AmTrust Financial Services
 

Accountant III


Overview

The Accountant lll will be responsible for specific tasks included in finance, which include, insurance accounting and journal entries, maintaining general ledger accounts, reconciliations and account analysis. Duties include but are not limited to:

Responsibilities

  • Ensure the accurate and timely recording of Insurance activity, including current intercompany activity reinsurance based entries.
  • Perform account reconciliations
  • Analyze complex intercompany legal documents to ensure that entries are booked according to US GAAP, along with understanding the possible impact to statutory ledgers.
  • Work closely with the financial systems team to continue to maintain tables, ensuring proper eliminations within Oracle.
  • Assist in preparation of month-end reports including but not limited to flux analysis with explanations
  • Assists in the timely preparation of filings which include the Statutory annual statement and compliance
  • Prepare Reinsurance cession statements and account positions
  • Assisting in the data preparation used in the internal actuarial analysis
  • Review and book intercompany invoices, follow escalation procedures for invoices requiring special authorizations or unusual charges. Perform research, make corrections and otherwise resolve questionable payables items in a timely in order to ensure that expenses and payables are recorded accurately.
  • Support customers in the business units and foreign affiliates.
  • Perform routine activities including journal entries, account reconciliations, financial statement preparation, and other month-end close activities.
  • Act as liaison between internal and external teams by providing guidance, providing transaction support, handling inquires, resolving issues and communicating policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Continually evaluate the processes and systems utilized and prepare well researched recommendations for enhancements.
  • Maintain and complete an accurate set of Standard Operating Procedures for assigned processes, ensure adherence to those procedures. Review and approve SOPs maintained by the outsourced intercompany business partner.
Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a major in Accounting
  • Advanced Degree, CPA or CMA
  • Minimum 2 years public accounting experience
  • 7-10 years of experience in financial consolidation, corporate and general ledger accounting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite application.
  • Proficient in Enterprise Resource Planning Software (Oracle) and Financial Reporting Software (Discoverer).
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently, identify problems and propose viable solutions
  • Must be flexible and have demonstrated skills to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Strong initiative, problem solving, and interpersonal skills, plus an orientation toward continuous improvement are required.
  • Experience with International customers and relationships.
  • Exhibit strong “make decisions”, “think customer” and “win consistently” behaviors.
  • Strong appreciation for the importance of ensuring accuracy in all levels of financial reporting

What We Offer

AmTrust Financial Services offers a competitive compensation package and excellent career advancement opportunities. Our benefits include: Medical & Dental Plans, Life Insurance, Health Care Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, 401k Savings Plans, Paid Vacation and Holidays.

 

About AmTrust Financial Services

 

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. was founded in 1998 to provide property and casualty insurance to small businesses. Through acquisitions and organic growth, AmTrust Financial Services has since grown to become a multinational property and casualty insurer specializing in coverage for small to mid-sized businesses. Our financial stability is based upon a philosophy of niche diversity with a focus on low-hazard risk.

Since its inception, AmTrust has crafted a balanced portfolio of insurance products including:

  • Multiline Small Business Insurance
  • Warranty and Specialty Risk Insurance
  • Specialty Program Business Insurance

In November 2006, the company became publicly traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol AFSI. With extensive underwriting experience and a prestigious "A" (Excellent) Financial Size "XI" rating from A.M. Best, AmTrust has earned a reputation as an innovative, technology driven provider of insurance products. Our commitment to excellence is the common thread connecting each of our businesses.