JOB TYPE: CONTRACT TO HIRE
Location: Reno, NV
The primary duties for this position include financial reporting and insurance company regulatory reporting. This position will lead the quarterly and annual statement processes and is responsible for the preparation of documents and schedules for tax, auditors and insurance examiners. The Senior Accountant will prepare internal financial reports for management, the executive team and the Board of Directors. The position will also be directly involved in the Company’s budgeting process and variance reporting. May perform other duties as required or assigned.
Complete reports for both internal and external users to accurately reflect company operating results and financial condition. Internal reporting includes completion of financial statements from the trial balance; budget reports, productivity reports, cash flows and other special reports. External reporting includes filings to state insurance departments (i.e. annual statements, quarterly statements, premium taxes, statistical calls, etc.) Also includes the completion of reports to Federal, State and local agencies, and re insurance companies and brokers.
Monitor the accuracy of the general ledger and accounting sub-systems. Directly maintain and reconcile specific general ledger accounts and review general ledger accounts maintained by other accounting staff such as fixed assets, investments, and cash accounts. Responsible for posting daily and month end entries.
Review of existing and proposed systems to determine the proper use of controls to ensure the integrity of operating procedures. Periodically review procedures to ensure compliance with controls and operational efficiency. Provide written evaluations and proposals.
Assist with external audits by company auditors or state or federal examiners. Prepare requested schedules and documentation. Explain and demonstrates procedures.
Communicate with internal and external personnel regarding reporting requirements, information, or operating analysis. Answer written, telephone, or in person inquiries regarding accounting practices and procedures.
May be requested to perform or assist in the completion of special projects or proposals. May be required to analyze data and present findings or recommendations.
The Senior Accountant has a responsibility in supporting the Accounting Manager in meeting departmental goals and objectives and assisting with the development of work flows, policies, procedures, and internal controls within assigned area.
- Proficient knowledge of statutory and GAAP accounting procedures including internal control and insurance regulations.
- Understand the concepts and terminology of insurance accounting.
- Display proficiency in the use of the SunGard Ledger package or a related ledger software.
- Must be able to handle multiple projects and adjust to shifting priorities.
- Effectively communicate with customers inside and outside of the organization.
- Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with a focus on Excel, Word, and a basic understanding of network functionality.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in Accounting. Position requires 3 years of work experience in accounting. Experience in accounting of insurance, finance or banking is desirable.