Gallagher Staff Accountant in Lexington, Kentucky

Risk Placement Services opened for business in May 1997 with four employees based in Chicago and Atlanta. Since then RPS has completed dozens of acquisitions across the United States, acquiring top talent in all aspects of insurance.

At RPS, our focus is on smart and strategic growth, as well as the needs of our retail partners. Today, our more than 1,700 associates stand ready to be a strategic business partner in marketing new and renewal business through our wholesale brokerage operations, MGAs, program managers and standard lines aggregator. We have the local knowledge, regional presence and national reach to provide the best options to our clients.

Specialties of RPS:

Wholesale Broker and Managing General Agent, Casualty, Property, Analytics, Healthcare, Workers Compensation, Transportation, Executive Lines, Technology & Cyber, Public Entity, Personal Lines.

Position Summary:

  • Primarily focused on applying the principles of accounting consistently in order to prepare and analyze financial data and perform cash management and accounting functions.

  • Under general supervision and guidance of senior staff, follows established guidelines to identify and resolves problems.

  • Prepares accounting analysis of low to moderate complexity.

  • Compiles or consolidates accounting data for the production of financial statements or public reports (balance sheet, statement of cash flows, etc.).

  • Reconciles and recommends adjustments to general ledger accounts, bank statements, and/or intercompany accounts.

  • Reconciles and adjusts various general ledger accounts and/or bank statements.

  • May post accruals and prepayments, reconcile intercompany accounts, reconcile P&L and balance sheet accounts, manage & control the fixed asset register, report & control capital expenditures, produce monthly consolidation reporting pack, produce statutory accounts, compute corporate tax (in conjunction with tax function) and/or analyze cost center reporting.

  • Solid background in the use of technology, particularly applications specific to department/area.

  • May also perform administrative duties such as maintaining schedules, providing telephone support, filing, transcription and the production of forms.

  • Assists Accounting team in all phases of accounting activities.

  • Performs standard tasks using established and routine methods, principles, concepts and procedures.


  • Bachelor's degree (Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration)

  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Ability to perform simple to complex mathematical calculations.

  • Ability to multi-task and meet project deadlines.

  • Must possess a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential information, and Excellent time management and organizational skills.

  • Proficiency in MS Excel (Pivot Tables, V-Look ups).


  • 1 year of Accounting experience gained from internship position or previous employment.

  • Ability to interact and communicate, both orally and written, with individuals at all levels of the organization.

  • Detailed-oriented, highly motivated, team player, whos willing to own responsibilities and take initiative.

U.S. Eligibility Requirements:

  • Submit an application and resume/CV online to be considered.

  • 18 years of age or older.

  • Willing to submit to a background investigation; any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation.

  • Unrestricted work authorization to work in the U.S. For U.S. employment opportunities, Risk Placement Services, Inc. hires U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and temporary residents. Temporary residence does not include those with non-immigrant work authorization (F, J, H, or L visas), such as students in practical training status. Exceptions to these requirements will be determined based on shortage of qualified candidates with a particular skill. RPS will require proof of work authorization.

  • Willing to execute RPS’ Employee Agreement or Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement which requires, among other things, post-employment obligations relating to non-solicitation, confidentiality and non-disclosure.

RPS offers competitive salaries and benefits, including: medical/dental/vision plans, life and accident insurance, 401(K), employee stock purchase plan, educational expense reimbursement, employee assistance program, flexible work hours (availability varies by office and job function) training programs, matching gift program, and more.

Risk Placement Services, Inc. is a division of Arthur J. Gallagher and believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against nor favor any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability, national origin, or any other legally protected status. Equal employment opportunity will be extended in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, layoff, and termination. In addition, RPS will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

Job: Finance

Organization: RPS Binding

Title: Staff Accountant

Location: Kentucky-Lexington

Requisition ID: 44565