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Staff Accountant

Company: SelectQuote
Location: Shawnee Mission
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Job Description:

Founded in 1985, SelectQuote provides solutions that help consumers protect their most valuable assets: their families, health and property. The company pioneered the model of providing unbiased comparisons from multiple, highly rated insurance companies allowing consumers to choose the policy and terms that best meet their unique needs. Two foundational pillars underpin SelectQuote's success: a strong force of highly trained and skilled agents, who provide consultative needs analysis for every consumer, and proprietary technology that sources and routes high-quality leads. The company has three core business lines: SelectQuote Senior, SelectQuote Life and SelectQuote Auto and Home. SelectQuote Senior, the largest and fastest-growing business, serves the needs of a demographic that sees 10,000 people turn 65 each day with a range of Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans.

Job Summary:

SelectQuote Insurance Services is looking for a Staff Accountant to join our team.  In this position you will work with a team of accountants across all divisions to accurately record expenses and create monthly general ledger journal entries, in accordance with U.S. GAAP for the monthly close process. You will also support the accounting department in other capacities as needed.  This individual should work with high intensity and integrity, possess intellectual curiosity, and demonstrate teamwork abilities and have a passion for excellence.

Essential Functions:

  • Code and enter bills into NetSuite and send through the advanced workflows for approval and payment authorization across all divisions
  • Follow up with vendors and internal department owners within SelectQuote across divisions in order to resolve payments and collect necessary approvals
  • Perform several aspects of the month-end close process across all divisions within SelectQuote based on seasonality needs; prepare journal entries and supporting schedules
  • Implement recommendations to improve accounting policies and procedures
  • Assist with annual financial audit; prepare audit schedules and answer audit inquiries as requested
  • Perform special projects and ad hoc analyses as needed across divisions based on business needs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of GAAP and accrual accounting
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Works well under pressure
  • Dependable and flexible

Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or other related fields, or equivalent experience
  • 2 or more years of accounting experience
  • CPA preferred
  • Possess an advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Working knowledge of NetSuite a plus

Benefits:

It's an exciting time to join SelectQuote. We became a publicly traded company in 2020 with the first 100% virtual IPO (non-biotech) in American history. We have also been recognized nationally on the 2021 Top Workplaces USA list and by the Kansas City Business Journal as a 2020 Best Places to Work honoree.

Full-time employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, voluntary short-term disability, company-paid long term disability, company-paid life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D), 401(k) + company match and 100% vesting after 4 years, discretionary profit sharing, employee stock purchase program (espp), paid time off, floating holidays, paid maternity leave, paid parental bonding leave, tuition reimbursement, jury duty pay, work from home stipend, and other paid leaves vary based on work location.

Keywords: SelectQuote, Kansas City , Staff Accountant, Other , Shawnee Mission, Kansas

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