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Palmer Group is currently working with a client to identify an Accountant 1& 2 to join their team. Individuals with previous experience working in the insurance industry will be a fantastic fit for the role. Apply today if you would like to be considered!


  • Act as primary finance department accountant for two or more low to mid-level complexity legal entities
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial management reports including, but not limited to, internal and external monthly financial statements, quarterly reviews, annual audits, and annual budget
  • Prepare general ledger entries, reconcile general ledger accounts, and prepare and analyze financial data. Update and maintain general ledger chart of accounts
  • Create and modify financial reports on the accounting financial reports software
  • Coordinate monthly, quarterly, and annual closing processes
  • Coordinate, update, and maintain fixed assets and depreciation schedules on accounting software
  • Coordinate activity on capital leases/loans
  • Prepare mid-year review and year-end audit work papers and assist external auditors during fieldwork
  • File and pay use tax to each state in a timely manner
  • Maintain provision for bad debt records, actual bad debt records, and recovery of bad debt records
  • Reconcile bank statements
  • Participate in a wide variety of special projects and compile a variety of special reports
  • Work with both internal and external auditors in a professional manner
  • Recommend more accurate and efficient procedures for all accounting department functions
  • Ensure that confidentiality regarding employees, clients, or vendors is not disclosed to anyone except as authorized by corporate officials or as approved in writing by the Accounting Manager, or designate


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 0-5 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Great Plains software preferred
  • Strong computer skills especially within Microsoft Office
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands, and deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Attention to detail in establishing priorities, and meeting deadlines
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail, demonstrated proficiency in work, good communication skills, pride in appearance and conduct
  • Meticulous work habits, cooperative and pleasant with coworkers
  • Willingness to work overtime, work independently

Work Model:

  • Open to remote, on-site, and hybrid

Interested and qualified candidates can contact Palmer Group at (515) 225-7000 or email

Ref: JOB-41195

Palmer Group

(515) 225-7000

3737 Woodland Ave, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    • Job type: Direct Hire
    • Location: Des Moines, Iowa
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:$50000 - $68000