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Accounting Manager

Assurant has an exciting opportunity for an Accounting Manager!

Overview of Position

The Accounting Manager is responsible for all areas relating to reinsurance operations and client reporting. This position will be responsible for reinsurance system updates, working with the business on changes to contracts/clients, overseeing client reporting to ensure timely and accurate reporting and exceptional client service. The Accounting Manager supervises staff both on and offshore and is responsible for managing the team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of operational activities including cession statement reporting and collateral management activities, system maintenance and projects focused on creating operational efficiencies. The Accounting Manager will have contact with senior and product line management which requires strong interpersonal communication skills both written and verbal.

What will be my duties and responsibilities in this job?

  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the reinsurance system, products and cede rules and understand impacts on cession statements

  • Ensure an accurate and timely client reporting including cession reporting and all aspects of collateral management

  • Work with the business and IT on changes to clients/contract

  • Understand and facilitate the integration of business processes, people, and relevant technology, in order to identify, configure, and communicate useful information, and to provide  practical business leadership  to drive business decision making across the company.

  • Collaborates with the other finance department managers to support overall department goals and objectives

  • Assign projects and direct staff to ensure compliance and accuracy

  • Monitors and analyzes department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy

  • Advises staff regarding the handling of non-routine client transactions

  • Work with the Director to ensure a clean and timely quarterly and year end audit

  • Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department

  • Work on recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching and counseling employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures

  • Work with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff

  • Support Director with special projects and workflow process improvements.

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations

  • Ensure compliance with internal control policies in a SOX environment

  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential

  • 5% Travel

What are the requirements needed for this position?

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

  • Five to seven years prior supervisory experience in operations and client facing reporting

What other skills/experience would be helpful to have?

  • Understanding of insurance/reinsurance accounting

  • Experience maintaining administrative systems

  • Able to thrive in a fast pace environment

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and supervisory skills required

  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Previous experience as an accountant, accounting supervisor, or manager

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Strong organizational skills

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

  • Able to work independently

  • Able to adapt to a flexible work environment

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Pay Range

$84,100.00 - $140,500.00

Any posted pay range considers a wide range of compensation factors, including candidate background, experience, and work location, while also allowing for salary growth within the position.

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What’s the culture like at Assurant?
Our unique culture is a big reason why talented people choose Assurant. Named a Best/Great Place to Work in 13 countries and awarded the Fortune America’s Most Innovative Companies recognition in 2023, we bring together top talent around the world. 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 call our culture 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.

Equal Opportunity Statement
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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