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Senior Fund Accountant - Financial Reporting

Overview of JNAM

Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Jackson) offers products, tools, and support designed to help Americans plan for a retirement with purpose.  Jackson National Asset Management, LLC (JNAM) is the investment manager responsible for selecting and monitoring the asset managers of the JNL Funds – a series of proprietary mutual funds that facilitates investment freedom for contract owners within the Jackson variable annuity platform. JNAM  is also responsible for providing accounting and administrative services for the Funds. In addition, JNAM directly manages several risk-based multi-strategy fund-of-fund offerings available exclusively through Jackson products.

Working in JNAM Operations

At JNAM, we pursue individuals who exhibit dedication and willingness to learn in a high performing culture.  We encourage collaboration and give our associates and leaders the freedom to speak openly and share new ideas. Our values guide our internal conduct and help define meaningful internal and external relationships.  We attract and retain talent who believe in our culture and take ownership in delivering results.

As one of Chicago’s largest money managers, and a top 15 mutual fund complex in the US, working at JNAM provides the opportunity to work with complex investment offerings and well-known investment management firms.  Our investment partners are selected and monitored through a rigorous due diligence process focused on performance, repeatability, operations, oversight, and fit.

Job Purpose

Performs activities to calculate net asset valuations (NAV's) for mutual fund transactions on larger and/or more complex funds, researching and resolving discrepancies, and performing reconciliations. Prepares month-end and year-end reports, and assists in the preparation of various internal and external reports. Reviews work of less experienced mutual fund accountants. Works closely with supervisor to mentor, train, and guide new hires.

If interested, please click the following link for more information and applications…… Apply to JPM Today!

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  • Louisville, Kentucky, This position is responsible for accounting, reporting, contracting, and analysis activities associated with the purchase of natural gas for LG&E’s gas distribution system customers.   With direction, perform the following accounting, reporting, contracting, and analysis activities:   Prepare transaction confirmations for gas purchases, off-system sales, and pipeline capacity release transactions and ensure execution by counterparty in accordance with the contract.    Record transaction costs in the Purchase Record.  Prepare monthly cost estimates for each transaction by supplier and for interstate pipeline transportation costs.  Review monthly invoices received from suppliers and interstate pipeline transportation service providers for accuracy, resolve disputes, and prepare disbursement requests for payment.   Coordinate the departmental accounting close process and prepare documentation sent to Revenue Accounting to record natural gas purchase volumes, commodity costs, and interstate transportation service costs in the general ledger.    Assist with the preparation of complex monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting and regulatory reports.   Serve as the point of contact for internal and external audit requests. Help to ensure ongoing compliance with internal controls and help to maintain SOX narrative and control documentation for the department.   Support Gas Supply’s annual planning process by assisting in the analysis and evaluation of gas commodity and pipeline transportation proposals from suppliers.   With appropriate managerial and legal consultation, assist with the negotiation of: (i) base form of gas supply purchase and sales contracts, (ii) guaranty agreements applicable to base form of gas supply purchase and sales contracts, and (iii) capacity release contracts.   Maintain and update counterparty credit limits and related processes and documents for purchase transactions and off-system sales.   Assist in the analysis of regulations, filings, and testimony related to gas supply matters at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Kentucky Public Service Commission.  Help prepare regulatory filing data, reports, and other information for state and federal proceedings. Help perform various complex statistical, cost, and rate analyses within established guidelines.   At least annually, review job-related sections of the department procedures manual and ensure updates are made as required.   Read industry publications and maintain a working knowledge of current market and regulatory trends. Share findings with the department.   Perform other duties as assigned. Education/Experience/Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, or related field is required.  Possess comprehensive knowledge of Excel and Word applications.  Ability to master a variety of IT applications.   Regular in-office attendance is required during the training phase. When able to perform duties proficiently, regular in-office attendance is required three days per week unless management requires additional in-office days to complete team projects.   Preferred Qualifications Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.  Detail-oriented.  Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple complex projects to meet objectives and deadlines.  Very good oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal relations skills.  Gas and/or electric industry experience is preferred.  Working knowledge of accounting rules and regulations is preferred.
  • Saint Louis, Missouri, Job Title Sr. Client Accountant Job Description Summary Responsible for all phases of accounting using established accounting principles, including financial reporting for clients, projects, or business unites, analysis, assistance with budgeting, and general ledger maintenance, as well as use of sound technical skills and solid judgment to provide leadership within the accounting team. Job Description Essential Job Duties:  ⢠Perform Full Cycle Accounting to include analysis of accounts or accounting transactions. Prepare and assist with cash management, AP and AR, Accruals and reconciliations. Prioritize and maintain organization of a high-volume workload for multiple clients. ⢠Prepare comprehensive financial reporting packages timely and accurately in accordance with internal controls and client requirements; Includes prioritizing and maintaining high volume workload and productivity standards for multiple clients. ⢠Research, analyze and effectively communicate complex accounting issues and escalate appropriately. Effectively communicate and collaborate with clients and property management in a timely manner.  ⢠Apply appropriate procedures for preparation of accounting records, research of transactions and reporting. ⢠Apply the financial policies and procedures of the company and bring inconsistencies, problems and recommendations to the attention of management ⢠Prepare and review fixed asset ledgers to ensure items are properly capitalized and depreciated based on owner requirements; Calculate and record straight-line rent based on client preferences. ⢠Comply and assist with internal and external audits by providing appropriate documentation and information as requested. ⢠Provide support and guidance by coaching Accountants as required by management; lead team meetings, assist with onboarding of new assignments or take a lead role on projects. ⢠Performs other related duties as required or requested.   Education/Experience/Training: ⢠College degree in Finance or Accounting preferred Work Experience: ⢠Requires one to three years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience ⢠Specialized Knowledge/Skills â“ Experience with Yardi, MRI, or other real estate accounting software  preferred; Strong MS Office Proficiency    Competencies: ⢠Analytical ⢠Attention to Detail ⢠Communication â“ Oral & Written ⢠Customer/Client Focus ⢠Financial Management ⢠Independent Judgment ⢠Interpersonal Note: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. This job description is subject to change at any time and may differ slightly based on regional location. Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmativeâ‹ Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without  regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position at Cushman & Wakefield, please call the ADA line at 1-888-365-5406 or email. Please refer to the job title and job location when you contact us.
  • Saint Louis, Missouri, Job Title Client Accountant Job Description Summary Responsible for the performance of cash and accrual management functions, general ledger accounting, and financial reporting. Use established accounting principles to work under limited supervision and to consistently produce a high quality and accurate work product. Job Description Job Description: ⢠Perform Full Cycle Accounting to include analysis of accounts or accounting transactions. Prepare and assist with cash management, AP and AR, Accruals and reconciliations. Prioritize and maintain organization of a high-volume workload for multiple clients. ⢠Prepare comprehensive financial reporting packages timely and accurately in accordance with internal controls and client requirements; Includes prioritizing and maintaining high volume workload and productivity standards for multiple clients. ⢠Apply appropriate procedures for preparation of accounting records, research of transactions and reporting. ⢠Prepare and review fixed asset ledgers to ensure items are properly capitalized and depreciated based on owner requirements; Calculate and record straight-line rent based on client preferences. ⢠Apply the financial policies and procedures of the company and bring inconsistencies and problems to the attention of management. ⢠Research, analyze and effectively communicate basic accounting issues and escalate appropriately.  Effectively communicate and collaborate with clients and property management in a timely manner. ⢠Comply and assist with internal and external audits by providing appropriate documentation and information as requested. ⢠Perform other related duties as required or requested. Education/Experience/Training: ⢠College degree in Finance or Accounting preferred Work Experience: ⢠Requires some experience, but less than one year or equivalent combination of education and experience ⢠Specialized Knowledge/Skills â“ Prior experience with accounting or database software packages preferred; Basic knowledge of commercial real estate preferred; Proficient in MS Office; Strong keyboarding and 10 Key skills Competencies: ⢠Analytical ⢠Attention to Detail ⢠Communication â“ Oral & Written ⢠Customer/Client Focus ⢠Financial Management ⢠Organizational ⢠Time Management Pay transparency statement: Cushman & Wakefield also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health, vision, and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life, and disability insurance programs, and paid and unpaid time away from work. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, Cushman and Wakefield provides eligible employees with competitive pay, which may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, total hours worked, job type, business line, and applicability of collective bargaining agreements. The compensation that will be offered to the successful candidate will depend on factors such as whether the position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement, the geographic area in which the work will be performed, market pay rates in that area, and the candidateâ™s experience and qualifications. The company will not pay less than minimum wage for this role. The compensation for the position is: $57,000 -$62,000 Cushman & Wakefield also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health, vision, and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life, and disability insurance programs, and paid and unpaid time away from work. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, Cushman and Wakefield provide eligible employees with competitive pay, which may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, total hours worked, job type, business line, and applicability of collective bargaining agreements. The compensation that will be offered to the successful candidate will depend on factors such as whether the position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement, the geographic area in which the work will be performed, market pay rates in that area, and the candidateâ™s experience and qualifications. The company will not pay less than minimum wage for this role. The compensation for the position is: $51,000.00 - $60,000.00 Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmativeâ‹ Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without  regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position at Cushman & Wakefield, please call the ADA line at 1-888-365-5406 or email. Please refer to the job title and job location when you contact us.
  • Saint Louis, Missouri, Job Title Client Accountant Job Description Summary Responsible for the performance of cash and accrual management functions, general ledger accounting, and financial reporting. Use established accounting principles to work under limited supervision and to consistently produce a high quality and accurate work product. Job Description Job Description: ⢠Perform Full Cycle Accounting to include analysis of accounts or accounting transactions. Prepare and assist with cash management, AP and AR, Accruals and reconciliations. Prioritize and maintain organization of a high-volume workload for multiple clients. ⢠Prepare comprehensive financial reporting packages timely and accurately in accordance with internal controls and client requirements; Includes prioritizing and maintaining high volume workload and productivity standards for multiple clients. ⢠Apply appropriate procedures for preparation of accounting records, research of transactions and reporting. ⢠Prepare and review fixed asset ledgers to ensure items are properly capitalized and depreciated based on owner requirements; Calculate and record straight-line rent based on client preferences. ⢠Apply the financial policies and procedures of the company and bring inconsistencies and problems to the attention of management. ⢠Research, analyze and effectively communicate basic accounting issues and escalate appropriately.  Effectively communicate and collaborate with clients and property management in a timely manner. ⢠Comply and assist with internal and external audits by providing appropriate documentation and information as requested. ⢠Perform other related duties as required or requested. Education/Experience/Training: ⢠College degree in Finance or Accounting preferred Work Experience: ⢠Requires some experience, but less than one year or equivalent combination of education and experience. ⢠Specialized Knowledge/Skills â“ Prior experience with accounting or database software packages preferred; Basic knowledge of commercial real estate preferred; Proficient in MS Office; Strong keyboarding and 10 Key skills Competencies: ⢠Analytical ⢠Attention to Detail ⢠Communication â“ Oral & Written ⢠Customer/Client Focus ⢠Financial Management ⢠Organizational ⢠Time Management Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmativeâ‹ Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without  regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position at Cushman & Wakefield, please call the ADA line at 1-888-365-5406 or email. Please refer to the job title and job location when you contact us.
  • Madison, Wisconsin, Job Summary: The Division of Facilities Planning & Management (FPM) is a full-spectrum service organization that builds, maintains, and operates the physical environment of the UW-Madison campus in support of the university's education, research, and outreach activities. FPM works behind the scenes to coordinate campus planning, manage design and construction, maintain and operate buildings and grounds, supply utility services, ensure health and safety, and provide parking and transportation services. Under the direction of and reporting to a Financial Manager, the Accountant III will support stakeholders in a variety of functions with an emphasis on general ledger account reconciliations, financial statement preparation and analysis, budget and forecast support, developing financial allocation methodologies, and day-to-day operational financial transaction processing. The Accountant III will have a direct involvement with UW Madison's upcoming implementation of Workday and will be heavily involved with retrofitting FPM's various existing financial software systems thus a strong understanding of financial software implementation strategies is preferred. Responsibilities: Performs complex accounting duties, prepares financial and statistical reports, delivers training to others, develops and/or manages complex budgets, and develops and documents controls for accounting systems to ensure the accurate recording and reporting of the business unit's financial transactions. May lead and be a resource for others in their department/unit. 10% Leads and executes the development, organization, preparation, and updating of complex financial statements, journals, accounts, ledgers, and reports for various financial needs within an automated financial system to ensure accurate recording and reporting of financial transactions 15% Prepares and analyzes financial reports, data and records, identifies discrepancies, investigates, and recommends solutions as needed 15% Monitors automated financial systems, develops, and documents controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity 15% Performs complex accounting and auditing reconciliations, journal entries, schedules, and reports 20% Develops and manages complex work unit budgets, analyzing funding sources, operational needs, budget trends, and financial commitments 10% Forecasts budget balances and recommends corrective action as needed 10% Answers questions and provides accounting related information to internal and external stakeholders according to established policies and procedures 5% Facilitates trainings and provides financial guidance to management and staff Institutional Statement on Diversity: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals. The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion Education: Required Associate's Degree with major studies in Accounting Preferred Bachelor's Degree with major studies in Accounting or Finance Qualifications: Required Qualifications: - Minimum 3-5 years' experience in a hands-on accounting role with an emphasis on general ledger reconciliation, financial statement preparation and analysis, and budgeting. - Experience using complex financial software systems and active roles in system implementation; - Advanced skills using Microsoft Excel including complex formulas, pivot tables, and creating dashboards. - Experience interpreting and applying complex fiscal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with established rules, regulations, and financial guidelines; - Excellent organizational skills, ability to identify and solve problems independently and collaboratively, prioritize and delegate tasks, and manage competing deadlines; - Ability to analyze, interpret, and problem-solve complicated budgetary issues; - Knowledge of standard accounting or financial management practices; - Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP accounting principles and practices; - Experience with identifying risk and development of internal controls; - Good written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; - Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively; - Ability to work independently, accurately, and on a timely basis. Preferred Qualifications: - Knowledge of UW, State, and Federal rules and regulations and/or experience managing finances within an institution of higher education - Working knowledge of UW financial systems and tools: PeopleSoft financial and human resources software (UW SFS and HRS), Workday financial and human resources software Work Type: Full Time: 100% This position may require 10% of work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. 90% of work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location. Appointment Type, Duration: Ongoing/Renewable Salary: Minimum $80,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications The starting salary for this position is $80,000 annually but is negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; and retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/univstaff.pdf . Additional Information: A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists. Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of your appointment, and maintain eligibility without sponsorship throughout your appointment. We are committed to reducing bias in the recruitment process and utilize a redacted application process, which is the practice of removing personally identifiable information from application materials, before the screening of applicants begins. This may include, but is not limited to, name, gender, age, education, address, dates (such as graduation dates), photos, references, links to personal webpages, supervisor names, and/or citizenship. How to Apply: To begin the application process, click the "apply now" button. Please submit a resume and cover letter. In your application materials, detail your experience as it pertains to this position. You'll be asked to provide contact information for three professional references when applying. References will not be contacted without your approval. Contact: Dawn Bierman dawn.bierman@wisc.edu 608-265-4057 Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. Official Title: Accountant III(FN003) Department(s): A71-FACILITIES PLNG AND MGMT/AVC/BOP Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable Job Number: 294512-AS   The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7). The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .