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Manager, Accounting

Job Purpose:

This job is responsible for a leadership role in establishing the processes and procedures to ensure efficient and effective controls for areas of functional responsibilities.  This position must have a long-term focus on continuous improvement, operational excellence and ongoing value to Assurant and its business segments.  To be effective in this role, the manager must be an expert in functional areas as well as excelling at customer relations, problem resolution, process flow, and managing processes. This position is also responsible for the team(s)’s preparation, processing, reporting, recordkeeping, and / or delivery of service.

Primary Job Accountabilities/Responsibilities :

  • Manage the day-to-day operations for respective team(s) assigned. 

  • 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.  Will be required to approve work performed by the staff.

  • Understands, promotes, and documents an environment of effective controls within the department.  Ensures all team members and service provider understand company and regulatory requirements (i.e., SOX, MAR, record retention, audit, etc.).

  • Ensure requirements are understood and met by internal and external resources.

  • Plays a leadership role in the development and annual maintenance of effective workflow with all functional areas. 

  • Is a liaison between internal and external stakeholders, responsible for monitoring performance and quality metrics, resolving issues and escalations.

  • Ensures taxes and regulatory requirements are complete, accurate and timely deliverables (i.e., tax payments, local withholding tax, self-imposed tax, informative returns, law 77, certificate of authority, USVI tax returns, minimum required deposit/PR securities/other securities as per OCS).

  • Hires, develops, and evaluates staff members, partnering with Human Resources when needed.

  • Ensure job descriptions, annual performance process and individual development process are utilized to drive performance and behavior of the team.

  • Identify best practices and skill growth opportunities in functional areas to ensure effective ongoing training of staff.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, related area, or equivalent work experience.

  • CPA, CMA, MBA (preferred)

  • 5+ years of experience in progressive accounting and/or financial operational areas.

  • 3 – 5 years supervisory experience (preferred).

  • 4+ years working in a shared services environment (preferred).

Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Requires knowledge in software for accounting and financial operations and demonstrated experience on management and control of the processes and financial practices (i.e. SOX, MAR, audits)

  • Thorough knowledge of general accounting including the application of related theory.

DISCLAIMER

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


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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.

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