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Aston Carter Staff Accountant in West Des Moines, Iowa

Duties & Accountabilities

  • Performs the statutory financial statement preparation for assigned entity and/or functions.

  • Includes journal entry preparation as well as coordinating work requirements and deadlines with other departments.

  • Reviews and analyzes statutory statements and schedules for assigned entity.

  • Researches and resolves variances and inconsistencies by conducting initial investigation and applying accounting techniques.

  • Completes statutory filing requirements for assigned entity including quarterly and annual statements as well as various state surveys and questionnaires.

  • Ensures that financial statements and supporting schedules are completed timely, accurately, and in accordance with SSAP.

  • Reviews and completes information requests from insurance regulatory authorities.

  • Responsible for Company compliance with state specific requirements.

  • Responds to regulatory requests and questions regarding filing requirements.

  • Assists with annual external audits and examinations including the preparation of work papers, analysis of data, and information gathering.

  • Prepares SSAP basis annual financial report including footnotes.


  • Life Insurance

  • Staff accounting

  • Financial statements, accounting, reporting

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

  • 5 or more years of accounting experience; with experience in public accounting or in the insurance industry preferred

  • 2+ years of insurance experience

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to draw conclusions from research and report on findings

  • Comfortable with accounting systems; experience with Oracle and Essbase is helpful

  • Completion of or interest in obtaining CPA and/or FLMI designations preferred

    About Aston Carter:

At Aston Carter, we’re dedicated to expanding career opportunities for the skilled professionals who power our business. Our success is driven by the talented, motivated people who join our team across a range of positions – from recruiting, sales and delivery to corporate roles. As part of our team, employees have the opportunity for long-term career success, where hard work is rewarded and the potential for growth is limitless.

Established in 1997, Aston Carter is a leading staffing and consulting firm, providing high-caliber talent and premium services to more than 7,000 companies across North America. Spanning four continents and more than 200 offices, we extend our clients’ capabilities by seeking solvers and delivering solutions to address today’s workforce challenges. For organizations looking for innovative solutions shaped by critical-thinking professionals, visit Aston Carter is a company within Allegis Group, a global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888-237-6835 or email ( for other accommodation options. However, if you have questions about this position, please contact the Recruiter located at the bottom of the job posting. The Recruiter is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.