Manager II, Accounting

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POST DATE 5/18/2017
END DATE 7/28/2017

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp Lincoln, NE

Company
Ameritas Life Insurance Corp
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
1092BR
Location
Lincoln, NE
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree
AJE Ref #
578541762

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description
At Ameritas, fulfilling life is what we do daily. We continuously strive to help our customers and employees enjoy life at its very best by reducing uncertainty, helping grow assets and protecting what is most cherished. We re here to help people put worry behind and the future ahead and help enable a life that s rich in family, happiness, health and financial security. When lives are fulfilled, our mission is fulfilled.

Our associates are our most valuable asset. Our benefits reflect Ameritas' commitment to our associates and their families.

JOB PURPOSE:

Provide accounting professional or management support within the assigned division of the Accounting Department, meeting the specified deadlines, following regulatory / financial reporting requirements.

The Accounting Department provides accounting support including management reporting and financial/statutory and GAAP reporting; investment accounting, separate account processing, expense management, accounting operations, treasury, accounting systems, tax unit, and financial analysis.

SPECIFIC JOB UNIT PURPOSE:

Responsible for the analysis, review and business partnership for reinsurance arrangements with the Divisions, primarily Individual life, but not limited to such, under statutory basis and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of financial reporting for a company or companies within AMHC. Responsible for preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting on reinsurance acquisition projects. Responsible to provide assistance during the examination of assigned company(ies) by independent external auditors and any other audit related to these reinsurance acquisition projects. Responsible for GAAP and/or statutory accounting research, analysis, impacts to enterprise and management of implementation for new accounting guidance to the enterprise.

Essential Functions:

Be the Reinsurance Accounting Subject Matter Expert for the enterprise
Responsible for the preparation and analysis of reinsurance accounting for third party products on a GAAP and/or statutory basis. This analysis must be completed timely, accurately, and integrated/coordinated with other financial reporting for the insurance companies and the holding company for the enterprise.
Responsible for the preparation and analysis of reinsurance accounting for the NY Strategy reinsurance products on a GAAP and/or statutory basis. This analysis must be completed timely, accurately, and integrated/coordinated with other financial reporting for the insurance companies and the holding company for the enterprise.
Responsible for the timely submission to the NY Department of Financial Services detailed information for the NY Strategy products including the Reg. 109 analysis and detail.
Responsible for the preparation and analysis of reinsurance accounting for Guardian products on a GAAP and/or statutory basis. This analysis must be completed timely, accurately, and integrated/coordinated with other financial reporting for the insurance companies and the holding company for the enterprise.
Responsible to assist in the preparation of audited financial statements related to footnote disclosures on a statutory and/or GAAP basis.
Will assist with the audit and examination of assigned company with the independent external auditors, State Insurance Department examiners, and any other audits or examinations required.
Responsible to lead new GAAP and/or statutory accounting guidance research, analysis, and management of implementation work for the enterprise.
Responsible, as assigned, to new acquisition projects for the accounting research, guidance, and preparation of accounting journals on both a statutory and GAAP basis of financial reporting.

This position will provide backup to other areas of the Financial Reporting Division.

Marginal Functions:

This position conducts special projects, as directed, for the Financial Reporting division.

Principal Accountabilities of the job for one or more business units of Accounting:

Strategic Planning:

Sets priorities for associates to meet daily deadlines; develops plans to meet short-term & long-term objectives

Accountability:

Is accountable for the performance and results of one or more units within Accounting Department

Business and Management Expertise:

Applies management skills to improve efficiency and accomplish operational objectives within own unit in Accounting or across units
Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services
Anticipates customer needs; assesses requirements and identifies new solutions

Project Management:

Manages projects or programs with moderate resource requirements, risk and/or complexity

Financial Management:

Forecasts resource needs; manages allocated budget

General Functions:

Manages professional associates and/or supervisors; may lead functional teams or projects
Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise
Is accountable for the performance and results of a team within their discipline or function in Accounting
Adapts Departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges
Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices
Decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business plan; received guidance from management they report to in Accounting
Provides technical guidance to associates, colleagues and/ or customers

Ameritas offers a comprehensive benefit package to all associates, including:

PPO Health Insurance Plans
HSA & employer contributions
Dental coverage (including Lasik and Hearing Care benefits)
Vision coverage
Wellness program, resources and information
Fitness Subsidy Program
Dependent Care flexible spending accounts
Paid parental/elder care leave
Flexible paid time off (PTO)
Paid Community Service/Volunteer Leave

We are Ameritas: proud to say we're in the business of fulfilling life. APPLY NOW - we'd like to know more about you!

Qualifications
Required Knowledge and Skills:

Bachelor s Degree in Accounting or Business Degree with emphasis in Accounting or Bachelor s Degree in the Accounting Division s area of expertise
7-10 years related work experience in their area of expertise
7-10 years management experience; either managing associates, project teams or functions
Certification in area of expertise (CPA for Financial Reporting, CTP for Treasury, etc.)

Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise in own discipline of Accounting
Ability to solve complex problems; or take a new perspective using existing or innovative solutions
Ability to lead others to solve complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions
Ability to explain difficult concepts and influences other to adopt a different point of view
Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations
Requires general ledger software knowledge, such as PeopleSoft, SAP, or other.
In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel and/or other Microsoft products.
Solid communication skills via written and verbal to work across various levels of the organization.

Competencies
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Certifications/Licenses
CPA - Certified Public Accountant

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