Lead Financial Systems Accounting Analyst
Assurant has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Financial Systems Accounting Analyst!
Overview of Position
Assurant is sponsoring a multi-year, multi-phase financial systems and process transformation program. This role will be a key Finance and Accounting resource on the team that will be implementing the Accounting Automation components of a broader financial systems architecture.
The individual in this role will use their prior accounting skills, knowledge and prior experiences to work with their team to implement key accounting functions/processes in a new accounting subledger and ERP platform. This individual will also help identify, make recommendations, and support efforts to migrate current accounting processes to the leading practices facilitated by having a modern ERP system.
Initially, the individual in this role will be providing functional and financial process support to the implementation of the new platform and best practice processes. In the future, this role will then assume responsibility for the ongoing support and enhancement of the accounting subledger, with a focus on continuously identifying, recommending, and executing on opportunities to better streamline and gain efficiencies in the Finance function through leveraging the investment we have made in a new systems platform.
What will be my responsibilities for this position?
Participate in and effectively collaborate with team in efforts within Finance and Accounting to design and implement best practice automated accounting subledger processes in a leading cloud ERP solution
Help to identify, recommend, and execute on opportunities to enhance existing automated accounting entry generation taking into consideration the requirements of the overall Global Finance organization
Leverage prior Accounting and Finance experiences and expertise to identify, propose, and implement automated solutions and reduce reliance on manual processes, with a focus on prioritizing the remediation of those processes that currently have the most risk and/or inefficiency
Help support efforts to educate business process owners on solution optimization, simplification and standardization capabilities within the new platform through the reference of prior experiences and other relevant use cases
Work closely and collaborate with key Finance and Accounting stakeholders, team members, IT, and third-party consulting resources across various locations to test, implement, and support a global financial systems platform, with responsibility for supporting specific components of the accounting hub workstream of the overall program
Work with stakeholder areas to understand functional requirements for each area and then work with team to implement functional and process solutions in the new tool, while ensuring those requirements are properly understood and communicated to overall program team
Work with team to determine how to best implement functional requirements in financial systems architecture
Work with team to develop creative solutions to effectively meet complex business requirements using delivered optimum functionality
Work with internal and external auditors to ensure proposed system design, configuration and functionality complies with core control and audit requirements
Ensure program deliverables are completed in accordance with established timelines
Support communication and training activities associated with areas of responsibility
Escalate issues and open items to workstream lead, as appropriate
Effectively collaborate with other team members, key resources, and stakeholders
What are the requirements needed for this position?
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or equivalent area of study
A minimum of 7 years prior accounting/auditing/actuarial experience
CPA, MBA, or Actuarial certification preferred
Prior experience in working with and/or implementing automated accounting entry mapping and generation processes in a complex, global organization
Strong data management and analysis skills
Working knowledge of and experience with insurance policy data and attributes
Working knowledge of warranty programs and data elements
Working knowledge of core insurance financial reporting concepts such as earnings, DAC, IBNR, etc.
Experience with and understanding of the flow of information from various policy/business admin systems to the general ledger
Knowledge of general ledger and accounting principles
Strong understanding of multiple bases of accounting (e.g., U.S. statutory, local regulatory, tax, IFRS) and the use of a multi-book ledger environment
Understanding of U.S. GAAP Financial Reporting Processes
Strong business and financial acumen
Strong knowledge of working in various currencies across multiple legal entities
Experience in designing and implementing Finance and Accounting process and workflows
Experience in supporting technology initiatives from a Finance and Accounting perspective
Experience in leveraging technology to improve finance processes and supporting technology initiatives from a finance perspective
Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change
Strong planning and organizational skills
Strong analytical skills
Experience in handling and effectively prioritizing multiple concurrent tasks and meeting strict deadlines
Ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the organization and establish relationships
Experience in working in a team environment and establishing collaborative relationships with different stakeholders
Advanced proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Visio
Previous experience on finance transformation projects a plus
Pay Range:$100,800.00 - $168,400.00
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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