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Specialist, Accounting (GAAP & SEC)

Lincoln Financial Group Greensboro, NC

Job Description





Alternate Locations: Greensboro, NC (North Carolina)


Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.


Requisition #39742


About the Company


Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates.


The Role


As an Accounting Specialist (GAAP & SEC) , you will be responsible for complex accounting and reporting activities associated with the GAAP accounting close and financial statements and supporting schedules. You will provide technical accounting expertise while implementing and analyzing accounting policies to support Lincoln Financial Groups goals and strategic objectives. You will carry out duties such as SEC and other regulatory reporting, which may include 10K/10Q filings, XBRL, Benefit Plans, GAAP accounting close, and Investor Relations/Business Unit support as needed.


           Financial Reporting

  • Prepare and review financial statements, footnotes and supporting schedules according to the GAAP accounting close calendar;
  • Conduct financial analysis on consolidated and business unit results, including providing ongoing support for the business unit teams and our various other partners as needed;
  • Support quarterly earnings release and other investor relations-related matters such as debt offerings and investor presentations;
  • Research complex technical accounting and reporting matters as they arise, and document conclusions reached in accordance with relevant accounting literature; and
  • May assist with the GAAP accounting close including the preparation and/or review of journal entries and account reconciliations.


    Monitoring and Analysis

  • Analyze financial statements and other supporting schedules to understand trends in the business and ensure the accuracy of reported results, and communicate analysis to key stakeholders;
  • Monitor peer company filings as needed to stay current in trends within the insurance space; and
  • Help maintain and improve our internal control system to ensure a successful outcome of SOX testing and opinion.


    Decision-making, Strategy, and Management Accounting

  • Participate in projects pertaining to our strategic digitization initiatives as well as other initiatives within Finance and the CAO;
  • Participate in process improvements (e.g., new system implementations, system conversions, strategic initiatives) and procedural or accounting changes; and
  • Participate in special projects including new accounting principle implementation and SOX process improvements.

    Audit and Assurance

  • Assist in the preparation of industry and governmental surveys;  
  • Provide ongoing support for partners across the organization for all accounting and reporting needs; and
  • Partner with our External Auditors to ensure a successful outcome from an audit opinion perspective.



  • Undergraduate degree or 4+years of comparable work experience; educational concentration in Accounting, Finance or relevant field is required;
  • Current CPA or in the process of obtaining CPA licensure is required
  • Masters degree in accounting or MBA preferred.



  • 1-3 years of experience in Public or Corporate Accounting that directly aligns with specific responsibilities of position
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel;
  • Exposure to Hyperion Essbase and PeopleSoft general ledger, preferred
  • Strong analytical, leadership and decision-making skills;
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook);
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment;
  • A demonstrated ability to coach and develop less experienced team members. #LI-AY1



This position may be subject to Lincolns Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincolns current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Lincoln Financial Group (LFG) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.

Job Details

Date Posted September 7, 2017
Date Closes October 7, 2017
Requisition 39742-en_US
Located In Greensboro, NC
Department Accounting
SOC Category 00-0000.00