DST Systems Accounting Analyst in Kansas City, Missouri

The speed of technology. The influx of data. Shifting regulations. Increased customer expectations.

That's where you'll find DST, helping clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. Mastering complexity is a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon.

If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

Job Description:

Organizational Overview

At DST, we're working hard to help clients in some of the world's most complex industries discover the best experiences and positive outcomes for business. We're also working hard to help over 16,000 global employees discover the best experiences and positive outcomes for themselves and our company. We attract, build, energize, and reward our people by building and deploying strategic programs designed to support a high performance culture that enables DST to best execute its business strategy.

Role Overview

To support DST’s growth and business initiatives, DST Systems is seeking a motivated individual to be an Accounting Analyst to work in its challenging and fast-paced Corporate Accounting department. This position will prepare financial and business-related analysis and research. They may forecast and analyze trends, perform high-level account analysis, audits, accrual reviews and account reconciliations. Accounting Analyst may review and approve invoices, compute and prepare data for journal entries, post journal entries, review general ledger balances and related financial statements for reasonableness. They may accumulate and analyze information for the preparation of financial statements, ledgers, and reports and assist in preparing financial reports. Accounting Analyst may assist in the development of procedures, conduct special financial analyses and business-related studies, and collaborate with others in the preparation of analyses. Accounting Analyst frequently interact with internal and external contacts.

Candidates need to have a strong financial and business acumen as the accounting activities in this area will have both financial and internal control elements. Candidates need to be detail-oriented and have the ability to interact with DST Operation and Finance executives. Candidates must be able to multi-task and be flexible as priorities change. Successful candidates are individuals that are naturally inquisitive, have a positive attitude, enjoy implementing process improvements, have the ability to perform complex analyses, identify accounting, control or risk issues and have the courage to challenge the status quo.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare financial and business-related analysis and research.

  • Forecast and analyze trends, perform high-level account analysis, audits, accrual reviews and account reconciliations.

  • Review and approve invoices, compute and prepare data for journal entries, post journal entries, review general ledger balances and related financial statements for reasonableness.

  • Accumulate and analyze information for the preparation of financial statements, ledgers, and reports and assist in preparing financial reports.

  • May assist in the development of procedures, conduct special financial analyses and business-related studies, and collaborate with others in the preparation of analyses.

  • Frequently interact with internal and external contacts.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 0 to 2 years of work-related experience

  • CPA, public accounting and PeopleSoft Financials experience is a plus.

  • Excellent understanding of accounting principles and financial concepts.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks

Location:

Kansas City Missouri

DST is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here and here. DST is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at PeopleCenter@dstsystems.com for assistance.

DST Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, DST helps companies master complexity in the world’s most demanding industries to ensure they continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements.

We work with companies in some of the world’s most demanding industries where rapid shifts in consumer, regulatory, and technology trends are increasingly affecting how our clients do business. For them, keeping up in a landscape of constant change is becoming more and more complex. Through our technology, strategic advisory, and business improvement solutions we work with clients to help them stay ahead of and capitalize on customer, business, and regulatory change.

Mastering complexity is not an end-state. It’s a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon. If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.