Accounting Manager, Research Initiatives
Overview of Position
As an Accounting Manager you will be responsible for managing a team of accountants working to develop, prioritize and execute the resolution of complex domestic auto client accounting initiatives. This individual must possess critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills and is a trusted individual who can be counted on to provide consistent, high-quality results, often on complex problems. Research initiatives could include reviewing cash to remit variances, Day 2 conversion issues, accounting for complex initiatives.
Lead, manage, and develop team of accountants with a dedicated focus on research initiatives.
Act as a subject matter expert on auto warranty accounting, provide guidance on complex accounting issues.
Identify, propose, and support implementation of continuous improvement opportunities with a focus on reducing manual process risk and increasing team capacity.
Evaluates the accounting impact of changes in risk structures, products, enhancements to meet the business demands and leads the cross-functional working group that facilitates the successful implementation and documentation of those accounting changes.
Develops, evaluates, and provides documentation to support the resolution to on-going issues.
Partners and collaborates extensively with the business, FP&A, program accounting and actuarial to understand and document client risk structures.
Understands moderately complex warranty accounting and documents the “why” behind the transactional activities. Develops documentation to provide knowledge transfer to accounting teams of client contracts and key accounting implications, client conversions and/or enhancements.
Performs other related duties as required to promote the overall process improvements, efficiencies, and effectiveness to support our internal and external customers.
Responsibility for the work of others:
Support in management of overall Domestic Auto cost center budget.
What are the requirements needed for this position?
College degree in accounting, plus CPA, chartered accountant or equivalent designation required:
CPA / ACA / ACCA / CIMA
Minimum of 5 years of experience in an Accounting/Finance leadership role
Property and Casualty Insurance experience
Effectively managing teams remotely
Knowledge and Skills:
Strong technical acumen; US GAAP knowledge including knowledge of insurance accounting principles and revenue recognition standard.
Proven experience in improving processes and controls.
Solid understanding and experience with internal control frameworks
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience in preparing consolidated financial statements.
Ability to manage numerous projects/deadlines and prioritize workload accordingly.
Ability to work collaboratively across departments and overcome challenges.
Strong Microsoft Office skills
Experience leading teams and assessing and developing talent.
What other skills/experience would be helpful to have?
Knowledge of US GAAP accounting for Insurance companies, and revenue recognition principles
Minimum of 2 years public accounting experience
Experience in Insurance Accounting
Proficient use of advanced Excel
Familiarity with basic SQL query applications
Experience with SOX control framework
Pay Range:$82,200.00 - $137,400.00
Any posted pay range considers a wide range of compensation factors, including candidate background, experience and work location, while also allowing for salary growth within the position.
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