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Director of Accounting, Service and Repair

Assurant has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Accounting, Service and Repair!

The Director of Accounting for the Service Optimization Solutions, Inc. (“SOSI”) Service and Repair (“S&R”) business unit will lead the day-to-day accounting for the S&R business unit and will ensure that the financial statements, footnotes and all supporting schedules related to the S&R Business Unit are fairly stated in all material aspects in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform and manage day-to-day general accounting.  Ensure complete, accurate and timely accounting deliverables in accordance with procedures, accounting and policy guidance, and applicable regulatory agencies.

  • Perform and supervise the accounting team in completing monthly and quarterly financial reporting tasks, including recording of journal entries, analytical reviews, account reconciliations, as well as potential inquiry and follow up with operations teams over accounting issues and procedures.

  • Assist in the elimination of intercompany transactions between SOSI and other Assurant entities.

  • Assist and provide guidance to the system integration team, with regards to specific accounting requirements.

  • Hire, train, and supervise accounting staff.

  • Understand and promote an environment of effective controls, as well as company and regulatory requirements (i.e., SOX, record retention, audit, etc.).

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

  • Lead and/or support strategic and ad-hoc projects as appropriate.

  • Collaborate with contributors and coworkers to identify, propose and implement approved issue resolution alternatives; lead implementation of portions of agreed upon solutions, including training other staff or process participants.

  • Assist management to help build the Global Lifestyle and Connected Living brand with leadership by example. Take on new assignments and apply experience to proposed practice and procedure.  Identify and communicate areas of inconsistency, offer alternative solutions for improvement in quality and process.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent

  • 5+ years of experience in progressive general accounting

  • 7 – 10 years supervisory experience preferred

  • CPA preferred

Knowledge and Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of U.S. GAAP.

  • Strong organizational abilities to communicate effectively with various levels of management and staff personnel including high level written and interpersonal communication skills.

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

  • Good judgment, collaboration and teamwork, strategic agility, decision-making, building and leading teams.

  • Problem analysis and resolution at both a strategic and functional level.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience in a larger complex corporate environment

  • Mobile industry experience a plus

  • Insurance industry experience a plus

  • Knowledge of Oracle inventory management a plus

Environment/Physical demands:

  • Ability to work extended hours

Benefits and Value Proposition

  • We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits to full time and part time employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD, life insurance, 401(k), generous paid time off and much more.

  • We strive to maintain a professional, yet friendly environment and promote professional and career development for our employees.

  • 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, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Company Profile

Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has approximately $30 billion in assets and $9 billion in annual revenue. Assurant has approximately 14,500 employees worldwide and is headquartered in New York's financial district. www.assurant.com .


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