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Athene Manager Reinsurance Accounting in West Des Moines, Iowa

We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best - and then we don't stop until we've set the bar even higher. We're ready to help you achieve more.

Purpose:

Leads a team responsible for performing complex reinsurance accounting functions – emphasis on reinsurance operations. Oversees accounting activities which will include settlement statement preparation and accounting for many reinsurance transactions, execution of key control activities including crosschecks and reconciliation of ledger accounts. Assists and has secondary ownership of the automated reinsurance accounting system.

Accountabilities:

  • Lead a Reinsurance Accounting team in the execution of all reinsurance accounting, cash transfer, and reporting-related tasks.

  • Primary ownership of external reinsurance including communications with external reinsurance partners.

  • Learn and master complex reinsurance accounting for numerous reinsurance treaties.

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of automated reinsurance system.

  • Execute controls accurately during the year. Help identify control gaps to ensure an effective control environment.

  • Work with the Director of Reinsurance Accounting to represent the Athene USA reinsurance accounting function on various teams/meetings/projects within the organization.

  • Actively participate in internal and/or external discussions on new treaty design - including creating settlements and accounting when new reinsurance treaties are executed.

  • Work with the Director of Reinsurance Accounting to interpret and implement complex changes under tight deadlines.

  • Develop and lead a team of accounting professionals. Establish and manage performance expectations. Mentor and provide ongoing performance feedback to team.

  • Serve as main contact for internal and external auditors for STAT and GAAP audits of reinsurance activity.

  • Secondary ownership of treaties and communications with the Athene Bermuda team.

  • Develop a moderate understanding of Bermuda Statutory accounting.

  • Lead and/or assist with departmental projects as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years of related experience and 2+ years of indirect or direct people leadership experience is required; insurance industry experience preferred.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

  • Basic GAAP and STAT knowledge required

  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines

  • Understanding of reinsurance accounting concepts and knowledge of annuity and life insurance accounting preferred

  • Strong computer skills including experience with accounting software and Microsoft Office products including Excel and Word

  • Solid understanding of Oracle general ledger system and Essbase reporting tools preferred

NOTE: Successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-employment background check.

Drive. Discipline. Confidence. Focus. Commitment. Learn more about working at Athene.

Athene is a Military Friendly Employer! Learn more about how we support our Veterans.

Athene celebrates diversity, is committed to inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We are driven to do more. More for our customers and the financial professionals who offer our products. If you are driven to do more and love the challenge of pursuing more, Athene is your kind of company. You will find we offer more than the basics to create a diverse, inclusive and dynamic work environment at our various locations.

Based on your location you will experience a unique blend of:

  • Benefits to meet individual needs including, but not limited to, a 401(k) and/or pension plan with a company match, paid time off, paid holidays, job-related tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.

  • Career development opportunities including a Leadership Development Program, self-guided trainings and periodic Lunch & Learns.

  • Amenities that include "dress for your day" work attire, in house coffee bar, on-site café, ergonomic desks, game room area and on-site fitness facility.

  • Volunteer opportunities to give back to the community, company-sponsored volunteer events throughout the year, individual non-profit volunteer time that can earn grant money, and non-profit matching gift program.

Athene USA is also proud to be recognized for the following:

Workplace awards

  • Iowa’s Top Workplaces; since 2015

  • Bermuda Top Ten Employer; 2019

United Way of Central Iowa awards

  • Advocate & Volunteer, 2016

  • Spirit of Central Iowa. 2017

  • Game Changer & Impact-Maker, 2018

  • Spirit of Central Iowa, 2019

  • Impact-Maker, 2020

Awards for veteran support

  • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Awards

  • Patriot Award, 2018

  • Pro Patria Award, 2019

  • Seven Seals Award, 2019

  • Military Friendly® Employer; since 2017

  • Military Spouse Friendly® Employer; since 2017

​​​​​​​Product awards

  • Excellence in Education LOMA;10 plus years

  • Structured Retail Products (SRP)

  • Best Carrier Award; 2017 & 2018

  • FIA of the Year; 2019

For more specific details for each location, please click here.

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