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Analyst, Accounting Close

Lincoln Financial Group Greensboro, NC

Job Description

Alternate Locations: Greensboro, NC (North Carolina)

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #56464

About the Company

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans 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 company had $222 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2015.


As an Analyst, Accounting Close, you will be responsible for activities associated with the financial close . You may provide technical accounting research and expertise while implementing and analyzing accounting policies to support the Lincoln Financial Groups goals and strategic objectives.  This role could position you for a management role in the near future along with ownership of a close process. 



  • Close ProcessReview and approve journal entries during month end close process.
  • Variance analysis as entries are posted for real-time review of results.
  • Oversee Managed Services team supporting Line of Business

        Monitoring and Analysis 

  • Analyze line of business results to understand trends in the business and ensure the accuracy of reported results, and communicate analysis effectively to key stakeholders.
  • .Deliver internal and external reporting needs to FP&A and Business Unit partners.
  • Document execution of internal controls, and assist with design of key controls as needed. 

        Decision-making, Strategy, and Management Accounting   

  • Lead process improvements.
  • Design and lead special projects, such as to support new accounting principle implementation.
  • Provide ongoing support for partners across the organization for accounting and reporting needs.



  • Undergraduate degree or 4+years of comparable work experience; educational concentration in Accounting or relevant field is required.
  • Current CPA or close to obtaining CPA licensure strongly preferred.
  • Master’s degree in accounting or MBA preferred.



  • 3-5+ years of experience that directly aligns with specific responsibilities of position, preferably performing external audits at a large public accounting firm and/or an accounting role with a public company.
  • Experience and/or proficiency with Hyperion Essbase and PeopleSoft general ledger preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload as necessary to meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail with strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills. #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.

Job Details

Date Posted October 30, 2018
Date Closes November 29, 2018
Requisition 56464-en_US
Located In Greensboro, NC
Department Accounting
SOC Category 00-0000.00