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Accountant

Assurant has an exciting opportunity for an Accountant!

This Accountant position in Assurant’s Reinsurance Solutions group combines accounting and data management skills to provide accurate and timely client cession statements.  You will work directly with internal account executives and external client contacts to make appropriate business decisions and achieve departmental goals.  This position is well-suited for a detail-oriented individual capable of managing tight deadlines. 

What makes us different?

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. For additional information on our benefits, please review www.MyAssurantBenefits.com . Below are some of our amazing perks:

  • 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% 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% 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.

  • Family Planning Support:  Fertility benefits and support services with 24/7 access to nurse care services. $30,000 medical and prescription drug lifetime maximum benefit for fertility services. Assurant will provide up to $20,000 of financial assistance for adoption and or surrogacy.

What will be my responsibilities in this role?

  • Prepare and process monthly and quarterly journal entries

  • Support the monthly and quarter end reinsurance close/cession process including the calculation of cessions and profit share accruals as well as the production of cession statements.

  • Verify and analyze information on the cession statements and client reports for errors and adverse trends

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

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

  • Adhere to SOX Control requirements

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

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

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

  • Perform system coding changes as requested by Marketing

What are the requirements needed for this role?

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

  • 2+ years general accounting or reinsurance experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

  • Demonstrate strong analytical and researching skills

  • Detail oriented and able to work independently

  • Able to multi-task and set priorities to meet deadlines

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

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

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

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

  • Able to work overtime as needed, particularly during the quarter end close process.

What other skills/experience would be helpful to have?

  • CPA certification a plus but not required

  • Experience working with major database platforms, such as Microsoft SQL

  • Experience in the insurance industry, particularly knowledge of captive reinsurance

What are the working conditions and physical requirements of this job?

  • General Office Demands


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Our unique culture is a big reason why talented people choose Assurant and why they tend to stay. Although we have a wide variety of skills and experiences, we share common characteristics that are uniquely Assurant. A passion for service. An ability to innovate in practical ways. And a willingness to take chances. We believe that staying on top doesn’t mean sacrificing our values. We believe clarity of vision and a sense of purpose will carry us forward. And we take charge of our own success. We call it The Assurant Way.

Company Overview
Assurant is a leading global business services company that supports, protects and connects major consumer purchases. A Fortune 500 company with a presence in 21 countries, Assurant supports the advancement of the connected world by partnering with the world’s leading brands to develop innovative solutions and deliver an enhanced customer experience through mobile device solutions, extended service contracts, vehicle protection services, renters insurance, lender-placed insurance products and other specialty products.

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Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not use or consider race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in employment decisions.

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