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Lead Accountant

Assurant has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Accountant – Reinsurance Solutions!

This individual will work remotely temporarily due to COVID-19.


  • Support the month/quarter end close process

  • Prepare and assist in the completion of complex reinsurance statements and reinsurance financial deliverables

  • Prepare detailed monthly and quarterly journal entries and account analysis

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

  • Prepare analytics explaining significant variances on various financial statements

  • Ensure compliance with internal control policies in a SOX and MAR environment

  • Prepare schedules for quarterly and year end reviews

  • Ensure team meets all deadlines and deliverable in a timely and accurate manner

  • Work with other departments such as Shares Services, Financial Reporting 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

  • Lead and/or supports strategic and work projects as appropriate

  • Develop and maintain relations with clients, business segments and stakeholders

  • Take on assignments new to Reinsurance and apply experience to propose practice and procedure. Identify and communicate areas of inconsistency, offer alternative solutions for improvement in quality and process.


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

  • 3-5 years general accounting experience, preferably accounting firm experience

  • CPA certified a plus

  • Understanding of progressive accounting practices and procedures.

  • In depth knowledge of financial and regulatory requirements (i.e. MAR, SOX, GAAP, audits).

  • Knowledge of Captive or Facultative reinsurance 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.

  • Good functional knowledge of SQL

  • 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

  • Ability to work extended hours when needed

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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