Accountant II

Atlanta, Georgia
Not Specified
Feb 18, 2018
Apr 19, 2018
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
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Assurant has an exciting opportunity for an Accountant!

The position reports to the Accounting Manager and works closely with Enterprise Accounting Services and a variety of other internal departments including Finance, Marketing and Business Development. The person must be diligent and self-motivated with attention to detail.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Performing weekly and/or monthly balancing of interfaces
  • Complete month-end accounting tasks necessary to ensure accurate and timely financial results, including preparing journal entries and performing balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Research and resolve discrepancies related to general ledger account reconciliations, recommend process changes to avoid on-going issues
  • Prepare specified management financial reports
  • Assist with financial audits, as well as, quarterly and annual tax filings
  • Responsible for performing and documenting accounting processes and procedures

Required skills/experience
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting
  • 2+ yrs. experience in General Ledger Accounting
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access)
  • Advanced Excel skills (PivotTable, VLookup formula, importing data, using linked data, SUMIF formulas)

Key Competencies

  • Being in tune with the "big picture" perspective is a necessary component for success. Individuals entering the accounting profession should be able to communicate to others the vision, strategy, goals, and culture of organizations
  • Ability to link data, knowledge, and insight together from various disciplines to provide meaningful information
  • Strong financial system experience, encompassing spreadsheet, queries, data manipulation and reconciliation, and month-end accounting close process
  • Understands and able to apply GAAP
  • Ability to clearly and objectively communicate the work that is done and the resulting findings
  • Possess strong research skills to access relevant guidance or other information and can understand and apply it
  • Provide work product with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to understand assigned tasks, why they are performed, and how they fit into the bigger picture. This includes assessing whether a journal entry makes sense, whether reconciling differences are appropriate, and being able to explain the assessment
  • Ability to appropriately prioritize tasks and plan work load to meet all deadlines for scheduled and Ad-hoc requests
  • Ability to adapt to technological changes and advancements


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