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Lead Accountant

  • United States Virtual / Atlanta / Chicago / Miami / Woodbury
  • R-97109
  • Accounting Staff
  • Full Time
  • Added

Assurant has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Accountant!

Overview of Position

The corporate lead accountant ensures and provides accurate and timely financial information to support the corporate accounting function, analytics and the quarterly close process.  This includes analyzing corporate expenses, reconciling various schedules and accounts, completing journal entries and providing support to the quarterly SEC close process.  The corporate lead accountant will also be required to work with both internal and external audit to ensure we have proper internal controls in place and to also provide support for the quarterly close process.  This position also works closely with management to complete adhoc requests for various projects and numerous other departments across the company.  This position should also cultivate a continuous improvement culture and will participate in ongoing learning and engagement in a fast-paced corporate environment.

The ideal candidate must be able to contribute to the Company’s strategy and execution by applying their knowledge and experience.     

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?

  • Completes timely and accurate analytics

    • Income statement analysis – Includes working with the FP&A group to promote consistency and for sharing information

    • Creating and maintaining high level corporate and company-wide income statement reports

    • Maintain analytic files for the department

  • Carries out accounting assignments that are varied and possibly difficult.  Below are some examples, but not limited to.

    • Management Reporting

    • Management fees and chargebacks

    • Mergers & Acquisitions expense coordination and tracking

  • Lead the Lease Accounting process for entire organization

    • Liaison between Accounting and Corporate Real Estate team/business segments

    • Coordinate lease journal entries

    • Lease account reconciliations for entire organization (Domestic and International)

    • Quarterly/Yearly lease reporting and disclosures

  • Support the quarterly and annual SEC close process

    • Complete various corporate and company-wide schedules

  • Ensure work complies with GAAP accounting

  • Interact and provide assistance for accounting and reporting project work performed by Assurant

  • Develop and maintain relationships with corporate management, business segments and key stakeholders

  • Maintain compliance with internal controls, including SOX

  • Committed to continuous learning and a continuous improvement culture

  • Committed to developing best practice solutions

  • Foster open communication and innovative thinking

What are the requirements needed for this position?

  • BA or BS in Accounting, Finance

  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in a finance/accounting role

  • Knowledge of financial practices and GAAP accounting

  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Strong collaboration and partnering skills with all levels

  • Ability to work on multiple priorities and consistently meet deadlines

What other skills/experience would be helpful to have?

  • CPA a plus

  • Oracle experience a plus

  • Experience working in a corporate environment or shared service organization 

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to influence peers within the company  

  • Inquisitive and takes an active interest in opportunities to improve the efficiency of work

  • Problem solving, attention to detail and results oriented

  • Versatile team player with a no job is too big, no job is too small attitude

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Ability to work extended hours

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

  • General office demands


Helping People Thrive in a Connected World
We work with the world’s top brands to make smart devices simpler. Vehicles last longer. Homes more secure. Problems easier to solve. And we volunteer in communities all over the globe to help the world become a greener, better place. We come from a variety of countries, cultures and backgrounds. But we’re united by our enduring values of common sense, common decency, uncommon thinking and uncommon results. So connect with us. Bring us your best work and your brightest ideas. And we’ll bring you a place where you can thrive. Learn more at jobs.assurant.com.

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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