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Senior Accountant - Investment Analysis

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Date: Mar 4, 2019

Location: West Des Moines, IA, US, 50266

Company: Sammons Financial Group



Sammons® Financial Group’s (SFG) member companies offer some of today’s most sought after life insurance, annuity, and retirement planning products. Unlike most financial organizations, our companies are not publicly traded, which means we’re focused on long-term value rather than short-term earnings pressures. As a privately held company, our leaders and employees remain consistently focused on long-term growth, making decisions that allow us to deliver on our commitments to customers, distribution partners, our employees, and our communities. Individually, our companies provide value in the products and services they offer. Together we represent a history of strength and longevity. 


Here is what you can expect when you join SFG:

  • A Casual dress code which includes jeans. 
  • A rich company culture driven by private ownership and intentional leadership that inspires employees to engage in our healthy, high-performing and values based culture.
  • Healthy balance between work and personal lives.  Friday afternoons off all year long, competitive PTO and generous number of paid holidays. 
  • Great benefits including medical, dental, vision, wellness plan, charitable giving programs, education assistance… to name a few!
  • ESOP- A generous 100% company funded retirement plan. 


Here's what you can expect as the Senior Accountant - Investment Analysis. 

You are responsible for the preparation and analysis of annual, quarterly, and monthly internal and external investment reports to support management’s understanding of the investment portfolios. Responsible for the maintenance of the internally developed investment data warehouse. Responsible for indirect supervision of Investment Accountants and serve as mentor to accounting staff. Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the department and handle complex work assignments related to investment analysis and business intelligence associated with the investment portfolio.

  1. Prepare/review annual and quarterly analytical reports on all investments including, but not limited to: long-term bonds, derivatives, equity, limited partnerships, mortgage loans and short-term investments for state insurance compliance and external audit including work papers and answering questions.
  2. Prepare/review compliance/regulatory and distribute external reports. Examples: Rating agencies (Standard & Poor’s and AM Best), NAIC, Individual states for quarterly and annually reporting along with state audit examinations, Independent Auditors – ensure all audit checks and balances are in place along with compliance of regulatory requirements for the insurance industry, and liquidity analysis
  3. Prepare/review internal reports for management, actuary, finance and investment advisors as needed.
  4. Maintain a document database that houses all investment documents on a security level basis.
  5. Participate in the investment portfolio valuation audit with the external audit team.
  6. Work with Accounting, Tax, Legal and Compliance to ensure understanding of the appropriate treatment of portfolio holdings and security valuations.
  7. Interact with asset manager and internal Investment Accounting team to enhance operational efficiencies.
  8. Provide coaching and motivation of Investment Accountants and Investment Accounting team members.
  9. Assist in transferring files in and out of the investment system for a variety of processes including, but not limited to: pricing, PSA speeds for mortgage backed securities, NAIC uploads, feeds to Bondedge and Bloomberg, etc.
  10. Assist in developing and maintaining investment accounting policies and procedures documentation (MAR documentation).



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Management with a strong accounting background
  • 5 years+ of accounting or related experience with over 36 months of investment accounting experience
  • Strong familiarity with the investment guidelines as it relates to the various annual and quarterly statements also with the unique aspects of GAAP and statutory insurance accounting as it relates to investment accounting
  • Strong knowledge of the investment system data elements, processes, report schedules, and report writers
  • Extensive knowledge of complex investment instruments Ability to build and maintain a strong working relationship with staff and managers within Corporate Accounting and GPIM
  • Completion of LOMA 1 and 2 strongly recommended; completion of LOMA 7 and 8 are encouraged
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines is required
  • Possess proven excellence in organizational skills





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