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Lead Accountant

Assurant is seeking a Lead Accountant!

What You Should Know About Us

  • Assurant, Inc. helps people protect what matters most to them

  • We have been around for a while with our roots tracing back to 1892

  • We are a Fortune 500 company employing approximately 15,000 people in 21 countries

  • We provide specialty protection products and related services to safeguard against risks


  • Support the month/quarter end close process

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

  • Prepare complete, accurate and timely financial deliverables in accordance with pertinent accounting guidance and state and federal regulation

  • Proactively manages change in regulatory requirements with stakeholders; serves as subject matter expert for accounting and reporting

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

  • Prepare analytics explaining significant variances on the GAAP Financial Statements

  • Ensure compliance with internal control policies in a SOX environment

  • Prepare schedules for quarterly reviews and year-end audit for internal and external auditors

  • Work with other departments such as Shares Services, Reinsurance and Tax to ensure overall coordination of financial accounting activities

  • Participate in/ lead planning and implementation of accounting work relating to projects and ad-hoc assignments

  • 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

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

  • Prepare detailed monthly and quarterly journal entries and account analysis


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

  • 5+ years general accounting experience

  • Strong understanding of GAAP accounting guidance


  • CPA certified a plus

  • Demonstrates strong analytical and research skills

  • 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 multitask and set priorities to meet deadlines

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

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. .


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