Accounting Specialist

Position Status/Type: Full-time job; exempt

Career Level: Entry


Apollo, a division of North Risk Partners™

622 Roosevelt Road, Ste. 240

St. Cloud, MN 56301

Salary/Compensation: DOE; includes generous benefits (medical, dental, disability, PTO and 401k with company match)


  • Responsible for general accounting functions: support service advisors with client balances, prepare journal entries, maintain balance sheet schedules and ledgers, and payroll
  • Assist with monthly closings and account analysis
  • Support CFO in carrying accounting department functions
  • Deposit accounts receivables/commission receivables into bank accounts
  • Record commission received and commission payable to producers
  • Assist with recordkeeping of company production with insurance companies, including contract maintenance
  • Record keeping of state licensing
  • Administer errors and omissions (E&O) insurance/certificate renewal process
  • Receive, approve, code, and, when necessary, investigate client accounts payable invoices for accounts payable clerks to input
  • Review and approve expense reports
  • Prepare daily journal entries, including daily sweeps from company sweeps
  • Assist with payroll administration for Apollo (a division of North Risk Partners™)
  • Monitor and resolve bank issues, including fee anomalies and check differences
  • Prepare analysis of accounts as requested
  • Assist with year-end closings
  • Assist in preparing budgets and forecasts
  • Assist with preparation and coordination of the audit process
  • Assist with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned by accountants or partners
  • Prepare appropriate schedules and reports as requested by clients and partners


  • Bachelor’s, Associate’s or equivalent experience (accounting degree preferred)
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Knowledge of finance principles
  • Knowledge of financial reporting
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws regarding accounting, finances and taxation
  • Technical accounting skills
  • Previous experience of general accounting

Ideal Candidate:

  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Planning and organizing
  • Scheduling and monitoring
  • Communication skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Initiative
  • Team work
  • Confidentiality
  • Ability and willingness to learn new computer software


Desired Start Date: Negotiable

Job Function(s): Accounting, Bookkeeping, Finance

Application Details

Application Deadline: 02/02/2015

Employer: North Risk Partners™

Contact Name: Kate Burnevik

Apply by Email: Please send a resume and brief cover letter in word doc format to Kate Burnevik at