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Lead Accountant

  • United States Virtual
  • R-102449
  • Accounting Staff
  • Full Time
  • Added

Assurant has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Accountant!

The Lead Accountant performs accounting duties to provide accurate and timely financial information to enable senior and product line management to make appropriate business decisions and achieve departmental goals. Supports the accounting research function, including transaction-based accounting research, and assessment of new or updated accounting guidance. Supports the financial reporting and analysis function, including quarterly analytics and the preparation of financial reports.

What will be my duties and responsibilities in this job?

  • Prepare detailed monthly and quarterly journal entries and account analysis

  • 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 in 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

  • > 5% Travel

What are the requirements needed for this position?

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

  • 5+ years general accounting experience

What other skills/experience would be helpful to have?

  • CPA certified a plus

  • Demonstrates strong analytical and research skills

  • Strong understanding of GAAP accounting concepts

  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills

  • Good organizational skills

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills including pivot tables, V-look ups, macros, 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

  • Insurance accounting experience


Pay Range

$62,000.00 - $103,400.00

Any posted pay range considers a wide range of compensation factors, including candidate background, experience, and work location, while also allowing for salary growth within the position.

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What’s the culture like at Assurant?
Our unique culture is a big reason why talented people choose Assurant. Named a Best/Great Place to Work in 13 countries and awarded the Fortune America’s Most Innovative Companies recognition in 2023, we bring together top talent around the world. 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 call our culture 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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