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Staff Accountant

Apply Location Chicago, Illinois Requisition Number R-87905

Assurant has an exciting opportunity for a Staff Accountant!

The Staff Accountant I is responsible for the general accounting of the warranty programs which includes recording journal entries, completing account reconciliations, and assisting the financial analysts in researching management and auditor questions.

Responsibilities:

  • Obtain basic understanding of insurance accounting, terminology and assigned warranty programs. (5%)

  • Complete all standard journal entries to reflect business for warranty programs on a timely basis ensuring adequate support and signatures. (40%)

  • Complete all assigned account reconciliations on a timely basis ensuring account reconciling items are resolved on a timely basis. (30%)

  • Collaboration and timely follow-up with various departments regarding required information to research/ resolve outstanding issues. (10%)

  • Prepare wire transfer, check requests as needed to support business operations with appropriate approvals. (5%)

  • Assist in other tasks as assigned such as provide information for audit requests and to financial analysts to answer ad hoc questions on financial results.  (5%)

  • Develop and maintain procedural manual outlining and detailing all the required tasks of the position. (5%)

Basic Qualifications Required - Experience, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 3-4 years strong accounting and analysis experience

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, detailed oriented

  • Strong technical accounting/problem solving skills and attention to accuracy

  • Strong ability to be well organized while managing multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities 

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools including Excel and Word

  • PeopleSoft, Smartstream or Oracle experience preferred

  • Good work ethic

Benefits and Value Proposition

  • We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits to full time and part time employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD, life insurance, 401(k), generous paid time off and much more.

  • We strive to maintain a professional, yet friendly environment and promote professional and career development for our employees.

Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All aspects of consideration for employment and employment with the Company are governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

To learn more about our current opportunities and apply online, please visit: https://jobs.assurant.com/

Company Profile

Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has approximately $30 billion in assets and $9 billion in annual revenue. Assurant has approximately 14,500 employees worldwide and is headquartered in New York's financial district. www.assurant.com.

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