Associate Manager-Accounting in Winston-Salem, NC at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 1/4/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Drive accounting initiatives by managing assigned accounting functions, programs and processes, directing accounting transformation and acquisition activities critical to governance and overseeing the completion of assigned accounting projects while providing consistency, efficiency, and synergy.  Coordinate and supervise a group or section of accountants and participate in the most complex general accounting projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Direct resolution of accounting technical problems and assist/support staff
  • Review and approve work prepared by various staff members, including entries and reconciliations
  • Maintain journals or subsidiary ledgers
  • Analyze and reconcile accounts including researching cause of discrepancies
  • Perform financial and operating analyses
  • Research Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and statutory accounting guidance, summarize key points, recommend associated accounting policies, entries or disclosures, and implement change
  • Make recommendations for system, process, policy and procedure changes and follow through with recommendations to implementation
  • Assist in coordinating with internal auditors, external auditors and insurance department examiners
  • Assist with and coordinate team/staff development
  • Lead and participate in various special projects
  • Lead and participate in implementation of new product initiatives
  • Assist with completing necessary statutory reporting for assigned insurance companies, including drafting new disclosures
  • Assist with preparing external and internal GAAP financial data
  • Review accounting issues and procedures and make recommendations regarding the implementation of accounting policies

Minimum Skills and Competencies:

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.

  • Bachelor Degree or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • 8+ years of accounting experience
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience
  • Strong technical accounting skills, including thorough knowledge of GAAP
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Statutory Accounting Principles (SAP)
  • Experience with insurance accounting and NAIC financial reporting
  • Experience drafting audited financial statements and disclosures
  • Experience in and ability to conduct technical research on new and existing accounting pronouncements
  • Demonstrate a solid knowledge of the insurance industry
  • Demonstrate effective writing, problem-solving and leadership skills
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of computerized accounting and financial reporting
  • Detail oriented, organized, ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Exhibit a high degree of initiative, mature judgment, and discretion
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and empathize with others is critical
  • Strong negotiation skills in order to resolving issues
  • Has the ability to represent the department and contribute to the strategy of executing the company objectives
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting
  • Audit or Sarbanes Oxley testing experience
  • Experience managing long term accounting and financial projects
  • Above average interpersonal skills and executive presence necessary to function effectively with multiple audiences
  • Demonstrates knowledge of SEC reporting/disclosure requirements

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National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.

Job Requirements

About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp., a member of the Allstate family of companies, is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A– (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

• Paid Training
• Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
• Wellness Programs
• Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k w/ Company Match
• Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
• Employee Discount Program
• Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
• On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
• On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
• Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.