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Advanced Accounting Technician

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We are Farmers!

We are… more than just your favorite commercials. We are a passionate, award winning, equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce. We are dedicated to supporting the well-being of our people through our extensive suite of benefits, as well as the well-being of the communities we serve through employee volunteer programs and nonprofit partnerships. Helping others in their time of need isn’t just our business – it’s our culture! We are Farmers!

 

Do you thrive in a high-volume, fast-paced environment? Do you enjoy the challenge of a position where no two days are alike? We are looking for positive, high-energy professionals who are not just looking for a job, but a meaningful career!

 

Job Details

This position is an office flex role, applicants who wish to be considered for this role must reside in the greater Kansas City area.

  • Hours: 6:30a-3:00p CST, Monday - Friday
  • Office Location: Olathe, KS

 

Job Summary

  • Provides accounting support and customer service to the agency force.
  • Reconciles financial statements as assigned. Reviews and balances receipt disbursement and accounting activities.
  • Processes advanced accounting transactions, contract values and buy-sell calculations.
  • Utilizes experience, judgment and creativity to plan and perform a variety of complicated tasks. May direct and lead the work of others.
  • Maintains working knowledge of all accounting transactions, acting as subject matter expert, mentor, and trainer for clerical employees.

Essential Job Functions

  • Processes exceptional Agents and Districts Managers' folio programs, posts and balances the Agents Commission Account subsystem, and maintains subsidiary records; prepares monthly ledger balance reports; prepares name subsidy and control number inputs; makes manual calculation of approved commission adjustments; and disburses funds collected through folio deduction.
  • Handles contract value calculations and processing for Agents involved in family rights buy/sell situations and for DM contract values.
  • Oversees processing of DM subsidy program assuming responsibility for processing unique situations.
  • Contacts Agents and District Managers concerning unusual folio payment or deductions; and contacts other employees concerning folio payments, retentions, deductions, payments of commissions or group billings.
  • Leads maintenance of records of Agents' Commission deficits and collection follow-up.
  • Investigates, tracks, and resolves complicated accounting or documentation problems and discrepancies, and provides guidance and training to other clerical staff.
  • Provides on the job technical accounting training and assistance to others.
  • Answers financial and account questions from vendors and customers.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communication and coordination with company personnel and management.
  • Maintains regular contact with other departments to obtain and convey information and/or to correct transactions.
  • Keeps management informed of area activities and of any significant problems.
  • Maintains current working knowledge of accounting procedures and methods.
  • Leads and participates in the design and improvement of financial report formats and accounting processes.
  • Performs other functions as assigned.
  • Promotes safety at all times and complies with safety/ergonomic standards as outlined in relevant company published manuals.

Physical Actions

Required job duties are essentially sedentary in nature, consisting of occasion walking, standing, lifting and/or carrying ten pounds maximum, seeing, speaking, and hearing.

Physical Environment

Required job duties are normally performed in a climate-controlled office environment.

Education Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associates degree preferred in Accounting, Finance, or related field.

Experience Requirements

One year as an Accounting Advocate or two years as an Accounting Clerk III or Minimum of four years experience in Accounting or a related field.

Special Skill Requirement

  • Typing / keyboarding skills
  • Communication skills/Teamwork skills
  • Leadership/ Training skills
  • Basic math skills
  • PC Skills: Word processing and spreadsheet software skills
  • Self Motivated and Self Management Skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Research Skills
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment

Job Location(s): US - KS - OC1-17000 W 119

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Nearest Major Market: Olathe
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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