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Lead Financial Analyst

Assurant has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Financial Analyst!

This individual reports to a Manager, Customer Reporting in support of the monthly accounting, reporting and reconciliation processes for reinsurance and profit- sharing arrangements.  Responsible for the preparation of profit share calculations, accruals, journal entries and manual reinsurance statements for Canadian clients.

This individual will work closely with key Finance staff to develop technical and analytical skills to achieve efficiency and proficiency in the position and to lay the foundation for future growth opportunities within Finance/Accounting.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in the delivery of month-end close by preparing the required calculations, accruals and journal entries to record the accounting for Canadian profit sharing and manual reinsurance clients.

  • Complete period-end validations and analysis to ensure that all profit sharing and reinsurance accounting is accurately reported by entity, client and program.

  • Prepare accurate and timely reinsurance and profit share reporting for issue to both external and internal customers (i.e.  clients, regulators, auditors, local and US financial reporting teams etc.)

  • Prepare and submit monthly payment requests with supporting documentation for all required Canadian reinsurance and profit share clients.

  • Prepare assigned month-end balance sheet reconciliations and supporting documentation in the MS Blackline reconciliation tool. 

  • Maintain an efficient customer reporting framework for reinsurance and profit share clients by continuously searching for opportunities to automate or streamline processes and strengthen internal controls. 

  • Participate in adhoc analysis, projects and cross training opportunities.  Work closely with key Finance staff to broaden understanding of the  GL accounting structure and financial reporting and analysis tools.

  • Liase with other departments and analysts (i.e.  Miami Reinsurance, etc.) in the coordination of month-end journal entries and the preparation of customer reporting requirements. 

Basic Qualifications Required - Experience, Skills and Knowledge:

Education :

  • University Degree or College Diploma in a related business program with an Accounting or Finance Major.

  • Professional Accounting Designation required (i.e. CPA)

Experience :      

  • Has 3+years of professional accounting/analytical experience in a similar activity or function. 

  • Has 3+ years of insurance or financial services industry experience.

  • Reinsurance accounting experience would be an asset.

Knowledge

  • Strong and demonstrated knowledge of general accounting procedures, reporting and analysis.

Skills :

  • Advanced and demonstrated computer skills (i.e. MS Excel, Access, Word, MS BI).  

  • Requires careful attention to detail.  Must have strong organizational and time management skills to ensure that reporting and analysis is accurately prepared and supported.  

  • Works under tight deadlines and with internal staff to ensure that reporting requirements and standards are achieved.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to build strong working relationships with co-workers and managers.

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. www.assurant.com .


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