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Senior Financial Analyst - Finance & Accounting Pension

Date: Mar 7, 2019

Location: Winston Salem, US

Company: RAI

Senior Financial Analyst – Level 5



The Senior Financial Analyst is an integral part of the RAI Benefits Accounting Finance team with career growth opportunities. This position prepares employee benefit plan audit workpapers, provides related accounting analysis and forecasts for all RAI companies and as well as support for BAT reporting.




  • MBA (with Finance concentration preferred) and 2+ years of relevant experience, OR
  • MAC/CPA with 2+ years relevant experience, OR
  • Comprehensive work experience in Accounting, Financial Analysis or related field
  • Demonstrated high proficiency in PC skills and detailed knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel


  • Public accounting experience
  • Knowledge of SAP

Leadership Dimensions/Traits

  • Demonstrates strategic thinking with strong influencing and leadership skills
  • Adapts in order to be a role model for change; must be flexible
  • Possess solid and effective oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Possesses the ability to make quick decisions, use good judgment, ask relevant questions to determine appropriate and efficient next steps
  • Possesses a high sense of urgency and work ethic
  • Works with minimal supervision minimal supervision with the expectation of working as a motivated and cooperative team member; must be a self-starter
  • Demonstrates financial responsibility and reliability; must be detail oriented
  • Demonstrates the ability to challenge the status quo


Principal Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with HR, Legal and Finance (Retirement Assets, Business Support, Financial Planning) to ensure employee benefit plan audits are completed by internal and regulatory deadlines and the funded status and OCI are accounted for properly in the general ledger and forecast
  • Interact with vendors including auditors, actuaries and trustees/recordkeepers to ensure benefits are properly reported/recorded
  • Develop, including financial statements, and collect documents to support the audit of employee benefit plans.  Serve as liason be auditors and RAI partners.
  • Perform analysis and testing of participant census data to support controls and annual auditor review
  • Review and update policies and procedures to ensure continual compliance and improved efficiencies
  • Provide support for management reporting to BAT


Tactical Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly/quarterly journal entries and account analysis for employer provided benefits to ensure benefits are reported in accordance with related regulations/principles
  • Ensure proper controls are in place to meet all regulatory requirements
  • Performs analysis & reconciliations to satisfy SOx and other internal controls
  • Update balance sheet and income statement forecasts for various accounts.  Report upcoming routine and non-routine changes to management and Financial Planning.
  • Analyzes data to support activities and makes recommendations based on findings
  • No direct or indirect reports



Nearest Major Market: Winston-Salem

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