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Staff Accountant

Company: Northwestern Mutual Clayton
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Our culture supports an open mindset, curiosity, independent quests for knowledge and shared learning directed towards the mission and goals of the organization. Our actions are guided by our core values of Personal Responsibility, Personal and Professional Growth, Feedback Rich, Generosity and Faith. The Gross Financial Group is a leading nationwide insurance and financial services firm seeking a staff accountant to join their accounting and financial team in their St. Louis office. Primary Job Function: The Staff Accountant position will work with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure accurate and timely accounting and financial reporting. This position is responsible for the day-to-day accounting of the network office and the district offices, working collaboratively with the firm's centralized accounting team. You are a fit if you: --- Have two or more years of experience in accounting, including financial statement preparation, general ledger maintenance and payroll. --- Are proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, and technologically savvy. Knowledge of standard accounting software programs preferred. --- Thrive as an independent learner who seeks knowledge and is adaptable to change --- Succeed in an organized and detail-oriented environment --- Have a strong personal code of ethics, including maintaining confidentiality --- Possess strong presentation, persuasion, problem solving, oral and written communication skills General Responsibilities: --- Service as the liaison to the centralized accounting team for the Network and District offices, including providing all relative information related to accounts payable, payroll, and commissions --- Throughout the month, working with centralized accounting to ensure that entries into the accounting system are completed properly and on a timely basis for month-end and year-end accounting --- Educate new financial representatives on how their compensation is paid through commissions, fees and bonuses --- Monitor financial representatives' production for awards year and calendar year bonuses and communicate their progress throughout the year --- Monitor and report on the retention of policies and premiums of the network and district offices Benefits and Expectations of you: --- Obtain Life and Health licensing within 90 days --- Obtain investment licensing within one year --- Ability to commute to job Clayton, MO daily --- Work hours: Standard 40 hours, Monday-Friday --- Base salary proportionate to experience level --- Personal and professional development opportunities --- Opportunity to be part of an inclusion driven environment with the ability to impact the community through our D&I counsel and affinity group offerings --- Health, vision, and dental Insurance; Short-term Disability; Long-Term Disability, Group Life Insurance; 401(k); PTO; holiday pay; industry licensing and CE expenses; parking

Keywords: Northwestern Mutual Clayton, St. Louis , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Saint Louis, Missouri

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