Sun Life Financial Senior Financial Reporting Analyst in Kansas City, Missouri

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Job summary:

In this position, you will be a member of the Central Finance team, working in an audit support, internal controls and financial reporting capacity.

Financial reporting job responsibilities:

  • Prepare several standalone sets of financial statements on an NAIC and U.S. GAAP basis of accounting. Maintain financial reporting integrity and ensure compliance with accounting standards.

  • Complete U.S. GAAP disclosure checklists.

  • Participate in finance projects and perform analysis over emerging technical accounting issues, new accounting pronouncements and Corporate financial policies on an as needed basis.

Audit support job responsibilities:

  • Act as a liaison and facilitator between the external auditors and Sun Life in support of the U.S.-based IFRS audits as well as the audits of various U.S. subsidiaries subject to audit on a stand-alone basis (NAIC, U.S. GAAP). Manage prepared by client listings for all areas assigned.

  • Compile comprehensive audit packages containing the external auditor's requests for quarters, interim and year-end, as well as for several subsidiaries and the Company’s registered variable product. Perform an additional level of review over the information being submitted.

  • Coordinate and lead regular status meetings with relevant individuals from each business unit and the external auditors.

Internal controls responsibilities:

  • Design, execute and perform detailed testing of internal controls in accordance with professional audit standards.

  • Evaluate internal controls, propose enhancements to controls and investigate the cause of internal control weaknesses. Ensure appropriate action plans are developed and assist in remediation testing.

  • Engage management in discussions about creative, efficient and effective ways to improve the internal control environment. Propose process improvements that will have a direct and positive impact the business.

  • Work with the Company’s external auditors to ensure proper alignment and leverage of management’s internal controls testing.

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting; CPA preferred.

  • Public accounting experience is strongly preferred (3-4 years).

  • Reporting experience is required.

  • Strong decision-making, analytical capabilities and skills in the area of accounting for U.S. GAAP reporting requirements.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required as this position has direct contact with numerous departments within and outside the company including: business units, external auditors and consultants.

  • Strong organizational skills and commitment to meeting reporting deadlines.

  • Ability to work with a variety of team members and function in a dynamic environment.

  • Ability to work independently, provide leadership and effectively support team.

  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley and experience evaluating internal controls.

  • Experience with Hyperion Essbase or similar database management tools is preferred.

Sun Life Financial is a leading provider of group insurance benefits in the U.S., helping people protect what they love about their lives. More than just a name, Sun Life symbolizes our brand promise of making life brighter – for our customers, partners, and communities. Join our talented, diverse workforce and launch a rewarding career. Visit us at to learn more.

Sun Life Financial (U.S.) Services Company, Inc. is a federal contractor subject to Executive Order 11246, Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. As such the company is committed to taking positive steps to implement the employment-related aspects of the company’s equal employment opportunity policy. It is the company’s policy to take affirmative action to employ, advance in employment, and otherwise treat qualified minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities without regard to their race/ethnicity, sex, veteran status, or disability.

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