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Lead Accountant - Financial Reporting

Apply Location Atlanta, Georgia Requisition Number R-87376

Assurant is seeking a Lead Accountant in Atlanta!

What You Should Know About Us

  • Assurant, Inc. helps people protect what matters most to them
  • We have been around for a while with our roots tracing back to 1892
  • We are a Fortune 500 company employing approximately 15,000 people in 21 countries
  • We provide specialty protection products and related services to safeguard against risks


  • Support the month/quarter end close process
  • Prepare account reconciliations and perform follow up activities for pending items
  • Prepare complete, accurate and timely financial deliverables in accordance with pertinent accounting guidance and state and federal regulation
  • Proactively manages change in regulatory requirements with stakeholders; serves as subject matter expert for accounting and reporting
  • Participate in the preparation and distribution of financial reports and analyses
  • Prepare analytics explaining significant variances on the GAAP Financial Statements
  • Ensure compliance with internal control policies in a SOX environment
  • Prepare schedules for quarterly reviews and year-end audit for internal and external auditors
  • Work with other departments such as Shares Services, Reinsurance and Tax to ensure overall coordination of financial accounting activities
  • Participate in/ lead planning and implementation of accounting work relating to projects and ad-hoc assignments
  • 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
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Prepare detailed monthly and quarterly journal entries and account analysis


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field
  • 5+ years general accounting experience
  • Strong understanding of GAAP accounting guidance


  • CPA certified a plus
  • Demonstrates strong analytical and research skills
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills including pivot tables, V-look ups, marcos, etc.
  • Detail oriented and able to work independently
  • Ability to multitask and set priorities to meet deadlines
  • Team oriented and able to adapt to a flexible work environment


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Meet Our People

Ignacio D. - Senior Operations Analyst

Whether I'm working with people in Argentina or Chile or Miami, we all feel like we're part of the same company. And within my own group, we share ideas and analyze as a team - and drive for change, for improvements. We'll show each other how we do things and lend advice.

I also enjoy the focus on work-life balance - in the workplace, we're offered exercise classes or stretching classes with a trainer, for example. I've had the flexibility to take classes and training. And, we have the opportunity to give back to the community through events held throughout the year.