Accounting Manager (Remote - home based worker)

60062, Northbrook
Oct 12, 2021
Dec 11, 2021
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
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The world isnt standing still, and neither is Allstate. Were moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers evolving needs. Thats why now is an exciting time to join our team. Youll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

Youll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from lifes uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years weve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatevers coming next to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. Weve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We dont follow the trends. We set them.

Job Summary

OurAccounting Manager is responsible for managing 3 unique teams in Corporate Accounting:

(1) Enterprise Processes team which is responsible for the accounting related to capital transactions (long-term debt, shareholder dividends, treasury stock activity) intercompany capital and financing transactions, intercompany settlements and intercompany reinsurance, and account reconciliations (mini COE).

(2) Benefits Accounting team which is responsible for the equity compensation plans including annual proxy report, management of equity compensation plan participant data, accounting, reporting and other operational control processes for employee health and welfare plans, Allstate 401(k) plan and other post retirement benefits.

(3) Governance and Control team which is responsible for Coordinating the SOX program for Corporate Accounting including maintaining control documentation, performing required assessments, reporting control findings and remediation plans, supporting control owners, managing Financial Information balancing (FIB), serving as AOR Compliance Leader for FSS, and Business Continuity for AOR.

In addition, the role will be responsible for SOX Optimization, Implementing Blackline(new account reconciliation tool and Governance), and partnering on the SAP transformation.

This position can be filled as a work from home role within the United States or a hybrid role working from in our IL office (once we return to the office).

Key Responsibilities

  • Partnering on SOX Optimization
  • SAP Transformation including the implementation of Blackline and developing governance around the reconciliation solution
  • Process re-engineering
  • Plan, implementand managemultiple large-scale projects
  • Identify critical strategic opportunities and creates action plans based upon these strategies
  • Motivate, leadand developothers
  • Predicts Insurance Industry trends and how it may affect the unit/division work processes

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This job does have supervisory duties

Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience. Degree in Accounting.
  • CPA preferred
  • 7 or more years of related experience

Functional Skills

  • SAP experience preferred
  • Solid knowledge of Accounting/Financial/technical processes.
  • Can implement the process used to create a vision and develop a mission statement, which aligns to our Enterprise vision and mission statements.
  • Strong data analytics background
  • Experience with process deisgn and re-engineering processes
  • Has the ability to help others to clarify issues and discover possibilities for resolution.
  • Understands the financial perspective of today's challenging insurance environment in order to become more effective.
  • Advanced in-depth knowledge of multiple areas of expertise.
  • Sought out by peers as an expert and technical resource on projects and issues.

Compensation Data

Compensation range for this position is $91,800 - $135,000 per year, based on experience and qualifications.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary but thats just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, youll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.For a full description of Allstates benefits, visit

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