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Accountant

    • Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Finance & Actuarial
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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

This job performs various accounting activities in support of Thrivent Financial within the area of Investment Accounting as well as some in the broader Accounting & Reporting function. The role supports the core insurance business as well as other corporate functions. Requires experienced, professional knowledge of accounting principles and practices. Performs a wide range of detailed accounting, reporting and analysis within assigned area, accounts or department. Assures day-to-day operations are carried out in accordance with established accounting principles, policies and objectives. Incumbent will work both independently as well as with peers and need to exercise professional judgment within assigned function.

Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Prepares and records journal entries for the financial transactions of the organization, maintains ledgers, prepares detailed accounting information, and monthly reconciliations.  Prepares standard accounting spreadsheets, reports and statements.
  • Audit, resolve, and approve balances to ensure no discrepancies exist that would cause incorrect internal or external reporting.  Exercise sound and professional judgement in the analysis of such discrepancies.
  • Assist in preparing materials for internal and external auditors.
  • Provides and independently implements solutions to less difficult problems.  Recommends changes to accounting system leveraging knowledge of accounting principles and practices.  Involved in the closing of key financial systems on monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Implements changes in procedures affecting assigned function and assists with various project assignments.  Incumbent may be cross-trained in various corporate and financial reporting disciplines.
  • Expected to develop a basic knowledge of business functions supported within the department as well as other broad aspects of Thrivent.

Job Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and related Microsoft office products.
  • Minimum 1-3 years working experience in accounting and/or reporting.

Preferred:

  • Passed the Certified Public Accountant exam.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft general ledger.
  • Experience in statutory accounting and reporting.

Additional Information

  • This position allows a flexible work arrangement meaning you may work on-site and/or remotely from the Minneapolis, MN or Appleton, WI area.

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  human.resources@thrivent.com  or call 800-847-4836 and request Human Resources.

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Our DEI Perspective

At Thrivent, we know our organization is strengthened when we have a diverse team that reflects our clients and builds on the diverse perspectives of others.

We believe that humanity thrives when people make the most of all they've been given, which includes our history, heritage, individual and collective experiences. Take a moment to pause with us, reflect on where Thrivent is at in our DEI journey and look forward to the future in anticipation of great things to come.

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