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Lead Accountant

Overview of Position

The Lead Accountant performs reinsurance accounting duties to provide accurate and timely financial and client accounting and reporting to meet internal and external deadlines and achieve departmental goals.

What will be my duties and responsibilities in this job?

  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure

  • Prepare and process complex monthly and quarterly journal entries, financial reports and analysis.  Prepare complex account reconciliations and perform follow up activities for pending items.   Deep understanding of GAAP, Statutory and legal entity accounting.

  • Recommend process improvements and assist with project work as requested

  • Work closely with the direct accounting team to ensure reinsurance accounting is aligned and accurate

  • Work closely with the business to understand deal structures and client reporting requirements

  • Ability to review contracts and understand how terms of the contract equate to financial impacts and timelines for client reporting

  • Work with internal and external auditors on control test work and substantive testing

  • Maintenance of ongoing process/procedure documents and ability to cross train other team members

  • Ensure compliance with internal control policies in a SOX environment

  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential

What are the requirements needed for this position?

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

  • Minimum of 5 years prior experience in the financial accounting and reporting

  • Understanding of insurance and/or reinsurance accounting


  • Up to 5%

What other skills/experience would be helpful to have?

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or MBA

  • Ability to work independently

  • Able to thrive in a fast pace environment

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Strong organizational skills

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

  • Able to adapt to a flexible work environment

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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