Financial Controls Accountant

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 2 months ago


We exist to help people achieve financial clarity. At Thrivent, we believe money is a tool, not a goal. Driven by a higher purpose at our core, we are committed to providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they've been given.

At our heart, we are a membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, dedicated to serving the unique needs of our clients. We focus on their goals and priorities, guiding them toward financial choices that will help them live the life they want today-and tomorrow.

Job Summary

Creating and maintaining an effective internal control environment is integral to the organization's operations. Business and technology processes throughout the organization play a critical role in making sure all financial transactions are accurately captured and recorded in the financial records of Thrivent. This position will assist in coordinating, documenting and working with key stakeholders throughout Thrivent to ensure our key processes and controls are adequate and operating effectively.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Document the financially significant processes.

  • Compile the required documentation that supports our internal controls.

  • Identify and provide recommendations for process improvements to enhance the control environment.

  • Work with business owners to analyze, evaluate, and enhance business process controls facilitating the reduction of overall financial statement risk.

  • Retain information for external examinations.

  • Work closely with the Business Owners, Internal Audit Function and External Auditors.

  • Assist with finding and implementing efficiencies in our department processes.

  • Perform other ancillary projects, as assigned or as business needs.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA or MBA a plus.

  • 2+ years previous auditing or accounting experience.

  • Accounting or auditing experience in the financial services industry, prefer experience in an NAIC-regulated environment.

  • Model Audit Rule (MAR) or Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) experience, preferred.


  • High standards for accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to effectively interact with business partners.

  • Technical competency and expertise.

  • Ability to work with team to identify process improvements.

Thrivent provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law. This policy applies to all employees and job applicants.

Thrivent is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please let us know by sending an email to or call 800-847-4836 and request Human Resources.

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Financial Controls Accountant

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans