Assurant has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Accountant!
Overview of Position
The corporate lead accountant ensures and provides accurate and timely financial information to support the corporate accounting function, analytics and the quarterly close process. This includes analyzing corporate expenses, reconciling various schedules and accounts, completing journal entries and providing support to the quarterly SEC close process. The corporate lead accountant will also be required to work with both internal and external audit to ensure we have proper internal controls in place and to also provide support for the quarterly close process. This position also works closely with management to complete adhoc requests for various projects and numerous other departments across the company. This position should also cultivate a continuous improvement culture and will participate in ongoing learning and engagement in a fast-paced corporate environment.
The ideal candidate must be able to contribute to the Company’s strategy and execution by applying their knowledge and experience.
What makes us different?
Assurant is committed to providing a competitive rewards package which goes beyond the value of your paycheck. We offer an array of market-competitive benefits and resources to support your physical, emotional, financial, and social wellbeing goals. These include programs to help you invest in your financial future such as savings programs, as well as competitive health and wellbeing benefits to support you and your family. For additional information on our benefits, please review www.MyAssurantBenefits.com . Below are some of our amazing perks:
Health Coverage Starting Day One: We offer competitive health and wellbeing benefits to support you and your family. You can choose from a range of health and dental plan options, as well as health plan accounts.
Disability and Life Insurance: We provide short- and long-term disability insurance, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
Retirement: Assurant offers retirement savings plans globally. U.S. based employees are offered a 401(k) plan in which Assurant matches 100% of every dollar contributed, up to 6% of eligible pay.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan: Assurant’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) allows employees to purchase shares of Assurant, Inc. stock at a 10% discount with funds contributed through after-tax payroll deductions.
Career Development: Assurant offers a variety of internal courses, workshops, special projects, coaching and mentoring programs. Tuition reimbursement and other professional enrichment opportunities are also available to encourage continuous learning.
Work-Life Balance: We strive to provide a work environment that encourages work/life balance. Options depend on job responsibilities and may include flexible work schedules, telework, paid time off and part-time employment.
Family Planning Support: Fertility benefits and support services with 24/7 access to nurse care services. $30,000 medical and prescription drug lifetime maximum benefit for fertility services. Assurant will provide up to $20,000 of financial assistance for adoption and or surrogacy.
What will be my responsibilities in this role?
Completes timely and accurate analytics
Income statement analysis – Includes working with the FP&A group to promote consistency and for sharing information
Creating and maintaining high level corporate and company-wide income statement reports
Maintain analytic files for the department
Carries out accounting assignments that are varied and possibly difficult. Below are some examples, but not limited to.
Management fees and chargebacks
Mergers & Acquisitions expense coordination and tracking
Lead the Lease Accounting process for entire organization
Liaison between Accounting and Corporate Real Estate team/business segments
Coordinate lease journal entries
Lease account reconciliations for entire organization (Domestic and International)
Quarterly/Yearly lease reporting and disclosures
Support the quarterly and annual SEC close process
Complete various corporate and company-wide schedules
Ensure work complies with GAAP accounting
Interact and provide assistance for accounting and reporting project work performed by Assurant
Develop and maintain relationships with corporate management, business segments and key stakeholders
Maintain compliance with internal controls, including SOX
Committed to continuous learning and a continuous improvement culture
Committed to developing best practice solutions
Foster open communication and innovative thinking
What are the requirements needed for this position?
BA or BS in Accounting, Finance
Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in a finance/accounting role
Knowledge of financial practices and GAAP accounting
Strong interpersonal/communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Strong collaboration and partnering skills with all levels
Ability to work on multiple priorities and consistently meet deadlines
What other skills/experience would be helpful to have?
CPA a plus
Oracle experience a plus
Experience working in a corporate environment or shared service organization
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to influence peers within the company
Inquisitive and takes an active interest in opportunities to improve the efficiency of work
Problem solving, attention to detail and results oriented
Versatile team player with a no job is too big, no job is too small attitude
Ability to work well under pressure
Ability to work extended hours
What are the working conditions and physical requirements of this position?
General office demands
Helping People Thrive in a Connected World
We work with the world’s top brands to make smart devices simpler. Vehicles last longer. Homes more secure. Problems easier to solve. And we volunteer in communities all over the globe to help the world become a greener, better place. We come from a variety of countries, cultures and backgrounds. But we’re united by our enduring values of common sense, common decency, uncommon thinking and uncommon results. So connect with us. Bring us your best work and your brightest ideas. And we’ll bring you a place where you can thrive. Learn more at jobs.assurant.com.
For U.S. benefit information, visit myassurantbenefits.com. For benefit information outside the U.S., please speak with your recruiter.
Our Culture Defined
Our unique culture is a big reason why talented people choose Assurant and why they tend to stay. Although we have a wide variety of skills and experiences, we share common characteristics that are uniquely Assurant. A passion for service. An ability to innovate in practical ways. And a willingness to take chances. We believe that staying on top doesn’t mean sacrificing our values. We believe clarity of vision and a sense of purpose will carry us forward. And we take charge of our own success. We call it The Assurant Way.
Assurant is a leading global business services company that supports, protects and connects major consumer purchases. A Fortune 500 company with a presence in 21 countries, Assurant supports the advancement of the connected world by partnering with the world’s leading brands to develop innovative solutions and deliver an enhanced customer experience through mobile device solutions, extended service contracts, vehicle protection services, renters insurance, lender-placed insurance products and other specialty products.
Equal Opportunity Statement
Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not use or consider race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in employment decisions.
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