Mutual Trust
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Oak Brook, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Staff Accountant III

Life Insurance Industry


THE OPPORTUNITY:  Mutual Trust Life Insurance Company is looking to hire a Staff Accountant III!  In this position you will join a group of 11 individuals on our Accounting and Finance team and have the primary responsibility to perform financial reporting and analysis using your knowledge and experience of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).



  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting as prescribed for Statutory and GAAP Financial Reporting
  • Perform research and analysis of accounts and financial results
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare and post journal entries to general ledger accounts to accurately record business transactions
  • Reconcile our administration systems and other sources to the general ledger
  • Prepare schedules to support balance sheet account reconciliations and monitor reconciling items
  • Assist with interim and year-end audit PBC requirements and provide data to external and internal auditors as required
  • Supports corporate treasury, cash management and forecasting with reporting and analysis
  • Provides backup for and assistance to other accountants and financial analysts in the department when needed
  • Assist in the development and implementation of procedures and controls


WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED: Accountability, teamwork, and customer focus are the competencies that drive success at Mutual Trust. Additionally, the person who will succeed in this role will demonstrate a commitment to quality and have the ability to use critical thinking skills when analyzing data. 



  • Bachelor degree in accounting, finance or relevant field
  • 3-5 years related experience in accounting
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and ability to solve complex problems
  • Excellent technology skills with a strong background in applications such as Excel, Word, Access, and various accounting systems
  • Experience balancing multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to think creatively and develop recommendations to improve processes
  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred


OUR PROFILE: Mutual Trust Life Insurance Company has been a "Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" for 12 consecutive years, and on the National "Best and Brightest" list since 2011. We hope you'll take time to check out our website at to learn why! Check out the videos on our Career Pages to hear what our employees say sets us apart.

Mutual Trust, a member of Pan American Life Insurance Group, develops, underwrites and services individual life insurance and annuities. We are proud of our 114 years in business, our strong company values, our commitment to long-term relationships, and our AM Best rating of Excellent, and our Fitch rating of A.  These ratings are a testament to our stability and strong leadership. People choose us because we're a financially sound organization with a proud past and a clear vision for the future.

We offer a culture that is friendly, respectful, engaging and flexible. We invest in our employees, cultivating a results-oriented work environment that is based on respect and accountability, and we reward high performance.  Our organization provides employees with challenging, dynamic environments and the opportunity to contribute at a high level with a broad base of responsibilities. 

In addition to market competitive salary and benefits, we offer:

Work-life balance

Professional development, tuition reimbursement and industry education

Friendly and collaborative environment

Paid holidays and generous time off plan

Volunteer Paid Time Off

On-site exercise facility

On-site subsidized cafeteria

401(k) with generous Company match

Charitable Giving Program

Committee involvement opportunities


We're excited about the opportunity to add a new member to our Accounting team and we look forward to meeting the person who will bring experience, fresh ideas and a positive energy to this role. If that's you, please apply!


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