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Lincoln Financial Group Director, Reinsurance Accounting in Des Moines, Iowa

Alternate Locations: Work from Home; Fort Wayne, IN (Indiana); Greensboro, NC (North Carolina); Omaha, NE (Nebraska); Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania)

Work Arrangement:

Remote : Work at home employee residing outside of a commutable distance to an office location.

Relocation assistance: is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #: 73224

The Role at a Glance

As the Director of Reinsurance, you will manage staff, help lead the onboarding of new strategic reinsurance transactions and administration existing reinsurance. Strategic reinsurance transactions involve accounting and administration complexities to be analyzed on a case by case basis as each transaction evolves. This role will require working with various business areas and key stakeholders to evaluate the structure of reinsurance transactions to identify and communicate accounting issues, propose accounting resolutions, and communicate status to accounting stakeholders. In this position you will collaborate within the Chief Accounting Office to provide clarity, on a GAAP and STAT basis, the reporting of new and existing reinsurance transactions. Oversee onshore and offshore affiliate captive reinsurance. Support the monthly and/or quarterly close process and reinsurance GAAP and Statutory financial reporting requirements.

General Purpose of Job

This position will provide leadership and direction to ensure group results for their assigned Reinsurance accounting area(s) of responsibility. They will direct the preparation, recording, analysis, and reporting of complex Reinsurance accounting transactions and ensure the integrity of accounting records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with accepted accounting policies and principles.

What you'll be doing

Evaluate reinsurance transactions, their structure and financial accounting implications of these transactions.

• Ability to read reinsurance treaty agreements and apply concepts in the agreements to the appropriate accounting and administrative approach.

• Research accounting guidance and apply appropriate accounting guidance to complex reinsurance transactions and structures.

• Understand, evaluate, and conclude on risk transfer as it applies to new transactions on both a GAAP and Statutory basis.

• Collaborate on proforma financial statements for new and/or amended reinsurance accounting transactions.

• Review and analyze proforma financial statements to determine impacts of the transactions to the enterprise and ensure proforma financial statement reporting is accurate.

• Explain the financial statement impacts of the reinsurance transaction to key stakeholders and leaders.

• Evaluate treaty administrative implications of reinsurance structures to ensure the Reinsurance Accounting team can support ongoing administrative requirements.

• Responsible for Reinsurance reporting, internal and external, on new and current reinsurance transactions.

• Support a timely and accurate monthly and quarterly financial close process.

• Understand the relationship of applicable systems and data required to account for and support administration of new transactions as applicable.

• Develop control processes to ensure effective procedures are in place to support internal operating and SOX controls as new transactions are established.

• Identify and recommend best practice opportunities to improve efficiencies as new reinsurance processes are established.

• Provide training and development opportunities, including stretch assignments, for team members and give honest and open feedback to aid in the development of talent.

• Establish and implement individual and team priorities, performance goals and objectives .

• Manage and evaluate individual/team performance and take appropriate action to meet and/or exceed performance standards.

• Ensure that top talent is hired and retained to support these responsibilities.

• Develop and maintain a strong relationship with internal/external auditors as applicable and ensure identified issues are resolved in a collaborative manner.

• Carries out duties in compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines. Complies with all company and site policies and procedures.

• Performs other duties as required.

What we’re looking for

5+ Years of experience years in accounting that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position, including 3+ years of managerial, supervisory, and/or demonstrated leadership experience

• 4 Year/Bachelor's degree

• CPA Certification A plus• Demonstrated ability to successfully hire, retain, develop and coach staff via a culture of real-time performance feedback, with ability to build both technical and leadership skills.

• Demonstrated strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. senior management, peers and colleagues); proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches.

• Finds common ground and can gain collaboration among senior management, colleagues and peers; can influence outcomes without directing or commanding.

• Demonstrated ability to identify and recommend processes improvements.

• Demonstrates strong project management leadership skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

What’s it like to work here?

At Lincoln Financial Group, we love what we do. We make meaningful contributions each and every day to empower our customers to take charge of their lives. Working alongside dedicated and talented colleagues, we build fulfilling careers and stronger communities through a company that values our unique perspectives, insights and contributions and invests in programs that empower each of us to take charge of our own future.

What’s in it for you:

  • Clearly defined career tracks and levels to help you successfully manage your career

  • Leadership development and virtual training opportunities

  • PTO/parental leave

  • Competitive 401K and employee benefits (

  • Free financial counseling, health coaching and employee assistance program

  • Tuition assistance program

  • A leadership team that prioritizes your health and well-being; offering a remote work environment and flexible work hybrid situations

  • Effective productivity/technology tools and training

Pay Range: $90,300 - $164,700

Actual base pay could vary based on non-discriminatory factors including but not limited to work experience, education, location, licensure requirements, proficiency and qualifications required for the role. The base pay is just one component of Lincoln’s total rewards package for employees. In addition, the role may be eligible for the Annual Incentive Program, which is discretionary and based on the performance of the company, business unit and individual. Other rewards may include long-term incentives, sales incentives and Lincoln’s standard benefits package.

About The Company

Lincoln Financial Group helps people to plan, protect and retire with confidence. As of Dec. 31, 2023, approximately 17 million customers trust our guidance and solutions across four core businesses – annuities, life insurance, group protection and retirement plan services. As of December 31, 2023, the company had $295 billion in end-of-period account balances, net of reinsurance. Headquartered in Radnor, Pa., Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. Learn more at

Lincoln is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive ( environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Additional Information

This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Any unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, Veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.

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Lincoln Financial Group ("LFG") is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Opportunities throughout LFG are available to employees and applicants and are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. We have a drug free work environment and we perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.