Posted on 2/2/2024
Personalized, tech-driven insurance brokerage and consulting
Virtus stands out as a desirable place to work due to its unique approach to the insurance industry, combining technology and creativity to streamline and personalize the insurance process. The company's culture is driven by a team of industry experts, technologists, and creatives, all united by shared values and an entrepreneurial spirit. With a focus on vertical specialization, Virtus offers a deep understanding of the industries it serves, setting it apart from competitors who offer a more generalized service.
Overland Park, Kansas
Growth & Insights
6 month growth↓ -4%
1 year growth↑ 25%
2 year growth↑ 57%
Overland Park, KS, USA
- 3-5+ years of experience in a similar role
- Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting or other business degree and accounting experience required
- CPA or CPA exam readiness preferred
- Understanding of GAAP and researching other guidance
- Extensive experience with large ERP systems
- Strong Excel knowledge; pivot tables, lookups, logical formulas, and other spreadsheet functionality
- Assist with the monthly financial close
- Financial statement preparation and analysis
- Process semi-monthly Payroll and quarterly Commission payments
- Lead the calculation and reconciliation of Commission expense and payments
- Accounting for subsidiary Companies
- Experience with Agency Management Systems
- Ability to learn new software systems
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative to suggest improved processes and analyses of accounting data
- Ability to collaborate and develop relationships with coworkers
A winner of Best Places to Work in Insurance seven years in a row, Virtus is looking for innovative individuals to join our fast-paced, rapidly growing team headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Virtus is a next generation insurance consulting firm that focuses on middle market clients in a variety of lines of coverage. With locations in Kansas City, Memphis, Chicago, Ft. Collins, St. Louis, Dallas, and Austin, our team has a national scope and with a sophisticated client base that thrives on new ideas and our consultative approach. We’re shaking up a tired insurance industry and creating something better: an experience that empowers our people to evolve, take smart risks, and face the future boldly.
The Senior Accountant for Virtus will play a significant role in the finance department, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial information. Functions performed by this position include, but are not limited to, assisting with the monthly financial close, financial statement preparation, revenue and expense analysis, account reconciliations, journal entries, commission processing, payroll processing, and other activities as requested by management.
The Ideal Candidate
•Lives the Virtus Core Values: Better Tomorrow | Fearless Pursuit | One Virtus
•Loves the details – they thrive in working with the fine print.
•Recognizes this role is people facing; must have strong interpersonal skills and business support mindset.
•Approaches new and unknown situations with curiosity and collaboration; is a natural problem solver who will ‘figure it out’ with little direction.
•Will roll up their sleeves to get things done - we are a small company and must all do our part to support our growth.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•Assist the Controller with critical aspects of the month-end close process.
•Lead the transfer of accounting data from 3 agency management systems into the General Ledger.
•Prepare complex account reconciliations and journal entries on a timely basis.
•Assist with timely and accurate financial statement preparation and analysis.
•Process semi-monthly Payroll and quarterly Commission payments.
•Lead the calculation and reconciliation of Commission expense and payments.
•Accounting for subsidiary Companies.
Knowledge, Skills and/ or Abilities
•3-5+ years of experience in a similar role.
•Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting or other business degree and accounting experience required.
•CPA or CPA exam readiness preferred.
•Understanding of GAAP and researching other guidance.
•Solid understanding of accounting best practices relating to account reconciliations and journal entries.
•Extensive experience with large ERP systems including the mining and manipulation of data as required to ensure accurate financial statements.
•Must have familiarity and good working knowledge of various Microsoft software applications (Excel), Agency Management Systems, and the ability to learn new software systems.
•Strong Excel knowledge; pivot tables, lookups, logical formulas, and other spreadsheet functionality.
•Demonstrated ability to take initiative as required to suggest improved processes and analyses of accounting data.
•Ability to effectively complete all monthly close activities on time and with accuracy.
•Must be a well-organized, self-starter with a process improvement mentality.
•Demonstrated ability to learn ‘the business’ and have a business and customer service focus.
•Ability to collaborate and develop relationships with coworkers.
•Must possess personal and business integrity with an energetic style demonstrated by a positive attitude and a strong work ethic.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision.
Virtus has a strong culture anchored by our Core Values: Better Tomorrow, Fearless Pursuit and One Virtus. This creates an environment of teamwork, excellence, and continuous improvement. Employees and their families enjoy great benefits including health/401(k)/dental/vision and unlimited PTO, among other progressive perks.
Virtus is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees– so we welcome applications from everyone, to celebrate a diverse mix of experiences, backgrounds, and identities. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss any reasonable adjustments to your application, in order that we can accommodate and support you in the recruitment process. If you want to work for a company where who you are is valued and respected, we’d love to hear from you.
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