ERP - Sub-Ledger Functional Analyst

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Employer
Assurant
Location
New York City, New York
Salary
Not Specified
Posted
Sep 27, 2020
Closes
Nov 26, 2020
Ref
R-86709#GIJ--Assurant.3
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
Not Specified

Assurant is embarking on a multi-year, multi-phase financial systems and process transformation program. The Sub-Ledger Functional Analyst will be an important Finance and Accounting resource on the team that will be implementing the sub-ledger components of Assurants implementation of a market-leading cloud ERP solution and associated financial systems architecture as part of a multi-phased transformation program.

The individual in this role will use their prior accounting/actuarial/financial skills, knowledge and prior experiences to work with their team to implement key accounting functions/processes in a new ERP platform. This individual will also help identify, make recommendations, and support efforts to migrate current accounting processes to the leading practices facilitated by having a modern ERP system.

Initially, the individual in this role will be providing functional and financial process support to the implementation of the new platform and best practice processes. In the future, this role will then assume responsibility for providing the ongoing support of, and implementing enhancements to the sub-ledger functions. This individual will focus on continuously identifying, recommending, and executing on opportunities to better streamline and gain efficiencies in the Finance function through leveraging the investment we have made in a new systems platform.

Primary Job Accountabilities/Responsibilities

Strategic:

  • Participate and effectively collaborate with team in efforts within Finance and Accounting to design and implement best practice sub-ledger processes for Accounting, Finance, Actuarial, Management Reporting and other capabilities in a leading cloud ERP solution
  • Help to identify, recommend, and execute on opportunities to enhance existing automated sub-ledger functionality taking into consideration the requirements of the overall Global Finance organization
  • Leverage prior Accounting and Finance experiences and expertise to identify, propose, and implement automated solutions and reduce reliance on manual processes, with a focus on prioritizing the remediation of those processes that currently have the most risk and/or inefficiency
  • Help support efforts to educate business process owners on solution optimization, simplification and standardization capabilities within the new platform through the reference of prior experiences and other relevant use cases

Tactical:

  • Work closely and collaborate with key Finance and Accounting stakeholders, team members, IT, and third-party consulting resources across various locations to test, implement, and support a global financial systems platform, with responsibility for supporting specific components of the sub-ledger accounting workstream of the overall program
  • Work with stakeholder areas to understand functional requirements for each area and then work with team to implement functional and process solutions in the new tool, while ensuring those requirements are properly understood and communicated to overall program team
  • Collaborate on cross functional teams to determine how to best implement functional requirements in financial systems architecture
  • Develop creative solutions to effectively meet complex business requirements using delivered optimum functionality
  • Work with internal and external auditors to ensure proposed system design, configuration and functionality complies with core control and audit requirements
  • Ensure program deliverables are completed in accordance with established timelines
  • Support communication and training activities associated with areas of responsibility
  • Escalate issues and open items to workstream lead, as appropriate
  • Effectively collaborate with other team members, key resources, and stakeholders

Basic Qualifications Required - Experience, Skills, and Knowledge

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Mathematics or equivalent area of study
  • A minimum of 5 years prior accounting/auditing/actuarial/FP&A experience
  • CPA, MBA, or Actuarial certification preferred
  • Prior experience in working with and/or implementing automated accounting entry mapping and generation processes in a complex, global organization
  • Strong data management and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of insurance data policy and attributes, warranty programs and data elements, and knowledge with core insurance financial reporting concepts such as earnings, DAC, IBNR, etc.
  • Experience in management and financial reporting
  • Experience in developing and preparing management financial reporting packages
  • Strong reconciliation and controls knowledge
  • Understanding of automated reconciliation and balancing processes
  • Experience with and understanding of the flow of information from various policy/business admin systems to the general ledger
  • Knowledge of general ledger and accounting principles
  • Strong understanding of multiple bases of accounting (e.g., U.S. statutory, local regulatory, tax, IFRS) and the use of a multi-book ledger environment
  • Understanding of U.S. GAAP Financial Reporting Processes
  • Strong knowledge of working in various currencies across multiple legal entities
  • Experience in designing and implementing Finance and Accounting process and workflows
  • Experience in supporting and leveraging technology initiatives from a Finance and Accounting perspective
  • Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change in a team environment while establishing collaborative relationships with different stakeholders
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Experience in handling and effectively prioritizing multiple concurrent tasks and meeting strict deadlines
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the organization and establish relationships
  • Advanced proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Visio
  • Previous experience on finance transformation projects a plus

Benefits and Value Proposition

  • We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits to full time and part time employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD, life insurance, 401(k), generous paid time off and much more
  • We strive to maintain a professional, yet friendly environment and promote professional and career development for our employees

Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of consideration for employment and employment with the Company are governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

https://jobs.assurant.com/

Company Profile

Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has approximately $30 billion in assets and $9 billion in annual revenue. Assurant has approximately 14,500 employees worldwide and is headquartered in New York's financial district.


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