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Lead Accountant--Accounting Policy

Cleveland, OH

This position, which reports to a Lead Accountant in Accounting Policy, will assist the corporate accounting policy department in various aspects of providing accounting expertise and value-added analysis to client managers and associates in various lines of business and other support areas.  Monitors and quantifies possible impact of proposed accounting guidance.  The Lead Accountant will have strong analytical skills and be able to work both independently and as a member of cross-functional teams.The Lead Accountant will demonstrate excellent communication, data gathering, analysis, reporting and process improvement skills.


  • Assists the corporate accounting policy team with analyzing and reviewing transactions and new business products and strategies proposed or developed by the lines of business or other  adherence to applicable accounting guidance and internal controls.

  • Assists the corporate accounting policy team with analyzing proposed FASB and SEC accounting guidance and the potential impact on financial statements.

  • Assists the corporate accounting policy team with implementation of new accounting and disclosure guidance, in conjunction with the lines of business or others who are impacted, to ensure proper compliance with the requirements.

  • Assists in the preparation of Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

  • Prepares thorough documentation to support accounting research performed and conclusions reached.

  • Utilizes Wdesk for tracking projects to ensure proper and timely documentation of work performed.

  • Suggests enhancements in  department processes and procedures to increase efficiency and/or improve customer service.

  • Consults with external auditor on research issues when necessary to enhance efficiency of required audit work related to these issues.

  • Assists with various aspects of the yearly audit.

  • Develops a good understanding of organization and products.



  • Participates in special projects as necessary.



  • 2-4 years of public accounting or related work experience

  • Working knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and SEC reporting guidance

  • Certified Public Accountant (or working towards obtaining license)

  • Ability to work collaboratively with clients in the lines of business and other support areas, external auditors, and other team members

  • Strong  oral and written communication skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting



  • Previous accounting research experience

  • Work experience in the financial services industry

  • Master’s degree in accounting, finance or a related area

Very competitive salary and benefits!
Great company to work for!
Full relocation package is available!
Don't miss out! Apply now and we'll be in touch immediately with more specific details, salary information and to answer any questions!!

This position does NOT provide sponsorship so please do NOT apply if you require sponsorship.  Thank You

KP Recruiting Group 
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KP Recruiting Group is a well established and very respected recruiting firm.  We have built a strong reputation as a premier resource for providing highly qualified candidates for our clients.  We are very experienced in many industries and have a wide range of clients.  We will serve as your advocate during your career search!  Let us do the work for you!  There is never a fee for our services!


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