Accountant at Horace Mann (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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Position Summary

The Accountant will prepare account reconciliations and analyses to support accurate and meaningful financial information and assist in preparing financial statements and supporting detail.    

Essential Functions

  • Prepare account reconciliations with supporting documentation.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries to reflect business activity in the general ledger.
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly internal financial statements and quarterly and annual NAIC statements, by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and from departments.
  • Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.
  • Assist with interim and year end audits.
  • Ad hoc responsibilities as assigned.

Job Specific Skills

  • Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension: Understanding context, written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems, analytical skills
  • Time Management: Managing one's own time.
  • Written Comprehension: The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • Minimum of five years insurance or financial services accounting experience

Job Requirements

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Understanding of US GAAP and statutory accounting
  • Strong problem solving and the ability to adapt to new situations
  • Interface with departments and senior management
  • Outstanding work ethic and passion for exceeding expectations
  • Highly proficient in obtaining, analyzing and synthesizing data into information
  • Detail oriented, accurate and able to work effectively under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to organize time and tasks efficiently with minimal supervision

Training will be completed onsite.  This will be a hybrid role after training.


Horace Mann was founded in 1945 by two Springfield, Illinois, teachers who saw a need for quality, affordable auto insurance for teachers. Since then, we’ve broadened our mission to helping all educators protect what they have today and prepare for a successful tomorrow.  And with our broadened mission has come corporate growth:  We serve more than 4,100 school districts nationwide, we’re publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: HMN) and we have more than $12 billion in assets.

We’re motivated by the fact that educators take care of our children’s future, and we believe they deserve someone to look after theirs.  We help educators identify their financial goals and develop plans to achieve them.  This includes insurance to protect what they have today and financial products to help them prepare for their future. Our tailored offerings include special rates and benefits for educators.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status

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More Information on Horace Mann
Horace Mann operates in the Insurance industry. The company is located in Springfield, IL. Horace Mann was founded in 1945. It has 1189 total employees. To see all 75 open jobs at Horace Mann, click here.
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