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Senior Accountant in Mesa, AZ at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 3/12/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Mesa, AZ
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    3/12/2019

Job Description

Primary Purpose:
Under general supervision, responsible for the more complex accounting activities associated with maintaining complete and accurate accounting records.  Position provides functional advice or training to less-experienced personnel. May supervise lower level personnel.
 

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.

  • May have supervisory responsibility, which may include evaluating performance, recommending salary changes, assisting in the interviewing and selection of new personnel, and providing training and development to direct reports.
  • Prepares and reviews financial results for inclusion in the general ledger, statutory financial statements, as well as presentations to Senior Management
  • Participates in the review and evaluation of existing and proposed internal controls of manual and automated operations to safeguard company assets and to comply with government regulations
  • Reviews accounting issues and procedures and makes recommendations regarding the implementation of accounting policies
  • May direct support staff in the preparation of report/department operations. May review/approve work prepared by less experienced personnel
  • Participates in the identification and development of analytical tools, reports, and systems to meet the needs of management
  • Works with internal auditors, insurance examiners, and external auditors to answer questions and provide backup
  • Reviews, prepares and maintains more complex accounting journal entries requiring calculation of entries. Analyzes and reconciles more complex accounts with operating unit reports; researches cause of discrepancies and takes action to ensure accounts are balanced

Minimum Skills and Competencies:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be madeto enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience
  • Typically has a minimum of 5 years of prior accounting experience
  • Thorough knowledge of statutory accounting principles
  • Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Thorough knowledge of related accounting principles and transactions based on assigned responsibilities
  • Thorough knowledge of computerized accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, and allocation systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines

Desired Skills:

  • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Business knowledge
  • General understanding of the insurance industry and organizational relationships of the company
  • Understanding of the functions of other departments such as Policy ops and Marketing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish working relationships with individuals at varying levels within the organization

Job Requirements

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About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp. 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.

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