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Senior Accountant, SEC Reporting

Employee Type:  Full-Time

Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Job Type:  Accounting/Finance
Secondary Location: 
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Ryan Specialty is looking for a Senior Accountant, SEC Reporting to join our Chicago team. We are a fast-paced, energetic, and rapidly growing organization that offers a great opportunity for someone interested in further developing their career. Ryan Specialty has been named one of America’s Most Loved Workplaces by Newsweek and has been named 2023 Top Insurance Employer by Insurance Business America.

Position Summary:

The Senior, SEC Reporting will be a core member of our Controllership team and will be primarily focused on the SEC reporting process and other technical accounting matters. The position requires a high level of collaboration, working cross-functionally with Legal, Tax, FP&A, and external partners to ensure sound compliance and reporting. This position reports to the Manager of SEC Reporting and will work closely with the Controllership Accounting and Reporting team.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in the coordination and preparation of quarterly reports (10-Q), annual reports (10-K), current reports (8-K) and other SEC filings
  • Review supporting documentation and analyses to support the financial statements, footnotes, and MD&A disclosures, including tie-out support files
  • Prepare GAAP disclosure checklists to ensure compliance with accounting and SEC guidelines and completeness of financial statements
  • Assist in maintaining proper documentation of SEC reporting policies, procedures, and controls
  • Identify and implement process improvements to the reporting cycle
  • Support external auditors’ work on annual audits and quarterly reviews
  • Research technical accounting issues, including new accounting standards, and provide guidance and documentation as to how they will impact our financial reporting
  • Aide in accurate and timely accounting and related financial reporting for multiple types of equity related transactions, including performing variance analyses
  • Assist with special projects and transactions as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • CPA required
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience
  • Public accounting or SEC reporting experience preferred
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and ability to prioritize, multitask, and think critically in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with an ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees as well as external partners (Auditors, Consultants, etc.)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Understanding of U.S. GAAP and SEC disclosure and reporting requirements
  • Experience with reporting compliance software (Workiva, ActiveDisclosure, etc.) a plus
  • Experience with XBRL tagging is a plus


Ryan Specialty is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We are committed to building, growing, and sustaining a diverse workforce that is reflective of society throughout the entirety of the organization and throughout the insurance industry.
We strive to harness our differences and commonalities to better serve our clients, trading partners, workforce, and communities.
We aspire to cultivate a company that is both inclusive and equitable, where every employee is recognized and assessed based on their performance and contributions.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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