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Lead Accountant, International

Assurant has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Accountant position!

Overview of Position

The Lead Accountant is responsible for supporting International accounting and financial reporting, including foreign parent holding company accounting/audit support, as well as preparing local regulatory filings and supporting audits of Caribbean branches of ABLAC.

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?

  • 50% ABLAC Island reporting (Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten, Anguilla, British VI, BES Islands). All work related to quarterly and annual filings, annual audits, regulatory and adhoc requests, etc.

  • 20% Accounting for ABIG Holding de Espana (Parent holding company accounting)

  • 10% AID Malta (Parent holding company accounting). Includes working with Maltese auditors for the preparation of AID Malta's audited IFRS financial and tax local required filings.

  • 10% Accounting for Assurant Co. Ltd . Parent Holding Company currently recording the bank activity and equity pick up.

  • 5% Accounting for the COOP (Netherlands). Provide supporting documentation to the Netherlands accountant for the preparation of the local Financial Statements filing.

  • 5% International Payments (Wire Requests). Miscellaneous wires for the international parent companies. 

What are the requirements needed for this position?

Education:

  • College degree in accounting

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an Accounting/Finance role

Knowledge and Skills:

  • US GAAP knowledge

  • Knowledge of insurance accounting principles

  • IFRS knowledge

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office

  • Comfortable working with stakeholders at all levels

  • Ability to manage numerous deadlines and prioritize workload accordingly

What other skills/experience would be helpful to have?

  • CPA, chartered accountant or equivalent designation

  • Big 4 accountancy experience

  • Experience with ERP systems (Oracle preferred)

  • Experience in preparing consolidated financial statements

  • Experience in coordinating audit processes

  • Experience in regulatory reporting

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

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

  • General office demands

How much should I expect to travel?

  • Travel up to 10%


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For U.S. benefit information, visit myassurantbenefits.com. For benefit information outside the U.S., please speak with your recruiter.

Our Culture Defined
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.

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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