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VP Controller-Lifestyle

Apply Location Miami, Florida Additional Locations: Atlanta,Georgia; Chicago,Illinois; New York,New York Requisition Number R-87974

Assurant has an exciting opportunity for a VP, Controller for our Lifestyle Business segment!

This job has primary responsibility for the management and leadership of the overall Accounting functions for the Assurant Global Lifestyle business.

Reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer, this role has overall responsibility for all accounting functions & practices, systems & internal controls on a global basis. This includes but is not limited to the general accounting functions and financial records; internal controls; all financial reporting including balance sheets and income statements and related disclosures; GAAP & STAT reporting; monthly and quarterly close including related analysis; and accounting consultation with the business and coordination with Corporate Accounting teams.


  • Formulates strategy & processes to ensure appropriate accounting for Global segment; highlighting risks and risk mitigation where appropriate.

  • Strong liaison with business leaders to understand business strategy and objectives and ensure accounting support is optimized. 

  • Oversees complex accounting environment for multiple businesses comprising Lifestyle segment

  • Ensures that appropriate accounting policies & procedures are applied to routine and non-routine financial transactions and business events, including consultation with business and FP&A regarding accounting implications of transactions

  • Ensures compliance with all SEC, GAAP and Statutory requirements as applicable

  • Ensures company maintains appropriate financial reporting to meet needs of Global LOB and Corporate management, shareholders, audit committee of the Board of directors, SEC and all filing agencies

  • Sets strategy for the planning, directing & coordinating the processes to ensure effective accounting function, including compliance with SOX requirements and effective internal control over financial reporting

  • Take ownership for international accounting matters including oversight of foreign accounting teams

  • Establish best practices to collect, capture & analyze financial data to ensure accuracy of financial data and ensure that the business and management has accurate and complete financial information to manage the business measure progress against financial targets

  • Maintain relationships with external partners & auditors

  • Along with other key finance leaders helps design systems and processes related to system and process initiatives (e.g., ERP, manual processes)

  • Focus on process improvements across the Global LOB accounting function and coordination across the enterprise (e.g., FP&A, operations, business) to ensure efficient and effective accounting function

Responsibility for the work of others

All teams in Global Line of Business accounting functional areas including the general accounting areas, international accounting teams and reporting teams.  Will include VP’s, directors and subordinate team members.

Financial Responsibility

Include any budget responsibility- expense management or revenue.

Budget for appropriate cost centers

Basic Qualifications Required - Experience, Skills, and Knowledge

  • Education: Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 15 years progressive experience in Accounting and Finance roles in publicly traded companies

  • Manage an accounting or reporting function with responsibility for monthly and quarterly close processes as well as related financial reporting

  • Clear communicator; presentation/exposure to C-suite management and/or Board of Directors

  • Effective leadership skills managing a diverse team

  • CPA required


25-40% Travel (higher during initial year)

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Strong Accounting skills & knowledge

  • Public accounting experience a plus

  • Prior experience in a multi-national company

  • Strong knowledge in both US GAAP

  • Knowledge and experience with ERP system implementations and operating in a sophisticated financial system environment

  • Proven experience in developing and improving processes and controls

  • Prior experiences as senior finance executive in a publicly traded company

  • High integrity

  • Experience leading global teams

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.

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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.

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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.