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Accountant - Charitable & Crown

Date: Jul 5, 2019

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64108

Company: Hallmark


Charitable and Crown within Hallmark operates a private trust company that manages a sophisticated investment portfolio, financial reporting, tax compliance and other services for its clients.  We are seeking an enthusiastic, skilled Accountant to join our growing team.  Clients include individuals, partnerships, corporations, trusts and private foundations.  

Working in the accounting area of Charitable and Crown has a similar feel to working in a small public accounting firm, while at the same time offering the benefits of working for a large corporation like Hallmark.  There are always new issues that offer the opportunity to learn.  The Accountant works with a team of professionals, and learns from a variety of people of varying educational backgrounds including legal, tax, and investment.  Our Accountant needs to bring energy, a positive attitude and a deliver results in a way that everyone says “I want to work with that person!”

We are seeking an enthusiastic, skilled accountant to join our growing team.  This role is for someone with a love of numbers and a keen eye for attention to detail.  Strong communication skills are essential as is your flair to work in a fast-paced environment.   

Responsibilities include:

  • Support client needs/ad-hoc internal requests
  • Evaluate internal controls and business processes to identify process improvements
  • Prepare/review of monthly, quarterly and annual reporting packages
  • Communicate effectively and timely via email, phone and meetings
  • Assist with special projects as necessary
  • Work well under pressure
  • Examine a variety of accounting documents to verify accuracy of computations
  • Ensure transactions are in accordance with applicable authority, policies, procedures and recorded consistently
  • Able to understand complex reconciliations and complete simplified reconciliations for audits

We are a fast-paced office with a commitment to providing a high level of service to all of our clients.  This means you must be able to autonomously organize and prioritize multiple assignments in a changing environment while keeping a positive and professional attitude.  Flexibility must be practiced constantly while coordinating changes across multiple schedules; effective communication between you and the leadership team is essential to maintaining different levels of importance for various tasks.  The work can be very confidential in nature, so consistent good judgment about what can and cannot be shared is essential.  We work with a high degree of collaboration, communication, urgency, and need someone who can multi-task across both projects and maintaining day-to-day activities.   High degree of personal leadership is just as important as your technical, organizational, communication and people skills. We need a self-starter who can stay one-step ahead and help our team succeed.


To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields.  Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT.  Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business
  • 2+ years of Accounting and/or Finance experience
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


  • CPA or eligible for the CPA exam
  • Knowledge of trusts, accounting, reconciliations, general ledger, systems, banking and projects
  • Accounting experience within a family office or trust company
  • Practical experience in financial transaction processing, trusts, banking or investments
  • Strong people skills – able to work effectively with a diverse mix of team members
  • Demonstrates a mastery of complex financial and accounting concepts including the ability to translate those concepts into simple explanations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Consistently professional in demeanor and communication
  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills, with ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and accurately manage details while working with a variety of people
  • High degree of professionalism, including being flexible, calm, positive, discrete, and has the ability to work independently
  • Maintains confidentiality and demonstrates mature judgment about what can be shared
  • Exemplary personal leadership, including a will to win as a team, high level of personal accountability and learning agility; must have a positive attitude and be a motivated self-starter
  • Strong technical acumen to successfully work in a variety of systems and with a variety of technologies; proactively leverages technology to work smarter and produce better results
  • Ability to work independently, prioritizing and meeting multiple deadlines
  • Ability to prepare and present financial statements and supporting documentation
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and effectively in both written and oral communications


In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.


Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.


Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

Job Segment: Accounting, CPA, Finance

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