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Accounting Supervisor

  • Anytown / Atlanta / Chicago / Florence / Lewisville / Miami / Santa Ana / Scottsdale / St. Petersburg / Houston / Woodbury
  • R-94627
  • Accounting Management
  • Full Time
  • Added

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES

The Accounting Supervisor, Assurant Finance Services (AFS) will supervise and manage the day-to-day operations for a specific functional team(s). This position is responsible for the team(s)’s preparation, processing, documentation, and related compliance.  Position relies on supervisory experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and is familiar with a variety of process concepts, best practices, and procedures. Primary job functions require a wide degree of creativity and latitude. This Accounting Supervisor position also has full authority for personnel decisions.  In addition to supervising the day-to-day operations, is also responsible for providing guidance and development support to accounting staff. 

MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Operational Excellence 50-60%

    • Is considered a leader and/or technical expert in areas of responsibilities and can ensure requirements are understood and met by internal and external resources

    • Ensures monthly, quarterly, and year-end activities are completed timely and effectively

    • Develop and maintain relations with business segments, stakeholders, customers, and overseas partner

    • Formulates, develops, and administers procedures necessary to implement approved policies and procedures and provides the overall direction necessary to ensure the delivery of efficient and effective processes

    • Understands and supports an environment of effective controls within the department.  Ensures all team members understand company and regulatory requirements (i.e., SOX, record retention, audit, etc.) and are continually verifying all their actions and processes to support Assurant’s values.

    • Prioritize and manage workflow to ensure deliverable dates are met

    • Ensures documentation of process and procedures is current and accurate

    • Incorporates continuous process improvement mindset by being efficient and developing best practice solutions, as well as identifying savings opportunities

    • Is a liaison between internal and external stakeholders, responsible for monitoring performance and quality metrics, resolving, improving, or escalating issues

  • Foster environment of engaged, action-oriented team 20-30%

    • Leads, coaches, develops, and evaluates staff members.  Ensures that staff understands and supports their individual role and management’s role in the corporate performance and development processes

    • Ensure job descriptions, annual performance process and individual development process are utilized to drive performance and behavior of the team

    • Identify and support best practices and skill growth opportunities in functional areas to ensure effective ongoing training of staff

    • Effectively deal with all performance issues in a timely manner, partnering with Management and Human Resources when needed

  • Strategic and Work Projects 20-30%

    • Assists in building relationships throughout the organization and continually strives to identify ways in which areas of responsibility can assist the business and corporate segments to achieve their goals.

    • Develops and secures approval for short- and long- term goals and plans for the functional areas.

    • Keeps up to date on latest functional, management and process trends to identify and implement best practices.

    • Ensures team understands strategy and is appropriately connected to strategy through operating goals and measurements.

    • Ability to work with other internal departments to resolve process or system issues

    • Develop effective relationships and information flows to maintain an awareness of strategic Corporate and business segment projects that impact functional areas.

    • Lead and/or support strategic and work projects as appropriate.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORK OF OTHERS  

This position will be responsible for supervising a team of associates which will fluctuate with area needs, which includes serving as a subject matter expert to less experienced staff.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

This position will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administration in functional area(s) of responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, related field, or equivalent experience preferred

  • 5+ years of general accounting experience including accounting systems and related control processes

  • 2 – 4 years supervisory experience preferred

  • 2+ years working in a shared services environment preferred

  • CPA or CMA, preferred

  • Understanding of variety of progressive accounting practices and procedures

  • Problem analysis and resolution at a functional level

  • Experience working and building effective relationships in a multi-site, multi-function environment with the complexities of meeting the diverse needs of multiple business lines

  • Ability to multi-task, work well under pressure and perform in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong organizational abilities with a high level of written and interpersonal communications skills in order to communicate effectively with various levels of management and staff personnel

  • Commitment to company values and building AFS brand

  • Ability to influence peers within AFS, segment and overseas partner (if applicable)

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.

For more information, please visit https://www.assurant.com/

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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