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U.S. Risk Staff Accountant

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TX - Dallas

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Staff Accountant II

SUMMARY:

The Staff Accountant II position is responsible for preparing financial statements reports and miscellaneous reporting along with conducting heavy analysis of trends, revenues, costs, etc. and participating in oversight of internal controls with minimal assistance from others.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

Prepare monthly financial statements, management reports and variance analysis for multiple business units  in an accurate and timely manner;

Analyze trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses.

Report organization's finances to management, and offers suggestions about resource utilization and assumptions underlying budget forecasts

In charge of broker and producer commission calculation and analysis

Full knowledge of business modules and system data to generate complex spreadsheets to support analysis and forecast

Assist in maintaining and improving adequate internal controls over financial procedures and reporting in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and internal policies

Contribute to special projects as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 

Bachelors of Science in Accounting or equivalent from an accredited university

Estimated 2-3 years of direct accounting experience preferred including experience preparing month-end balance sheets and researching P&L variances.

LANGUAGE SKILLS- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Good written and oral communication skills.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS- Ability to work with and apply basic math concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.  Must deal with all financial data in a confidential manner.  

REASONING ABILITY- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Must be proficient in the MS Office suite of products including Word, Excel. 

Must know how to use Vlookup, Sumif, Sumifs, Pivot tables and filters for basic reconciliation and reporting purposes.

Ability to design and implement complex reconciliation, reporting and analysis with extracted data.

Experience with SAP Accounting Software is a plus.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS- CPA or CMA preferred but not required.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

Good organization skills with an attention to detail.  

Works well with others and is customer oriented. 

Good verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills;

Strong number orientation and analytical skills

Ability to work under pressure and effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT- The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.


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Job ID:

24305

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