Manager Accounting Policy w IFRS Impact Assessments & SEC Reporting

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POST DATE 9/6/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

National Insurance Company Columbus, GA

Columbus, GA
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* 5+ years Enterprise Corporate Accounting Policy Experience
* Experience in IFRS Impact Assessments
* 5+ years SEC Reporting


4years in a supervisory/senior professional capacity* CPA


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



Accounting experience in the insurance industry preferred

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This position:


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)

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

Interprets new, existing, proposed, and finalized accounting pronouncements to determine the potential impact to the organization; provides summary of accounting impact to senior management

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

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

Communicates accounting policies and positions both verbally and in writing with senior management, external and internal auditors and Audit Committee

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

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

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



Thorough, comprehensive and current understanding of GAAP, financialreporting principles

Strong technical accounting research skills

Practical understanding of IFRS or experience in IFRS impact assessments, conversions or adoptions

SEC reporting and/or SOX-related experience

Ability to act as a managerial advisor on professional and technical issues with a view toward reaching strategic decisions

Excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills

Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal


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


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


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.