ERP General Ledger Senior Functional Analyst
Assurant is embarking on a multi-year, multi-phase financial systems and process transformation program.The General Ledger Functional Analyst will be an important Finance and Accounting resource on the team that will be implementing the General Ledger and Consolidations/Equitizations components of Assurant's 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 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 the future, this role will then assume responsibility for providing the ongoing support of and implementing enhancements to the general ledger and related functions, with a 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
Participate in and effectively collaborate with team in efforts within Finance and Accounting to design and implement best practice GL, Consolidation, Equitization, and Financial Reporting & Analytics processes in a leading cloud ERP solution
Help to identify, recommend, and execute on opportunities to enhance existing accounting, fixed asset, and allocation processes 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
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 General Ledger 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
Work with team to determine how to best implement functional requirements in financial systems architecture
Work with team to 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 or equivalent area of study
CPA and/or MBA Preferred
A minimum of 7 years prior financial accounting/auditing and financial systems experience
Prior experience in working with and/or implementing automated general ledger, consolidations, fixed assets and allocation processes and automated solutions in a complex, global organization
Strong knowledge of general ledger and consolidation accounting principles
Strong understanding of U.S. GAAP Financial Reporting, Management Reporting, and Planning/Forecasting Processes
Strong business and financial acumen
Experience in designing and implementing Finance and Accounting process and workflows
Experience in supporting technology initiatives from a Finance and Accounting perspective
Experience in leveraging technology to improve finance processes and supporting technology initiatives from a finance perspective
Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change
Understanding and experience with international regulatory reporting a plus
Strong planning and organizational skills
Strong analytical 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
Experience in working in a team environment and establishing collaborative relationships with different stakeholders
Advance proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Visio
Prior experience in the insurance/financial services industry a plus
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.
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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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