Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant

The James Allen Companies Inc.

TITLE: Senior Accountant

DEPARTMENT: Accounting and Finance

LOCATION: Schaumburg Office (Hybrid Work Environment. Candidate Must Be Willing To Work 3 Days In Office / Work From Home 2 Days)

OBJECTIVE: Responsible for accounting activity related to various reinsurance contracts and financial data analysis and report preparation.

REPORTS TO: Accounting Supervisor

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform accounting administration of various reinsurance contracts, including contact with customers and brokers to facilitate understanding of contract specifications and effectively manage cash flow
  • Assist in the preparation of internal and external monthly, quarterly and annual statutory financial reports
  • Analyze quarterly results and perform variance analysis
  • Assist the external audit firm with interim and annual audit information needs
  • Prepare analytical schedules and reports to support information requests from both internal and external customers
  • Develop procedures to improve workflow efficiency and internal controls
  • Complete complex account reconciliations
  • Maintain technical and professional knowledge through participation in various seminars and training opportunities

EDUCATION OR TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Minimum five years insurance accounting experience
  • Solid analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Previous work experience with month/quarter end close processes and account reconciliations
  • Ability to multi-task and work with multiple customers
  • Ability to meet required reporting deadlines

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING/SKILLS:

  • Professionally certified in Accounting and/or Insurance (CPA, CPCU, ARe) or currently pursuing certification
  • Reinsurance industry experience
  • Knowledge of financial statement reporting and related analysis, information systems processing, and internal controls
  • Pro-Financials General Ledger, SICSnt, or PowerBI knowledge a plus
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