Staff Accountant I

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Contract


Our client is a premier provider of targeted specialized insurance products in North America and selected other markets.  They are looking for a contract Staff Accountant to work in for their Chicago, IL office.  Estimated length of this assignment is approximately 5 months.  This is a work from home role, but you must be local to Chicago location.


Job Description:

The Staff Accountant I is responsible for the general accounting of the warranty programs which includes recording journal entries, completing account reconciliations, and assisting the financial analysts in researching management and auditor questions.


Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Obtain basic understanding of insurance accounting, terminology and assigned warranty programs
  • Complete all standard journal entries to reflect business for warranty programs on a timely basis ensuring adequate support and signatures
  • Complete all assigned account reconciliations on a timely basis ensuring account reconciling items are resolved on a timely basis
  • Timely follow-up with various departments regarding required information to research/ resolve outstanding issues
  • Prepare wire transfer, check requests as needed to support business operations with appropriate approvals
  • Assist in other tasks as assigned such as provide information for audit requests and to financial analysts to answer ad hoc questions on financial results
  • Develop and maintain procedural manual outlining and detailing all of the required tasks of the position

Education, Certifications and Experience: Minimum

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting
  • SA I position 2-3 years general accounting experience preferred
  • Experience in JE processing, ledger reconciliations, and general accounting
    • Need experience of handling month/quarter end close –Journal Entries and Balance Sheet account reconciliations


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, detailed oriented
  • Strong technical accounting/problem solving skills
  • Strong ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools including Excel and Word, Experience with Peoplesoft a plus


Internal Relationships:

  • Marketing, Underwriting, Operations, IT and Actuarial Staff of TWG
  • Internal Audit, Finance Reporting Staff and Investment/Treasury Staff
  • Legal/Regulatory Affairs Staff