Senior Accountant

Richfield, Ohio
Not Specified
Sep 29, 2016
Nov 28, 2016
Job Type
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Career Level
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Who we are:

With over 25 years of success, National Interstate (NASDAQ: NATL) is one of the leading specialty property and casualty insurance companies in the country. We offer more than 30 product lines with a focus on commercial transportation, Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), and specialty vehicle insurance. Here at National Interstate, we believe that providing quality and commitment to our customers as well as our employees is paramount to our success. Thanks to our talented and dedicated team, we are truly able to build an insurance experience around you. If you are ready to join an engaging and driven team such as ours, we would love to hear from you!

Key aspects of this role:

As a Senior Accountant, you will be primarily responsible for the preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations, financial statements and other financial reports. You will also assume responsibility for compiling and analyzing financial information for the company as well. Desirable candidates will therefore be able to effectively:

  • Provide analysis and reports to company management

  • Propose suggestions regarding financial matters/observations that may affect other departments and process improvement

  • Coordinate, review, and analyze financial statements, footnote disclosures, reports, calculations and analyses

  • Identify trends and developments and communicate them to management

  • Monitor results of financial data against budget

  • Create and analyze monthly, quarterly and annual reports and ensure all financial information has been accurately recorded

  • Develop integrated revenue/expense analysis, projections, reports and presentations

  • Plan and ensure that all task/project deadlines are met accordingly

  • Collaborate with internal and external auditors as applicable

  • Perform ad hoc duties as assigned

Skills and background that we are looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting from a four year college or university preferred

  • 2-4 years of experience in accounting or related arena

  • A solid understanding of accounting concepts which you are readily able to apply

  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving talent

  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication

  • An eye for details and organization

  • Ability to work and think independently or in a group

  • Self-prioritization and multitasking proficiencies are highly desirable

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook

  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP/SEC and Statutory Insurance accounting methods, principles, procedures and requirements of accounting systems