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  • Overland Park, KS
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Technical Controller

Bell & Associates

Technical Controller

$180-240k plus 15% bonus

Overland Park, KS – 95% remote

Bell & Associates has been engaged to help our client find their next Technical Controller. The Technical Controller will be responsible for providing strategic technical accounting advice to controllership, finance, actuarial and business leaders across the company to ensure transactions are in compliance with US GAAP, Statutory and other industry-specific regulations. This position reports to the Chief Accounting Officer.


  • Serve as subject matter expert regarding accounting policies and technical issues while maintaining a holistic mindset to support company initiatives.
  • Monitor external insurance and accounting developments that potentially impact company financial goals, processes, and financial reporting and disclosure requirements.
  • Support establishment of new regulatory standards as they become effective, driving implementation of technical compliance and ongoing support of regulatory initiatives.
  • Provide technical controllership oversight to ensure integrity of financial statements.
  • Responsible for review of quarterly financial reporting information.
  • Ensure compliance with US GAAP/statutory/company accounting policies, applicable laws, and regulations.
  • Assist in review of quarterly and annual SEC and statutory/regulatory filings, including management review meetings and supplemental financial reporting schedules.
  • Responsible for oversight of financial reporting disclosures related to intercompany transactions.
  • Drive consistency across financial reporting and technical accounting initiatives.
  • Assist in simplification efforts of the business and other ad hoc project work on an as-needed basis.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in Finance or Accounting) with a 8+ years of related experience (preferably in the Financial Services industry); or high school/GED with 12+ years of related experience
  • Prior Technical Controllership and Insurance Industry (preferably with Life and Health insurance products) experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in FASB/GAAP and Statutory accounting proficiency.
  • Ability to analyze relevant facts and formulate technical accounting positions, considering GAAP, SEC and statutory/regulatory guidance, Insurance Industry practices, etc.
  • Proficient use of financial systems and Microsoft Office (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.

Desired Characteristics

  • Public Accounting experience
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent certification
  • Leadership experience with senior management interaction
  • Proven project management and coordination capabilities, and ability to effectively manage multiple/competing priorities.
  • Highly effective communication skills across all levels of the business; and demonstrative ability to present clearly and confidently.
  • Ability to engage in root cause identification and issue reconciliation proactively and effectively.
  • Ability to implement procedures to minimize/eliminate re-occurrences Proficiency in identifying and leading efforts to capitalize upon opportunities for process improvements and simplification.

Bell & Associates, Inc. was recently recognized by Forbes list of Best Professional Recruiting Firms in America –


Bell & Associates, Inc. is a recognized Executive Recruiting & Staffing leader based in Kansas City. We focus and specialize in the following practice areas – Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Executive Leadership, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing/Operations Management. We provide top talent to our clients on a Direct Hire, Contract, and Contract-to-Hire basis.

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