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Senior Accountant


Senior Accountant

Our client is a highly profitable specialty reinsurance business located in downtown Boston that is an operating business within a large public company. The Finance team is looking for a talented and experienced financial professional who will provide accounting, reporting and analytical support to the business unit.

RESPONSIBILITIES include

· Responsible for the division’s reinsurance accounting activity. This includes processing Facultative Certifications, posting ceded premiums and ceded reserves/claims, preparation for reinsurer bordereau’s, cash payment and collections processing.

· Substantiating the ceded unearned premiums, SOX testing and verification of treaty terms to the system. Preparation for Schedule F and any other related reinsurance reporting requirements.

· Processing of IBNR and related reserve balancing activities with the Actuarial team.

· Support assigned daily operations of the accounting department which could include revenue billing, expense management and general ledger reconciliations.

· Participate in accounting department’s continual improvement initiative.

· Participate in financial and SOX audits.

· Provides support for assigned sections for the annual operating plan and budget.

· Perform special projects as assigned (may include corporate business initiatives such as enterprise warehouse and reinsurance conversion).

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related studies; CPA certification preferred

COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Computer proficiency, including Internet

Experience with PeopleSoft general ledger and Hyperion reporting preferred

EXPERIENCE: 4 plus years’ of accounting experience in management reporting and analysis is required; prior insurance experience is a plus

ANALYTICAL SKILLS

· Strong decision making and problem solving skills

· Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

· Calculate figures; perform advanced math skills; compute ratios and percentages; compare, analyze and interpret data; ability to formulate and prepare budgets and reports; possess strong financial and business acumen

Contact Joe Hyde, Partner, Kingston Dwight