Manager Accounting Policy w IFRS Impact Assessments & SEC Reporting 9/6/2016

National Insurance Company Columbus, GA

Company
National Insurance Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29571776
AJE Ref #
576104575
Location
Columbus, GA
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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_MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:_

* _LOCATED IN OR ABLE TO RELOCATE TO COLUMBUS GA (WITH EMPLOYER PAID RELOCATION)_
* 5+ years Enterprise Corporate Accounting Policy Experience
* Experience in IFRS Impact Assessments
* 5+ years SEC Reporting

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4years in a supervisory/senior professional capacity* CPA

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Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field and six years of professional job-related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

_NICE-TO-HAVES:_

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Accounting experience in the insurance industry preferred

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_JOB DESCRIPTION:_

This position:

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Manages and oversees the accounting issues resolution process and the research of technical accounting and reporting issues; advises senior leadership team on technical accounting matters related to US GAAP, Statutory, and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
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Supervises or performs technical accounting research and provides interpretation of ambiguous and complex accounting literature to address technical accounting questions related to special projects; works closely with Financial Services personnel in the accounting and reporting review and analysis of significant, and highly complex business transactions
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Interprets new, existing, proposed, and finalized accounting pronouncements to determine the potential impact to the organization; provides summary of accounting impact to senior management
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Plays a key partnership role in the company's early adoption of the IFRS, including accounting policy elections, monitoring IASB developments and convergence with U.S. GAAP, and the development of data requirements under IFRS
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Keeps abreast of internal and external developments that could impact corporate accounting and reporting, and participates in the drafting of formal comments to the various standard-setting groups including the IASB, FASB, NAIC, and SEC as appropriate
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Communicates accounting policies and positions both verbally and in writing with senior management, external and internal auditors and Audit Committee
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Collaborates with senior management and others across business units to strategically enhance, revise and implement policies and controls; develops recommendations regarding the adoption and implementation of accounting changes for the Company and presents to senior management; assists in development and training through continuing education presentations for company personnel
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Leads the creation and maintenance of the Corporate Accounting Policy Manual and accounting checklists ; continually evaluates departmental processes and recommends process improvements; provides expertise in recommending enhancements and/or additions to the Manual
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Assists in representing the company externally on issues relating to accounting policy through participation in industry-wide associations and related organizational meetings

Performs other related duties as required

JOB KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

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Thorough, comprehensive and current understanding of GAAP, financialreporting principles
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Strong technical accounting research skills
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Practical understanding of IFRS or experience in IFRS impact assessments, conversions or adoptions
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SEC reporting and/or SOX-related experience
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Ability to act as a managerial advisor on professional and technical issues with a view toward reaching strategic decisions
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Excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills
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Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal

CORE COMPETENCIES

Action Oriented, Customer Focus, Adaptability, Listening, Ethics and Values, Integrity and Trust

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES

Process Management, Problem Solving, Functional/Technical, Decision Quality, Timely Decision Making

CULTURE AND PERKS

Our company is known for treating our employees exceptionally well. As one of the leaders in the insurance industry, we're able to offer one of the most comprehensive health benefits packages available in corporate America, including free coverage from one of our pioneering insurance products, our Cancer policy. Our employees also enjoy a host of other benefits, including advancement opportunities, opportunities for continued education and professional development, merit increases and performance bonuses, profit-sharing401(k), stock purchase plans, and many more.