

Section 2: Job Functions, Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with monthly financial close for TPA Solutions line of business, including new acquisitions
  • Prepare month-end journal entries
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations and investigate account differences
  • Prepare monthly analysis of income statement
  • Work with division personnel to ensure efficient and effective financial reporting
  • Assist with implementation of standard practices across all TPA Solutions’ acquisitions
  • Perform accounting research as needed and assist with documentation of conclusions
  • Support of external audit requirements
  • Assist with special projects for management and other financial functions within the department as required
  • Our I-Client service philosophy and our Core Values of People Matter, Quality First and Integrity Always® should be visible in your actions on a day to day basis showing your support of our organizational culture.

Supervision  

  • N/A

Section 3:  Experience, Skills, Knowledge Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required, CPA preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in accounting
  • Public accounting background preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Independent self-starter
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within tight timeframes
  • Highly analytical and detail oriented with an aptitude for problem solving
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills required
  • Prior Financial Services/Retirement industry experience a plus
  • Lawson and/or Oracle general ledger experience a plus


Ascensus is a place to have a career, not just a job. As the largest US independent retirement and college savings services provider, we put our focus on people.  Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity. When you join our team, you get to go to work every day knowing that you help over 6 million Americans save for retirement and college.

 

Ascensus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital or veteran status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Ascensus also takes affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment, qualified women, minorities, and covered veterans. Ascensus also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state laws

 

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What makes any career at Ascensus so rewarding?

  • Collaborative, idea-sharing environment
  • Professional development
    • In-house training
    • Tuition reimbursement
  • Generous reward programs
  • Paid time off (additional purchase plan)
  • Medical, dental & vision benefits
  • Health savings account (employer contribution up to $1,100)
  • 401(k) & 529 match programs
  • Volunteer/charitable-giving programs
  • Business casual dress
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