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Job Opening: Staff Accountant for Retailers Insurance Co.

Retailers Processing Network - Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Retailers Insurance Co., a Lansing, Mich.-based provider of workers’ compensation and dental insurance, is seeking a staff accountant.

The company sells insurance through a network of independent agents. Candidates for the staff accountant position should have experience in accounts receivable, general ledgers and financial reporting. This position reports to the Executive Vice President.

The company provides excellent benefits, including a 401k, profit-sharing and health, dental and vision insurance.

The opening’s primary responsibilities are:

  • Prepare monthly financial statements for the Company.
  • Prepare, with outside assistance, quarterly and annual statements for filing with the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services.
  • Assist outside audit firm in performance of the Company’s annual audit.
  • Prepare standard monthly and quarterly journal entries related to written and unearned premium, paid losses, reserves, commissions and taxes.
  • Support the preparation of routine tax schedules and returns for the Company.
  • Prepare internal production, commission and agency reports.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information processed.
  • Prepare, maintain and verify data accuracy in ancillary systems.

Job requirements are a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, plus:

  • Statutory accounting experience is preferred but not required.
  • Thorough knowledge of general accounting and bookkeeping methods, including journal entries, general ledger accounts, budgets and basic financial statements.
  • Knowledge of insurance operations.
  • Experience using accounting software.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.

Retailers Insurance Co. is affiliated with the Michigan Retailers Association. Please send a cover letter and resume by July 10 to

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