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Accountant I or Accountant II (Financial Reporting Team)

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies Omaha, NE

Job Description

As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of insurance companies, we offer outstanding opportunities for professionals interested in working with a successful company. We offer unparalleled financial strength, stability and “large company” benefits, in addition to an exciting, friendly, “small company” atmosphere.


We have an immediate opening in our Accounting Department for a motivated Accountant  responsible for preparing, analyzing, and communicating the internal and external Company financial statements, working papers, and statistical and management information related to one or more companies and/or divisions.

Major Duties:

  • Compiles, reviews, analyzes and reconciles, and interprets financial information from various sources and prepares working papers and internal, statutory and GAAP basis Company financial statements and supplementary schedules for one or more companies. (This includes the statutory annual statement and separate GAAP basis financial statement packages for assigned companies.)
  • May reconcile assigned company investment and cash accounts, as well as basic general ledger account reconciliations. Provide Financial Reporting Administrator and company accountants with support in preparing schedules and research/analysis for more difficult account reconciliations.
  • May review or determine general ledger account, department and allocation coding for invoices, check requests by understanding nature of the invoice or asking Management to clarify nature of disbursement as needed. Verifies requests have been appropriately approved. Determines date payment is due if not previously recorded and when special tax reporting such as Form 1099 and Use Tax is required. Answers questions concerning allocation procedures and department cash disbursement controls
  • Maintains working knowledge of related insurance accounting and financial reporting developments by locating and reading relevant internet based or hard copy instructions, text books, and/or state regulations and discussing with others.
  • Responds to inquiries and answers questions from internal, external, or insurance department auditors regarding financial transactions, balances, and procedures.
    Performs special projects or related duties as assigned or as situation dictates.


  • Bachelor degree in accounting or related field or equivalent
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles
  • Personal computer, related software, and basic applications such as Excel and Word

Preferred Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of statutory accounting principles
  • Company and department practices and procedures

Job Details

Date Posted July 1, 2019
Date Closes July 31, 2019
Requisition 2018-2413
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Finance
Function Accounting
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Varies
Shift Custom
SOC Category 13-2011.01 Accountants
Zipcode 68102

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Flexible Hours
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Business - Math
  • Microsoft - Excel
  • Microsoft - Outlook
  • Microsoft - Word
  • Budget Reporting / Analysis
  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • And More ...