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AVP or Director of Accounting, Insurance- Atlanta or NYC or Miami

  • Job ref:

    151905

  • Location:

    Atlanta , United States

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Contact:

    Steve Whiting

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Consultant:

    Steve Whiting

Our client is a market leader in the Property and Casualty Insurance industry, and they are implementing new ERP accounting and finance systems. As a result, they wish to hire an AVP or Director of Accounting that will be responsible for this implementation. The ideal candidate must come from the Property and Casualty Insurance industry. Once implemented, this role will be responsible for the ongoing management, support, and enhancement of the new accounting systems platform. 

Essential duties will include: - 

• Responsible for designing and implementing a best practice automated accounting process as part of an overall financial systems platform  

• Identify, recommend, and execute on opportunities to enhance existing processes taking into consideration the requirements of the overall Finance organization  

• Identify, propose, and implement automated solutions and reduce reliance on manual processes. 

• Actively engage and educate business process owners on solution optimization, simplification and standardization capabilities within the new platform  

• Serve as a change agent for the Global Finance organization in designing and implementing best/leading practices  

• Champion efforts to adopt delivered functionality and established practices and resist the need for customization and off-system work around  

• Clearly and effectively demonstrate to stakeholders how proposed solutions and workflows will help move the Finance and Accounting function forward towards achieving its goals  

• Work closely and collaborate with key Finance and Accounting stakeholders, IT, and third-party consulting resources across various locations to design, test, implement, and support a global financial systems platform 

• Work with stakeholders to understand functional requirements for each area and then develop functional and process solutions in the new tool, while ensuring those requirements are properly understood and communicated to overall program team  

• Determine how to best implement functional requirements in financial systems architecture  

• Work with internal and external auditors to ensure proposed system design, configuration and functionality complies with core control and audit requirements  

Job Requirements: - 

• Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance, MBA preferred 

• CPA preferred  

• 12-15 years prior relevant financial accounting and financial systems experience  

• Prior experience in implementing and managing detailed accounting entries  

• Strong data management and analysis skills  

• Strong working knowledge of Property and Casualty Insurance industry  

• Strong working knowledge of warranty programs and data elements  

• Experience with and understanding of the flow of information from various policy/business admin systems to the general ledger  

• 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  

• Strong working knowledge of financial and management reporting data needs and reporting requirements  

• Strong knowledge of general ledger and accounting principles  

• Strong knowledge of working in various currencies across multiple legal entities  

• Strong understanding of U.S. GAAP Financial Reporting, Management Reporting, and Planning/Forecasting Processes  

• Experience in designing and implementing Finance and Accounting process and workflows  

• Experience in defining, scoping, and managing technology initiatives from a Finance and Accounting perspective