Accounting Specialist II

CNA Financial Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 1 week ago

Job Summary

Under general supervision performs non-repetitive clerical accounting duties which require familiarity with accounting office practices and procedures and knowledge of a wide variety of prescribed accounting codes and classifications.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Performs a combination of duties in accordance with departmental guidelines:

Accountable for analyzing and verifing accounting documents for internal consistency completeness and mathematical accuracy; makes adjustments.

Assigns prescribed accounting distribution codes.

Posts registers or subsidiary ledgers.

Accountable for performing account reconciliations. Troubleshoots and analyzes discrepancies. Traces transactions through previous accounting actions to determine source of discrepancies.

Collaborates to provide assistance to other staff.

May participate in trading activities with fund managers.

May pursue collection of past due receivables and escalate delinquent issues to manager with recommendations for action.

Reporting Relationship

Supervisor or above

Skills Knowledge and Abilities
1.Ability to perform basic office or accounting duties (e.g. journal entries data input) 2. Basic knowledge of accounting principles and procedures. 3. Knowledge of computer applications including MS Office Suite and other business related software. 4. Ability to follow procedures and direction. 5. Effective verbal and written communication skills. 6. Acts with an appropriate sense of urgency to process information in a timely and accurate manner.

Education and Experience
1.An Associate's Degree (two-year program) or equivalent formal training program.2. Typically a minimum one to two years related work experience.


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Accounting Specialist II

CNA Financial