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Assurant has an exciting opportunity for an Accountant!

This position performs accounting duties to provide accurate and timely financial information to enable reinsurance senior and product line management to make appropriate business decisions and achieve departmental goals. Supports the accounting research function, including transaction-based reinsurance accounting research, assessment of new or updated accounting guidance, and system set up.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform system coding changes as requested by Marketing

  • Prepare and process monthly and quarterly journal entries

  • Support the month/quarter end reinsurance close/cession process including the calculation of cessions and profit share accruals

  • Prepare account reconciliations and perform follow up activities for pending items

  • Participate in the preparation and distribution of financial reports and analyses

  • Adhere to SOX Control requirements

  • Prepare schedules (Trust/LOC, Schedule F) for quarterly reviews and year-end audit for internal and external auditors

  • Verify and analyze information on ceding statements & client reports for errors and adverse trends.

  • Review reinsurance and retro contracts as needed to ensure reporting accuracies.

  • Prepare wires and check requests for reinsurance / profit share settlements.

Basic Qualifications Required - Experience, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field

  • 2+ years general accounting or reinsurance experience

  • Experience working with major database platforms, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and IBM DB2

  • Strong analytical, quantitative and problem-solving abilities

  • Must have extremely strong MS Excel skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Knowledge of procedural controls and data validation techniques required

  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively with data systems teams

  • Ability to switch from complex to routine tasks when required.

Preferred Experience, Skills and Knowledge:

  • CPA certified a plus

  • Demonstrates strong analytical and research skills

  • Strong understanding of GAAP/STAT accounting concepts

  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills

  • Good organizational skills

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills including pivot tables, V-look ups, marcos, etc.

  • Detail oriented and able to work independently

  • Ability to multi task and set priorities to meet deadlines

  • Team oriented and able to adapt to a flexible work environment

Assurant is a global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that help leading brands grow revenue, manage risk and deliver a great experience for their customers. We protect, connect, and support over 300 million consumers worldwide, helping people get more value from their connected devices, vehicles, and homes. Assurant is a proud member of the Fortune 300, with decades of experience in the industries we serve.

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Assurant is committed to providing a competitive rewards package which goes beyond the value of your paycheck. We offer an array of market-competitive benefits and resources to support your physical, emotional, financial, and social wellbeing goals. These include programs to help you invest in your financial future such as savings programs, as well as competitive health and wellbeing benefits to support you and your family.

Health Coverage Starting Day One: We offer competitive health and wellbeing benefits to support you and your family. You can choose from a range of health and dental plan options, as well as health plan accounts.

Disability and Life Insurance: We provide short- and long-term disability insurance, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.

Retirement: Assurant offers retirement savings plans globally. U.S. based employees are offered a 401(k) plan in which Assurant matches 100% of every dollar contributed, up to 6 percent of eligible pay.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan: Assurant’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) allows employees to purchase shares of Assurant, Inc. stock at a 10 percent discount with funds contributed through after-tax payroll deductions.

Career Development: Assurant offers a variety of internal courses, workshops, special projects, coaching and mentoring programs. Tuition reimbursement and other professional enrichment opportunities are also available to encourage continuous learning.

Work-Life Balance: We strive to provide a work environment that encourages work/life balance. Options depend on job responsibilities and may include flexible work schedules, telework, paid time off and part-time employment.

Equal Opportunity Statement
Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of consideration for employment and employment with the company are governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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