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Lead Accountant

Location: Stamford Area, CT
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $1.00 - $1.00
Date: 1/16/2018
Job ID: 02540642
Job Description
(CT) Client is a well-known life and annuity reinsurance company specializing in the acquisition of in force life insurance and annuities as well as with assisting life insurance clients with product development, underwriting and new business strategies designed to serve the middle market. You can expect a work environment that is collaborative.  There is good career relationship development since you are surrounded by respected players from the insurance space. Reporting to the Corporate Controller, the Client is seeking a Senior Staff Accountant.  A fuller job description is below.

Responsibilities:

Assist with the overall accounting and operational functions of the firm to include but not be limited to the following:
  • Process activity of certain reinsurance transactions and analyze actual results versus expected results
  • Lead the firm’s STAT and GAAP quarterly close process, to include but not be limited to:
    • Prepare general expense accruals
    • Assist with the firm’s GAAP financial statement consolidation
    • Prepare supporting schedules to be used by Management
  • Lead the preparation of certain STAT and GAAP Audited Financial Statements
  • Provide financial reporting to the CEO of the firm’s offshore company
  • Act as finance liaison with firm’s primary third party administrator by consolidating questions and issues raised by the team and working across departments and with third party vendor to resolve the item in the short term and eliminate its recurrence over the long term
Experience Requirements:
  • Strong accounting skills
  • Life insurance (reinsurance) experience, including statutory and GAAP financial reporting.
  • Statutory Blue Book experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical capabilities and good organizational skills.
·        Life insurance tax or tax accounting experience a plus.
  • Investment accounting experience a plus.
 
Technical Requirements:
·        Strong EXCEL skills a must.
·        Working knowledge of SharePoint a plus.
 
Educational Requirements:
·        BS or BA in Accountancy
·        Candidate with CPA or MBA a plus