Kforce Accounting Specialist in Aurora, Colorado

Kforce has a client in search of an Accounting Specialist in Aurora, Colorado (CO).Overview:The Accounting Specialist is responsible for the recording of daily transactions relating to cash transactions, accounts payable transactions, payroll transactions, and premium and claims transactions, for the completion of accurate and timely accounting records and for the production of financial and regulatory reports, based on those records. Other responsibilities include performing account analysis, preparing account reconciliations, preparing accounting statements and reports, and coordination and management of account reporting and filings. The Accounting Specialist plans, coordinates, and resolves accounting matters with other Accounting members, departments, locations, and divisions. Accounting policies and procedures are established to ensure that all financial transactions are executed and documented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Findings and recommendations are presented to senior management. Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure records are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles

  • Manage analysis of balance sheet and P&L transactions

  • Monitor investment schedule

  • Manage reconciliation of general ledger accounts

  • Supervise month-end close activities and preparation of interim and year-end audit schedules, and communicate risk and opportunity to controller

  • Ensure accurate and timely Regulatory filings, reporting, and registration

  • Prepare recommendations relative to the accounting of reserve, assets & expenditures

  • Take leadership role for accounting related system project initiatives

  • Maintain business partnerships with other client departments, locations, and regions, and internal customers/suppliers

  • Make staffing decisions with direction from the Controller and manage accounting team performance, promote a team environment, and provide work direction and guidance

  • Bachelor's degree in related field, or four (4) years of experience in a directly related field

  • High School diploma or General Education Development (GED) required

  • CPA highly preferred

  • Minimum eight (8) years of accounting experience

  • Experience in a large corporate environment

  • Experience with development/implementation of financial systems

  • Experience in a large corporate environment with one of the "big four" accounting firms preferred

  • Insurance industry experience highly desirable

  • Expertise in GAAP, internal controls, accounting procedures, payroll tax laws, and project management

  • Excellent spreadsheet (Excel), word processing (Word), and database (Access) skills required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills required

  • Understanding of systems development life cycle, change control, quality assurance, and database concepts

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours