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Senior Accountant (Remote)

Company: Pacific Executive Search
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

An insurance broker with family of brands across the U.S. in Downtown LA is looking for a strong Senior Accountant to help with complex accounting activities relating to the maintenance of a complete and accurate GL and the subsequent managerial reports and financial statements for assigned business units. The person in this position is also responsible for ensuring the integrity of account information by recording verifying, consolidating, and entering accounting transactions.

Responsibilities:
Prepares and records asset, liability, revenue, and expense entries by compiling and analyzing account information
Reconciles monthly bank account and balance sheets for all assigned business units
Analyzes revenues, commissions and expenses to ensure they are recorded appropriately on a monthly basis.
Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary accounts; preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries
Communicates and assists in resolution of discrepancies from subledger reconciliations
Participates in month-end close activities including the preparation and review of journal entries for assigned business units
Assists management with special projects, requests for financial information from business unit leaders and ad hoc reporting
Prepares schedules for year-end audit for independent external auditors. Researches issues, clarifies information, and prepares supporting data
Coordinates more complex accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the accounting and finance team or with other departments
Develops and documents business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential
Posts payments to customer accounts
Reviews, reconciles and processes "account current" payments to carriers
Processes returned checks and refunds
Researches, communicates and advises CSR's of discrepancies; follows up and resolves all issues
Communicates with carriers to resolve outstanding and delinquent items
Monitors delinquencies and follows up for collection status
Manages bill commission posting, resolves direct bill balancing issues and problems
Performs other duties or projects as assigned

Qualifications:
BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business, or Statistics preferred
Advanced course work in bookkeeping and accounting
5+ years finance and accounting experience
Agency Insurance knowledge a plus
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications, especially Word and Excel
Must have advanced knowledge of computerized accounting systems
Excellent analytical and mathematical skills
Excellent interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication
Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures and principles
Familiarity with analyzing, preparing, and reconciling financial statements and analytical variances
Excellent problem solving, relationship management and critical thinking skills and the ability to prioritize multiple projects, meetings and deadlines
Willingness to adhere to all principles of confidentiality
Must value operating in a collaborative work environment
Willingness to assist internal and external customers with any concerns
Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness
Ability to work independently and on a team

Keywords: Pacific Executive Search, Austin , Senior Accountant (Remote), Accounting, Auditing , Austin, Texas

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