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Sr Accountant

Senior Accountant


Overview of Position  

As the Sr Accountant, you will carry out tasks of a broad and complex nature, determines how to record items for P&L and balance sheet activity, and performs analysis and reporting of financial results at the client level. You will complete general ledger journal entries, execute month-end close procedures, performs account reconciliations, and analyzes balances appropriateness. In addition, meet all scheduled monthly financial reporting deadlines, and provide accurate and timely analysis and research on Vehicle Protection Services (VPS) Business.

Financial analysis responsibilities for this position include the development and maintenance of analytic reporting to validate the accuracy of financial results, as well as, to meet corporate financial reporting package requirements of providing fluctuation explanations.
 

What will be my duties and responsibilities in this job?  

  • Completes the month-end close for VPS clients processed in Extended Warranty System (EW) in compliance with internal deadlines based on Monthly Financial Reporting Calendar

  • Completes the month-end close for VPS manual clients and record earnings results to the GL in compliance with internal deadlines based on Financial Reporting Calendar

  • Carries out accounting assignments of a broad and complex nature including review of financial transactions posted to general ledger and trends results to check for inconsistencies at the client level

  • Maintain general ledger accounts (P&L and BS) for assigned VPS clients by reviewing client agreements to ensure accuracy of information and calculations, prepare supporting schedules, record appropriate journal entries consistent with US GAAP, and reconciling on a periodic basis and after amendment to client agreement

  • Determines proper accounting procedure based on understanding of products, Assurant legal entity, and obligor status of client

  • Prepares and reviews complex statements, schedules, and reports of a financial nature

  • Acts as liaison to business Account Executive in support of maintaining clients in financial systems accurately

  • Knowledgeable in all the duties of the Sr Accountant position for purposes of cross training

  • Achieves and maintains advanced knowledge of company products and services as it relates to VPS business

  • Researches and resolves reporting issues and responds to internal/external inquiries

  • Develops and maintains documentation on existing and new accounting procedures

  • Prepare and review financial statements

  • Build relationships with VPS business unit’s Account Executives and Finance Team personnel to assure timely communication related to client changes impacting financial reporting

  • Ensures that the business unit’s results are presented accurately and timely, with corresponding analytics

  • Research, track and explain financial variances and fluctuations as needed to support financial controls

  • Assist in audit support data requested for Internal and External Auditors to ensure successful completion of all financial audits related to the VPS Business

What are the requirements needed for this position?  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Five (5) years’ experience in accounting

  • Strong financial system expertise, encompassing spreadsheet, queries, large volume data manipulation and reconciliation

  • Exposure to SQL and Hyperion

What other skills/experience would be helpful to have?  

  • Insurance company experience

  • ERP experience, Oracle is preferred

  • CPA designation or CPA exam passed 

  • Blackline exposure is desired

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