Staff Accountant (Entry Level Or Recent Graduate)

Efinancial Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago


Fidelity Life and eFinancial are looking for someone to fullfill the positon of Entry-level Staff Accountant for our office located near Rosemont, IL. This position is responsible for month-end close, journal entries, reconciliations, analysis, and assisting in internal and external reporting. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in general accounting, is comfortable with the major financial statements and is interested in being developed.

Fidelity Life is a leading provider of financial security for middle market consumers. With a history of innovation, the company is redefining the life insurance industry with patented products and processes. Fidelity Life pioneered the use of predictive analytics to streamline the new business process and revolutionize the speed with which policies can be issued. Established in 1896, Fidelity Life enjoys a long track-record of success and continues to build its reputation of sound fiscal management and customer-focused innovation.

In concert with Fidelity Life, eFinancial is an online and call-center-based insurance agency with a proven direct-to-consumer life insurance model. Using a proprietary and patented sales technology platform, eFinancial operates call centers in Chicago and Seattle. eFinancial's licensed agents and representatives reach thousands of consumers each day to help meet their unique life insurance needs often with just a single phone call. To complement this channel, the company recently expanded to offer an entirely digital purchase experience.

Together, Fidelity Life and eFinancial are revolutionizing the life insurance industry to make life insurance more accessible and affordable for everyday Americans. With an integrated marketing, product manufacturing, and controlled distribution system, the enterprise is uniquely positioned for growth.

Join a fast-growing organization that is leading the direct-to-consumer life insurance industry. With a uniquely integrated marketing, product, and agency model, eFinancial and Fidelity Life are making it easier for middle market customers to get the life insurance they need at a price they can afford.


  • Perform month-end close activities, such as preparing and posting journal entries, trend analysis and ad-hoc tasks, as required.

  • Upload and reconcile data feeds from third parties into the ledger system. Work with third parties on issues identified as part of the process.

  • Maintain and update financial systems. This includes data uploads, user access changes, troubleshooting.

  • Perform data analysis and be able to draw conclusions as well as provide recommendations based on research performed.

  • Support the preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements and related filings (GAAP and STAT basis).

  • Perform account reconciliations and data balancing in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls requirements.

  • Provide support to other members of accounting team as needed and participate in team meetings and projects.

  • Provide support with internal business reviews and quarterly/annual audits performed by internal and independent auditors.

  • Support special projects and other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with a 3.5 GPA or above.

  • 0-2 years of experience in accounting related role (prior internship experience a plus).

  • Demonstrated aptitude and willingness to learn new concepts and procedures.

  • Advanced Excel skills: VLOOKUP, pivots, data analysis, etc.

  • Prefer CPA or CPA candidate that has passed at least 1 exam.

Requires the following skill set:

  • Ability to take direction and work as a team player.

  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team.

  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work under pressure and problem-solve.

  • Be comfortable working with large volume of data.

  • Strong analytical and organization skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with staff at all levels.

  • Ability to interface with all levels within the corporation and affiliates.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to multi-task to meet strict reporting deadlines

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related software systems

  • Deadline-oriented.

  • Time management skills.


Fidelity Life Association/eFinancial is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse workplace. As a Fidelity Life/eFinancial employee, you will be eligible for Medical and Dental Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health, Dependent Care & Transit), Vision Care, 401(K), Short-term and Long-term Disability, Life and AD&D coverages.


icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Entry Level Sales Sales Training Program Chicago IL


Posted 5 days ago

VIEW JOBS 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM 2020-04-20T00:00 Are you a soon to be or recent graduate eager to start or grow your sales career with a Fortune 200 industry leader? Are you passionate about technology? We are looking for high energy, driven self-starters to join our sales organization and sell some of the biggest, most innovative technology brands in the IT industry. Our Sales program provides 18-24 months of stimulating, hands-on training to effectively develop and prepare you for your career in technology sales at CDW. You will begin your career as an Account Representative with an outlined progression path to an Account Manager, Senior Account Manager and Executive Account Manager based on achieving a set criterion. We invest in your professional development by providing the tools, resources and leadership skills you need to become a trusted technology advisor that helps your customers drive decisions and navigate challenges. What you'll do: * Build, grow and maintain positive relationships with your customers - people do business with people they like * Educate, strategize and successfully sell the industry's top technology products, services and solutions over the phone and in person * Prospect for new customers through a high volume of outbound sales calls to effectively grow your book of business * Research current and potential customers and understand their business to better educate them on the value of working with CDW * Consistently hit and exceed your daily metrics and monthly sales goals * Collaborate with coworkers and partners to bring the best technology solutions to your customers How we will prepare you: * Classroom Training: An introduction to CDW's extensive portfolio of products, services and solutions through six weeks of instructor-led, interactive learning in the classroom making the transition from campus to career much easier. * Sales Academy: Four months of hands-on selling and training with one-on-one coaching while you begin to build your book of business. You will work directly with a dedicated Academy Manager to strategically craft and build consultative relationships with customers and offer customized, creative solutions to their business needs. * Sales Residency: Ongoing training, development and mentorship to ensure that you are up to date on the ever-changing technology trends while you continue to expand your book of business and develop relationships with your customers. Qualifications What we're looking for: * Self-motivated, ambitious and passionate individuals looking to directly impact the business landscape through technology solutions * Passion for relationship building, creative problem-solving and strong verbal and written communication skills * Leadership experience on campus through community involvement, student organizations, internships and/or work * Ability to demonstrate resiliency in adverse situations * Natural curiosity and a desire to learn, grow and develop your skillset * General computer and e-mail proficiency * Ability to verbally communicate and develop lasting customer relationships * Authorization to work in the US; sponsorship is not available for this program CDW's culture: We are a unified team of challenge takers, diverse thinkers and problem solvers. Our coworkers aspire every day to be better than they were yesterday because we know success means never being satisfied. We believe winning requires balance - a combination of assigned work and freethinking, quick wins and quick breaks. When our coworkers enjoy what they do and who they're with, they do their best work. And that means everyone wins. Why CDW? * Unlimited earning potential: base salary plus uncapped commission upon completion of classroom training (approximately week 7) * Incredible potential for advancement: 88% of our sales leaders at CDW started in this role * Exciting sales incentives: sporting events, concerts, team outings, gift cards and cash * Community engagement: opportunities to give back to the community through various organizations including Junior Achievement, Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Cancer Society, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and more * Comprehensive benefits package: healthcare, dental, vision, paid vacation time and 401k match * Tuition reimbursement: available to those furthering their education Who we are: CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces and workspaces of more than 250,000 companies, from fresh-faced startups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, combined with the expertise of our specialists, there is no request too big or too small. Our coworkers across the globe are working together to bring technology to life for our customers. Awards and recognitions: * Ranked #191 on the Fortune 500 list * Ranked #24 on Computerworld's 2019 Best Places to work in IT * Ranked #10 Fairygodboss's list of the 2019 Best Companies for Women CDW Chicago IL

Staff Accountant (Entry Level Or Recent Graduate)