Jackson National Life Insurance Company

Job Information

Jackson National Life Insurance Company Fund Accountant I in Chicago, Illinois

Job Purpose

Responsible for the day-to-day operations of multiple mutual funds, entering and monitoring general ledger activity, working with internal and external parties to resolve trade, cash and income discrepancies and performing reconciliations with the custodian and sub-advisors as well as various projects assigned.

Essential Functions

Accurate and timely calculation of daily Net Asset Values of several mutual funds.

Research and resolve cash and security reconciliations to custodian bank using Bloomberg and other resources.

Affirm and review security trade activity.

Evaluate income and expense accruals.

Instruct on short-term investment trades based on available cash.

Research security price fluctuations that break tolerance.

Prepare monthly reconciliation reports and semi-annual SEC filings.

Review peers' transaction journal for accuracy.

Assist in special projects.

Assist with coverage of funds as needed.

Communicate with outside parties to resolve discrepancies in the funds.

Other Duties

Performs other duties and/or projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Desire to learn about the financial services industry.

Analytical skills that can be used to research issues.

Ability to identify and effectively communicate issues affecting assigned funds.

Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet stringent deadlines without sacrificing quality.

Strong organizational and communication skills.

Ability to work both individually and within a team environment.

Deadline and detail oriented.


Bachelor's Degree in a business related field, accounting or finance preferred.

Prior mutual fund accounting experience preferred.


We don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Jackson is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. The Company subscribes to and endorses federal and state laws and regulations relating to equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, legally-recognized disability, marital status, legally-protected medical condition, citizenship, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other factor not related to the needs of the job. The Company is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. Company facilities and campuses are tobacco-free environments.

At Jackson, our employees are empowered to bring a fresh perspective, confront new challenges, and define their own career paths. We value the unique perspectives and innovative ideas that come from our employees' diverse backgrounds.

Jackson is the marketing name for Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Home Office: Lansing, Michigan) and Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York (Home Office: Purchase, New York). Jackson National Asset Management, LLC (JNAM) located in Chicago, Illinois, is an SEC-registered investment adviser and Jackson subsidiary.

Annuities are distributed by Jackson National Life Distributors LLC, Member FINRA. PGDS (US ONE) LLC (PGDS-US) is a services company and Jackson subsidiary that supports Jackson and Jackson affiliates across the globe. PGDS-US associates provide world-class expertise and services that are essential to Jackson and its affiliated companies.

Jackson companies offer an outstanding benefits package including competitive pay, bonuses, comprehensive health insurance benefits, a matching 401(k) retirement plan, adoption assistance, education matching gift program and dependent tuition program. Online applications requested. Contact human.resources@jackson.com for alternate formats for accommodation.

To learn more about Jackson's financial strength and results, visit jackson.com (https://www.jackson.com/our-company/financials/landing.xhtml) .