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Supervisor, Business Systems Analyst

As the Supervisor, Business Systems Analyst, you will be in a leadership role in establishing the process and procedures to ensure efficient and effective controls for functional responsibilities specific to reconciliations systems and support. The position is responsible for the supervision of the Blackline tool, configuration, maturation of the tool, reporting, and governance. 

You will be responsible for supporting all implementations and conversions into Blackline to support various functions and processes. This includes initiating and supporting all Blackline testing on new functionality and releases. Will serve as the primary project owner on all reconciliation-related projects impacting Blackline and be the source of all audit requests on Blackline. The Supervisor will provide accurate and timely financial information to internal/external customers, Segment and Corporate management, and regulatory agencies as representation for the Reconciliation Center of Excellence (CoE). You will serve as a subject matter expert in interpreting and applying broad areas of accounting theory. This includes exercising influence to drive results in accomplishing goals, and plays a critical role in enhancing existing processes by identifying alternative solutions, supervising implementation efforts, and providing reporting on the health of CoE. This role is familiar with various process concepts, best practices, and procedures.

The Supervisor cultivates a continuous improvement culture, promotes ongoing learning, and exhibits a high engagement level in a fast-paced F&A shared services environment. The ideal candidate must contribute to the Shared Service strategy and execution by applying knowledge and experience and helping develop the entire staff.

Job Responsibilities

  • Strategic 

    • Support role in developing and implementing process and performance management strategies in support of Global Accounting operations and transformation initiatives

    • Partner with internal and external stakeholders to drive related strategies throughout Assurant

    • Provides adequate metrics and trending reports to management identifying reasons for the trend

    • Suggests and supports the establishment of metrics/performance reporting. Monitors and improve key performance indicators

    • Understands strategy and is appropriately connected to the design through operating goals and measurements

    • Support strategic and work projects as appropriate​

  • Operational Excellence 

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

    • Ensures daily/weekly/monthly admin tasks are completed timely and accurately

    • Distributes assignments and is responsible for admin mailbox while ensuring SLAs are met and provides adequate reporting and analysis on monthly results.

    • Performs administrative tasks within reconciliation tools

    • Ensures complete, accurate, and timely accounting deliverables following proper accounting guidance and governing SOX controls.

    • Creates and maintains SOPs related to administrative functions and project work

    • Ability to work with other internal departments to resolve process or system issues

  • Development of Engaged, Action-Oriented Employees

    • Use of best practices and skill growth opportunities in functional areas to ensure the effective ongoing development of accounting processes and staff

    • Work closely with staff to understand each need, level, or performance and assist in achieving department goals and objectives.

    • Serves as a subject matter expert to less experienced employees

    • Can assist in providing work direction to other team members; provides necessary training and guidance to other staff.

  • Drive the overall value of Global Accounting 

    • The support member of the Recon CoE team that ensures strategy, processes, and skill developments across the areas and support the overall strategic goals of AFS, Global F&A, and AIZ

    • Helps solution towards standardization within recon tool for the enterprise

    • Deploy as project resource impacting reconciliations or reconciliation systems for the enterprise

    • Liaison with the Global Accounting teams and the GFS implementation team

    • Is considered a technical expert in areas of responsibilities and can ensure requirements are understood and met by internal and external resources

    • Formulates, develops, and administers procedures necessary to implement approved policies and procedures and provides the overall direction needed to ensure the delivery of efficient and effective processes

    • Train users on tool usage as required

    • Collaborates with contributors and coworkers to identify, propose, and implement approved issue resolution alternatives; leads the implementation of portions of agreed-upon solutions, including training other staff or process participants.

    • Keeps up to date on latest Blackline tool functional, management and process trends to identify and implement best practices

Required Skills, Experience, or Knowledge:

  • BA or BS in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years of general accounting experience, insurance preferred

  • 3+ years of Blackline Reconciliation and Matching module administration experience

  • 2+ years working in a shared services environment preferred

  • CPA a plus

  • Experience working with Oracle ERP is a plus

Other Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of balance sheet reconciliations

  • Understanding of progressive accounting practices and procedures

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint

  • Knowledge of financial practices (GAAP and STAT preferred)

  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements (i.e., SOX, audits)

  • Problem analysis and resolution at a functional level – detail and results-oriented

  • Ability to multi-task, work well under pressure, and perform in a fast-paced environment

  • Time-sensitive deliverables: will require extended hours during critical close periods as required

Desired Skills, Knowledge or Experience:

  • Microsoft BI Reporting / Cubes is highly desired

  • Public accounting experience is desired

  • Strong Accounting Or Audit background

  • Strong understanding of SOX controls and other controls over financial reporting

  • Strong documentation skills

  • Robust financial analysis, analytical abilities, and proficiency in manipulating and analyzing large, complex, and disparate data sets

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively across teams and independently with other disciplines

  • Self-starter with strong attention to detail

  • Proficient in leveraging software to satisfy accounting and financial, operational needs and requirements

  • Presents solutions to issues

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