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Senior Accounting Rules Engine Analyst

Assurant has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Accounting Rules Engine Analyst!

Overview of Position

Assurant is embarking on a multi-year, multi-phase financial systems and process transformation program.   The Senior Accounting Accounting Rules Engine Analyst will be an important Finance and Accounting resource on the team that will be implementing the Accounting Hub and Rules Engine components of Assurant’s implementation of a market-leading cloud ERP solution and associated financial systems architecture as part of a multi-phased transformation program. 

The individual in this role will use their prior accounting skills, knowledge and prior experiences to work with their team to implement key accounting functions/processes in a new ERP platform.  This individual will also help identify, make recommendations, and support efforts to migrate current accounting processes to the leading practices facilitated by having a modern ERP system. 

Initially, the individual in this role will be providing functional and financial process support to the implementation of the new platform and best practice processes.  In the future, this role will then assume responsibility for providing the ongoing support of and implementing enhancements to the accounting rules functions, with a focus on continuously identifying, recommending, and executing on opportunities to better streamline and gain efficiencies in the Finance function through leveraging the investment we have made in a new systems platform.

What are the requirements needed for this position?

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Mathematics or equivalent area of study

  • A minimum of 5 years prior accounting/auditing/actuarial experience

  • CPA, MBA, or Actuarial certification preferred

  • Prior experience in working with and/or implementing automated accounting entry mapping and generation processes in a complex, global organization

  • Strong data management and analysis skills

  • Working knowledge of and experience with insurance policy and claims data and attributes

  • Working knowledge of warranty programs and data elements

  • Working knowledge of core insurance financial reporting concepts such as earnings, DAC, IBNR, etc.

  • Experience with and understanding of the flow of information from various policy/business admin systems to the general ledger

  • Knowledge of general ledger functionality and accounting principles

  • Strong understanding of multiple bases of accounting (e.g., U.S. statutory, local regulatory, tax, IFRS) and the use of a multi-book ledger environment

  • Understanding of U.S. GAAP financial reporting processes

  • Strong business and financial acumen

  • Strong knowledge of working in various currencies across multiple legal entities

  • Experience in designing and implementing Finance and Accounting process and workflows

  • Experience in supporting technology initiatives from a Finance and Accounting perspective

  • Experience in leveraging technology to improve finance processes and supporting technology initiatives from a finance perspective

  • Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change

  • Strong planning, organizational and documentation skills

  • Experience in handling and effectively prioritizing multiple concurrent tasks and meeting strict deadlines

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the organization and establish relationships

  • Experience in working in a team environment and establishing collaborative relationships with different stakeholders

  • Advanced proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Visio

  • Previous experience on finance transformation projects a plus

  • Experience with SQL, Power BI and data analysis tools a plus

What will be my responsibilities for this position?

Strategic:

  • Participate in and effectively collaborate with team in efforts within Finance and Accounting to design and implement best practice automated accounting rules processes in a leading cloud ERP solution

  • Help to identify, recommend, and execute on opportunities to enhance existing automated accounting entry generation taking into consideration the requirements of the overall Global Finance organization

  • Leverage prior Accounting and Finance experiences and expertise to identify, propose, and implement automated solutions and reduce reliance on manual processes, with a focus on prioritizing the remediation of those processes that currently have the most risk and/or inefficiency

  • Help support efforts to educate business process owners on solution optimization, simplification and standardization capabilities within the new platform through the reference of prior experiences and other relevant use cases

Tactical:

  • Work with stakeholder areas to understand functional requirements for each area and then work with team to implement functional and process solutions in the new tool, while ensuring those requirements are properly understood and communicated to overall program team

  • Work with stakeholder areas to understand business requirements and prepare functional requirements documentation needed to build process solutions in the GFS Finance Platform. Ensure that requirements are properly understood and communicated to the overall program team.

  • Work with team to develop creative solutions to effectively meet complex business requirements using delivered optimum functionality

  • Work with internal and external auditors to ensure proposed system design, configuration and functionality complies with core control and audit requirements

  • Work closely and collaborate with key Finance and Accounting stakeholders, team members, IT, and third-party consulting resources across various locations to test, implement, and support a global financial systems platform, with responsibility for supporting specific components of the accounting hub workstream of the overall program

  • Ensure program deliverables are completed in accordance with established timelines

  • Support communication and training activities associated with areas of responsibility

  • Escalate issues and open items to workstream lead, as appropriate

  • Effectively collaborate with other team members, key resources, and stakeholders

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

  • General Office Demands

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