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Senior Staff Accountant

Company: W.R. Berkley Corporation
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Company Details

Nautilus Insurance Group is a strong underwriting Company and respected leader in the E&S industry. Our culture promotes creativity, integrity and respect, allowing us to attract and retain quality employees. Nautilus is a subsidiary of the W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 company recognized as one of the most respected names in the property casualty insurance industry. Nautilus writes Commercial Excess and Surplus Lines business in all 50 states.

About W. R. Berkley CorporationW. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation's premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively.

Responsibilities

The Senior Accountant is a key member of the finance team working closely with management, as well as other accounting staff, to create, maintain and analyze accounting records for the company. This position leads the monthly and quarterly ledger close cycle and is involved in various process improvement initiatives.

  • Analyze operating unit performance and provide variance analysis to summarize results and provide commentary to management.
  • Prepare quarterly CFO reporting package.
  • Assist in the completion of all aspects of the annual budget.
  • Identifies and proactively provides solutions for automation and process improvement.
  • Complete monthly and quarterly intercompany reporting and settlement between other W.R. Berkley Operating Units.
  • Provide key reports to various internal and external customers including adhoc requests and development of new reports.
  • Preparation of monthly/quarterly journal entries.
  • Reconciles account balances to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant Sarbanes Oxley and internal controls.
  • Support key projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP or Statutory accounting principals.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and ability to work independently.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects effectively.
  • Deadline driven.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel experience required.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, constantly changing environment.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Requires Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Accounting.
  • 3+ years of accounting experience in a corporate environment.
  • CPA designation is preferred.

Responsibilities The Senior Accountant is a key member of the finance team working closely with management, as well as other accounting staff, to create, maintain and analyze accounting records for the company. This position leads the monthly and quarterly ledger close cycle and is involved in various process improvement initiatives. - Analyze operating unit performance and provide variance analysis to summarize results and provide commentary to management. - Prepare quarterly CFO reporting package. - Assist in the completion of all aspects of the annual budget. - Identifies and proactively provides solutions for automation and process improvement. - Complete monthly and quarterly intercompany reporting and settlement between other W.R. Berkley Operating Units. - Provide key reports to various internal and external customers including adhoc requests and development of new reports. - Preparation of monthly/quarterly journal entries. - Reconciles account balances to ensure accuracy and completeness. - Ensure compliance with relevant Sarbanes Oxley and internal controls. - Support key projects as assigned.

Keywords: W.R. Berkley Corporation, Scottsdale , Senior Staff Accountant, Other , Scottsdale, Arizona

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